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The Stormwind Navy
Stormwind Blue Ensign
The Stormwind Blue Ensign, symbol of the entire navy.

Primary Leader(s)

King Anduin Wrynn
Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth

Secondary Leaders

Lady of the Seas Eliza Chester

Strength

300+ Ships

Home Port

Fleet Base East

Flagship

HMS Ocean Lady

Allegiance

Kingdom of Stormwind

Grand Alliance

Alliance of Lordaeron (Formerly)

Status

Active

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

The Stormwind Navy is the navy of the Kingdom of Stormwind. While under the direct authority of the House of Wrynn, it is lead by Grand Admiral Jes-Tereth. She, along with many other military commanders (typically Admirals and Flag Officers) and additionally nobles from the Stormwind House of Nobles who are also high-ranking officers and commanders within the navy. Many of the Kingdom's lords donate men and their own ships to the navy as to ensure the protection of the realm from the sea.

While the nobility contribute heavily to the ranks and strength of the Navy, it is worth noting that even those of non-noble birth have played key roles in the Stormwind Navy's history.

Fleet Bases and Ports Edit

The Stormwind Navy has many ports and harbors all over Azeroth. Some are temporary and some are large harbors that are essential in the operations of the Fleets. Some of many ports are listed below.

Ship ClassesEdit

Active Ship ClassesEdit

Lion-class Ship-of-the-LineEdit

Lion-class

The Lion-class.

The Lion-class is a line of Heavy First Rates that currently serve as flagships and warships of the Stormwind Navy, and was designed at the start of the War against the Lich King.

Based on the Kul Tiran Admiral-class, the Lion-class is one of the most powerful classes of battleship afloat, the Lion-class mounts 112 main guns and has the ability to fire a 1840 pound broadside, allowing it to take on almost any ship fielded by the Horde navies.

Unfortunately, due to the immense size of these vessels, they have proven hard to maneuver in bad seas or low wind conditions, causing them to require experienced captains and a number of escort ships.

Due to the size and high costs of manufacturing Lion-class ships, they are only fielded by the First Fleet of the Stormwind Navy, the King's Royal Fleet.

Gryphon-class FrigateEdit

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The Gryphon-class.

The Gryphon-class frigate is the main frigate of the Stormwind Navy, having replaced the role of the Storm-class. Armored in steel, these warships have seen extensive service in the Alliance-Horde War.

Notably, when compared to their predecessors, the Gryphons carry a rather high number of guns in their bow, with a total of ten compared to the Storm's six. This is due to their intended tactics, which involve sailing almost directly at the target and firing a salvo from the bow guns before turning to engage with broadsides, much as were the tactics among the human galleons in use a century or so early. These tactics are also the reason for the Gryphon's increased prow armor.

Icebreaker-class CruiserEdit

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The Icebreaker-class.

The Icebreaker-class vessel is a ship originally designed to navigate the dangerous waters of Northrend. The adamantine ram allows it to destroy any obstacles found in its way, which mostly comprised of icebergs in Northrend. It was designed at the start of the War against the Lich King in order to bring the battle to the Scourge, but has seen much use during the Alliance-Horde War.

Taylor-class TransportEdit

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The Taylor-class.

The Taylor-class, though similar to the Kul Tiran Anchor-class, is a ship type designed primarily for transportation and miscellaneous fleet support. First designed and used during the Iron War on Draenor, they have become a more common sight in Alliance ports, slowly phasing out the old Proudmoore-class ships.

The ship was originally designed with a wider hull, a thicker keel and a larger rudder in order to help with navigating around Draenor's harsher sea environments.

The ship design was named after the late Admiral Taylor, a renowned war veteran who saw extensive naval service in the recent years, particularly in Draenor before his abrupt death in the Spires of Arak.

Semi-Active Ship ClassesEdit

Proudmoore-class TransportEdit

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The Proudmoore-class.

The Proudmoore-class merchant vessel is a ship primarily designed as a cargo ship to transport goods and people over long distances. Named after the war hero Grand Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, the ship was designed in the years immediately after the Second War in order to faciliate the transport of the massive amount of raw materials and laborers required to rebuild Stormwind from the northern nations of the Eastern Kingdoms.

Though a Kul Tiran invention, it has seen much use by the Stormwind Navy, however it is slowly being replaced with the newer and more efficient Taylor-class.

Storm-class FrigateEdit

Storm-class

The Storm-class.

Formerly the main frigate class used by the Stormwind Navy, the Storm-class is a class of light Fifth Rate frigate designed by the Stormwind Royal Shipyards. The Storm-class was a highly advanced ship for its time and included recent technological advancements such as gun carriages and copper sheathing to increase speed.

Though replaced as the navy's main frigate by the Gryphon-class, the Storm-class still continues to serve in secondary fleets and squadrons such as the Duskwood Fleet.

