10th Fleet

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The 10th Fleet (Japanese: 第10艦隊) was a unit of the Free Planets Alliance Navy, commanded by Vice Admiral Ulanhu. Under his command Tenth Fleet fought in a number of major battles in the final years of the Alliance–Imperial War.

The 10th Fleet was one of the three Alliance fleets engaged at the Third Battle of Tiamat, where it was never in heavy combat, but played a vital role nonetheless in covering the defeated 11th Fleet during its retreat after the 11th's commanding officer, Vice Admiral Willem Holland, was killed in a perfectly executed Imperial counter attack orchestrated by Imperial Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm. (TBT: 'Part One', 'Part Two')

The 10th Fleet, like most of the Alliance Navy, later suffered heavy losses during the Alliance invasion of the Galactic Empire. Before the decisive Battle of Amritsar, the 10th fleet lost half of its combat potential after it was hemmed in and besieged in planetary orbit by Imperial Vice Admiral Fritz Joseph Bittenfeld's Black Lancers. Outnumbered and desperately low on supplies, 10th Fleet's position soon became too precarious to maintain, forcing Ulanhu to attempt a forced breakout using the tightly packed spindle formation. Ulanhu was killed leading this attack through the Bittenfeld's siege formation, and only about 50% of 10th Fleet's ships escaped successfully. (LOGH: 'Invasion of the Imperial Territory', 'The Battle of Amritsar Starzone')

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