The History of Fleet Six in STF
According to SNN update August 6 1998 Edition, Fleet 6 was added to the drop down menu but at that time no ships or MOTDs were available. The WeBB was facing an influx of members since having been on the Internet.
This caused a huge explosion of new Ships and Fleets. It consisted at that time of three fleets, Fleet 3, Fleet 4 and Fleet 5. Fleets 1 and 2 as we know them today, were still on the P* (Prodigy) network, albeit they
were losing members on the P* Bulletin Boards.
So, on the Eighth Day of August 1998, The Sixth fleet was officially commissioned. Now, the problem is, a lot of Star-Fleet.com history has been lost in space. That being said, I am aware that the very first ships of
Fleet Six were the USS Independence, NX-98311, commanded by Colin Wyers and the USS Ares (Formerly the USS Concorde), commanded by Owen Townes. The USS Ares for some reason or other did not receive a registry number,
or at least I was unable to find one. Colin Wyers had the distinct privilege of being the first Fleet Commander of Fleet Six. He was to hold that position for awhile. Owen Townes is a legend himself. He was the only
commanding officer of the USS Ares. It is rare that a ship could boast only having one commanding officer during its service.
The first assistant Fleet Commander was Chris Healey who was commanding officer of USS Futura, NCC-72940. The Futura and USS Olympic, NCC-80000, transferred from the ever growing Fleet Five, nicknamed the Meridian Fleet.
The commanding officers of these ships were Adam St. Clair and James Speck, respectively. By the end of its inaugural year, Fleet Six already saw a lot of changes. Including the addition of the USS Seraph, commanded by
Bob Spurlin, and the USS Kestrel, commanded by Alan Felts. Fleet Six would also see commanding officers come and go, including: Adam St. Clair of the USS Futura (replaced by Seamus Hughes), Bob Spurlin of the
USS Seraph (replaced eventually by Butch Carter), Jim Armstrong of the USS Olympic (replaced by Stuart Coll), and James Becker of the USS Brandywine (replaced by John Anglin). August 3rd 1999 also saw the Decommissioning
of the USS Aries and the Commissioning of the USS Pict, commanded by Elan Rubin. Whew! What a first year!
The Fleet was without a nick name of its own for ages. First fleet was known as the forward fleet, Second fleet was the Great White Fleet (probably the most legendary Fleet in STF history!), Third Fleet was known as the
Coreward fleet, Fourth Fleet was the Forceful Fleet (a contest was held by WebbSights magazine for a suitable name to the fourth fleet added in 1995), and the Fifth fleet, already mentioned as the Meridian Fleet. Fleet Six
was finally known as the Renaissance Fleet. I wish I could have found an awesome tale to tell about it, but I was unable to find one. In December of 2007, Fleet Commander Russell Watt, changed the Fleets nickname to The
Outback Fleet. It has since changed to "The Black Fleet".
Fleet Six continues to exist with Pride. Its current ships include: Starbase 277, the forever creative OED V, USS Europa, USS Genesis, USS Merrimack, USS Olympic (our flagship) and the USS Vanguard. It has changed in the
last ten years but always continued to steam forward with optimism. And we all can hope that as long as there is a Star-Fleet.com club, that there will be a Fleet Six.
Also included in this history contemplation is a Chronological History of Fleet Six, a list of Past and Present Fleet Commanders, past fleet banners and a Bibliography as well as an Authors note. Please Read Forth.
