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H-class Security Vessels and Defensive Vessels covers a spectrum of defensive and security vessels covering many paramilitary and military taskings.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

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

    H-class Vessel's are not intended for offensive operations, they instead defend and secure fixed locations, almost always mainworlds and their associated star systems. These missions are considered paramilitary by the dominant thoughts of naval strategists within Charted Space. Patrol and Surveillance ships largely observe space, keeping track of things that are there and watching for things that aren't supposed to be.

    Image Repository[edit]

    Type HP Police Vessel:

    1. A Serpent class Police Cutter on an intercept course.
      Serpent-MGT-RESIZE-pg-131 14-Oct-2019b.jpg

    Type HT Patrol Vessel:

    1. A Type T or Lurushaar Kilaalum in 3D B&W render.
      Corvette-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-313 26-July-2018a.jpg
    2. A Shivva class Patrol Frigate image from Deck Plans, one of the most common Zhodani Patrol Vessels.
      ShivvaX-Paul-Schirf 12 Feb-2019a.gif

    Type HSB System Defense Boat:

    1. A Dragon class System Defense Boat in action safeguarding a gas giant from marauders wanting to perform wilderness refueling.
      SDB-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-85 03-July-2018a.jpg
    2. A heavily armored Arden class SDB.
      Arden class SDB 2.jpg
    3. A Caryatid class System Defense Boat coming into a spaceyard for routine maintenance..
      Carytid-SDB-T5-RESIZE-Botd-Stone 02-Sept-2019b.jpg

    Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

    H-class Vessels have two major taskings:

    1. Defensive Warfare
    2. System Security

    They are generally considered secondary naval combatants even when they form the first line of defense against enemy fleets. Their inability to conduct primary naval offensive operations is the strategic reason why they are considered secondary naval combatants.

    Supraclass Roles[edit]

    Security & Defensive Vessels typically serve the following roles:

    Bounty Hunter Vessels:
    Largecraft & Bigcraft:

    H-class Bounty Hunter Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code
    Bodyguard Vessel (HH)
    Bounty Hunter Vessel (HH) (Namesake)
    Hunter Vessel (HH)
    Privateer (PRP)
    Privateer Vessel (PRP)
    Q-Ship (HQT)
    Ranger Vessel (HPR)

    Law Enforcement Vessels:
    Largecraft & Bigcraft:

    H-class Law Enforcement Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code
    Constabulary Cruiser (HP)
    Customs Vessel (HP)
    Patrol Escort (HT)
    Patrol Ship (HT)
    Patrol Skiff (HT)
    Patrol Vessel (HTP)
    Police Cruiser (HP)
    Police Cutter (HP)
    Police Ship (HP)
    Police Vessel (HP)
    Quarantine Cutter (HP)
    Quarantine Ship (HP)
    Security Vessel (H) (Namesake)

    Defender Vessels:
    Largecraft & Bigcraft:

    H-class Defender Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code
    Defense Vessel (HD)
    Defender (HD)
    Defensive Ship (HD)
    Defensive Vessel (HD)
    Gunboat (HD)
    Heavy System Defense Boat (HSDB)
    Missile Boat (HD)
    Monitor (HM)
    Patrol Fighter (FP: Smallcraft)
    Picket Boat (HD)
    Planetoid Monitor (HMP)
    Sentinel (HD)
    System Defense Boat (HSB: Light)
    System Defense Boat (HSDB: Heavy)

    Size-Class Roles for Security Vessels[edit]

    1. Utility Craft (U) (1 to 99 tons)
    2. Very Light Security Vessel (HV) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    3. Light Security Vessel (HL) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
    4. Medium Security Vessel (HE) (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
    5. Heavy Security Vessel (HA) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
    6. Superheavy Security Vessel (HP) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
    7. Ultraheavy Security Vessel (HU) (1,000,000 or more tons)

    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:

    H-class Defense / Security Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
    Security Vessel H (Namesake) Fazachu class System Defense Boat H-class security vessels cover a vast variety of vessels from paramilitary policing types, to bounty hunters, to dedicated military defensive types and more...
    • H = Defender / Security
    Defender HD Kaga class System Monitor While most H-class vessels serve paramilitary functions, HD-Defenders are specifically military vessels with a dedicated defense mission. Most SDBs are considered paramilitary and are attached to planetary fleets, while most defenders are part of subsector or sector fleets and integrated into a larger strategic mission, often with better access to service facilities and jump shuttles for greater strategic mobility.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • D = Defender
    Bounty Hunter Vessel HH Huntress class Bounty Hunter Hunter vessels are most often used by bounty hunters, hence their name. They can be characterized as high performance yachts specialized for combat duties in pursuit of high value targets.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • H = Hunter
    Monitor HM Empress Troyhune class Planetoid Monitor Monitors typically represent non-FTL vessels used for system defense duties. They are often older warships repurposed to this duty rather than being mothballed or cut up for scrap. They can be monstrous combat platforms.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • M = Monitor
    Police Ship HP Stenka class Security Vessel Police Ships police a star system. They are meant to uphold the laws of a controlling mainworld, typically a world-state. They patrol the inner and outer systems, but rarely the far system. They conduct patrols to discourage piracy, conduct customs inspections, and numerous other related tasks. Most tend to be boats, as in system craft with jump drives, but a few are equipped with jump drives to chase offenders out of the system. Many of these craft are seconded to subsector navies when need arises. These are considered paramilitary ships.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • P = Police, Gendarmerie, Constabulary, Mashkim, etc.
    Q-Ship HQT Fenris class Q-ship A HQT-class Q-Ships are spaceships or starships designed to lure Corsair Vessels by giving the appearance of a weak, poorly-armed merchant ship, but having sufficient combat power to defeat them.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • Q = Q-ship
    System Defense Boat HSB Dragon class System Defense Boat The first SDBs were of light to medium displacement, often retired hulls that were repurposed to form a plausible line of defense for star systems. They used a type code of SB or HSB.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • S = System Defense
    System Defense Boat HSDB Zhodatl class System Defense Boat HSDB defenders possess medium to heavy displacement and came after the HSB series as SDBs were increasingly fulfilling the hopes of naval strategists and successfully defending star systems. Many are specialized for gas giant and planetoid belt ambushes.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • S = System Defense
    Patrol Vessel HT Lurushaar Kilaalum class Corvette Patrol Ships (sometimes AKA Patrol Boats) are usually smaller vessels, lightly armed or unarmed, but generally with plenty of sensors, designed to maintain order in an area of space among people and ships who are inclined to be orderly in the first place. They tend to be used for space-traffic, safety and compliance patrols in areas without a lot of armed threats; a Patrol Boat may have enough firepower to deter minor threats, but isn't usually employed in places where even minor threats are likely.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • T = paTrol
    Patrol Vessel HTP Shivva class Patrol Frigate Medium to heavy displacement.
    • H = Defender / Security
    • T = paTrol
    Patrol Fighter FP Kirchner class Patrol Fighter Patrol Fighters are craft designed to operate for long duration over space or atmosphere in patrol roles, in particular combat air patrol (CAP), reconnaissance roles (Recon), anti-ship warfare (AShW), and search and rescue (SAR). A combat air patrol is a patrol provided over an objective area, over the force protected, over the critical area of a combat zone, or over an aero defense area (COACC), for the purpose of intercepting and destroying hostile craft and ships before they reach their target/s.
    • F = Fighter
    • P = Patrol
    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
    • R = Raider, Commerce Raider, etc.
    • P = Privateer
    Surveillance Scout / Intelligence Vessel SI Gishiash class Stealth Scout Surveillance Ships generally are focused on monitoring less-friendly areas - border regions, semi-denied and occasionally denied territory. Their primary "weapon" is a comprehensive sensor and computer fit; their primary defense is stealth and passive defense. Surveillance scouts often serve intelligence roles, picket roles, and observation roles, monitoring certain parts of space or certain groups and places of interest.
    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]

    Military engineering is a constant tug of war conducted over millennia as competing technologies are continually developed, each changing the nature of warfare. The battle rider / carrier concept is only one of many relatively contemporary concepts that has been experimented with.

