Oceanic Union Defence Force Navy

Being a mix of South Pacific Nations, many of which were British colonies during the 20th Century, the original prefix used was ROUNS from 2050 until the formal coalition of forces after the Papua New Guinea War ends in 2112. At this time, with the expanding colonisation, the OUDF is formed & this title is used on all future warships. Civilian vessels began using either RMSS (royal merchant starship) or OUSS depending upon their personal views and political affiliations.

History & Organisation
The navy is a volunteer force, with high morale & traditions built up from previous conflicts. Some petty criminals (generally technical staff or young repeat offenders) are given the option of navy service instead of a jail sentence to keep their records clean.
The first real OU warship to be launched was the ROUS Pathfinder in 2096, a combined destroyer / science vessel built to defend against hostile lifeforms which might be encountered. It spent most of it's life ferrying ground troops to colonies, but saw action several times, the most notable against IC forces attempting an ambush in 2129 as part of the mercenary war, when it destroyed one corvette & badly damaged a frigate before IC forces retreated.

Ship Design Doctrine
OUDF ships follow mixed design principles, generally having excellent defences combined with light armour & moderate speeds. Nearly all ships under 4,000 tons have been at least partially streamlined to allow more varied mission profiles.
The full range of weapons are used throughout the fleet, with the exception of Salvo Missile Launchers, to reduce reliance on supply lines. Submunition Packs are an exception to this, as they are reliable & offer cost effective punch against heavy ships.
Long term wars put the OU at a disadvantage due to a lack of capital ships, but the Kosciusko class Carrier is capable of taking out warships twice it's size due to the large fighter complement. Fighter doctrine is still in it's infancy, but currently relies on specialised light carriers armed only with fighters & light weaponry for defence.

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Canberra-II Class BB (455 points) 
Mass: 134 
Hull: Average 
FTL: Std 
Main Drive: 4 
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Armour: 5
Hits: 40; 10/10/10/10 
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Crew Factor: 7
Firecontrols: 4 
2 x Pulse Torpedoes (FP/F/FS)
1 x Class 3 battery (FP/F/FS)
2 x Class 2 batteries (F/FP/AP)
2 x Class 2 batteries (F/FS/AS)
4 x Submunition Packs (2 x FP; 2 x AP)
4 x Submunition Packs (2 x FS; 2 x AS)
4 x Point Defence Systems
Service Details:
First entered service: 2180 
Currently in service: 4
Lost in action: 1 
Sold to other forces: 0 
Under construction: 2 

An unusual battlewagon style of design, the Canberra-II class is a close range brawler. 
Emphasising anti-screen weapons, it can seriously maul heavy ships or take out entire destroyer screens on the first pass.
The secondary batteries supply enough support to mop up any survivors of the subpac & pulse-torpedo salvoes. 
The design was recently refitted after several recent actions where the lack of class-3 weapons proved catastrophic; the new fit reduces the Subpac load to increase the pulsetorp arcs & add a multiarc Class 3 battery.
One test platform has been modified to carry 2 SMR(std) launchers instead of the Submunitions to evaluate combat effectiveness.

Kosciusko Class H-Carrier (314+84 points)
Mass: 90
Hull: Weak
FTL: Std
Main Drive: 4
Armour: 2
Hits: 18; 5/5/4/4
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Crew Factor: 5
Firecons: 1
4 x Point Defence Systems 
1 x Class-2 battery (FP/F/FS) 
Fighter Bay - Long Range 
Fighter Bay - Standard 
Fighter Bay - Standard 
Fighter Bay - Attack
Service Details:
First entered service: 2182 
Currently in service: 3 
Lost in action: 1 
Decommisioned/scrapped: 0 
Relegated to reserve fleet: 0 
Sold to other forces: 0 
Under construction: 5 

Although cramped, undergunned & underprotected, being assigned to the Kosciusko class is still a prestige position as the only carrier class in the fleet. The flight crews are amongst the best in the core systems, scoring highly at Top-Gun schools &  naval exercises.

Auckland Class Heavy Cruiser (295 points) 
Mass: 90 
Hull: Average 
FTL: Std 
Main Drive: 6 
Armour: 4 
Hits: 27; 7/7/7/6 
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Crew Factor: 5 
Screen - 1 
Firecontrols: 2 
4 x Point Defence Systems 
Pulse Torpedo (F) 
2 x Class-2 batteries (AP/FP/F) 
2 x Class-2 batteries (F/FS/AS)
Service Details:
First entered service: 2140 
Currently in service: 48 
Lost in action: 17 
Decommisioned/scrapped: 6 
Relegated to reserve fleet: 2 
Sold to other forces: 19 
Under construction: 0 

An aging design, the Auckland class has reached the end of it's life & is being replace with the newer Solomon class. Having proven it's worth, several governments have refitted their purchases to system defence ships by replacing the FTL with another screen generator & more armour.

