The Laconian Imperial Navy is the space naval branch of the military of the Laconian Empire. Formed from a defected third of the Martian Congressional Republic Navy (MCRN) Fleet forces under Admiral Duarte passed through the gates to the Laconia system where a new fleet and government was formed.
Formed during the Free Navy Conflict, the Laconian First fleet consisted of former MCRN ships. For thirty years Laconia remained in seclusion until it had replaced its former vessels with new ships built with technologies discovered through the Protomolecule. Laconia's new ships are vastly superior to the those of the Sol powers (including the United Nations Navy, MCRN, & Outer Planets Alliance), boasting self-healing armor and greatly increased missile capacity.
Within several months of establishing the Laconian government the first ship had been lauched at the Laconia shipyards. This ship the Proteus was deployed to the Slow Zone to install Railguns onto the Ring Station surface to support the Free Navy forces at Medina Station. Despite the Proteus having been seen by Free Navy personnel knowledge of Laconia having shipyards with which to build new vessels was not known to any of the Sol powers even thirty years later.
Upon the Laconia-Sol Conflict commencing, a single battleship was able to defeat and conquer the Transport Union, Martian Congressional Republic, and United Nations (UN). Following the official ratification of the surrender and unification treaty, the Human empire was born, and along with it, the Unified Imperial Navy.
By this time, the original ships that left Mars for Laconia had been decommissioned for the new ships utilizing the new technologies. The entire Laconian Imperial Navy by this time consisted of over 100 ships with the Magnetar-class being the largest and most powerful by far.
Thirty years after the settlement of Laconia, the main divide in the service was between the older, ex-Martian officers who had followed Duarte to the planet, and younger "greenblood" officers fully committed to Duarte's "great man" approach to imperial guidance. Such officers included Captain Santiago Singh, who saw all humans as citizens of the Laconian Empire and thus interpreted any opposition to Laconia as treasonous.
Imperial officers wore blue and white dress uniforms. Captain's rank insignia took the form of gold collar stars.
|Laconia Station||Strange Dogs Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath||A Ring Builder Empire shipyard discovered by an MCRN probe. Was used by the Laconian Empire to create a fleet vastly superior to anything already existing.|
|Medina Station||Persepolis Rising||Captured from the Transport Union during Laconian emergence at Medina Station.|
|First fleet||Nemesis Games Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath||Composed of a third of the MCRN fleet that defected to Laconia. By the Laconia-Sol Conflict this fleet had been decomissioned.|
|Home fleet||Persepolis Rising Tiamat's Wrath||For the defense of the Laconia system and policing operations.|
|Expeditionary Force||Persepolis Rising||The Fleet was sent to reunify Laconia with the rest of the Interstellar human community in the Laconia-Sol Conflict.|
Ship-classes used by Laconia
|Magnetar-class||Battleship||Often referred to as Battleship by non-Laconian forces.|
|Gravitar-class||Battleship||A battleship class constructed using Ring Builder technology.|
|Proteus-class||Battleship||Found half built on Laconia Station by humanity, it was later completed by the Laconian Empire. Phased out of service by Laconia-Sol Conflict|
|Donnager-class||Battleship||One ship in the First fleet. Was destroyed by Ring gate anomaly before entering Laconia system|
|Protector-class||Destroyer||Several used to establish power across recently conquered Sol system.|
|Pulsar-class||Fast destroyer||Two hundred and eighty in service after Medina's destruction|
|Unknown class||Frigate||Two Laconian frigates engaged the Gathering Storm near Jupiter resulting in their destruction.|
|D-class||Fleet support ship||One in First Fleet. Barkeith was lost to Ring network anomaly while transiting to the Laconia system.|
|Scirocco-class||Assault Cruiser||Four in First Fleet.|
|Unknown class||Heavy frigate||At least one reported to the MCRN as destroyed and secretly transferred to Laconia First Fleet.|
|Morrigan-class||Patrol Destroyer||At least two in First Fleet, possibly up to six.|
- The Expanse Novel Persepolis Rising - Chapter 8: Singh
- The Expanse Novel Persepolis Rising - Chapter 3: Santiago Jilie Singh
- The Expanse Novel Persepolis Rising - Chapter 16: Singh
- The Expanse Novella Strange Dogs
- The Expanse Novel Tiamat's Wrath - Chapter 26: Elvi