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V-class Carriers are designed to carry large numbers of combatant smallcraft (...under 100 tons), which in turn attack the enemy’s combatant vessels or world surfaces.

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Description (Specifications)

Carriers are starships designed to carry large numbers of small combat vessels, termed either fighters or system defense boats, to screen the battle fleet or support a planetary invasion. The smaller craft are arranged into groupings known as carried squadrons.

  • Fighters and light SDBs are little more than an annoying distraction in a major fleet action, but they can be extremely effective against ships of cruiser class or less.
  • Frequently large displacement hulls are used with an unstreamlined dispersed structure. Imperial navies prefer hulls which can carry some armor and often use large launch tubes for rapid fighter deployment and recovery, often in place of a spinal mounted weapon, and sometimes in addition to it. Screens, repulsors, and defensive batteries are a top priority for protection and numerous small beam batteries are used to shoot down enemy fighters.

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Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)

To understand carrier operations is to understand the utility and limitations of fleet fighters. Carriers are used to defend fleets from enemy fighters. They can maintain a combat space patrol. Fighters with sufficiently large and sophisticated computers can score hits on enemy minor combatants and degrade enemy escort strength. One squadron per escort is typical for massed volley fire. Fusion armed fighters rush in for close assaults to increase their chances of scoring penetrating hits against low agility lightly armored targets. Fighters can be used to finish weakened ships which have withdrawn from the line of battle for repairs. They can provide cover for boarding operations as well. They can provide close point defense by intercepting homing ordinance targeting friendly fleet assets. They are invaluable for planetary assaults and are critical for marines to survive. Close fighter support allows assault capsules to land, supplies to arrive and wounded to be evacuated. Fighter strikes are used to smash hard targets so that marine forces can bypass centers of resistance and maintain an accelerated offensive tempo vital for their style of assault. They leave protracted siege to follow on army units.

Supraclass Roles

Subcraft Carriers typically serve as Carriers or Tenders:

Carriers typically serve the following roles:
Largecraft & Bigcraft:

V-class Carrier Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Assault Carrier VA
Battle Carrier VB
Carrier V (namesake)
Command Carrier VC
Escort Carrier VE
Fleet Carrier VF
Heavy Carrier VH
Light Carrier VL
Mercenary Carrier VE
Micro-Escort Carrier VE
Pocket Carrier VP
Provincial Combat Carrier VF
Range Carrier VF
Strike Carrier VA
System Defense Carrier VD

Tenders typically serve the following roles:
Largecraft & Bigcraft:

VT-class Tender Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Attack Boat Tender VTB
Battle Tender VTB
Battlerider Carrier VTB
Command Tender VTC
Commercial Tender TV
Communication Tender XT
Cruiser Tender VT
Defense Tender VTD
Destroyer Tender VT
Escort Tender VTE
Fast Tender VTF
Fighter Tender VT
Fleet Tender VTF
Frontier Tender VTF
Heavy Tender VTH
Interdiction Tender VTD
Jump Carrier TV
Jump Shuttle TV
Light Tender VTL
Medium Tender VTM
Repair Tender VT
Ship Tender VT
Ship Transporter TV
Strike Tender VTB
Superheavy Tender VTS
System Defense Boat Tender VTD
Tender (Militarized) VT (Namesake)
Ultraheavy Tender VTU
Very Light Tender VTE
Xboat Tender XT

Size-Class Roles for Carrier Vessels

Carriers:

  1. Utility Craft (U) (1 to 99 tons)
  2. Escort Carrier (VE) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  3. Light Carrier (VL) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
  4. Medium Carrier (VM) (100,000 to 199,999 tons)
  5. Pocket Carrier (VP) (200,000 to 249,999 tons)
  6. Heavy Carrier (VH) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
  7. Superheavy Carrier (VS) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
  8. Ultraheavy Carrier (VU) (1,000,000 or more tons)

