Battle of the Selker Rift
Battlesign RMN vs RHN PN.png
ConflictFirst Havenite-Manticoran War
Date10 March 1910 PD
PlaceSelker Rift, Silesian Confederacy
ResultClose Manticoran victory

Royal Manticoran Navy - convoy defense

People's Navy
- picket of the Task Force 29

  • 1 DD
  • 1 AMC
  • 2 BC
  • 1 DD
  • 1 AMC
  • 2 BC

The Battle of the Selker Rift was an armed engagement between the Royal Manticoran Navy and the People's Navy that occured in the Selker Rift in 1910 PD.

Prelude[edit | edit source]

After the successful First Battle of Marsh, the armed merchant cruiser Wayfarer, commanded by Captain Honor Harrington, moved to the Selker Rift to save the Hauptman Lines passenger liner RMMS Artemis[1]. Artemis and its convoy were being attacked by the Havenite battlecruisers PNS Achmed and PNS Kerebin. (HH6)

Order of battle[edit | edit source]

RMN[edit | edit source]

PN[edit | edit source]

Battlecruiser division of the Task Force 29, command team: People's Commissioner Kenneth Aston and Commodore Abraham Jurgens:

Course of battle[edit | edit source]

Shortly after destroying the convoy's sole escort, the destroyer HMS Hawkwing, and dispatching pinnaces to recover any Manticoran survivors, Kerebin moved to intercept an incoming vessel which was flying with an Andermani transponder signal, but which actually turned out to be Wayfarer.

Before Kerebin could react, Wayfarer launched a missile pod salvo which destroyed the battlecruiser, killing every member of her crew still aboard.

Luring Achmed away from the convoy, the two ships pounded each other into wreckage with Wayfarer being slightly less damaged, although both ships were crippled to the point where neither could translate out of hyperspace. (HH6)

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Shuttles from Artemis eventually located the survivors of both ships on Wayfarer and brought them back to where Artemis was hiding while she waited for the Havenite ships in the area to leave.

The Havenite armed presence in the Silesian Confederacy was revealed because of the battle, and caused a diplomatic protest from the Andermani. (HH6)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. , which had Klaus Hauptman himself and his daughter Stacey Hauptman on board.
  2. People's Commissioner Frank Reidel not present on board

Operations of the
First Havenite-Manticoran War
Perseus | Allied Counteroffensive 1905 | Allied 6th Fleet Offensive | Stalking Horse | Dagger | Commerce Raiding in Silesia | Cerberus System | Icarus | Scylla | Bagration | Buttercup
Battles of the
First Havenite-Manticoran War
Talbot | Poicters | Casca | MGX-1403 | Yalta | Air | Seaford Nine Ambush | First Hancock | First Seaford Nine | Third Yeltsin | Chelsea and Mendoza | First Nightingale | First Minette | Fourth Yeltsin | Candor | Second Minette | Second Nightingale | Tyler's Star | Schiller | Selker Rift | First Seabring | Second Seabring | Trevor's Star | Micah | First Adler | Second Adler | Third Adler | Second Hancock | Second Seaford Nine | First Zanzibar | First Alizon | Second Basilisk | Third Seabring | Cerberus | Elric | Solway and Treadway | Barnett | MacGregor | Hyacinth
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