(Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
Rank: Commander, currently Chief Engineer HMAS Dauntless
Date of Birth: July the 22nd in the year of Our Lord 19 hundred and 70
Home: Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Prussia, Germany
Marital Status: Single, no children
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Description: Martin von Moltke-Somerset is a nobleman of both English and German extraction. His dark hair contrasts with his Germanic piercing blue eyes, which are slightly magnified by the lenses of his small, silver oval- framed glasses. He always maintains a clean shave to maximize the seal of the Emergency Air Breathing Apparatus.
Psychological profile: Martin is a pious man who puts his faith in God over all. He does however like to flirt with the ladies, which sometimes get him in trouble. This propensity to flirt has made him well-known throughout London society. After his loyalty to God, he believes in duty and loyalty to the Crown, the Æther Fleet and his shipmates. He does however fall into the classic German “efficiency über alles” trap, which sometimes irks the officers and men of his department. Von Moltke-Somerset is a practicing Lutheran.
Service record: Entered Royal Naval Academy in 1986 and after being apart of an experimental cadet exchange program went to the Citadel at Charleston, South Carolina for the academic year of 1987-88, where he developed a habit (that raises eyebrows in the wardroom) of drinking his tea extremely cold with lots of sugar to the point of it being almost syrup. Through his father, the then Rear Admiral Lord Somerset, he entered the Ætherfleet Academy in 1988 as a third year midshipman, and graduated in 1990. He was assigned to the HMAS Indefatigable as electrical officer in the same year. As electrical officer, he rose to the rank of lieutenant. He became a part of her decommissioning crew in 1995. During the decommissioning, he became a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (M.I.E.E.). After the decommissioning, in 1996, he was assigned to planetside duty as the Adjutant to Lord High Admiral Horatio Churchill. While on Earth, he became a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (M.I.Mech.E.). In 2001, Lieutenant von Moltke-Somerset was assigned to commissioning crew of the HMAS Dauntless as her Main Propulsion Assistant to the Chief Engineer and promoted to rank of lieutenant commander a result of the position. In a ceremony that was conducted in the hangar decks of HMAS Dauntless on the 9th of June in the year of Our Lord 2003, Lieutenant Commander von Moltke-Somerset relieved Commander Winston as Chief Engineer and was promoted to commander.
Background: His half-German background is not unique among nobility of the United Kingdom especially since Bismarck’s political maneuvering with Prince Consort Albert caused the German Confederation to enter as a province of the United Kingdom under his wife, Queen Victoria. Her crowning as Kaiserin is hailed as a milestone in the development of the United Kingdom of Planets and has allowed more British-German nobility intermarriages.