20th Fleet (SLDF)

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Twentieth Fleet
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Parent Formation SLDF Naval Command
Formed 2756[1]

The Twentieth Fleet was a part of the Star League Defense Force Naval Command.[2] Activated in 2756, it was the newest Fleet to join the SLDF.[1]


Between 2756 and 2764 the Twentieth Fleet was commanded by Admiral Terrance Gerhardt. Admiral Gerhardt was relieved of command for conduct unbecoming a Star League officer and was being investigated for fraud and profiteering. With such an example, the Twentieth's poor performance wasn't surprising. Admiral Groll assumed command in 2764, and nine months of training against the Third Fleet allowed the Twentieth to pass the SLDF's minimum performance requirements. Though their training operations took place at New Earth, the Twentieth sent a contingent of their staff officers to Tentavia in 2765. This spurred rumors that the Twentieth would deploy to the Taurian Concordat front.[1]

When the Periphery Uprising began the independent Twentieth Fleet was conducting exercises within the Terran Hegemony, complete with observers from the Rim Worlds Republic aboard a number of ships. The Twentieth quickly rearmed and prepared for an operational deployment, but General Aleksandr Kerensky opted to hold Admiral Groll and the Twentieth in reserve. As the conflict in the Periphery escalated the Twentieth moved forward, deploying to bases within the Federated Suns in 2765 in anticipation of combat operations in the Periphery, but before the go order was given, news of Stefan Amaris' coup reached the SLDF.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 20th Fleet
Admiral Sebastian Groll 2765[2]




Composition History[edit]


The Twentieth Fleet was comprised of three active squadrons immediately prior to the Amaris Civil War:[2]

201st Line Squadron (Gust Front)[3]

202nd Line Squadron (The Stand-Ins)[3]

203rd Pursuit Squadron (Banshee Wind)[3]

204th Reconnaissance Squadron (The Spritely Eyes)[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 238
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 48, "Twentieth Fleet"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 238, "Twentieth Fleet"