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Destroyers are normally the largest of the escort class ship whose primary mission is to provide protection to other vessels.


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Description[edit]

Destroyers do not, as a rule, carry a spinal mount. They are thus not considered major combatants by the Imperial Navy, though their armament of bay and turret weapons can be formidable. Sizes range from 1,000- to 3,000-ton, with a general emphasis on maneuver rather than defense.

Strategy and Doctrine[edit]

Although the Imperial Navy sees destroyer-class vessels as escorts, they are often pressed into service in other roles. Destroyers can thus be encountered operating solo or in squadrons. Missions include guard ship, flag-showing, patrol and even strike against relatively soft targets. A destroyer is more than a match for any civilian vessel, but even squadrons should not take on major combatants.

History and background[edit]

Destroyers have been the backbones of navies since the days of wet navies. While battleships and cruisers hold the line, they are enormous investments of resources and can only ever be in one location at a time. Typically many destroyers can be purchased for the price of just one battleship or cruiser making them far more effective at patrol and related duties where coverage is more important than concentrated combat capability.

Destroyer Classes[edit]

Destroyer Classes
Type Code Remarks
Destroyer DD The primary role of the (DD) destroyer is that of a high-speed escort supporting fleet operations. They are used to probe the enemy to gather information, and at the same time prevent the enemy from doing the same. They perform a vital role of repelling system defense boats and other small combatants. They are also useful for taking out other fixed system defenses.
Destroyer Escort DE Destroyer escorts (DE) are much smaller ships then the destroyer. Their primary role, as their name implies, is that of an escort. Although they play a variety of other roles convoy duty is where they come into their own. If they can not defeat an enemy, they can slow them down and occupy them long enough for the convoy to attempt an escape. Other names for this class vessel include Light Escort, Close Escort, Sloop, and Corvette.
Destroyer Leader DL Destroyer Leaders (DL) fill a role between that of a destroyer and that of a cruiser. They are basically a destroyer on steroids. Their primary function is that of flotilla leader for a group of destroyers and may be referred to as such.
Pursuit Destroyer DP Pursuit destroyers (DP) are designed for long-term endurance. Their role is to provide rear area and frontier security. They do not normally operate in a fleet support role, but tend to be lone wolves looking for pirates and enemies attempting to penetrate the frontier. These ships are the natural enemy of the strike destroyer. Where the strike destroyer plays the offensive role of attempting to penetrate the enemies defenses, the pursuit destroyer seeks to prevent and destroy them.
Strike Destroyer DS Strike destroyers (DS) are intended for long-range reconnaissance and deep level offensive operations. Their best defense is their stealth, and are not intended to take on offensive operations against ships of similar weight and weapons. They run from serious competition and target under-defended installations and smaller ships. They will try to avoid taking serious damage unless there is a good reason for doing so.

Representative Types[edit]

