As the fleet moves into March, we look back on February as a solemn month for the fleet as one of our commanding officers had to step away and we made inactive the USS Apollo-A. As a group, the loss of this ship and her captain impacted the hearts around the fleet. Our mourning period was shown by a monthly average drop of 18 sims, from January’s 216 to February’s 198.
Even so, the enthusiasm around the fleet for our craft, the love of a good plot, and the companionship of great crews, as the average numbers from this year were 22 higher than last year’s average of 176!
The ships through the fleet have transitioned, some that were on shore leave in January were in full swing of a mission, while others moved into shore leave or slower portions of their missions.