Battle of the Ceres Ocean and destruction
At Ceres Ocean, the OFS Kestrel battle group was intercepted by a Yuktobanian Navy fleet lead by aircraft carrier Admiral Tsanev. Prime Minister Nikanor called out to the Admiral Tsanev fleet to regain peace between the two nations. After hearing the plans, The commanding officer aboard the Admiral Tsanev refused to make peace, believing that Prime Minister Nikanor had sided with Osea, and ordered his fleet to destroy the OFS Kestrel and her battle group with the Prime Minister on board. The YNS Pitomnik's captain refused to do so and request the commander to stand down, only to be destroyed by the fleet. Disgusted by the action of the fleet commander, three destroyers YNS Gumrak, YNS Chuda, and YNS Dub refused to follow the fleet commander and decided to defect to the OFS Kestrel battle group. Captain Andersen responded by ordering his battle group, launch the Ghosts of Razgriz to protect the three Yuke destroyers by attacking the Admiral Tsanev fleet. Halfway through the battle, OFS Barbett (another OMDF aircraft carrier and OFS Kestrel's third sister ship) arrived at the scene with an Osean battle group. Under orders from the Osean government or unaware that the OFS Kestrel battle group was operating under President Vincent Harling's command, however, OFS Barbett battle group branded the OFS Kestrel traitors and elected to attack OFS Kestrel battle group and three defector ships. Despite all odds, however, the Razgriz ultimately emerged victorious and proved instrumental in the survival of OFS Kestrel battle group and the destruction of both rogue fleets, OFS Barbett among the ships being sunk during the battle.
OFS Barbett battle group
Flagship: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier: OFS Barbett(destroyed)
One Ticonderoga-class cruiser: OFS Halcyon(destroyed)
One Hatakaze-class destroyer: OFS Chivalry(destroyed)
One Cassard-class frigate: OFS Lolite(destroyed)
Two unmarked Oliver Hazard Perry class Frigates(destroyed)