Corsair Vessel

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P-class Corsair Vessels AKA Corsairs are predatory ships that attempt to control space and disrupt merchant trading:

  1. A fast ship used for piracy
  2. A pirate. esp. Vargr.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

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  • Description (Specifications)[edit]

    Corsairs are infamous throughout space, especially the dreaded Vargr corsair! Corsair vessels may be purposefully built at rogue shipyard or, as often as not, converted from existing ship types and classes.

    • Piracy is one of the scourges of Interstellar Trade within Charted Space.
    • Some vessels act as privateers with legal imprimatur or commerce raiders under military purview.
    • And even other vessels act as Q-ships in a distinctly anti-piracy mission and role. Q-ships are technically H-class security vessels, but are included in this entry since they interact with Type-Ps by design.

    Image Repository[edit]

    1. The ubiquitous Rrazaaghz class Corsair, common through the Vargr Extents and coreward Imperial Space.
      Corsair-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-359 25-July-2018a.jpg
    2. Several Rrazaaghz class Corsairs working in unison.
      Type VP Corsair.png.
    3. A typical Nishemani class Corsair viewed from the rear, exposing it's large cargo bay, lying in ambush in an asteroid field.
      Corsair-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-85 03-July-2018a.jpg
    4. A typical Nishemani class Corsair viewed from the side, showing off its expansive hull.
      Corsair-Ian-Stead-Unpublished-Pg-TBD 29-July-2018a.jpg

    Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

    Corsair vessels are typically ambush ships, hoping to surprise, overcome, and loot unarmed victims. Prize vessels are always desired as well. Most predatory pirate vessels carry boarders not only to overcome enemy crew, but to temporarily crew captured vessels until they can be sold or otherwise disposed of.

    Supraclass Roles[edit]

    Corsairs typically serve the following supraclass roles:
    Largecraft & Bigcraft:

    1. Buccaneer Vessel (PP)
    2. Commerce Protection Vessel (PR)
    3. Commerce Raider (PR)
    4. Corsair Vessel (P) (Namesake)
    5. Fast Attack Craft (PG)
    6. Freebooter (PR)
    7. Frontier Raider (PR)
    8. Gunboat (PG)
    9. Hijacker Vessel (PR)
    10. Light Attack Boat (PG)
    11. Marauder (PR)
    12. Marauder Vessel (PR)
    13. Pirate Ship (PP)
    14. Pirate Vessel (PP)
    15. Privateer (PRP)
    16. Privateer Vessel (PRP)
    17. Raider Cruiser (PR)
    18. Raider Vessel (PR)
    19. Reaver Ship (P)
    20. Scout Raider (PR)
    21. Slave Transport (PS)
    22. Slaver Vessel (PS)
    23. Vargr Corsair Vessel (PV)

    Military Subcraft[edit]

    Military subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

    1. Battle Rider (BR)
    2. Combat Barge (WBG)
    3. Combat Transport Smallcraft (UI)
    4. Fighters (F)
    5. Militarized Utility Craft (UQ)

    Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

    These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

    P-class Corsair Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
    Corsair Vessel P (Namesake) Nishemani class Corsair This is an overall category of vessels that conduct piracy and raiding missions on behalf of private parties.
    • P = Pirate, Corsair, etc.
    Gunboat PG Griffon class Gunship Gunboats are a class of very light combatant craft.
    • P = Pirate, Corsair, etc.
    • G = Gunboat
    Pirate Vessel PP TBD Pirate vessels raid ships primarily for the profit of their crews without sanction from any significant polity, as opposed to raiders (which focus on degrading war making capability) or privateers (which operate with legal sanction). They need to be able to reach reliable fences and shipyards that will not question how they got damaged, which often limits their operational range. Since pirate vessels would be impounded at many starports if they attempted to land there, designers of these ships often see fuel scoops and fuel purification plants as functional requirements.
    • P = Pirate, Corsair, etc.
    • P = Pirate
    Raider Vessel PR Chameleon class Commerce Raider Raider vessels attempt to attack enemy ships and assets in order to degrade their war making capability.
    • P = Pirate, Corsair, etc.
    • R = Raider, Commerce Raider, etc.
    Privateer Vessel PRP Slade Mark I class Frontier Raider Privateers are a polity-sanctioned vessel that raids opposing polity vessels with a legal sanction.
    • P = Pirate, Corsair, etc.
    • R = Raider, Commerce Raider, etc.
    • P = Privateer
    Slaver Vessel PS Hkisyeleaa class Slaver Slaver vessels take, raid, transport, and otherwise handle slaves.
    • P = Pirate, Corsair, etc.
    • S = Slaver
    Vargr Corsair Vessel PV Rrazaghz class Corsair Vargr society institutionalizes corsair practices as part of the Vargr Extents and such ships are in widespread use.
    • P = Pirate, Corsair, etc.
    • V = Vargr
    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)[edit]

    The prime enemies of the corsair vessel are: Q-ships, Patrol Ships, Escorts, and Destroyers. They often operate under a Letter of Marque.

