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How the Safehold series won't end (Thu Apr 18, 2013) Dec 2013
Safehold Map Jul 2009
Hyper generator modes of operation Jun 2009
Counter-missile fire control issues Jun 2009
Capital missiles, multi-stage missiles, and missile pods Jun 2009
Prolong effects Jun 2009
Hyper Limits by stellar spectral class Jun 2009
Effective speed by hyper band Jun 2009
Acceleration by ship mass Jun 2009
Do you plan ahead for which characters die? Jun 2009


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Pearls of Weber

A collection of posts by David Weber containing background information for his stories, collected and generously made available Joe Buckley.

Manticoran Admiralty

  • Series: Honorverse
  • Date: November 01, 2002

Typos, he said with dignity, creep in at the darnedest places...

The actual areas of responsibility are:

First Lord: overall coordination of naval policy as directed by Cabinet.
Second Lord: budgetary and fiscal management.
Third Lord: health and manpower.

First Space Lord: overall strategic direction, force structure management, and deployment.
Second Space Lord: BuPlan. Operational & tactical planning and intelligence functions.
Third Space Lord: BuShips. Construction & maintenance in accordance with Second Lord's directions.
Fourth Space Lord: BuWeaps. R&D -- general, but especially of weapons. Originally, all R&D except that on weapons was lodged with BuShips, but the R&D functions were consolidated under the Fourth Space Lord approx. 175 T-years before On Basilisk Station [1725PD - Ed.].
Fifth Space Lord: BuPers. Recruiting & manpower management.
Sixth Space Lord: BuTrain. Training and education in association with Third Lord and Fifth Space Lord.
Seventh Space Lord: BuMed. Responsible for health & medical treatment of all Fleet personnel, including management of all Fleet hospitals.

Directly under the First Space Lord's direction are the Type Commanders (each a full or fleet admiral charged with the maintenance and training of a specific class of naval vessel) and the Strategy Board (First, Second, & Sixth Space Lords, plus Type Commanders and associated planning staff).