The Lordaeron Navy
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The Naval Ensign of the Kingdom of Lordaeron[1]

Military Type

Navy

Kingdom(s)

Kingdom of Lordaeron

Size

None, destroyed

Headquarters
- Royal Fleet
- Auxilliary Fleet
- North Fleet
- East Fleet
- South Fleet
- West Fleet

Hasic, Hillsbrad Foothills
Lordaeron Harbor, Lordamere
Hasic, Hillsbrad Foothills

Stratholme Harbor, Eastweald
King's Harbor, Tyr's Hand
Hasic, Hillsbrad Foothills
North Tide's Harbor, Silverpine Forest

Leader(s)

King Terenas Menethil
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Secondary Leader(s)

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Engagements

Second War
Third War

Insignia

Lordaeron Naval Ensign

Status

Destroyed


Note: This interpretation of the Lordaeron Navy draws heavily from the Grand Alliance Navy Project. Players are welcome to use or develop their own interpretation of the Lordaeron Navy.

The seafaring forces of the Kingdom of Lordaeron, the Lordaeron Navy, also known as the Lordaeronian Navy or the Königlich Marine in Lordaeronian, was once one of the greatest naval forces of the north, although it was practically destroyed by the Scourge during the Third War and disbanded soon afterwards with the destruction of the Kingdom.

History

Fleet Bases and Ports

Know Vessels and Ship Classes

Lordain-class Ship of the Line

Menethil-class Ship of the Line

Adler-class Frigate

The Adler -class Frigate was the primary frigate of the Lordaeron Navy, carrying 36 guns.

Falke-class Destroyer

The Falke -class Destroyer was the primary destroyer of the Lordaeron Navy, carrying 36 carronades.

Förster-class Corvette

The Förster -class Corvette was the primary corvette of the Lordaeron Navy, carrying 24 guns.

Dalia-class Transport

The Dalia-class Transport was the primary transport vessel of the Lordaeron Navy. Despite it's size, it sailed relatively fast and could carry large amounts of troops or cargo. The old model was still in use during the later stages of the Third War, and was used to transport Prince Arthas Menethil and the First Legion to Northrend, where some of their charred husks can still be found.

Fleets and Organisation

The Lordaeron Navy consisted of six fleets, one for each cardinal point and a royal and auxiliary fleet.

Royal (First) Fleet

Also known as the Grand Fleet, the First Fleet of the Lordaeron Navy was based at Lordaeron Harbor, on the great lake of Lordamere. Unlike the other five fleets, the First did not consist of a number of mixed squadrons, instead it consisted of the kingdoms main battleships, which during the Second and Third Wars were fifteen Lordain-Class First Rate Ships of the Line, each carrying 96 guns. The fleet was almost completely destroyed at anchor with the Fall of Capital City, surviving ships eventually joining the Stormwind, Theramore and Tirasian Navies. Many of the sunken ships would later be dredged up and join the Dread Navy of the Undercity.

Auxiliary (Second) Fleet

Based out of the Baradin port of Hasic, the Second Fleet served as a reserve force for the rest of navy, being dispatched to reinforce under-strength fleets or protect the nation's merchant convoys. One of the smaller fleets, it only consisted of six squadrons at the time of the Second War. After the Kingdom's destruction by the Scourge, the remainder of the Second joined Jaina Proudmoore's expedition to Kalimdor, eventually becoming part of the Theramore Navy.

North (Third) Fleet

Assigned to protect the Kingdom's interests in the North and Frozen Seas, the Third Fleet never saw much combat due to the lack of enemy nations in their sphere of influence, thus making it one of the most under funded and smallest fleets. Almost a third of the fleet was burned at anchor in the Culling of Stratholme, with the remained being taken north by Arthas and sunk, later to be raised as a part of the Scourge Navy.

