Title Posted
Detection of upward hyper translations May 2009
c-Fractional pod-based missile attack plan II May 2009
Erewhon and the inertial compensator May 2009
Safeholdian ship design May 2009
PICAs and military manpower needs May 2009
Operation Ark's mission plan May 2009
Church communications May 2009
The missing figures from the Honorverse CD-release of <em>More Than Honor</em>. May 2009
Reportage of Honor's 'trial' by the Committee of Public Safety May 2009
Treecat intelligence II Apr 2009


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Pearls of Weber

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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).