72 Representative Destroyer (DD) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Ancona class Destroyer Glenauran Signatorate DD 12 6,000 3
Androct class Destroyer Council of Leh Perash DD 13 9,000 4
Black Adder class Destroyer Darrian Confederation DD 15 4,700 2
Buigoon class Destroyer Galian Federation DD 11 6,000 2
Burke class Destroyer Leader Third Imperium DD 15 9,000 4
Callus Heart class Fleet Escort Federation of Alsas DD 12 6,800 3
Clergy class Destroyer Ecclesiasty of Narquel DD 15 9,000 1
Coleridge class Destroyer Principality of Caledon DD 12 5,000 3
Crusader class Destroyer Free and Holy Federation of Amil DD 13 8,500 2
Decisive Action class Destroyer Talokan Armed Forces DD 13 9,000 4
Dezhdrle class Destroyer Zhodani DD 14 5,000 3
Dulcinae class Destroyer Confederacy of Duncinae DD 11 10,000 1
Easter class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 4,200 4
Enshbasi class Destroyer Zhodani DD 14 5,000 4
Faker class Fleet Escort Mapepire Cluster DD 12 9,800 3
Felid class Destroyer Firstworlds DD 10 3,300 1
Fraydon class Destroyer Pador (world) DD 12 4,000 2
Gazulin Guardian class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 11 4,000 2
Goblin class Destroyer Sword Worlds DD 12 2,000 3
Gormandoacy class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 5,000 4
Grom class Destroyer Karhyri Worlds DD 11 2,200 2
Hall class Destroyer Principality of Caledon DD 12 5,000 3
Heng-O class Destroyer Mercantile Concord DD 10 10,000 1
Heng-O Type 22 class Destroyer Mercantile Concord DD 10 6,000 1
Heng-O Type 24 class Destroyer Mercantile Concord DD 11 7,500 2
Herrick class Destroyer Principality of Caledon DD 12 4,500 3
Holdemar class Destroyer Tenjada Moralitate DD 12 5,000 3
Hopper class Destroyer Protectorate of Leset DD 12 5,000 2
Hostel class Destroyer Jarnac Pashalic DD 13 2,800 3
Jask class Destroyer Enlightened DD 11 5,000 2
Javelin class Destroyer Bain Defense Squadron DD 10 345 1
Jerzhtsie class Destroyer Zhodani DD 14 8,000 3
KE12 Sarash class Destroyer Korsumug Empire DD 10 1,200 1
TBD class Attack Boat Third Imperium DD 15 7,000 4
Leningrad class Destroyer Kostov Confederate Republic DD 12 4,000 3
Liberte class Destroyer Strend DD 14 3,400 4
Longbow class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 3,000 6
McClaren class Destroyer Principality of Caledon DD 11 3,000 2
McKenzie class Destroyer Principality of Caledon DD 12 5,200 3
Moisura class Destroyer Duchy of Trelyn DD 14 2,000 4
MolTol class Destroyer Iltharan DD 12 6,000 3
Muavenet class Destroyer Khuur League DD 12 1,765 3
Nemesis class Destroyer Carter Technocracy DD 11 2,000 2
Nexus Gearing class Destroyer Distant Fringe DD 12 2,000 2
Oreo class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 7,000 3
Orpheus class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 3,540 4
Payback class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 9,000 3
Penedur class Destroyer Unity of Sed DD 12 4,000 2
Pharos class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 7,000 4
Pulmigory class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 13 3,500 4
Rajiv class Destroyer Principality of Caledon DD 12 5,000 3
Restrained class Destroyer Old Worlds Navy DD 12 4,000 3
Rhinegold class Destroyer Sword Worlds DD 12 8,000 3
Sadist class Destroyer Solomani DD 14 4,000 5
Sampson class Destroyer Federation of Garrone DD 11 1,200 2
Satvet class Destroyer Khuur League DD 12 1,854 3
Sha'a class Destroyer Sath Alliance DD 11 1,000 2
Skukikikar class Patrol Cruiser Shukikikar League DD 11 5,000 2
Soaring Wing class Destroyer Esaran Cultural Area DD 11 5,000 2
Spruance class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 8,000 4
Strider class Destroyer Delsun DD 9 4,000 1
Striker class Destroyer Solomani DD 13 2,800 4
TC11 Falbin class Destroyer Trooles Confederation DD 11 1,100 2
TC12 Ivorholm class Destroyer Trooles Confederation DD 11 1,200 2
TC13 Falcon class Destroyer Trooles Confederation DD 11 1,300 2
Tembo class Destroyer Khan World League DD 9 2,000 1
Torrel class Destroyer Third Imperium DD 15 6,000 5
Type 052D Yulang III class Destroyer Sindalian Empire DD 13 7,000 4
Tyrian Lordship class Destroyer Tyrian Lordships DD 11 4,000 2
