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The Michio Pa fleet was one of the fleets formed by the Free Navy and placed under command of Michio Pa. It consisted of stolen Martian Congressional Republic Navy Corvette-class light frigates. After the devastation then abandonment of Ceres by the Marco Inaros's fleet leader Michio Pa broke off from the Free Navy taking most of this fleet to form an independent pirate fleet. The fleet helped resupply Ceres and later joined the Consolidated Fleet taking part in the Consolidated Fleet Offensive in which it took heavy losses.

History[]

After the devastation of Ceres by the Free Navy before deserting the station and its remaining inhabitants, Pa became disillusioned with Marco Inarcos and his Free Navy faction. She therefore made moves to break off from the Free Navy.[1] Most of the ships of the fleet joined her, however Ando and Dagny Taggart openly rejected her cause with two more ships not responding at all. Of the sixteen ships of the fleet, twelve agreed to leave the Free Navy.

Shortly after seceeding from the Free Navy a response was received when one of the ships of the fleet, the Witch of Endor, was attacked and destroyed by Free Navy forces.[2] Pa used the asteroid Eugenia as a base of operations after leaving the Free Navy.[3]

An arrangement was made with Fred Johnson's OPA faction in which the this fleet would handover a transport ship filled with supplies that could help Ceres and Earth. The Connaught delivered the ship and handed it over to Rocinante.[4] In exchange for this the Consolidated Fleet would not attack Michio Pa's fleet.

Relations would improve between Michio Pa and the forces fighting against the Free Navy leading to the Michio Pa fleet joining the Consolidated Fleet Offensive in which all Free Navy forces would be engaged in an all out offensive across the Sol system.

The fleet took heavy casualties in this offensive with most ships being lost or badly damaged.

Known Fleet ships[]

The fleet in total at the begining of the conflict consisted of sixteen ships with twelve joining the independant fleet and four staying with the Free Navy.[5]

Designation Class Ship type Notes
Connaught Corvette-class Frigate Left Free Navy when Michio Pa seceded then later faught alongside the Consolidated Fleet against the Free Navy. Eventually heavily damaged in battle.
Solano Corvette-class Frigate Left Free Navy. Used as a "Sacrifice ship" during Battle of Pallas Station
Panshin Corvette-class Frigate Left Free Navy. Heavily damaged during Battle of Pallas Station.
Serrio Mal Corvette-class Frigate Left Free Navy.
Witch of Endor Corvette-class Frigate Left Free Navy. Later destroyed by Free Navy in response.
Munroe Corvette-class Frigate Left Free Navy. Later destroyed by Free Navy in response.
Ando Corvette-class Frigate Remained loyal to Free Navy
Dagny Taggart Corvette-class Frigate Remained loyal to Free Navy

Ships taken by the Michio Pa fleet[]


References

  1. The Expanse Novel Babylon's Ashes - Chapter 15: Pa
  2. The Expanse Novel Babylon's Ashes - Chapter 19: Pa
  3. The Expanse Novel Babylon's Ashes - Chapter 31: Pa
  4. The Expanse Novel Babylon's Ashes - Chapter 23: Pa
  5. The Expanse Novel Babylon's Ashes - Chapter 19: Pa