Admiral Esteban Rowan is a confident commander who rose up the ranks through experience of combat and is well liked by his men because of it. A pious, headstrong man he made a name for himself as part of the Southern Rebellion between 994.M41 and 998.M41 before being given command of his own Battlefleet.
Early life and career
Born in Doubling, a notorious gambling sector on the hive world of Ire, Rowan stowed away at the age of 10 arriving at Piqua's Reach where he graduated from Naval college. He was appointed midshipman in the Imperial Navy on 2230959.M41 at the age of 17. Later, he took an active role in the Mexo uprising, serving as executive officer of the sloop Cyane during the capture of Monterey City on 2483979.M41, and in the occupation of both Saint Iago and The Angels.
Civil War service
Captain of the sloop Pawnee at the outbreak of the Southern Rebellion, he attempted to relieve Fort Sumter and the siege on its orbital shipyard. In 994.M41, he assisted in the capture of the Fortress World of Hatteras; then, taking command of a flotilla in the Nocal system, he cooperated in the capture of Roanoke in 2095995.M41. Promoted to captain for gallantry, he then supported the capture of Saint Elizabeth, Edenton, and New Bern. During 996.M41, he commanded the cruiser New Ironsides on blockade duty of the Charleston shipyards and the following year assumed command of Imperial forces in the Nocal system. During this time a squadron of rebel torpedo frigate attacked the New Ironsides with short burn torpedoes. In the ensuing explosion hundreds of men were killed and a large hole was torn into the cruiser but she continued her blockading duties.
Post Civil War service
Commissioned admiral on 2102999.M41, aged 57, Rowan serves as Commander of Battlefleet Valkyrie at the outbreak of a chaos incursion in the Duke sector.
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