Supraclass Archetypal Roles

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

V-class Subcraft Carrier Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Subcraft Carrier V (namesake) Lurenti class Battle Carrier V-class vessels represent a school of thought using larger vessels to deploy smaller ones, or subcraft. The Subcraft Carrier supraclass includes both carriers and tenders. Carriers carry smallcraft fighters and tenders carry bigcraft battle riders.
  • V = Vehicle Carrier, aViation or voler, etc.
  • Voler is a Terran French word meaning "to fly."
Assault Carrier VA Wind class Strike Carrier Assault Carriers specialize in planetary assault using their fighters to conduct round-the-clock surface bombardment missions and then shuttling down troop transports and armored fighting vehicles.
  • A = Assault, Attack, Strike, etc.
  • VA-14: These Carriers carry assault landers and other craft whose missions are focused on ground assault mission, rather then fighters. These vessels usually carry large numbers of troops.
  • VS-13/-15: The VS-13/-15 series is a new line of carriers designed independent of the VF-11/-12 series.
Battle Carrier VB Wind class Strike Carrier Battle Carrier: Interstellar ship transport intended to carry fighters into combat. Generally a dispersed structure (...of up to one million tons), it transports a squadron of a number of fighters ready for immediate launch upon entry into a system. While the fighters press the attack, the battle carrier stays in reserve for protection.
  • B = Battle, Combat, Far, Fast, Frontier, etc.
Command Carrier VC War Child class Command Carrier Command Carriers perform flagship roles, coordinating large numbers of fighters. courier vessels, scout vessels, and line combatants, as the center of a battle fleet. This role is ordinarily taken by a fleet's premier battleships.
  • C = Command
Defense Carrier VD TBD class Defense Carrier Defense Carriers are a specialized form of carriers that forward deploy fighters in similar roles to SDBs. The use of defense carriers can strategically deny fleets access to gas giants or other fuel sources and thus deny enemy battle battle fleets strategic mobility and flexibility.
  • D = Defense
Escort Carrier VE Hyperion class Escort Carrier Escort Carriers or Very Light Carriers are small vessels that displace between 100 to 2,499 tons in size. While not very useful for larger fleet formations, they are great in an escort role, putting out a sensor picket, protecting against other fighters, or for strikes against lightly defended targets. They can also be built relatively quickly, staffed quickly, and quickly deployed into action. Many fleets operate escort carriers because of their usefulness within their identified roles.
Fleet Carrier VF Antiama class Fleet Carrier Fleet Carriers are built to operate as part of a fleet, not independently. Their subcraft provide tactical and strategic support to a line a battlefleet a CruRon or a BatRon. Their fighters provide sensor pickets, an expanded sensor net, either in a tactical or strategic sense, provide missile shields intercepting enemy munitions, or provide strike assets damaging enemy capital ships. They are dependent on other capital ships and auxiliary elements such as tankers or combat support ships.
  • F = Fleet, Combat Support, Strategic, etc.
  • VF-11: The massive VF-11 was produced to provide support for the vast numbers of fighters that fleet tactics required. The size and design of the VF-11 call for an independent refueling tanker, the TV-11.
  • VF-12: The technological development of the VF-11 into the VF-12 also called for a similar tanker, but rather than design a new vessel, the TV-11 was used without change.
Heavy Carrier VH Midway class Heavy Carrier A Heavy Carrier is a size-displacement category which includes vessels that weigh between 250,000 to 499,999 tons. Heavies are very large craft, as big as many cruisers and battleships and capable of carrying a large, powerful load of subcraft, enough fighters to seriously threaten most battle fleets.
  • H = Heavy
  • VH-13: Very large carrier designed to serve as a force flagship, carrying a large suite of defensive weaponry. Due to its size, cost, and complexity, they were not considered effective units. The smaller carriers are favored due to cost effectiveness and tactical flexibility.
Light Carrier VL Skimkish class Light Carrier A Light Carrier is a size-displacement category which includes vessels that weigh between 2,500 to 99,999 tons. Light vessels can be impressive craft, just under 100k in tonnage, which is more than large enough to threaten merchant vessels, smaller system defense fleets, and many lesser targets including smaller world-states.
  • L = Light
  • VL-15: The higher-tech trend is to smaller carriers. The VL-15 light carrier
Medium Carrier VM Antiama class Fleet Carrier A Medium Carrier is a size-displacement category which includes vessels that weigh between 100,000 to 199,999 tons. Medium vessels are large vessels, cruiser-sized, and are general considered capital ships, serious combatants. They require serious resources, logistical support, and large crews, but they project power across interstellar distances when used correctly in ways that no escort or destroyer can match.
  • M = Medium
Pocket Carrier VP Horror class Strike Carrier A Pocket Carrier is a size-displacement category which includes vessels that weigh between 200,000 to 249,999 tons.
  • P = Pocket
  • VP-15: Even smaller than the light carriers is the VP-15 pocket carrier continuing the higher-tech trend to smaller, more inexpensive vessels.
Superheavy Carrier VS Mordax class Fleet Carrier A Superheavy Carrier is a size-displacement category which includes vessels that weigh between 500,000 to 999,999 tons. Superheavies are incredibly large vessels, bigger than the resources of the typical pocket empire or world-state can construct. They take years to build, requiring huge costs, massive expenditures of resources, and massive crews. They are rarely available in other than very small runs, but they have massive combat power.
  • S = Superheavy
Tender VT (namesake) World class Battle Tender Tenders carry bigcraft, which is to say subcraft that are 100 tons or larger in displacement. These subcraft are significantly larger, more powerful, and longer-legged than the smallcraft fighters carried by traditional carriers. This gives significantly more strategic options than a fighter-equipped carrier, but not always better striking power within a fighter's range envelope. The Battle Rider is the prototypical bigcraft carried by Battle Tenders and entire schools of naval strategy have arisen concerning their usage and deployment. [1]
Ultraheavy Carrier VU Kliqrv class Battle Carrier A Ultraheavy Carrier is a size-displacement category which includes vessels that weigh 1,000,000 or more tons. Ultraheavies are not for the thrifty... Only the largest of supra-polities can afford them, and they are almost always specialized for very specific roles, typically as flag ships for the largest fleets.
  • U = Ultraheavy
Commercial Tender & Ship Transporter TV Mariner class Frame Carrier Ship Transporters or commercial tenders are similar to carriers and tenders, but instead of military subcraft, they carry civilian subcraft. The concept is similar to the battle rider concept, except in a civilian application. The class also includes various kinds of jump ships or jump trains, specialized to carry variable cargos, or as jump shuttles.
NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