    And the balance of defensive to offensive combat allocation is another. H-class vessels represent efforts to bolster the demands of security and defensive needs. These vessels and craft specialize in defending the smallest possible unit of value in an interstellar age, the star system. They include all manner of defenders from the smallest police smallcraft to the ubiquitous system defense boat to the mightiest of monitors. They often form the first and last line of defense as well as everything inbetween.

    Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

    Paramilitary Ship - Defender Vessel:

    1. Type HD class Defender Vessel
      1. Able class War Rocket
      2. B-46 class Attack Torpedo Boat
      3. Bando class Attack Boat
      4. Dassa class Attack Boat
      5. Temakurm class Attack Boat

    Paramilitary Ship - Bounty Hunter Vessel:

    1. Type HH class Bounty Hunter Vessel
      1. Chiron class Hunter
      2. Gorgon class Hunter
      3. Huntress class Bounty Hunter
      4. Type HT class Bounty Hunter

    Paramilitary Ship - Monitor:

    1. Type HM class Monitor
      1. Archipelago class System Monitor
      2. Cabon class System Monitor
      3. Colby class Monitor
      4. Donnager class Monitor
      5. Harris class Monitor
      6. Kaga class System Monitor
      7. Khaar's Will class System Monitor
      8. Knuckle Head class System Defense Monitor
      9. MacHeany class Monitor
      10. Mighty Maelstrom class System Defense Monitor
      11. Quesha FR-6 class Buffered Asteroid Monitor
      12. Shiishu class Monitor
      13. Stormrider class Monitor
      14. Thaakh class Monitor
      15. Uffan class Monitor
      16. Warden class System Monitor
      17. Vishe class Light Monitor

    Paramilitary Ship - Planetoid Monitor:

    1. Type HMP class Planetoid Monitor
      1. Defender class Planetoid Monitor
      2. Empress Troyhune class Planetoid Monitor
      3. Guardian class Asteroid Monitor
      4. Hukkert class Monitor
      5. Methuselah class System Defense Monitor
      6. Obsidian class Asteroid Monitor
      7. Peset class Asteroid Monitor
      8. Porton class Asteroid Monitor
      9. Sable class Heavy System Defense Monitor
      10. SH2K Frost G class Medium Asteroid Monitor
      11. SH7K Fromaag class Heavy Asteroid Monitor
      12. Temarn class Asteroid Monitor
      13. Type M2M class Planetoid Battle Station

    Paramilitary Ship - Police Vessel:

    1. Type HP class Police Vessel
      1. Barrister class Patrol Frigate
      2. Duke class Light Security Vessel
      3. Ice Pick class Patrol Skiff
      4. Mont-GC class Patrol Corvette
      5. Oversight class Police Cruiser
      6. Remora class Revenue Collector
      7. Stenka class Security Vessel
      8. Trekhyair class Quarantine Cutter

    Paramilitary Ship - Q-Ship:

    1. Type HQT class Q-Ship
      1. Admiral Bertil class Commerce Protection Ship
      2. Ashigaru class Q-ship
      3. Fenris class Q-ship
      4. Gyro Cadis class Q-ship
      5. Sokhkhun class Raider Q-Carrier
      6. Type QT class Q-ship
      7. Vigilant class Starmerc Armed Liner
      8. Yellow Jacket class Q-Ship
      9. Yeoman class Attack Cargo Vessel
      10. Zahzicih class Q-ship

    Paramilitary Ship - System Defense Boat:

    1. Type HS class System Defense Boat
      1. Able class War Rocket
      2. Arden class System Defense Boat
      3. B-46 class Attack Torpedo Boat
      4. Bandersnatch class System Defense Boat
      5. Bando class Attack Boat
      6. Caryatid class System Defense Boat
      7. Chiang class System Defense Boat
      8. Cudin class Attack Boat
      9. Dassa class Attack Boat
      10. Dragon class System Defense Boat
      11. Dzegkno class System Defense Boat
      12. Fazachu class System Defense Boat
      13. Flash class System Defense Boat
      14. Fringian System Defense Boat
      15. Frundsberg class System Defense Boat
      16. Gundong class System Defense Boat
      17. Harrier class System Defense Boat
      18. Holdfast class Heavy System Defense Boat
      19. Jugendworld class System Defense Boat
      20. Khanate class System Defense Boat
      21. Nassin class System Defense Boat
      22. Oromet class System Defense Boat
      23. Penner class System Defense Boat
      24. Roye class System Defense Boat
      25. Scorpion class System Defense Boat
      26. Sentry class System Defense Boat
      27. Sheppard class Patrol Rocket
      28. Shukugan class System Defense Boat
      29. Sirocco Converge class Attack Boat
      30. Stedlas class System Defense Boat
      31. Temakurm class Attack Boat
      32. Thele class System Defense Boat
      33. Tigershark class Patrol Boat
      34. Tristar class System Defense Boat
      35. Torch class System Defense Boat
      36. Val Marin class System Defense Boat
      37. Wolvesbane class System Defense Boat
      38. Wyvern class System Defense Boat
      39. Wyrm class System Defense Boat
      40. Yunus class System Defense Boat
      41. Zhodatl class System Defense Boat
      42. Zhodq class System Defense Boat
      43. Zydeterranal class System Defense Boat
      44. Zydpedallion class System Defense Boat
      45. Zydpharn class System Defense Boat

    Paramilitary Ship - Patrol Ship:

    1. Type HT class Patrol Ship
      1. Barekdoldin class Patrol Cruiser
      2. Dyaus class Patrol Cruiser
      3. Jaghara class Patrol Cruiser
      4. KE5 Cataclysm class Patrol Boat
      5. Kharsis class Patrol Cruiser
      6. Lurushaar Kilaalum class Corvette
      7. Nemesis class Pursuit Ship
      8. Rudra class Patrol Cruiser
      9. Salient class Patrol Frigate
      10. Sang-O class Patrol Ship
      11. She Zhenɡ Zhe class Patrol Boat
      12. Shivva class Patrol Frigate
      13. TC17 Deckert class Patrol Cruiser
      14. Tiaflfiet class Patrol Frigate
      15. Tigershark class Patrol Boat
      16. Trinity class Patrol Ship
      17. Type T class Patrol Cruiser
      18. Vayu class Patrol Cruiser
      19. Voluspa class Patrol Escort
      20. Xadis class Patrol Ship
      21. Yugo class Patrol Ship

    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 include:

    7 Representative Security Vessel (H) 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
    B-46 class Attack Torpedo Boat HD 10 300 0 6 Jurisdiction of Nadon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat HSVL 13 2,000 0 6 Talokan Armed Forces TBD
    Harrier class System Defense Boat HSVL 12 600 0 6 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat HSVL 12 1,200 0 6 Principality of Caledon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Tristar class System Defense Boat HSL 9 3,000 0 6 Plavian League No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Type HT class Bounty Hunter HH 0 100 0 0 Third Imperium No TBD
    Val Marin class System Defense Boat HSL 10 3,000 0 6 High Senate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


    1 Representative Defender (HD) 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
    B-46 class Attack Torpedo Boat HD 10 300 0 6 Jurisdiction of Nadon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD


    1 Representative Bounty Hunter Vessel (HH) 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
    Type HT class Bounty Hunter HH 0 100 0 0 Third Imperium No TBD


    0 Representative Monitor (HM) Classes
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    0 Representative Planetoid Monitor (HMP) Classes
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    0 Representative Police Vessel (HP) Classes
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    0 Representative Q-Ship (HQT) Classes
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    5 Representative System Defense Boat (HS) 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
    Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat HSVL 13 2,000 0 6 Talokan Armed Forces TBD
    Harrier class System Defense Boat HSVL 12 600 0 6 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat HSVL 12 1,200 0 6 Principality of Caledon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Tristar class System Defense Boat HSL 9 3,000 0 6 Plavian League No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Val Marin class System Defense Boat HSL 10 3,000 0 6 High Senate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


    0 Representative Patrol Ship (HT) Classes
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    0 Representative Privateer Vessel (PRP) Classes
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