Decommissioned Ship ClassesEdit

Landan-class Ship-of-the-LineEdit

The Landen-class was a first-rate Ship-of-the-Line design in the Kingdom of Azeroth in the years leading up to the Third War. Designed to counteract the naval superiority of the Kingdom of Kul Tiras, the Landen-class saw little conventional action until the Third War, where its aging design proved a liability and it was rapidly being outmatched by other Ships-of-the-Line, leading to the designing of the Lion-class.

Barathen-class FrigateEdit

Named after King Barathen Wrynn the Adamant, the Barathen-class frigate was a purpose-built frigate class of the Stormwind Navy, designed as part of Stormwind’s attempt to surpass Kul Tiras as the premiere naval force of the Eastern Kingdoms and was designed for both long-range maritime engagements and merchant escort. A larger design for a frigate, the Barathen-class was typified by its use of ironwood below the waterline and on the gundeck to provide increased durability and its unusually high number of lower caliber guns. Though it has been phased out by the Storm-class and later the Gryphon-class and none of the ships of the class remain in service today, the Barathen-class is well-remembered by the Stormwind Navy for its speed and durability.

RanksEdit

OfficersEdit

Admiralty RanksEdit

Grand Admiral
GAN Grand Admiral
  • Grand Admiral -
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore
GAN Admiral
GAN Vice Admiral
GAN Rear Admiral
GAN Commodore
  • Admiral -
  • Vice Admiral -
  • Rear Admiral -
  • Commodore -

Senior OfficersEdit

Flag Captain Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander
GAN Flag Captain
GAN Captain
GAN Commander
GAN Lieutenant Commander
  • Flag Captain -
  • Captain -
  • Commander -
  • Lieutenant Commander -

Junior OfficersEdit

Flag Lieutenant Lieutenant Ensign Midshipman
GAN Flag Ensign
GAN Ensign
GAN Sub-Ensign
GAN Midshipman
  • Flag Lieutenant -
  • Lieutenant -
  • Ensign -
  • Midshipman -

EnlistedEdit

Warrant OfficersEdit

Chief Warrant Officer of the Navy Chief Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer
GAN Command Chief Petty Officer1
GAN Chief Warrant Officer
GAN Master Warrant Officer
GAN Warrant Officer
  • Chief Warrant Officer of the Navy -
  • Chief Warrant Officer -
  • Master Warrant Officer -
  • Warrant Officer -

Non-Commissioned OfficersEdit

Chief Petty Officer Master Petty Officer Petty Officer Master Seaman
GAN Chief Petty Officer
GAN Master Petty Officer
GAN Petty Officer
GAN Master Seaman
  • Chief Petty Officer -
  • Master Petty Officer -
  • Petty Officer -
  • Master Seaman -

SailorsEdit

Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman Recruit
GAN Leading Seaman
GAN Able Seaman
GAN Seaman
GAN Seaman Recruit
  • Leading Seaman -
  • Able Seaman -
  • Seaman -
  • Recruit -

Fleets of the Navy Edit

Like the majority of navies, the Stormwind Navy is made up of a number of Fleets and Battle Fleets.

Battle Fleets Edit

The Stormwind Navy has five Battle Fleets in total. Each of these units is manned by the different lords and commoners from every province within the realm of Stormwind that contains a coastline and are augmented by an additional two Battle Fleets within the Navy that serve as a Royal Fleet of the Kingdom's most powerful warships and a Auxiliary Fleet of the navy's support ships.

Following in the footsteps of the Gilnean and Tirasian Navies, each Battle Fleet of the Stormwind Navy is given a color to identify it, with the Elwynn, Redridge and Westfall Fleets being given the colors Green, Gold and Red respectively. Meanwhile, the King's Royal and Auxiliary Fleets are given the colors Blue and White respectively.

King's Royal FleetEdit

Auxiliary Expedition FleetEdit

Elwynn FleetEdit

  • Last Known Leader: Unknown.
  • Size: Unknown.
  • Homeport: Southport
  • Status: Active.

Westfall FleetEdit

  • Last Known Leader: Admiral Francis Haltring
  • Size: Unknown.
  • Homeport: Unknown.
  • Status: Active.

Redridge FleetEdit

  • Last Known Leader: Unknown.
  • Size: Unknown.
  • Homeport: Unknown.
  • Status: Active.

Fleets Edit

While the majority of the Navy consists of Battle Fleets, there are also a number of minor fleets. Each of these smaller fleets is typically less than half the size of a full Battle Fleet and is instead used to provide a reserve force for the main fleets. Like their larger cousins, each fleet is manned by the lords and commoners of a large fiefdom or, in the case of the Stormwind and Duskwood Fleets, the capital city or a landlocked province respectively.

Stormwind FleetEdit

Duskwood FleetEdit

  • Last Known Leader: Unknown.
  • Size: Unknown.
  • Homeport: Unknown.
  • Status: Active.