    Vargr Corsairs: 1105[edit]

    Some of the best known Vargr corsairs (pirates) include:

    Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

    Paramilitary Vessel - Corsair Vessel - Pirate Vessels:

    1. Type PP class Pirate Vessel
      1. Cobra class Corsair
      2. Fang class Corsair
      3. Harmony class Corsair
      4. Hellbeast class Corsair
      5. Iron Fist class Corsair
      6. Jolly Roger class Corsair
      7. Nightspeed class Corsair
      8. Nishemani class Corsair
      9. Ral Ranta class Corsair
      10. Slasher class Corsair
      11. Slaymaker class Freebooter
      12. Siyuihwye II class Pirate Ship
      13. Stormfire class Corsair
      14. Turnitam class Corsair
      15. Type P class Corsair
      16. Witch of Endor class Corsair

    Paramilitary Vessel - Corsair Vessel - Raider Vessels:

    1. Type PR class Raider
      1. Chameleon class Commerce Raider
      2. Habari class Raider
      3. Harrier class Commerce Raider
      4. Kaashik class Raider
      5. Kranz class Raider Escort
      6. K'Thunk class Raider Tender
      7. Shark class Raider
      8. Sokhkhun class Raider Q-Carrier
      9. Spul class Raider
      10. Viper class Scout Raider

    Paramilitary Vessel - Corsair Vessel - Privateer Vessels:

    1. Type PRP class Privateer
      1. Jet Wasp class Corsair
      2. Kom class Commerce Raider
      3. Slade Mark I class Frontier Raider
      4. Vengeance class Commerce Raider

    Paramilitary Vessel - Corsair Vessel - Vargr Extents:

    1. Type VP class Corsair AKA Type PV class Vargr Corsair
      1. Aeogz class Corsair
      2. Fang class Corsair
      3. Guegha class Corsair
      4. Rrazaghz class Corsair
      5. Sorrgheg class Reaver
      6. Ueknou class Corsair
      7. Veng class Corsair
      8. Vengeance class Commerce Protection Vessel

    Ship Summary List[edit]

    Some of the most commonly used vessels in the corsair role include:

    14 Representative Corsair Vessel (P) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Ashtabula class Raider Cruiser PR 0 0 0 0 Third Imperium Yes PR-TBD
    Daring class Patrol Frigate PG 14 400 3 3 Third Imperium Yes PG-DA33
    Grasp class Gunship PG 12 760 3 3 Mapepire Cluster No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Heroic Event class Light Attack Boat PG 7 200 0 2 Cambre Accord No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Heron class Scout-Interceptor PG 14 100 2 6 Federation of Heron No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Hornet class Gunship PG 15 600 2 6 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Kalaron class Assault Scout PG 11 100 2 2 Union of Garth No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Oppressor class Gunboat PG 10 2,000 0 6 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    SLC7 Dianist class Gunboat PG 13 1,800 4 4 Isaiat Dominate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Spul class Raider PR 11 80,000 2 4 Third Imperium
    VCS 894 class Missile Gunboat PGM 10 1,000 1 6 Viyard Concourse No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    VCS 904 class Gunboat PG 10 200 1 5 Viyard Concourse No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Nexus Warspite class Intruder PG 12 200 2 3 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    Witch of Endor class Corsair PP 11 400 2 3 Cydia No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. PP-TBD


    11 Representative Gunboat (PG) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Daring class Patrol Frigate PG 14 400 3 3 Third Imperium Yes PG-DA33
    Grasp class Gunship PG 12 760 3 3 Mapepire Cluster No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Heroic Event class Light Attack Boat PG 7 200 0 2 Cambre Accord No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Heron class Scout-Interceptor PG 14 100 2 6 Federation of Heron No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Hornet class Gunship PG 15 600 2 6 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Kalaron class Assault Scout PG 11 100 2 2 Union of Garth No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Oppressor class Gunboat PG 10 2,000 0 6 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    SLC7 Dianist class Gunboat PG 13 1,800 4 4 Isaiat Dominate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    VCS 894 class Missile Gunboat PGM 10 1,000 1 6 Viyard Concourse No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    VCS 904 class Gunboat PG 10 200 1 5 Viyard Concourse No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Nexus Warspite class Intruder PG 12 200 2 3 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD


    1 Representative Pirate Vessel (PP) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Witch of Endor class Corsair PP 11 400 2 3 Cydia No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. PP-TBD


    2 Representative Raider Vessel (PR) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Ashtabula class Raider Cruiser PR 0 0 0 0 Third Imperium Yes PR-TBD
    Spul class Raider PR 11 80,000 2 4 Third Imperium


    0 Representative Privateer Vessel (PRP) Classes
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    0 Representative Slaver Vessel (PS) Classes
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    0 Representative Vargr Corsair Vessel (PV) Classes
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