History of Fleet Six Chronologically
- October 14th Jim Armstrong named Captain of USS Olympic
- October 18th USS Futura moved to F6, Adam St. Clair named CO
- November 23rd Seamus Hughes named CO of USS Futura
- Late 1998 USS Ares, (Formerly Concorde), moved to F6. Owen Townes was CO
- January 7th USS Seraph, (Columbus Class) commissioned. Bob Spurlin named CO
- March 11th Steve Ashton named CO of USS Seraph
- March 11th USS Kestrel moved to Fleet 6 under the Command of Alan Felts
- March 12th Butch Carter named CO of USS Seraph after Steve Ashton turns down offer
- March 12th USS Seraph moved to Fleet 5
- May 14th Stuart Coll named CO of USS Olympic
- May 22nd John Anglin replaces Jason Becker as CO of the USS Brandywine
- August 3rd USS Ares De-commissioned. Owen Townes only CO ever of USS Ares
- August 3rd USS Pict, (Visigoth Class), commissioned. Elan Rubin named CO
- September 23rd Nick Lackie named CO of USS Brandywine (Trafalgar Class)
- June 13th Bob Spurlin named CO of USS Independence, replacing Colin Wyers
- July 15th USS Futura re-commissioned as USS Revelation, Genesis Class
- July 15th Mohammed Younis named CO of USS Revelation
- August 10th USS Independence re-commissioned as the USS Coronado. Eric Potter is CO
- March 26th Brandon Stoll named CO of USS Coronado
- April 12th USS Brandywine transferred to Fleet 7
- November 22nd Seamus Hughes named CO of USS Revelation
- December 17th USS Coronado changes from Columbus Class to Trafalgar Class
- January 8th Scott Dale Robinson named CO of USS Revelation
- January 26th USS Revelation Decommissioned.
- January 26th USS Hawking, Darwin Class commissioned. Scott Dale Robinson CO
- May 28th Amanda Noon Named CO of USS Hawking
- June 25th USS Merrimack Commissioned on Trial Basis of Alt-Rpg Environment.
- June 25th Deanne Ashton named CO of USS Merrimack
- July 31st OED V commissioned, Mike Bourdaa appointed Governor (before its comissioning, OedV has been an OOC area)
- August 19th- USS Coronado Decommissioned.
- August 19th USS Agamemnon, Phoenix class, commissioned. Scott Jones Named CO
- August 26th Sarah Hemenway named CO of USS Olympic
- October 6th USS Merrimack, Mariner Class, successfully passes trial period and made permanent.
- Deanne Ashton renamed Fleet 6 to "The Renaissance Fleet"
- January 25th Symon Silvester appointed CO of USS Agamemnon
- March 31st Stuart Coll named CO of USS Hawking
- April 8th USS Hawking Decommissioned
- April 8th USS Paladin, Pendragon Class, commissioned. Stuart Coll is CO
- April Deanne Ashton named Governor of OED V
- September 1st Janelle Kimber named CO of USS Olympic
- September 1st Pamela Dugan named CO of USS Pict
- September 8th USS Pict Decommissioned.
- September 8th USS Europa, Discovery Class, commissioned. Pamela Dugan is CO
- November 13th Robert Gulley named Governor of OED V
- December 15th USS Agamemnon Decommissioned
- December 15th- USS Vanguard Commissioned. Symon Silvester is CO
- March 24th David Ferguson named CO of USS Merrimack
- March 26th USS Paladin moved to Fleet 5
- April 20th Edgar Cramer named CO of USS Paladin
- April 20th USS Paladin moved back to Fleet 6
- September 17th Symon Silvester named Governor of OED V
- March 29th D. Grisham named CO of USS Paladin
- May 26th Andrew Marshall named CO of USS Europa
- October 23rd Stuart Coll appointed CO of USS Europa
- OEDV is awarded with an external roleplaying award (as the only ship in STF ever, so far)
- February 15th Alasdair Jones named CO of the USS Paladin
- May 25th Cheryl Butler appointed CO of USS Vanguard
- July 6th USS Paladin Decommissioned
- August 20th USS Genesis moved to Fleet 6. Her CO being Jen Herr
- October 26th Lou Gasco named CO of USS Olympic
- August 3rd Joe Bradley appointed CO of USS Olympic
- August 13th USS Olympic goes from Athens Class to Viking Class
- September 6th Robert Spicer named CO of USS Europa
- December 23rd Melissa Bradley Named CO of USS Olympic
- Russel Watt renamed Fleet 6 to "The Outback Fleet"
- January 10th Lee Bridgeford named CO of USS Genesis
- January 10th USS Genesis Changes from Genesis class to Victoria Class
- May 7th - Russell Watt appointed Governor of OED V
- December 28th - Alasdair Sutherland appointed CO of USS Vanguard
- Symon Silvester renamed Fleet 6 to "The Black Fleet"
- February 8th - Jen Herr appointed CO of USS Genesis
- May 30th - Vanguard changes from Maverick class to Concord Class
- July 25th - Symon Silvester appointed Governor of OED V
- July 25th - Terry Calvin appointed CO of the USS Olympic
- April 24th - Joe P. appointed CO of the USS Europa
- October 28th - Russell Watt appointed OED V Governor.