East (Fourth) Fleet

Assigned to the defence of the eastern coasts, the Fourth Fleet was also one of the smaller fleets, although they saw much more action than the Third over the centuries due to the presence of Stromgarde in that sea. Mostly unaffected by the fall of the kingdom, the Fourth would join the Scarlet Crusade, eventually ending up controlled by the Scarlet Onslaught or the Argent Crusade.

South (Fifth) Fleet

One of the biggest fleets of the Lordaeron Navy, the Fifth Fleet was assigned to the temperate waters of Baradin Bay and formed soon after Lordaeron's capture of the Baradin Foothills (later renamed to the Hillsbrad Foothills) from the now-defunct Kingdom of Baradin, later expanding with the capture of the Alteraci Navy's ports and vessels when the Kingdom conquered the remainder of the Foothills. Mostly fighting against the larger Tirasian and Stromic Navies, the Fifth would provide the keystone of the Kingdoms defence from the Orcish fleets during the Second War and, as it survived the fall mostly unharmed, later joining the rest of the Grand Alliance Navy as an independent navy.

West (Sixth) Fleet

Operating fromNorth Tide Bay in northern Silverpine Forest, the Sixth Fleet was assigned to the defence of the Great Sea, wrestling for control with the Gilnean Navy for much of it's lifetime. Half the fleet was taken north by Arthas on his expedition to Northrend, where it was later burned. Another third would join Jaina Proudmoore in her expedition to Kalimdor and become part of the Theramore Navy. The remainder of the fleet was sunk at anchor during the Fall of North Tide.

Lordaeronian Marine Corps

The naval infantry force of the Lordaeron Navy, the Lordaeronian Marine Corps or "Königlich Marinekorps" (Royal Naval Corps) was tasked with the defence of the navy's docks and ships, along with boarding actions and naval landings. The Marine Corps was divided into seven brigades, one for each of the fleets and one assigned to the defence of the navy's shore bases, and was commanded by the "General zur Marine" or "Marine General". At its height during the Second and Third Wars, it consisted of 30,000 men.

Naval Command Structure and Ranks

Flag Officers

Rank Pay Grade Insignia GAN Equivalent
Left Shoulder Right Shoulder

Grand Admiral

(Groß Admiral)

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Grand Admiral

Admiral

(Admiral)

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Admiral

Vice Admiral

(Vize Admiral)

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Vice Admiral

Port Admiral

(Hafen Admiral)

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Rear Admiral

Counter Admiral

(Konter Admiral)

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Commodore

Senior Officers

Rank Pay Grade Insignia GAN Equivalent
Left Shoulder Right Shoulder

Captain at Sea

(Kapitän zur See)

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Flag Captain

Frigate Captain

(Fregatten Kapitän)

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Captain

Corvette Captain

(Korvetten Kapitän)

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Commander

Captain-Lieutenant

(Kapitän Leutnant)

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Lieutenant Commander

Junior Officers

Rank Pay Grade Insignia GAN Equivalent
Left Shoulder Right Shoulder

First Lieutenant at Sea

(Oberleutnant zur See)

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Flag Lieutenant

Lieutenant at Sea

(Leutnant zur See)

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Lieutenant

Ensign at Sea

(Fähnrich zur See)

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Ensign

Midshipman

(Seekadett)

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Midshipman

Under Officers

Rank Pay Grade Insignia GAN Equivalent
Left Shoulder Right Shoulder

Chief Under Officer of the Navy

(Oberst Unteroffizier zur Marine)

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Commander Chief Petty Officer

Chief Under Officer

(Oberst Unteroffizier)

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Chief Warrant Officer

Head Under Officer

(Haupt Unteroffizier)

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Master Warrant Officer

Under Officer

(Unteroffizier)

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Warrant Officer

Mates

Rank Pay Grade Insignia GAN Equivalent
Left Shoulder Right Shoulder

Chief Mate

(Oberst Maat)

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Chief Petty Officer

Head Mate

(Haupt Maat)

