Battle of Chantilly
Battlesign RMN vs RHN PN.png
ConflictSecond Havenite-Manticoran War
Date1920 PD
PlaceChantilly System
ResultManticoran victory

Royal Manticoran Navy
Task Force 81

Republic of Haven Navy
Chantilly System Defense Command


Vice Adm. Truman

Rear Adm. Bellefeuille

  • 4 CLAC with ca. 400 LAC
  • 4 BC
  • 2 CA
  • 3 CL
  • 2 DD
  • 6 BC
  • 3 DD
  • ~ 600 LAC
  • ~ 1000 missile pods
  • 1 BC damaged
  • 70 LAC lost
  • ~ 500 LAC

The Battle of Chantilly was fought between the Republic of Haven Navy's picket in the Chantilly System and Task Force 81 of the Royal Manticoran Navy, which had come to raid the system as part of Operation Cutworm II.

Prelude[edit | edit source]

In response to the Manticoran Alliance's first raids on inner Havenite systems, Rear Admiral Jennifer Bellefeuille, CO of Chantilly System Defense Command, and her staff devised an operational plan dubbed "Smoke and Mirrors": the instant Perimeter Tracking picked up evidence that the RMN was scouting Chantilly, her six battlecruisers, in preselected positions, went to stealth and strict emissions control. In addition, two-thirds of her total LAC strength of six hundred went to immediate readiness, but were restricted to bases. She continued to operate two hundred LACs normally, making certain the Manticorans saw them, but four hundred additional LACs, based on the planet Vespasien's main space station and a dozen other innocuous orbital platforms, outwardly indistinguishable from any freight-handling facility, stayed completely covert. (HH11)

Order of battle[edit | edit source]

RMN[edit | edit source]

Task Force 81, RMN – CO Vice Admiral Alice Truman:

RHNS[edit | edit source]

Chantilly System Defense Command – CO Rear Admiral Jennifer Bellefeuille:

  • a battlecruiser squadron[4]
  • a destroyer element[5]
  • a LAC element[6]
  • fixed defences

Course of battle[edit | edit source]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Rear Admiral Gold Peak advised her superior officer, Admiral Honor Harrington, CO Eighth Fleet, to keep a close eye on Rear Admiral Bellefeuille, whom she had come to consider a formidable enemy. (HH11)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. HMS Edward Saganami and HMS Quentin Saint-James
  2. HMS Amun, HMS Anhur and HMS Bastet
  3. HMS Whippet and HMS Greyhound
  4. Warlord-class units, includiing RHNS Cyrus
  5. 3 Trojan-class units
  6. Cimeterre-class units

Operations of the
Second Havenite-Manticoran War

Thunderbolt | Cutworm | Cutworm II | Cutworm III | Gobi | Sanskrit | Beatrice

Battles of the
Second Havenite-Manticoran War

Second Tequila | Grendelsbane | Second Thetis | Second Maastricht | Second Trevor's Star | Second Marsh | Raid on Alizon | Raid on Zanzibar | Gaston | Tambourin | Hera | Squalus and Hallman | Augusta | Chantilly | Des Moines | Fordyce | Lorn | Solon | Second Zanzibar | Lovat | Manticore

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