USS Koontz – A nuclear supercarrier. The carrier group's homeport circa 2052, was the Everett Naval Shipyard.SSB
USS Columbia – The lead ship of her patrol sub class. While the design uses an economical diesel/electric engine, electrolytic oxygen generators extend its mission durations.R3
USS New Hampshire (SSN 29) – The lead ship of her attack sub class. This design began to replace the Seawolf II and Toronto classes in 2048. It is particularly suited to insertion and extraction of SEAL teams, in addition to its regular search-and-destroy missions. The 13th ship of the class was completed in 2059.CP & R3
USS North Virginia (SSN 42) – The 11th New Hampshire class attack sub was launched in 2057.CP
USS Manitoba (SSN 45) – The 12th New Hampshire class attack sub was launched in 2059.CP
USS Seattle Metroplex (SSN 46) – The 13th New Hampshire class attack sub was launched in 2059.CP
USS Constitution – This famous ship has a notable background count, and is rumored to be the personal domain of a free hearth spirit.R3
USS Ohio – The lead ship of her corvette class.R3
Brooklyn Naval Yards – The UCAS base for much of the country's non-carrier North and Mid-Atlantic fleet. The Coast Guard also bases there.NAG-NA
Everett Naval Hospital – Once restricted to military personnel, it is now also open to the public.SSB
Everett Naval Shipyards – The only UCAS naval facility on the Pacific. It was built in the 1990s as a homeport for a carrier group, and is capable of repairing and resupplying the largest of warships. Commanded circa 2050 by Rear Admiral Jennifer McNair, and circa 2070 by Vice Admiral John Lienhard. There is a Salish-Shidhe military base just across the border.
Under treaty provisions, the shipyard also services ships from the Salish-Shidhe Council Defense Forces and the City of Seattle. In 2071, the facility hosted joint war games with the CAS Navy.SSB & RH
New London, Connecticut – One of the few submarine bases the UCAS has left, it is noted as being especially well guarded.NAG-NA
Notes & BackgroundEdit
CP Cyberpirates! (2059), pages 34, 179
NAG-NA The Neo-Anarchist's Guide to North America (2052), pages 117, 118
R3 Rigger 3 (2061), pages 59, 107, 186–189
RH Runner Havens (2070), page 69
SSB Seattle Sourcebook (2050), pages 89 & 91
SoNA Shadows of North America (2062), page 70
The ship names above demonstrate that the Navy ceased naming aircraft carriers after former presidents, presumably upon being reorganized as the UCAS Navy.
The USS Koontz may be named after USMC Sgt. Maj. Leonard Koontz, one of the highest decorated Marines from the Vietnam War, who received both the Navy Cross and the Silver Star. However, it could also be a typo, and be named after Admiral Robert E. Coontz who was the Commandant of the Puget Sound Navy Yard (1914–1918), the second Chief of Naval Operations (1919–1923), and commanded the USS Seattle as his flagship. His name was often misspelled Koontz in the press, which may also have led to the wrong spelling in the SSB.