No Way to Start a War

Fair Warning: Contents on this page may spoil some outcomes of Book 1 (This Corner of the Universe), and certainly provide setting and character details and extras for Book 2.  In particular, the ship and personnel org charts may be considered spoilers for certain characters in Book 2.

Garrett Heskan isn’t sure which is worse… going to war against the Hollarans while commanding an untested starship, or reporting to Lt. Commander Durmont. Lieutenant Heskan knows his escort destroyer, BRS Kite, must protect the fleet carriers assigned to Durmont’s squadron, but Kite is fresh from the yards and its revolutionary weapons system won’t stay online. Add to this Durmont’s inability to think beyond standard naval theory, or his own career, in the face of the Brevic Navy’s first foray into stellar aviation, and Heskan’s work is cut out for him.

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Blog Posts About No Way to Start a War

Introducing BRS Kite

Starting the War


About the F-3 Pup

Fleet and Ship Command Structures

Garrett Heskan commands BRS Kite, an escort destroyer within CortRon 15 (escort squadron), which in turn is attached to Task Group 3.1 within Third Fleet in the Brevic Navy.

Task Group 3.1

Task Group 3.1

CortRon 15 Organization

CortRon 15 Organization

Brevic Republic Escort Destroyer – 402 Kite

BRS Kite - Turret/shield layout

BRS Kite – Turret/shield layout

Tonnage: 254,000 tons

Length: 389 meters (1276 feet)

Beam: 129 meters (423 feet)

Draft: 47 meters (153 feet)

Crew Complement: 351 (27 Officers, 324 Enlisted)

Armament: 16 Stratford second-generation radiant stream lasers, 68 Lyle quad AMS pulse lasers

Drives: 4 Allison-Turner Type-22 drives, 4 Allison-Turner Type-50 drives, 4 Allison-Turner Type-88 drives powered by 2 Omnicron 1200 power plants

Sensors: Standard Naka-Fujita sensor suite, APG-131X Hawkeye optical platform

Defenses: Duralloy armor, Warden ECM suite, Gibson defensive shields powered by 16 Gibson Series 320 shield generators

BRS Kite’s Crew

Kite's Personnel - Org Chart

Kite’s Personnel – Org Chart

Disputed Zone Systems

Book 2 of the TCOTU series, No Way to Start a War, spans several star systems along the disputed zone between the Brevic Republic and the Hollaran Commonwealth:

Sponde - click to enlarge

Sponde – click to enlarge

Sponde - top view

Sponde – top view

Kale - click to enlarge

Kale – click to enlarge

Kale - top view

Kale – top view

Helike - click to enlarge

Helike – click to enlarge

Helike - top view

Helike – top view