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Master Petty Officer

Mate

(Maat)

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Petty Officer

Chief Sailor

(Oberst Matrose)

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N/A

Sailors

Rank Pay Grade Insignia GAN Equivalent
Left Shoulder Right Shoulder

Head Sailor

(Haupt Matrose)

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Leading Seaman

Exempted Sailor

(Gefreiter Matrose)

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Able Seaman

Sailor

(Matrose)

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Seaman

Under Sailor

(Unter Matrose)

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Seaman Recruit

Marine Ranks

General Officers

General of Marines

(General zur Marine)

Lieutenant General of Marines

(Leutnant General zur Marine)

Major General of Marines

(Seemeister General zur Marine)

Marshal of Marines

(Marschal zur Marine)

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General of Marines

Lieutenant General of Marines

Major General of Marines

Marshal of Marines

Senior Officers

High Commandant of Marines

(Oberst Kommandant zur Marine)

Commandant of Marines

(Kommandant zur Marine)

Lieutenant Commandant of Marines

(Leutnant Kommandant zur Marine)

Major of Marines

(Oberst zur Marine)

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High Commandant of Marines

Commandant of Marines

Lieutenant Commandant of Marines

Major of Marines

Junior Officers

Chief Lieutenant of Marines

(Oberleutnant zur Marine)

Lieutenant of Marines

(Leutnant zur Marine)

Under-Lieutenant of Marines

(Unterleutnant zur Marine)

Midshipman of Marines

(Seekadet zur Marine)

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Chief Lieutenant of Marines

Lieutenant of Marines

Under-Lieutenant of Marines

Midshipman of Marines

Under Officers

Chief Under Officer

(Oberst Unteroffizier)

Head Under Officer

(Haupt Unteroffizier)

Under Officer

(Unteroffizier)

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Chief Under Officer of Marines

Head Under Officer of Marines

Under Officer of Marines

Senior Enlisted

Chief Sea Sergeant

(Oberst Seemeister)

Head Sea Sergeant

(Haupt Seemeister)

Sea Sergeant

(Seemeister)

Chief Sea Corporal

(Oberst Seekorporal)

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Chief Sea Sergeant

Head Sea Sergeant

Sea Sergeant

Chief Sea Corporal

Junior Enlisted

Sea Corporal

(Seekorporal)

Exempted Marine

(Seegefreiter)

Marine

(Seesoldat)

Marine Recruit

(Seerekrut)

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N/A

Sea Corporal

Exempted Marine

Marine

Marine Recruit

Uniform and Ensigns

Notes

  1. Based on the real life ensign of the Prussian Navy
The Kingdom of Lordaeron
Lands Capital City (Undercity) · Tirisfal Glades (Brill · Deathknell · Scarlet Monastery) · Silverpine Forest (Shadowfang Keep · Ambermill · Pyrewood Village · The Sepulcher) · Hillsbrad Foothills (Durnholde Keep · Hillsbrad Fields · Southshore · Tarren Mill) · Eastweald · Western Plaguelands (Andorhal · Caer Darrow · Hearthglen) · Eastern Plaguelands (Corin's Crossing · Cinderhome · Darrowshire · Light's Hope Chapel · Scarlet Enclave · Terrordale · Tyr's Hand) · Stratholme
Organizations Government House of Nobles · Argent Lordaeron
Military Lordaeron Army (GAN · Argent · Restored) · Lordaeron Navy (GAN · Argent)
Other Church of the Holy Light · Knights of the Silver Hand · Scarlet Crusade · Argent Dawn · Argent Crusade · Scourge · Cult of the Damned
Notable Figures Terenas Menethil II · Arthas Menethil · Calia Menethil · Uther the Lightbringer · Othmar Garithos · Alexandros Mograine · Alonsus Faol · Aedelas Blackmoore · Tirion Fordring
Events Second War · Third War (Culling of Stratholme) · Battle for Hillsbrad
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