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Saturnine Fleet

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The Saturnine Fleet was a military organization within the Imperium during the period leading up to the Horus Heresy.[1]

Originally the Saturnine Fleet was the military of an independent polity based on the moons of Saturn in the Sol system during the Age of Strife. When the Emperor of Mankind expanded his dominion beyond Terra, the Saturnine state joined his growing empire and the Saturnine Fleet was incorporated as an arm of the Imperial Army, though it maintained its own uniforms, command hierarchy, starships and traditions. Just prior to the Horus Heresy, the Saturnine Fleet was slated to be disbanded and reincorporated fully within the Imperial Navy. A Saturnine ship, the Wrathful, commanded by Rear Admiral Kaminska, was instrumental in defeating an attempt by the Word Bearers Legion to destroy the planet Macragge, homeworld of the Ultramarines.[1]