History & Background (Dossier)

Historically different navies have used fighters differently.

  • Imperial fleets do not heavily emphasize carriers as the ships that decide battles. They carefully pair carriers with assault squadrons and battle squadrons with fleet tenders. Fighters can screen the launching and recovery of battle riders. Battle riders are used to destroy enemy ships of the line and the fighters make sure some survive recovery operations.
  • Vargr fighter pilots are widely regarded as fierce and unpredictable opponents. Corsairs use fighters when available. Fighter pilot duty is seen as extremely charismatic among the Vargr.
  • Zhodani fleets are more likely to place fighters on small patrol ships for intelligence gathering and recon. Some of this is thought to be supplemented by psionic crew members. They use the fighters as a force multiplier to give smaller ships more batteries to bring to bear against smaller combatants and are very helpful during commerce raiding deep behind enemy lines.

Selected Variant Types & Classes

Warship - Carrier:

  1. Type TBD class Carrier
    1. TBD class Free Carrier

Warship - Tender:

  1. Type TBD class Tender
    1. TBD class Free Tender

Ship Summary List

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

113 Representative Subcraft Carrier (V) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Aatsdivr class Battle Tender VTB X BCS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Aggressive Predator class Attack Boat Tender VTE 1,000 ACS 9 Cambre Accord 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Antiama class Fleet Carrier VM 100,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender VTD 5,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 1 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arethusa class Destroyer Tender VTL 3,300 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
As'ah class Fleet Tender VTF 6,000 BCS 11 Sath Alliance 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aster class Fleet Tender VTF 18,000 BCS 10 Plavian League 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Auliaau class Battle Carrier VTB 240,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Avenger class Escort Carrier VL 8,200 BCS 12 Ushran Navy 3 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Beaumonde class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bengal class Carrier VE 1,000 ACS 10 Bain Defense Squadron 1 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bullfrog class Fighter Tender VL 7,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Bulwark class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 BCS 12 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cavern of Fangs class Escort Carrier VE 900 ACS 14 Vargr Extents 5 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Centaur class Mercenary Carrier VE 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cleon class Battle Tender VTB 500,000 FCS 14 Third Imperium 3 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cluster class Light Fleet Carrier VL 49,900 ACS 10 Tellerian Cluster 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Collossal class Light Carrier VL 36,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Confederate class Scout Station VTE 1,000 ACS 7 Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Daprolix class Battle Tender VTB 9,000 BCS 11 Daprolix Juncture of Suns 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Das Reich class Very Light Carrier VE 1,000 ACS 9 Langemarck Coalition 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dauntless class Light Carrier VL 60,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
De Gaulle class Light Carrier VL 3,000 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Echaahan class Command Carrier VC 100,000 BCS 12 Iltharan 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Euphrates Rio class Fleet Tender VTF 4,000 BCS 9 Jurisdiction of Nadon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exilicanda class Medium Carrier VM 100,000 BCS 13 Council of Leh Perash 4 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fagad Avalar class Tender VTE 1,000 ACS 9 Avalar Consulate 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fuchuan class Warship Carrier VL 13,000 ACS 10 Celestial League 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Garin class Light Carrier VL 10,000 BCS 10 Firstworlds 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Goke class Fleet Tender VTH 322,000 FCS 12 Khuur League Fleet 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gorodish class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No Yes. Published, canon ship design.
Hangar class Light Fleet Carrier VL 6,000 ACS 12 Nexus Fleet Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hecla class Destroyer Tender VTL 10,000 BCS 12 Third Imperium 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heng-O class Light Carrier VL 40,000 BCS 10 Mercantile Concord 1 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Holy Mother class Fleet Tender VTM 178,000 BCS 13 Free and Holy Federation of Amil 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Horror class Strike Carrier VPS 200,000 BCS 12 Old Worlds Navy 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hybrid Zeno class Light Carrier VL 3,600 ACS 11 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hyperion class Escort Carrier VE 1,000 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Iinen class Fleet Tender VTM 200,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Imperial Standard class Fleet Tender VTS 700,000 FCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Indomitable class Fleet Carrier VF 160,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ishker class Command Carrier VC 25,000 BCS 11 The Last Line 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jacent Capital class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 13 Darrian Confederation 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jderveledr class Fleet Carrier VPF 200,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jesel class Fleet Tender VTF 12,800 BCS 11 The Last Line 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jossto class Battle Rider Carrier VTH 350,000 FCS 11 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kiev class Fleet Tender VTM 200,000 BCS 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kliqrv class Ultraheavy Battle Carrier VU 1,000,000 WCS 13 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kosigar class Light Carrier VL 4,000 BCS 13 Solomani Confederation 3 0.9 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Last Armada class Fleet Tender VTF 99,000 BCS 11 Terran Confederation 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
