Raider Vessel

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Raider Vessels are small, fast warships designed for predatory commerce raiding.

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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.

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    Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

    Raider 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. And privateer vessels, in turn, ambush corsair vessels along with Q-ships.

    Supraclass Roles[edit]

    Raider Vessels typically serve the following roles:

    1. Ambush Ship (PR)
    2. Commerce Raider (PR)
    3. Corporate Raider (PR)
    4. Escort Raider (PR)
    5. Frontier Raider (PR)
    6. Pirate Raider (PR)
    7. Privateer (PRP)
    8. Privateer Vessel (PRP)
    9. Raider Escort (PR)
    10. Raider Q-Carrier (PR)
    11. Raider Tender (PR)
    12. Raider Vessel (PR) (Namesake)
    13. Scout Raider (PR)

    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 Archetypes[edit]

    PR-class Raider Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
    Raider Vessel PR Chameleon class Commerce Raider Raider vessels attempt to attack enemy ships and assets in order to degrade their war making capability.
    • 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.
    • R = Raider, Commerce Raider, etc.
    • P = Privateer
    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]

    Raider Vessels are typically included as part of the larger Supraclass and grouping: Corsair Vessel.

    Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

    Paramilitary Vessel - Raider Vessels:
    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 - Privateer Vessels:
    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

    Ship Summary List[edit]

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

    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 Q-Ship (HQ) Classes
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