Solomon Class Deep Patrol Cruiser 
(270 points) 
Mass: 84 
Hull: Average 
FTL: Std 
Main Drive: 6 
Armour: 4 
Hits: 25; 7/6/6/6 
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Crew Factor: 5 + 2 
Screen - 1 
Firecontrols: 2 
1 x Class-3 battery (F) 
2 x Class-2 batteries (6-arc) 
2 x Class-1 battery (6-arc) 
2 x Point Defence Systems 
2 x marine crew factors
Service Details:
First entered service: 2178 
Currently in service: 12 
Lost in action: 2 
Decommisioned/scrapped: 1 
Relegated to reserve fleet: 0 
Sold to other forces: 0 
Under construction: 7 

One of the fastest CH available, the Solomon class is usually assigned to anti-piracy & covert ops. 
Not having the offensive weaponry of other CH, the Solomon relies on maneuvrability to avoid enemy fire & is not adverse to boarding actions, carrying an extra 20 PA marines for just this purpose.

Sydney Class Escort Cruiser (200 points) 
Mass: 60 
Hull: Average 
FTL: Std 
Main Drive: 6 
Hits: 18; 5/5/4/4 
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Crew Factor: 3 
Firecontrols: 2 
2 x Class-2 batteries (FP/F/FS) 
8 x Point Defence Systems 
2 x Area Defence Firecontrols
Service Details:
First entered service: 2177 
Currently in service: 7 
Lost in action: 4 
Decommisioned/scrapped: 0 
Relegated to reserve fleet: 0 
Sold to other forces: 1 
Under construction: 3 

A very specialised design normally assigned to fleet duties, the Sydney has proven able to fend off large scale fighter attacks with ease. With minimal offensive armament, it's not glamorous; but then, neither is being vaporised by fighters.

Luisade Class Light Cruiser (156 points) 
Mass: 48 
Hull: Average 
FTL: Std 
Main Drive: 8 
Hits: 14; 4/4/3/3 
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Crew Factor: 4 
Firecontrols: 2 
4 x Submunition Packs (F) 
2 x Point Defence System 
2 x Class-1 batteries (6-arc)
Service Details:
First entered service: 2170 
Currently in service: 19 
Lost in action: 13 
Decommisioned/scrapped: 8 
Relegated to reserve fleet: 4 
Sold to other forces: 7 
Under construction: 1 

Being described by crewman as the "Redline Rocket" this is the fastest military vessel in production.  Designed as a picket ship/interceptor, it does both these tasks with deadly efficiency.

Keppel Class Superdestroyer (176 points) 
Mass: 44 
Hull: Average 
FTL: Std 
Main Drive: 5 
Hits: 13; 4/3/3/3 
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Crew Factor: 3 + 2 
Cloaking Device 
Firecontrols: 2 
2 x Class-1 batteries (6-arc) 
1 x Ortillery system 
2 x Mass-1 Landers (Size 5 aerospace)
2 x Marine crew factors (SpecForces)
Service Details:
First entered service: 2183 
Currently in service: 1 
Lost in action: 0
Under construction: 3

Especially designed for the special forces, this is a multi-role stealth ship with fire-support capability. 
The most common tactic is for stealth insertion of troops to identify targets, followed by orbital bombardment of the target before extraction.  It is estimated this is best against anti-orbital defenses in preparation for major offensives.

Anzac Class Frigate (78 points) 
Mass: 24 
Hull: Average 
Streamlining: Partial 
FTL: Std 
Main Drive: 6 
Armour: 1 
Hits: 7; 2/2/2/1 
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Crew Factor: 2 
Firecontrols: 1 
1 x Class-2 battery (FP/F/FS) 
2 x Class-1 batteries
Service Details:
First entered service: 2174 
Currently in service: 87 
Lost in action: 22 
Decommisioned/scrapped: 7 
Relegated to reserve fleet: 29 
Sold to other forces: 58 
Under construction: 14 

A workaholic design capable of interface landings, this is the standard peacetime patrol vessel.

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