League class Fleet Tender VTF 90,000 BCS 11 Shukikikar League 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liaoning class Light Carrier VL 65,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liaoning class Strike Carrier VB 65,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liapryrzh class Battle Carrier VTS 750,000 FCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lorimar class Strike Carrier VA 80,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lurenti class Battle Carrier VTH 300,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Maggart class Battle Tender VTB 2,750 BCS 14 Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Mar class Strike Carrier VA 6,000 BCS 12 Eslyat Magistracy 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Merant class Fleet Tender VTB 12,000 BCS 10 Rimward Federation 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Midway class Heavy Carrier VH 400,000 FCS 13 Solomani Confederation 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mie class Fleet Tender VTB 10,000 BCS 13 Taakas Yh'Drak 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Monica class Battle Tender VTB 48,000 BCS 10 Kao Republic 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mordax class Superheavy Fleet Carrier VS 800,000 FCS 13 Council of Leh Perash 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nianemiev class Battle Carrier VTU 1,000,000 WCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nisina class Escort Carrier VE 600 ACS 12 Barracks Emperors 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Norland class Fleet Tender VTF 80,000 BCS 13 Langemarck Coalition 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nova class Light Carrier VL 5,000 ACS 12 The Protectorate 3 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Olympica class Battle Tender VTH 300,000 FCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Oni class Fleet Tender VTB 200,000 ACS 12 Ras Tennol Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Oromet Delight
class Fleet Tender
VTM 126,000 BCS 12 Protectorate of Leset 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Owatarl class Tender VTE 600 ACS 12 Aslan Hierate 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Plavis class Fleet Tender VTF 26,000 BCS 10 Plavian League 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ranger class Escort Carrier VE 2,000 ACS 11 Katowice Conquest 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rapacious class Command Carrier VC 400,000 FCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Regal Ark class Light Fleet Carrier VL 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Revenger class Fleet Tender VTL 49,000 BCS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rita class Fleet Tender VTH 300,000 FCS 12 Council of the Wise 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender VTC 1,000,000 WCS 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Saeda class Fleet Tender VTF 49,000 BCS 10 First Fleet of Dzo 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sakhai class Assault Carrier VE 2,000 ACS 12 Aslan Hierate 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Senator class Battle Tender VTB 20,000 ACS 11 High Senate 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shinar class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Skimkish class Light Carrier VL 29,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
SLC8 Penetia class Light Carrier VL 3,600 BCS 13 Isaiat Dominate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Smeeppi class Carrier VTE 400 ACS 9 Akras 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sorority class Fleet Tender VTS 700,000 FCS 12 Sorority of Hygiea 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Spirit class Medium Carrier VM 100,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sshkih class Carrier VTL 8,000 BCS 11 Sath Alliance 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stanter class Defense Escort Carrier VD 2,000 ACS 9 Uffan Strategic Space Forces 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starbelt class Fleet Tender VTF 50,000 BCS 11 Trindel Confederacy 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stisahsheql class Battle Carrier VTS 550,000 FCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stormbringer class Fleet Tender VTF 40,000 BCS 10 Winston Democracy 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sveinhelm class Assault Carrier VA 2,000 ACS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Swarm Master class Fleet Tender VTD 14,840 BCS 10 The Biumvirate 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sword of Vengeance class Battle Tender VTL 99,000 BCS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Syndrome class Fleet Tender VTM 200,000 BCS 12 Old Worlds Navy 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Triumph class Battle Tender VTB 240,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Triumphant Honor class Fleet Tender VTS 742,000 FCS 12 Federation of Alsas 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Uthgvoe class Fleet Tender VTF 80,000 BCS 11 Thirz Empire 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Uurogin class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.

