USS Jeffrey Michener (LHD-20) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. It served as the flag ship of the United States Fleet three years after the events of the Red Rust famine.
The USS Jeffrey Michener (LHD-20) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship that served as the flag ship of the newly re-established United States Fleet and set under the command of Admiral Mike Slattery and Captain Andrea Garnett. The ship is named for late President Jeffrey Michener.
Jeffrey Michener was present at Fleet Week at Mayport Naval Station three years after the end of the Red Rust. During Gustavo Barros' attack on the fleet, Michener was hit multiple times by aircraft-launched missiles and was strafed multiple times by enemy aircraft. During these strafes, multiple naval personnel and civilians including Captain Garnett and Lieutenant Rios were killed.
After the attack, Michener was left afloat but severely damaged. After the failed extraction of Gustavo's former war strategist from Jamaica, it was mentioned that the Michener was being brought back into service after extensive repairs alongside the Nathan James.
The Michener participates in a joint operation with the Nathan James in a naval assault of Gran Colombia with a company of marines.
During the final battle with Gran Columbia, the Nathan James is hit hard by Gustavo's Battleship and begins sinking. Though the Michener is nearby, Chandler orders the crew to have it stand off as it is no match for the battleship. The Michener presumably rescues the survivors of the Nathan James after Chandler destroys the battleship by ramming it with his dying ship.
The Michener is armed with two RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launchers, two RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile launchers, two 20 mm Phalanx CIWS systems, three 25mm Mk 38 chain guns, and four .50 BMG machine guns.
- Captain Andrea Garnett (KIA, 2018) — Commanding Officer