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Courier Vessels are communications ships, ships intended to carry communications in a universe where communications are limited to the speed of travel.

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Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

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Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

No information yet available.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Couriers typically serve the following roles:

  1. Courier Vessel (XC) (Namesake)
  2. Dispatch Vessel
  3. Fast Courier
  4. Fleet courier
  5. Military Courier
  6. Scout/Courier

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

TBD Supraclass Archtypes
Archtype Type Code TL Range Remarks
TBD TBD TBD None

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Vessel - Courier Vessel:

  1. Type SX class Fleet Courier AKA Type SX class Scout/Courier [1]
    1. Ithilien class Scoutship [2]
    2. Iyeliy class Messenger [3]
    3. Ktiyhui class Courier [4]
    4. Marathon class Fleet Courier
    5. Ranger class Courier
    6. Wind class Scout/Courier
  2. Type XC class Courier
    1. Hummingbird class Courier

Paramilitary Vessel - Scout/Courier:

  1. Type S class Scout/Courier
    1. Asia class Scout
    2. Golf Ball class VIP Transport Scout
    3. Serpent class Scout AKA Serpent class Scout/Courier
    4. Stayaow class Combat Scout
    5. Sulieman class Scout/Courier
    6. Viper class Scout Raider

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

28 Representative Courier Ship (XC) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Adlerstein class Fleet Courier XCF 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium X X {{{illustration}}}
Barnett class Fleet Courier XCF 200 ACS 14 Solomani Confederation 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Chantoql class Courier XC X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Columbus class Fleet Courier XCF X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Express Rock class Mail Drone XC 100 ACS 11 [[GeDeCo]] 2 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
Gepard class Express Courier XCF 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Giciifichu class Dispatcher XC 100 ACS 15 Hive Federation 5 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hummingbird class Courier XC 400 ACS 15 Uncharted Space 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Kankur class Frontier Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kr'ghrr class Courier XC 1,000 ACS 13 Two Thousand Worlds 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ktiyhui class Courier XC 200 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Last Line class Fleet Courier XCF 100 ACS 11 The Last Line 2 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Marathon class Fleet Courier XCF 200 ACS 14 Solomani Confederation 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Messenger class Commercial Courier XC 100 ACS 11 Distant Fringe X 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Orowani Deep Space class Courier XC 100 ACS 11 Bright Conclave 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ranger class Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Sundowner class Fleet Courier XCF 400 ACS 14 Solomani Confederation 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Swift class Fleet Courier XCF 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Swift Missive class Courier XC 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Thorez class Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VX class Courier XC 200 ACS X Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XCF class Fleet Courier XCF 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type ZC class Courier XC X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Vehrsabl class Courier XC X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Venture class Frontier Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Victrix class Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Yetsabl class Courier XC TBD ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Zofagic class Utility Vessel XC 200 ACS 15 Hive Federation 3 4.12 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.