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3 Representative Assault Carrier (VA) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Lorimar class Strike Carrier VA 80,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Mar class Strike Carrier VA 6,000 BCS 12 Eslyat Magistracy 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sveinhelm class Assault Carrier VA 2,000 ACS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


2 Representative Battle Carrier (VB) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Liaoning class Strike Carrier VB 65,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Wind class Strike Carrier VB 75,000 15 Third Imperium 3 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


4 Representative Command Carrier (VC) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Echaahan class Command Carrier VC 100,000 BCS 12 Iltharan 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ishker class Command Carrier VC 25,000 BCS 11 The Last Line 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rapacious class Command Carrier VC 400,000 FCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
War Child class Command Carrier VC 120,000 BCS 12 Geonee Confederation 1 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


1 Representative Defense / Interdiction Carrier (VD) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Stanter class Defense Escort Carrier VD 2,000 ACS 9 Uffan Strategic Space Forces 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


8 Representative Escort Carrier (VE) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Bengal class Carrier VE 1,000 ACS 10 Bain Defense Squadron 1 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cavern of Fangs class Escort Carrier VE 900 ACS 14 Vargr Extents 5 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Centaur class Mercenary Carrier VE 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Das Reich class Very Light Carrier VE 1,000 ACS 9 Langemarck Coalition 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hyperion class Escort Carrier VE 1,000 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nisina class Escort Carrier VE 600 ACS 12 Barracks Emperors 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Ranger class Escort Carrier VE 2,000 ACS 11 Katowice Conquest 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sakhai class Assault Carrier VE 2,000 ACS 12 Aslan Hierate 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