War Hound class Destroyer Sudi Verisian Navy DD 12 3,000 2
Xuesen class Destroyer Saldazar Security Squadron DD 11 3,300 2
Zhdrbaeliprietl class Destroyer Zhodani DD 14 6,000 2
50 Representative Destroyer Escort (DE) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Agrippa class Destroyer Escort Terran Confederation DE 11 1,000 2
Antarian class Brig Antares Imperium DE 11 900 2
Ballista class Solar Sailor Taa Navy DE 9 700 1
Blass class Brig Enlightened DE 11 400 2
Castle class Sloop Principality of Caledon DE 12 1,280 3
Chrysanthemum class Destroyer Escort Third Imperium DE 15 1,000 4
Convoyer class Close Escort Anubian Trade Coalition DE 12 1,000 3
Duke class Light Security Vessel Grand Duchy of Marlheim DE 10 400 1
Durt class Destroyer Escort Yimin Jiti DE 11 800 2
Emerald class Destroyer Escort DE 12 500 2
Eradicator class Destroyer Escort Geonee DE 12 500 3
Esqua class Destroyer Escort DE 10 800 1
Estalia class Warship Caliphate of Estalia DE 10 700 1
Fer-de-lance class Destroyer Escort Third Imperium DE 15 1,000 4
Flower class Sloop Principality of Caledon DE 12 1,200 2
Gable class Destroyer Escort DE 11 1,000 2
Heng-O class Small Escort Mercantile Concord DE 10 1,200 1
Hopkins class Destroyer Escort Third Imperium DE 13 400 4
Ipltsiedle class Destroyer Escort Zhodani DE 14 1,200 4
Isokaze class Destroyer Escort Third Imperium DE 15 1,500 5
Jimenez class Destroyer Escort Saldazar Security Squadron DE 11 300 2
KE6 Plague class Brig Korsumug Empire DE 10 600 1
KE8 Blockade class Lancer Korsumug Empire DE 10 800 1
KE9 Unleashed class Destroyer Escort Korsumug Empire DE 10 900 1
Kotaka class Destroyer Escort Ushran Navy DE 12 500 2
League class Brig Plavian League DE 10 400 1
Lucifer class Destroyer Escort Third Imperium DE 15 400 4
Moshulu class Destroyer Escort Darrian Confederation DE 13 1,110 4
Mossip class Destroyer Escort Third Imperium DE 13 1,000 4
Nederland class Destroyer Escort Langemarck Coalition DE 13 1,000 4
Predator class Sloop Principality of Caledon DE 11 1,200 2
Qatan class Destroyer Escort The Last Line DE 11 400 2
River class Sloop Principality of Caledon DE 12 1,000 2
Ronkli class Combat Transport Saldazar Security Squadron DE 11 300 2
Rule of Man class Brig Solomani DE 11 800 2
Shamshir class Destroyer Escort DE 11 1,000 2
Sii'kha class Destroyer Escort Sath Alliance DE 11 400 2
Snow class Destroyer Escort Third Imperium DE 15 1,000 4
Sultanhisar class Destroyer Escort Khuur League Fleet DE 12 197 3
TC6 Bisak class Brig Trooles Confederation DE 11 600 2
TC7 Tongal class Brigantine Trooles Confederation DE 11 700 2
TC9 Forgald class Destroyer Escort Trooles Confederation DE 11 900 2
Type D47 class Destroyer Escort Queendom Remnants DE 10 700 1
Type G class Frigate Third Imperium DE 15 1,000 4
Tyrian Lordship class Destroyer Escort Tyrian Lordships DE 11 1,200 2
Velroi class Escort Destroyer Solomani DE 13 2,000 2
Wyvern class Destroyer Escort DE 14 200 4
Zdieench class Destroyer Escort Zhodani DE 14 1,000 3
Zhdits class Destroyer Escort Zhodani DE 14 400 4
Zhosibadle class Destroyer Escort Zhodani DE 14 1,000 4
5 Representative Light Destroyer (DL) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Auldwich class Light Destroyer Solomani DL 13 2,000 2
Lomba class Light Destroyer Solomani DL 14 2,000 4
TC14 Ralmu class Destroyer Leader Trooles Confederation DL 11 1,400 2
Vuruna class Destroyer Leader Firstworlds DL 10 5,000 1
Zhdiak class Light Destroyer Zhodani DL 14 4,000 3
7 Representative Strike Destroyer (DS) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Cadiz class Fast Destroyer Solomani Confederation DS 14 4,000 4
Curzon class Destroyer Solomani Confederation DS 14 3,000 4
Fenross class Destroyer Solomani DS 14 7,500 4
Formaine class Destroyer Solomani DS 14 5,000 4
Kayatenga class Destroyer Solomani DS 14 4,000 4
Kurrigan class Destroyer Solomani DS 14 5,000 4
Xianghou class Destroyer Solomani DS 13 5,000 3

DX Representative Types[edit]

Tech
Level
Class Tonnage Jump
11 Midu Hadaasi class Destroyer 3,000 J-4
11 Shamrock class Destroyer Escort 1,000 J-4
10 Nettles class Destroyer Escort 1,000 J-4

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