Greyhallow FleetEdit

Redrock FleetEdit

Red Steppes FleetEdit

  • Last Known Leader: Unknown.
  • Size: Unknown.
  • Homeport: Unknown.
  • Status: Disbanded.[1]

Westridge FleetEdit

Marshtide Squadron Edit

Notable Stormwind Naval PersonnelEdit

Name Rank Fleet Post Status
IconSmall Human Female-0 Jes-Tereth Grand Admiral King's Royal Fleet Grand Admiral of the Stormwind Navy Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Francis Haltring Admiral Westfall Fleet Admiral of the Westfall Fleet Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Fredrick Haltring Admiral Westfall Fleet Admiral of the Westfall Fleet Deceased
IconSmall Human Male1 Hugoh Anneblaut Admiral Westridge Fleet Admiral of the Westridge Fleet Alive
IconSmall Human Male1IconSmall Worgen Male Jackel Stenmard Admiral Redrock Fleet Admiral of the Redrock Fleet Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Jenna Cantlebree Admiral Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Admiral of the Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Marcus Remington Admiral Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Odeysus Admiral Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Strommyr Krakyr Admiral Greyhallow Fleet Admiral of the Greyhallow Fleet Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Taylor Admiral King's Royal Fleet Admiral of the King's Royal Fleet Deceased
IconSmall Human Female-0 Walsh Admiral Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Walters Admiral Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Keller Vice Admiral Auxiliary Expedition Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Vyndorn Kistler Vice Admiral Auxiliary Expedition Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Dwarf Male Dungsey McGinahin Vice Admiral Redridge Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Irae Starfrost Vice Admiral Stormwind Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Lauren Dystra-McLure Rear Admiral King's Royal Fleet Former Lady of the Seas Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Kathan Greytyde Rear Admiral Greyhollow Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Gregory Cohen Rear Admiral Redridge Fleet N/A Alive, retired
IconSmall Human Female-0 Eliza Chester Commodore King's Royal Fleet Lady of the Seas Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Alistair Dubois Captain Westridge Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Constance Captain Auxiliary Expedition Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Fredrick Hudson Captain Westridge Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Gilbert Whitmore Captain Westridge Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Jennifer Ridgemont Captain Westridge Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Lucas Adlam Captain Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Paul Carver Captain Auxiliary Expedition Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Seymour Buttes Captain Westridge Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Vince Crawford Captain Redridge Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female1Sarah Smith Captain Marshtide Squadron N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Loghan O'Daniel Lieutenant Commander Unknown N/A Alive, retired
IconSmall Human Female-0 Sammanthyra Smith Lieutenant Commander Greyhollow Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Alrea Talbot Lieutenant Westridge Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Michael Fawkes Lieutenant Auxiliary Expedition Fleet N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Parry Flame Ensign Redridge Fleet N/A Deceased, honorably discharged
IconSmall Human Female-0 Vannesira Smith Warrant Officer Unknown Cannonmaster Alive, discharged
IconSmall Human Female-0 Selifer Langstrider Petty Officer Unknown Arcane Technician Alive

Notable Stormwind Navy ShipsEdit

Name Ship Class Fleet Status
WoWScrnShot 062213 175636 HMS Assurance Icebreaker-class Cruiser Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175557 HMS Bleeding Sparrow Proudmoore-class Transport Unknown Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175557 HMS The Bravery Proudmoore-class Transport Stormwind Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175557 HMS Briny Cutter Proudmoore-class Transport Unknown Destroyed
WoWScrnShot 062213 175636 HMS Dawnstriker Icebreaker-class Cruiser Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175557 HMS Deathwatch Proudmoore-class Transport Redridge Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 174802 HMS Defiant Gryphon-class Frigate Elwynn Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175636 HMS Heartbringer Icebreaker-class Cruiser Unknown Destroyed
WoWScrnShot 062213 175636 HMS Kraken Icebreaker-class Cruiser Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175557 HMS The Lady Meheley Proudmoore-class Transport Stormwind Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175636 HMS Light's Fury Icebreaker-class Cruiser Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Active
Lion-class HMS Lion of the Waves Lion-class Ship-of-the-line King's Royal Fleet Destroyed
WoWScrnShot 062213 175557 HMS Strider Proudmoore-class Transport Redridge Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175636 HMS Northspear Icebreaker-class Cruiser Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Active
Lion-class HMS Ocean Lady Lion-class Ship-of-the-line King's Royal Fleet Active
Storm-class HMS Royal Ascension Storm-class Frigate Elwynn Fleet Active
Lion-class HMS Spirit of Tiffin Lion-class Ship-of-the-line King's Royal Fleet Destroyed
Storm-class HMS Storm Storm-class Frigate Unknown Destroyed
WoWScrnShot 062213 175636 HMS Stormbreaker Icebreaker-class Cruiser Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Active
Taylor-Class1 HMS Taylor Taylor-class Transport Unknown Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 175636 HMS Tidebreaker Icebreaker-class Cruiser Auxiliary Expedition Fleet Active
WoWScrnShot 062213 174802 HMS Valor's Edge Proudmoore-class Transport Elwynn Fleet Active
Lion-class HMS Vanguard Lion-class Ship-of-the-line King's Royal Fleet Destroyed

Notes Edit

  1. Disbanded following the War of the Three Hammers