3 Representative Fleet Carrier (VF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Indomitable class Fleet Carrier VF 160,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vindicated class Fleet Carrier VF 188,000 BCS 12 Federation of Alsas 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
White Dragon class Fleet Carrier VF 70,000 BCS 11 Karhyri Worlds 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


1 Representative Heavy Carrier (VH) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Midway class Heavy Carrier VH 400,000 FCS 13 Solomani Confederation 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


18 Representative Light Carrier (VL) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Avenger class Escort Carrier VL 8,200 BCS 12 Ushran Navy 3 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bullfrog class Fighter Tender VL 7,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Cluster class Light Fleet Carrier VL 49,900 ACS 10 Tellerian Cluster 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Collossal class Light Carrier VL 36,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dauntless class Light Carrier VL 60,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
De Gaulle class Light Carrier VL 3,000 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fuchuan class Warship Carrier VL 13,000 ACS 10 Celestial League 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Garin class Light Carrier VL 10,000 BCS 10 Firstworlds 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hangar class Light Fleet Carrier VL 6,000 ACS 12 Nexus Fleet Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heng-O class Light Carrier VL 40,000 BCS 10 Mercantile Concord 1 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Hybrid Zeno class Light Carrier VL 3,600 ACS 11 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kosigar class Light Carrier VL 4,000 BCS 13 Solomani Confederation 3 0.9 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Liaoning class Light Carrier VL 65,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nova class Light Carrier VL 5,000 ACS 12 The Protectorate 3 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Regal Ark class Light Fleet Carrier VL 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Skimkish class Light Carrier VL 29,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
SLC8 Penetia class Light Carrier VL 3,600 BCS 13 Isaiat Dominate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vati class Support Carrier VL 3,000 BCS 9 Descarothe Hegemony 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


4 Representative Medium Carrier (VM) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Antiama class Fleet Carrier VM 100,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Exilicanda class Medium Carrier VM 100,000 BCS 13 Council of Leh Perash 4 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Spirit class Medium Carrier VM 100,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Victorious class Medium Fleet Carrier VM 160,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


2 Representative Pocket Carrier (VP) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Horror class Strike Carrier VPS 200,000 BCS 12 Old Worlds Navy 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jderveledr class Fleet Carrier VPF 200,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


1 Representative Supraheavy Carrier (VS) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Mordax class Superheavy Fleet Carrier VS 800,000 FCS 13 Council of Leh Perash 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