- December 6th - Jacob Seime appointed CO of the USS Vanguard
- May 7th - Kendra Kerr appoined Governor of OED V
- April 10th - Julia K. appointed aFComm
- April - Elizabeth Rahuba appointed XO of USS Vanguard
- May 27th - Fleet Six gets new MOTD (made by Kendra Kerr)
- June 10th - Fleet 6 wins Best Fleet & Best Fleet MOTD Emma Award both credit to Kendra Kerr
- June 27th - Samantha Haynes appointed XO of the USS Europa
- June 30th - Julia Konig appointed FCOMM 6 after Kendra's resignation
- July 15th - Terry Calvin appoited aFCOMM 6
- Aug 27th - Rear Admiral Symon Silvester has been appointed new Govenor of OedV
- Nov 5th - After Krys left the USS Olympic as GM, Julia is taking up the call and will GM the USS Olympic.
- Nov 12th - Krys McLean has resigned from the USS Genesis as GM.
- Dec 15th - Amber Cooper was appointed as XO for the USS Europa
- Jan 6th - Julia K. was appointed as GM for the USS Genesis
- Feb 8th - Fleet 6 won the EMMA Award for 'Best Fleet' and the USS Genesis the 'Best Ship' Award - again!
- Feb 9th - Starbase 277 has been renamed "Black Rock" officially.
A Listing of all Fleet Six Fleet Commanders:
|Colin Wyers||August 8 1998 - March 3 1999
|Seamus Hughes||March 3 1999 - November 10 1999
|Colin Wyers||November 10 1999 - January 22 2000
|Nick Lackie||January 22 2000 - August 1 2000
|Stuart Coll||August 1 2000 - July 8 2002
|Deanne Ashton||July 8 2002 - December 4 2003
|Janelle Kimber||December 4 2003 - June 17 2006
|Symon Silvester||June 17 2006 - August 24 2007
|Daniel Learner||August 24 2007 - December 13 2007
|Russell Watt||December 13 2007 - August 3 2008
|Missy Bradley||August 3 2008 - February 22 2009
|Symon Silvester||February 22 2009 - August 13 2010
|Emily Stephenson||August 13 2010 - January 9 2011
|Terry Calvin||January 9 2011 - April 11 2011
|Russell Watt||April 11 2011 - June 12 2011
|Brian Richards||June 12 2011 - August 13 2011
|Symon Silvester||August 13 2011 - October 11 2011
|Kendra Kerr||October 11 2011 - June 2012
|Julia K.||June 30 2012 - Present Day
Julia K. (2013):
I will continue Kendra's great work here. More information
in regards to Fleet Six is welcomed, including past banners, stories and interesting facts. Please send any info to me:
Kendra Kerr (2012):
This was a project first started in the spring of 2008 when I was an XO on the Genesis. It was put on hold for many years. Once I became FComm-6 myself, I promised to
finish the project during my term. It has been a very insightful journey and I am glad to share all the information gathered with my fellow STF'ers.