The Portocapitalian National People's Navy (Aro-Extreman, Marina Nazionaļ Popolara Portocapitaliana; Arosian, Marinha Nacional Popular Portocapitaliana; Sanpatrician, Marina Nacional Popular Portocapitaliana) has the duty of mantaining peace and enforce law on the Portocapitalian rivers and littoral regions.
Once an unprepered force, fitted with no more than old patrol boats - the bulk of the Imperial Mauretanian Navy was acquired by other sucessor states of the Empire, most notably San Patricio; while neither Brolecia nor the People's Republic of Extremo gave much attention to defense matters - , it is currently being modernized, in part with the help of the Greater Zartanian Empire. It's vessels act on a variety of missions appart from defense operations, such as law enforcement and pollution fighting.
Crossbow-class Aircraft CarrierEdit
The 900-foot long Crossbow-class carrier NMP Invencible (formerly ZNS Crossbow) was bought from Zartania on late 302. Armed with anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns, this vessel is used mainly on long-range patrol missions, and also as a troop transport and on amphibious support operations, mainly on peacekeeping efforts.
[TECH: Based on the WWII Essex-class carriers, with some adaptations.]
The 378-foot Lideransa-class destroyers are the backbone of the Portocapitalian navy. All the six units of this series are equiped with one 76mm main cannon, two 25mm and 50mm machine guns, and also two torpedo launchers. Its crew is made of 170 men.
Highly versatile and capable of performing a variety of missions, such as search and rescue, oceanographic research, law enforcement and defense operations, the Lideransa-class destroyers are powered by diesel engines and gas turbines. Also equiped with an helicopter flight deck and all the facilities to support helicopter deployment, the six vessels were built on the Bellona Naval Yards of the Greater Zartanian Empire.
Due to its qualities, the Kingdom of Caledon acquired the right to build the Lideransa-class for it's own Coast Guard. Also, the design of the Lideransa-class is related to the Greater Burovian Realm's Burt Callawar-class.
List of shipsEdit
- NMP Lideransa
- NMP Libertade
- NMP Victória
- NMP Valiente
- NMP Protetora
- NMP Paxfacer
[TECH: Based on the United States Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters.]
The Portocapitalian navy owns thirty-six 110-foot Constituisón-class corvettes. They were designed for long-term patrol operations, and search and rescue. Since they are equiped only with one 25mm and four 50mm machine guns, they are not intended mainly on defense operations. It's crew is made of twenty men.
[TECH: Based on the USCG Island-class.]
Bandira Amareja-class TendersEdit
The twelve 450-foot Bandira Amareja-class tenders are used to transport as much as three thousand metric tons of cargo and resupply our ships with whatever equipment they may need. With some minor adaptations, they may also be converted to act as troop transport ships.
Delfín-class Patrol BoatsEdit
Porto Capital also owns thirty-six forty-foot Delfín-class patrol boats. These mostly unarmed vessels are used for missions such as light cargo and personel transport, fire fighting, tugging, ports and waterways protection, boarding...
Some of these may act also as (very) light assault boats, armed with a 50mm machine gun on the rear
[TECH: Based on the USCG UTB-class]
Every vessel of the Portocapitalian Navy has the prefix NMP, standing for Nau deļa Marina Portocapitaliana, or Ship of the Portocapitalian Navy. As for the ships' names, there is no general rule. A vessel will often be named for a historical personality (NMP Aşneverí), or a city (NMP Renato Russo), or for a word denoting its capabilties (NMP Invencible) or nobility (NMP Protetora). Smaller craft, such as the Delfín-class patrol boats, will only have registration numbers, such as the NMP D15.
The Portocapitalian Navy is commanded by the nation's sole Admiral at the Ministery of Military Affairs' Department of the Navy. Then, it is subdivided in six fleets (flota), each one headed by a Commodore.
Each fleet has under its command one Lideransa-class cruiser, two Bandira Amareja-class tenders, six Constituisón-class frigates, and six Delfín-class patrol boats. The NMP Invencible is under responsability of the 1st Fleet.