64 Representative Tenders (VT) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Aatsdivr class Battle Tender VTB X BCS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Aggressive Predator class Attack Boat Tender VTE 1,000 ACS 9 Cambre Accord 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender VTD 5,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 1 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arethusa class Destroyer Tender VTL 3,300 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
As'ah class Fleet Tender VTF 6,000 BCS 11 Sath Alliance 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aster class Fleet Tender VTF 18,000 BCS 10 Plavian League 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Auliaau class Battle Carrier VTB 240,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Beaumonde class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bulwark class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 BCS 12 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cleon class Battle Tender VTB 500,000 FCS 14 Third Imperium 3 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Confederate class Scout Station VTE 1,000 ACS 7 Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Daprolix class Battle Tender VTB 9,000 BCS 11 Daprolix Juncture of Suns 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Euphrates Rio class Fleet Tender VTF 4,000 BCS 9 Jurisdiction of Nadon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fagad Avalar class Tender VTE 1,000 ACS 9 Avalar Consulate 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Goke class Fleet Tender VTH 322,000 FCS 12 Khuur League Fleet 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gorodish class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No Yes. Published, canon ship design.
Hecla class Destroyer Tender VTL 10,000 BCS 12 Third Imperium 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Holy Mother class Fleet Tender VTM 178,000 BCS 13 Free and Holy Federation of Amil 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Iinen class Fleet Tender VTM 200,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Imperial Standard class Fleet Tender VTS 700,000 FCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jacent Capital class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 13 Darrian Confederation 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jesel class Fleet Tender VTF 12,800 BCS 11 The Last Line 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jossto class Battle Rider Carrier VTH 350,000 FCS 11 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kiev class Fleet Tender VTM 200,000 BCS 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Last Armada class Fleet Tender VTF 99,000 BCS 11 Terran Confederation 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
League class Fleet Tender VTF 90,000 BCS 11 Shukikikar League 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liapryrzh class Battle Carrier VTS 750,000 FCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lurenti class Battle Carrier VTH 300,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Maggart class Battle Tender VTB 2,750 BCS 14 Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Merant class Fleet Tender VTB 12,000 BCS 10 Rimward Federation 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mie class Fleet Tender VTB 10,000 BCS 13 Taakas Yh'Drak 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Monica class Battle Tender VTB 48,000 BCS 10 Kao Republic 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nianemiev class Battle Carrier VTU 1,000,000 WCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Norland class Fleet Tender VTF 80,000 BCS 13 Langemarck Coalition 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Olympica class Battle Tender VTH 300,000 FCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Oni class Fleet Tender VTB 200,000 ACS 12 Ras Tennol Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Oromet Delight
class Fleet Tender
VTM 126,000 BCS 12 Protectorate of Leset 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Owatarl class Tender VTE 600 ACS 12 Aslan Hierate 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Plavis class Fleet Tender VTF 26,000 BCS 10 Plavian League 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Revenger class Fleet Tender VTL 49,000 BCS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rita class Fleet Tender VTH 300,000 FCS 12 Council of the Wise 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender VTC 1,000,000 WCS 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Saeda class Fleet Tender VTF 49,000 BCS 10 First Fleet of Dzo 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Senator class Battle Tender VTB 20,000 ACS 11 High Senate 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shinar class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Smeeppi class Carrier VTE 400 ACS 9 Akras 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sorority class Fleet Tender VTS 700,000 FCS 12 Sorority of Hygiea 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sshkih class Carrier VTL 8,000 BCS 11 Sath Alliance 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starbelt class Fleet Tender VTF 50,000 BCS 11 Trindel Confederacy 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stisahsheql class Battle Carrier VTS 550,000 FCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stormbringer class Fleet Tender VTF 40,000 BCS 10 Winston Democracy 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Swarm Master class Fleet Tender VTD 14,840 BCS 10 The Biumvirate 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sword of Vengeance class Battle Tender VTL 99,000 BCS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Syndrome class Fleet Tender VTM 200,000 BCS 12 Old Worlds Navy 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Triumph class Battle Tender VTB 240,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Triumphant Honor class Fleet Tender VTS 742,000 FCS 12 Federation of Alsas 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Uthgvoe class Fleet Tender VTF 80,000 BCS 11 Thirz Empire 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Uurogin class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valiant Guardian class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 5 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Varella class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 WCS 13 Varellan Empire 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Volare class Jump Shuttle VTJ X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon design with Keith illustration.
World class Battle Tender VTH 300,000 FCS 15 Third Imperium 4 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design. Further developed by a fan.
WP-768 class Jump Shuttle VTJ 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Yedidah class Fleet Tender VTF 4,000 BCS 9 Khan World League 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


1 Representative Ultraheavy Carrier (VU) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Kliqrv class Ultraheavy Battle Carrier VU 1,000,000 WCS 13 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


9 Representative Commercial Carrier / Ship Transporter (TV) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Brutus class Ship Transporter TV 30,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Corporate class Range Carrier TV 75,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Earth Mail class Tender TV 10,000 BCS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Endeavor class Ship Transporter TV 30,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
High Liner class Bulk Freighter TV 5,000 BCS 12 Bright Conclave 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mariner class Frame Carrier TV 90,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Marius class Ship Transporter TV 30,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Orowani Deep Space class
Commercial Tender
TV 3,500 BCS 11 Terran Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sagacity class Bulk Freighter TV 5,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


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