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The Manticoran Patrol and Rescue Service, or M.P.A.R.S., was an organization responsible for patroling the Manticore System in the early days of the Star Kingdom of Manticore.

A number of politicians (including those known as the Committee for Military Sanity) in the first half of the 16th Century PD were in favor of dissolving the Royal Manticoran Navy entirely, confident that M.P.A.R.S. would be able to handle all necessary security services. (MA1)

Units and personnelEdit

  • 1532 PD - an experimental sloop HMS Phobos was lost with all hands during her maiden voyage (130 crew); over three hundred officers and enlisted personnel from the R.M.N. were detached to the Phobos Project
  • 1539 PD - 6 patrol-and-repair ships (converted ore and mining craft)
  • 1543 PD - 2 former R.M.N. corvettes participated in the battle with the Volsung Mercenaries; naval personnel were transferred from the R.M.N. to operate corvettes' weapons. (MA2)

Structure Edit

RMN MPARS structure

Right: Structure of the S.K.M.'s uniformed services c.1530. Note the Treasury's control over the M.P.A.R.S.[1]

References Edit

  1. Courtesy of Baen Books, A Call to Arms preview.
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