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Links (2018)[edit]

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: Craft Type Codes by David
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 12:58, 30 November 2018 (EST)

Notes (2019)[edit]

  1. Civilian Ship Type

Notes (2019)[edit]

A - Traders & Auxiliaries[edit]

NOTES: Type A’s do everything well, but are the masters of few roles. Stll, they are flexible and capable within their mission profiles. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type A class Free Trader: Lead Primary Setter Type, Generic Type Setter

Merchant Vessel (A):

  1. Free Traders
  2. Tramp Freighters

Military Auxiliaries (AD):

  1. Type AC class Medical Vessel: Casuality Vessel, Hospital Ship, Medical Frigate
  2. Type AD class Transport: Medium Transport
  • ADA: Heavy Transport
  • ADL: Light Transport
  • AE: Fleet Tug
  • AEA: Heavy Fleet Tug
  • AEL: Light Fleet Tug
  • AF: Medium Tanker
  • AFA: Heavy Tanker, Supertanker
  • AFL: Light Tanker
  • AM: Medium Replenishment Vessel
  • AMA: Large Replenishment Vessel
  • AML: Light Replenishment Vessel
  • AO: Medium Ordinance Carrier
  • AOA: Heavy Ordinance Carrier
  • AOL: Light Ordinance Carrier
  • AO-F: Medium Ordinance Carrier (Fast)
  • AS: Salvage/Recovery Vessel
  • ASA: Mobile dock
  • AT: Ship Tender
  • ATP: Figher/SDB Tender
  • ATC: Cruiser Tender
  • AU: Medium Utility Vessel
  • AUL: Light Utility Vessel
  • AUA: Heavy Utility Vessel
  • AX: Medium Refinery Vessel
  • AXA: Heavy Refinery Vessel
  • AXL: Light Refinery Vessel
  • AZ: Medium Tanker/Replenishment Vessel Hybrid
  • AZA: Large Tanker/Replenishment Vessel Hybrid
  • AZL: Light Tanker/Replenishment Vessel Hybrid
  • AZT: Rift Tanker, Long jump tanker

B - Battleships & Monitors[edit]

NOTES: Type B’s are the strong end of the line, battleships and dreadnoughts, the largest and hardest hitting naval combatants, almost always armed with massive spinal mounts. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:


Battleships (B):

  1. Type B class Battleship: Lead Primary Setter Type, Generic Type Setter
    1. Type BA class Heavy Battleship: Heavy Battleship, Superbattleship, Dreadnought
    2. Type BB class Battleship: Battleship, DEW OR KEW Spinal Mount
    3. Type BL class Light Battleship: Light Battleship, Pocket Battleship
    4. Type BR class Battle Rider: Battle Rider
    5. Type BS class Strike Battleship: Strike Battleship, Commerce Raider Battleship
    6. Type BZ class Hybrid Battle Rider: Battle Rider Hybrid

Dreadnoughts (BDN):

  1. Type B class Battleship: Lead Primary Setter Type, Generic Type Setter
    1. Type BDN class Dreadnought: Dreadnought

Monitors (BM):

  1. Type B class Battleship: Lead Primary Setter Type, Generic Type Setter
    1. Type BM class Monitor: Monitor, Battle Monitor
    2. Type BMS class System Monitor: System Monitor

C - Cruisers[edit]

NOTES: Type C’s are line ships. They are meant to survive the enemy and trade blows in fleet combat.

  • Mercenary Cruisers are smaller vessels that are not a cruiser tonnage-wise. Most are escort-sized.
  • Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

Cruisers (C):

  1. Type C class Cruiser: Lead primary setter type.
    1. Type CM class Missile Cruiser
    2. Type CA class Heavy Cruiser: Heavy Cruiser, Armored Cruiser
    3. CAB: Heavy Bombardment Cruiser
    4. CAM: Heavy Missile Cruiser
    5. CAP: Heavy Provincial Cruiser
    6. CAR: Heavy Cruiser Rider
    7. CB: Battlecruiser
    8. CL: Light Cruiser
    9. CLB: Light Bombardment Cruiser
    10. CLM: Light Missile Cruiser
    11. CLP: Light Provincial Cruiser
    12. CLR: Light Cruiser Rider
    13. CS: Strike Cruiser, Scout Cruiser, Rift Cruiser, Fleet Intruder
    14. CSM: Strike Missile Cruiser
    15. CY: Mercenary Cruiser

Mercenary Cruisers (C) or (CM):

  1. Type C class Mercenary Cruiser: Lead primary setter type.

D - Destroyers & Defenders (SDB)[edit]

NOTES: Type D’s are considered the smallest viable combatant capable of minimal survival and power projection. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:


Destroyers (D):