86 Representative Scout/Courier (S) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Aegis class Scout S X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Afterthought class Scout SC 100 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Alahir class Heavy Scout SI 1,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Asia class Scout SC 300 ACS 11 Daprolix Juncture of Suns 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aurskos class Light Scout SL 200 ACS 14 Gniivi Collective 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bay class Surveillance Vessel SI 6,000 BCS 11 Principality of Caledon 0 6 {{{illustration}}}
Brilliant class Scout SL 200 ACS 11 Enlightened 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
C-7 class Scout SL 100 ACS 11 Chanestin Kingdom 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Caliphate class Scout SL 400 ACS 10 Caliphate of Estalia 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Chatl class Leader Scout SG 150 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 5 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Collective class Scout SL 100 ACS 11 Yimin Jiti 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dart class Scoutship SF 100 ACS 25 Ancients 6 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dewclaw class Fleet Scout SF 100 ACS 13 Third Imperium 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dienjzhiae class Fleet Intelligence Corvette SI 800 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Duke class Fleet Scout SF 700 ACS 11 Grand Duchy of Kalradin 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dunkle class Fleet Scout SF 420 ACS 12 Mapepire Cluster 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Eiriksson class Scout SL X ACS X Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Elbing class Scout SL 200 ACS 10 Langemarck Coalition 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exocet class Intelligence Cruiser SI X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Explorer class Scoutship S Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fairmile Model G class Scout SI 200 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Garr Aedz class Scout SV X ACS X Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gibson class Scout/Courier SC 100 ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gishiash class Stealth Scout SIS 100 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
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class Scout/Courier
SC 100 ACS 9 Nist Military Forces 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hive class Scout SC 100 ACS 12 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hraye class Scout SL 100 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hunter class Armored Scout SG 100 14 Solomani Confederation 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ihateisho class Scout S Aslan Hierate {{{illustration}}}
Inchworm class Scout/Courier S 100 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Inquiring Mind class Fleet Scout SF 900 ACS 12 Federation of Alsas 3 6 {{{illustration}}}
Ithilien class Scoutship SX 150 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kach'k class Scout SC 200 ACS 11 Sath Alliance 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kalpa class Scout SV X ACS X Vargr Extents X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan-designed starship design.
Kanllaz class Scout SV 100 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
KE2 Zerp class Battle Scout SG 200 10 Korsumug Empire 1 4 {{{illustration}}}
Keyhole class Observatory Ship SI 1,800 ACS 13 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Kforuzeng class Scout SV 100 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lake class Surveillance Vessel SIS Varies (sample 9,789) BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 2 1 {{{illustration}}}
Last Armada class Scout SC 200 ACS 11 Terran Confederation 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Legion class Picket Boat SI 200 ACS 10 Zydarian Codominium 1 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Logos Minos class Fleet Scout SF 100 ACS 9 Jurisdiction of Nadon 1 1 {{{illustration}}}
Machii class Scout Cruiser SM 1000 ACS TBD Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Magash class Heavy Scout SC 300 ACS 15 Third Imperium 5 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Militia class Military Scout SG 600 14 Vegan Polity 5 5 {{{illustration}}}
Ninz class Scout SG 100 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Pallad class Asteroid Scout SP 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Pathfinder class Fleet Scout SF 100 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 2 {{{illustration}}}
Pathway class Scout SC 100 10 Firstworlds 1 3 {{{illustration}}}
Prata class Attack Scout SG 100 15 Taakas Yh'Drak 1 6 {{{illustration}}}
Protective class Scout SG 200 12 The Protectorate 3 6 {{{illustration}}}
Pukharra class Fast Scout SF X ACS X Third Imperium X X {{{illustration}}}
S-223 Moon Raven class Covert Surveillance Scout SIS 300 ACS 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sacred Text class Scout SM 1,300 ACS 13 Free and Holy Federation of Amil 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Saladin class Fleet Scout SL 600 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 {{{illustration}}}
Scybria class Scout SC 100 ACS 11 High Senate 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Serpent class Scout/Courier SX 100 ACS 11 Delta Research 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
SH02A class Fleet Scout SF 200 ACS 12 Sorority of Hygiea 3 6 {{{illustration}}}
Silver Spur class Scout SP 200 11 Council of the Wise 2 5 {{{illustration}}}
Sixth Horizon class Fast Far Scout SVF 200 ACS 14 Vargr Extents 4 6 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Skela class Attack Scout SG 151 ACS 10 The Biumvirate 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
SLC2 Ahouhi class Scout SL 100 ACS 13 Isaiat Dominate 4 {{{illustration}}}
Starfarer class Scout SC 100 10 Bain Defense Squadron 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stayaow class Combat Scout SG 200 14 Aslan Hierate 2 5 {{{illustration}}}
Sulieman class Scout/Courier SC 100 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Switch Black class Intruder SG 100 ACS 12 Protectorate of Leset 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Talon class Scout SL 100 10 Tellerian Cluster 1 3 {{{illustration}}}
Tathoe class Scout/Courier SVC 200 ACS X Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
TC3 Perx class Scout SC 300 11 Trooles Confederation 2 2 {{{illustration}}}
Telemon class Survey Scout SL 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tripwire class Early Warning Scout SI 200 ACS 10 Rimward Federation 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type S class Scout/Courier S 100 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type SX class Scout/Courier SX 150 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VS class Scout SV X ACS X Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Unity class Scout SC 100 ACS 12 Unity of Sed 2 3 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier SC 110 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 1 {{{illustration}}}
Vanguard class Attack Scout SG 100 ACS 12 Geonee Confederation 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vraktagh 6H class Far Scout SVF 200 ACS X Vargr Extents X X Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Wanderer class Scout/Courier SC 100 ACS TBD Third Imperium TBD TBD No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Wasp class Fleet Scout SF 600 ACS 14 Malorn Union 4 6 {{{illustration}}}
Wiesbaden class Military Scout SG 300 14 Langemarck Coalition 5 4 {{{illustration}}}
Wind class Scout/Courier SX 150 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Wrathful class War Scout SG 100 ACS 12 Old Worlds Navy 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xero class Scout SC 100 11 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 2 3 {{{illustration}}}
Yono class Scout SC 110 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zydmnar class Scout SC 100 9 Zydarian Codominium 1 6 {{{illustration}}}


4 Representative Aerodynamic Scout (SX) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Ithilien class Scoutship SX 150 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Serpent class Scout/Courier SX 100 ACS 11 Delta Research 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type SX class Scout/Courier SX 150 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Wind class Scout/Courier SX 150 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


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