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Paramilitary Ships are a step in-between civilian and military starships. They patrol the system as police, inspectors, and in a variety institutional roles. They may carry armament, but usually much less than a comparable military platform.

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

This page primarily covers Imperial ships and those ships that frequent the Imperial Fringe. Paramilitary ships are typically industrial and system defense ships although the class generally includes many kinds of communications ships as well. The vast majority of paramilitary ships are used by smaller interstellar polities (Pocket Empires) and World-States. They are most often intended for star system economic development and self defense.

Selected Overview of Ship Roles[edit]

Some ship types widely used within Charted Space include:

  1. Communication Vessel (X)
  2. Corsair (P)
  3. Scout/Courier (S)
  4. Smallcraft (U)
  5. System Defense Boat (SB)
  6. Unclassified (Z)
  7. X-boat (X)

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

No information yet available.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Paramilitary Ships typically serve the following roles:

  1. Type C class Mercenary Cruiser
    1. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    2. Byrna class Mercenary Cruiser
    3. Duke Boris class Mercenary Cruiser
    4. Mauler class Mercenary Cruiser
    5. Tethys class Mercenary Transport
  2. Type CE class Close Escort
    1. Gazelle class Close Escort
    2. Independence class Patrol Cruiser
    3. Tempus class Patrol Vessel
    4. Vayu class Patrol Cruiser
  3. Type EDSV class Extended Duration Survey Vessel
  4. Type JS class Jump Ship
  5. Type X class X-Boat
  6. Type P class Corsair
    1. Fang class Corsair
    2. Guegha class Corsair
    3. Harmony class Corsair
    4. Harrier class Commerce Raider
    5. Hkisyeleaa class Slaver [1]
    6. Iron Fist class Pirate Corsair
    7. Kom class Corsair
    8. Nishemani class Corsair
    9. Rrazaghz class Corsair
    10. Ral Ranta class Corsair
    11. Sokhkhun class Raider Q-Carrier
    12. Sorrgheg class Reaver
    13. Type VP class Corsair [2]
  7. Type PT class Patrol Tender
    1. Fang class Corsair
  8. Type S class Scout/Courier AKA Type S class Multimission Scout
    1. Aegis class Scout
    2. Elbing class Scout
    3. Gishiash class Stealth Scout
    4. Golf Ball class VIP Transport Scout
    5. Hraye class Scout [3]
    6. Ihateisho class Scout [4]
    7. Mosquito class Scout
    8. Pukharra class Fast Scout
    9. Serpent class Scout
    10. Sulieman class Scout/Courier
    11. Type SI class Intruder Scout
    12. Type VS class Scout [5]
    13. Vega class Scout
  9. Type SB class System Defense Boat
    1. Bandersnatch class System Defense Boat
    2. Dragon class System Defense Boat
    3. Roye class System Defense Boat
    4. Sentry class System Defense Boat
    5. Wyvern class System Defense Boat
    6. Wyrm class System Defense Boat
  10. Type SX class Fleet Courier AKA Type SX class Scout/Courier [6]
    1. Ithilien class Scoutship [7]
    2. Iyeliy class Messenger [8]
    3. Ktiyhui class Courier [9]
    4. Marathon class Fleet Courier
    5. Ranger class Courier
  11. Type T class Patrol Ship AKA Type T class Patrol Cruiser AKA Type TP class Patrol Cruiser
    1. Dyaus class Patrol Cruiser
    2. Jaghara class Patrol Cruiser
    3. Rudra class Patrol Cruiser
    4. Vayu class Patrol Cruiser
  12. Type VF class Frigate [10]
  13. Type VM class Packet [11]
  14. Type X class Express Boat AKA X-boat
  15. Type XT class Express Boat Tender
    1. Lirshala class Express Boat Tender
    2. Purcell class Express Boat Tender

Selected Ship Classes[edit]

Some ship classes widely used within Charted Space include:

  1. Admiral Bertil class Armed Liner
  2. Aegis class Scout
  3. Aeogz class Corsair
  4. Ares Dragon class Mercenary Cruiser
  5. Arzhent class Prospector/Surveyor
  6. Bandersnatch class System Defense Boat
  7. Bannerjee class System Defense Boat
  8. Baso Rita class Small Survey Ship
  9. Bayonnet class Gunned Scout
  10. Belladonna class Exploratory Clipper
  11. Blakeway class First Response Vessel
  12. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser
  13. Buccaneer class Blockade Runner
  14. Centaur class Mercenary Carrier
  15. Centurion class Close Escort
  16. Chiron class Hunter
  17. Columbus class Fleet Courier
  18. Condor class Belt Surveyor
  19. Cortez class Salvage Ship
  20. Count Irurk class Patrol Cruiser
  21. Donosev class Survey Scout
  22. Dragon class System Defense Boat
  23. Dyaus class Patrol Cruiser
  24. Eiriksson class Scout
  25. Elbing class Scout
  26. Elson class Explorer Vessel
  27. Explorer class Scoutship
  28. Faith class Quarantine Cutter
  29. Fang class Corsair
  30. Fiery class Gunned Escort
  31. Garuda class Modular Vessel
  32. Gazelle class Close Escort
  33. Gibson class Scout/Courier
  34. Gishiash class Stealth Scout
  35. Golf Ball class VIP Transport Scout
  36. Gorgon class Hunter
  37. Harrier class Commerce Raider
  38. Hellbeast class Corsair AKA Type P class Corsair
  39. Herald class Fast Messenger
  40. Hkisyeleaa class Slaver [12]
  41. Hraye class Scout [13]
  42. Hunter class Armored Scout
  43. Ihateisho class Scout [14]
  44. liken class Scout/Courier
  45. Independence class Patrol Cruiser
  46. Indigo class Pirate Carrier
  47. Iris class Armored Packet
  48. Iron Fist class Pirate Corsair
  49. Ithilien class Scoutship [15]
  50. Iyeliy class Messenger [16]
  51. Jaghara class Patrol Cruiser
  52. Jump Shuttle
  53. Kankur class Frontier Courier
  54. Khadumir class Fast Courier
  55. Kharis class Patrol Cruiser
  56. Ktiyhui class Courier [17]
  57. Lintula class Survey Vessel AKA Lintula class Extended Duration Survey Vessel
  58. Lirshala class Express Boat Tender
  59. Luminous class Courier
  60. Machii class Scout Cruiser
  61. Magenta class Repair Ship
  62. Manta class Fueler
  63. Marathon class Fleet Courier
  64. Mercy class Rescue Vessel
  65. Midas class Courier
  66. Modular Scout Courier
  67. Monitor class Scout
  68. Monty class Blockade Runner
  69. Mosquito class Scout
  70. Murphy class Scout
  71. Nemesis class Pursuit Ship
  72. Newt class Scout
  73. Nina class Scout Cruiser
  74. Nishemani class Corsair
  75. Nostrii class Science Scout
  76. Ocklosh class Salvage Ship
  77. Phidippides class Fast Courier
  78. Porpir class Patrol Ship
  79. Pukharra class Fast Scout
  80. Purcell class Express Boat Tender
  81. Pytheas class Exploratory Cruiser
  82. Qasar class Scout Cruiser
  83. Ranger class Courier
  84. Ronkli class Combat Transport
  85. Roye class System Defense Boat
  86. Rudra class Patrol Cruiser
  87. Salient class Patrol Frigate
  88. Sentry class System Defense Boat
  89. Serpent class Scout
  90. Sheridan class Navy Salvage ship
  91. Siigiizun class Search and Rescue Vessel
  92. Slade Mark I class Frontier Raider
  93. Sokhkhun class Raider Q-Carrier
  94. Somnulus class Ambulance Ship
  95. Sorrgheg class Reaver
  96. Starleaper class Exploration Vessel
  97. Stedlas class System Defense Boat
  98. Sulieman class Scout/Courier
  99. Sulieman II class Seeker
  100. Sydkai class Cruiser
  101. Tathoe class Scout/Courier
  102. Telemon class Survey Scout
  103. Tempus class Patrol Vessel
  104. Tethys class Mercenary Transport
  105. Theevka class Corsair
  106. Trinity class Patrol Ship
  107. Type C class Mercenary Cruiser
  108. Type CE class Close Escort
  109. Type EDSV class Extended Duration Survey Vessel
  110. Type JS class Jump Ship
  111. Type KX clas X-Boat
  112. Type P class Corsair
  113. Type PT class Patrol Tender
  114. Type S class Multimission Scout
  115. Type S class Scout/Courier
  116. Type SB class System Defense Boat
  117. Type SI class Intruder Scout
  118. Type SX class Fleet Courier AKA Type SX class Scout/Courier [18]
  119. Type T class Patrol Ship AKA Type T class Patrol Cruiser AKA Type TP class Patrol Cruiser
  120. Type VF class Frigate [19]
  121. Type VM class Packet [20]
  122. Type VP class Corsair [21]
  123. Type VS class Scout [22]
  124. Type VX class Courier [23]
  125. Type X class Express Boat AKA X-boat
  126. Type XM class Interplanetary Express Boat
  127. Type XSS class Express Solar Sailor
  128. Type XT class Express Boat Tender
  129. Vayu class Patrol Cruiser
  130. Vega class Scout
  131. Victrix class Courier
  132. Vigilant class Starmerc Armed Liner
  133. Vulture class Salvage Hauler
  134. Wanderer class Scout/Courier
  135. Watchdog class Fleet Picket
  136. Wyvern class System Defense Boat
  137. Wyrm class System Defense Boat
  138. Xebec class Explorer
  139. Zheng He class Survey Vessel

Selected Smallcraft Classes[edit]

Smallcraft:

  1. Cutter
    1. Douane class Customs Cutter
    2. Gendarme class Armed Response Cutter
  2. Couriers (Communication Smallcraft)
    1. Excalibur class Express Packet Boat
  3. Exploratory Smallcraft
    1. Jump-Boat
  4. Gig
    1. Blain Virishii class Customs Gig
    2. Connor McBane class Customs Gig
    3. Harvey Walbash class Customs Gig
    4. Jared Al'Kaseel class Customs Gig
  5. Patrol Smallcraft
    1. Cuspid class Gunboat
    2. Fang class System Defense Boat
    3. Modular Inspection Launch
  6. Sensor Platform Smallcraft
    1. Foxbat class Pathfinder
  7. Space Tug
    1. Hercules class Space Tug

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Paramilitary Ships serve important functions to World-States and even interstellar governments. They patrol the outer system, provide rescue services, connect outposts and non-mainworld colonies, and connect a system beyond the mainworld.

Ship Summary List[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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