  1. Type D class Destroyer
    1. DA: Destroyer Leader, Heavy Destroyer
    2. DD: Destroyer, Corvette
    3. DDM: Missile Destroyer, Missile Corvette
    4. DE: Destroyer Escort, Sloop
    5. DEM: Missile Destroyer Escort
    6. DL: Light Destroyer
    7. DP: Pursuit Destroyer
    8. DS: Strike Destroyer, Fast Destroyer

Defenders (SDB) or (DSDB):

  1. Type SB class System Defense Boat (DSB)
    1. SDB
  2. Type SDB class System Defense Boat (DSDB)
    1. SDB

E - Escorts & Corvettes[edit]

NOTES: Type E’s defend other ships, often merchants, but also auxiliaries and others. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:


Escorts (E):

  1. Type E class Escort: Escort: Lead Primary Setter Type
    1. Type G class Escort (obselete)

Brigs (EB):

  1. Type Eb class Brig: Brig

Corvettes (EC):

  1. Type EC class Corvette: Corvette
  2. Escort Corvette

Close Escorts (ECE):

  1. EL: Close Escort
  2. Light Escort

Fast Attack Craft (EFAC):

  1. Type EFAC class Fast Attack Craft: Fast Attack Craft

Fleet Courier (EFC):

  1. TBD

Fleet Escorts (EFE):

Frigates (EF):

  1. EF: Frigate
    1. EFH: Heavy Frigate
    2. EFL: Light Frigate
    3. EFM: Missile Frigate
    4. EFS: Strike Frigate

Gunships (EG): (...was PG)

Missile Boats (EM):

Sloops (ES):

  1. TBD

F: Fighters[edit]

NOTES: Type F’s are small ships meant to project force, fly the flag, and deter lighter enemies. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:


Fighters (F):

  1. Type F class Fighter: Lead Primary Setter Type for smallcraft
    1. Type FA class Attack Fighter: Attack Fighter
    2. Type FB class Fighter Bomber: Fighter Bomber
    3. Type FBB class Bomber: Bomber
    4. Type FH class Heavy Fighter: Heavy Fighter
    5. Type FI class Interceptor: Interceptor
    6. Type FL class Light Fighter: Light Fighter
    7. Type FM class Medium Fighter: Medium Fighter
    8. Type FS class Strike Fighter: Strike Fighter

Freighters (R-TBD):

  1. Please see Type-R.

Frigates (EF):

  1. Please see Type-E.

G: Industrial Vessels[edit]

NOTES: Type G’s explore and exploit the system as well as maintaing a spacefaring industry. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type G class Industrial Vessel: Lead Primary Setter Type

Industrial Vessels:

  • GC: Construction Vessel
  • GCA: Mobile Construction Plant
  • GCL: Repair Vessel
  • GE: Tugs, Towing Vessel
  • GEA: Heavy Tug/Towing Vessel
  • GEB: Beacon Maintenance Vessel
  • GEL: Light Tug/Towing Vessel
  • GF: Fuel Cutter, Medium Gas Skimmer
  • GFA: Large Fueler, Large Gas Skimmer
  • GFL: Fuel Pinnace, Light Fueler, Light Gas Skimmer
  • GM: Miner Craft, Asteroid Miner
  • GMA: Heavy Asteroid Miner, Asteroid Processor
  • GMC: Prospector's Cutter
  • GR: Mercenary Cruiser
  • GT: Medium Tender
  • GTA: Mobile Repair Dock, Large Tender
  • GTL: Ship Repair Vessrl

Escorts: (Obselete)

  1. Please see Type-E
  2. Type G class Escort (obselete)

H-class Security Vessels[edit]

NOTES: Type H’s serve paramilitary roles as customs ships, inspectors, police, and the like. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type H class Security Vessel: Lead Primary Setter Type

Security Vessels:

  • HC: Customs Boat
  • HG: Any government vessel without other designation
  • HM: Messenger, Commercial Courier
  • HP: Law Enforcement Vessel
  • HPA: Heavy Law Enforcement Vessel, Armed Law Enforcement Vessel
  • HR: Revenue Cutter
  • HS: Settlement Ship, Colony Ship, Settlement Transport

Ortillery Vessels:

  1. TBD

I-class Combat Transports[edit]

NOTES: Type I’s serve the vital role of taking and keeping real estate, especially against armed opposition. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type I class Assault Transport
    1. Assault Vessels
    2. Intruder Assault Transports
    3. Troop Transports

Assault Transports:

  • IA: Heavy Assault Transport
  • IAI: Heavy Assault Intruder
  • II: Assault Transport
  • IL: Light Assault Transport, Assault Shuttle, Marine Cutter
  • ILI: Light Assault Intruder, Assault Lander
  • IM: Medium Assault Transport
  • IMI: Medium Assault Intruder
  • IS: Small Assault Transport, Assault Gig, Marine Gig

Intruder Assault Transports:

  1. TBD

J - Seekers & Prospectors[edit]

TBD

K - Expedition Ships & Safari Ships[edit]

TBD

L - Lab Ships & Research Vessels[edit]

NOTES: Type L’s are not common, but they are a vital part of research and the furtherment of science and technology. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type L class Lab Ship

  • L : Laboratory Ship
  • LE : Experimental Ship
  • LS : Survey Ship

M - Liners & Merchant Vessels[edit]

NOTES: Type M’s are amongst the most common trade ships found on the spacelanes. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type M class Subsidized Merchant

  • MA: Large/Heavy Merchant
  • MAS: Large/Heavy Subsidized Merchant
  • MM: Medium Merchant
  • MMA: Medium Armed Merchant
  • MMJ: Medium Merchant Frontier Trader
  • MMS: Medium Subsidized Merchant
  • MC: Merchant Cruiser
  • ML: Light Merchant
  • MLA: Light Armed Merchant
  • MLF: Light Merchant Free Trader
  • MLJ: Light Merchant Far Trader
  • MS: Small Merchant
  • MSF: Small Merchant Free Trader
  • MSJ: Small Merchant Far Trader

N - Hospital Ships & Medical Vessels & Beagles[edit]

Beagles:

  1. TBD

Hospital Ships & Medical Vessels:

  1. TBD

O-class Ortillery Vessels[edit]

TBD

P - Corsair Vessels & Obselete Fighter Codes[edit]

NOTES: Fighters support capital ships and help to establish space superiority missions despite their fragility. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type P class Fighter

Corsair Vessels (P):

  1. Buccaneer Vessel
  2. Commerce Protection Vessel
  3. Corsair Vessel
  4. Hijacker Vessel
  5. Pirate Ship
  6. Privateer
  7. Reaver Ship

Raider Vessels (PR):

  1. Type PR class Raider

Vargr Corsair Vessels (PV):

  1. Type PV class Corsair AKA Type VP class Corsair AKA Vargr Corsair Vessel

Fighters (PF): (Phased Out Codes)

  • PA: Heavy Fighter, Gunned Scout
  • PAM: Heavy Missile Fighter
  • PI: Interface Fighter
  • PL: Light Fighter
  • PLM: Light Missile Fighter
  • PP: Medium Fighter
  • PS: Strike Fighter

Gunships (PG):

Q - Auxiliaries & Decoys & Military Specialty Craft & Q-Ships[edit]

NOTES: Type Q’s tend to be quite rare and serve in very specialized roles. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type Q class Specialist Ship

Auxiliaries & Military Specialty Craft (Q):

  • QE: Experimental Vessel
  • QM: Mine Dispensing/Mine Retrieval Vessel
  • QP: Military Prison Vessel
  • QS: Surveillance Vessel

Decoys (QX):

  1. TBD

Q-Ships (QT):

  • QT: Q-Ship

R: Merchant Vessels[edit]

NOTES: Type R’s are commonplace traders (…Liners), often in the mid-sized category. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type R class Free Trader

Merchant Vessels (R):

Raider Vessels (PR): (Under P-codes)

  1. Type PR class Raider

S-class Scout Vessels[edit]

NOTES: Type S’s are small, functional craft, usually scouts, couriers, and explorers. They are typically small, relatively cheap, and expendable. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type S class Scout/Courier

Scout Vessels (S):

  • SA: Heavy Scout
  • SAF: Heavy Fleet Scout
  • SC: Courier
  • SCL: Long Range Courier
  • SF: Fuel Cutter, Medium Gas Skimmer
  • SFA: Large Fueler, Large Gas Skimmer
  • SFL: Fuel Pinnace, Light Fueler, Light Gas Skimmer
  • SG: Gig, Pinnace
  • SGR: Recon Gig, Recon Pinnace
  • SL: Light Scout, Dispatch Boat
  • SS: Scout
  • SSF: Medium Fleet Scout
  • SSM: Medium Medevac Scout
  • SSR: Armed Scout, Scout Raider
  • SSX: Medium Recon Scout

Military Smallcraft (S):

  • ST: Shuttle
  • STA: Heavy Shuttle
  • STL: Light Shuttle
  • STM: Medevac Shuttle

T-class Tankers & Transports (Non-combat)[edit]

NOTES: Type T’s tend to be bulk carriers and larger merchant ships, typically resource carriers. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type T class Transport
  2. Type TP class Patrol Ship

Patrol Ships:

  1. TBD

Tankers & Transports:

  1. TBA: Large/Heavy Bulk Cargo Transport
  2. TBL: Light Bulk Cargo Transport
  3. TBM: Medium Bulk Cargo Transport
  4. TFA: Large/Heavy Tanker
  5. TFL: Light Tanker
  6. TFM: Medium Tanker
  7. TOA: Large/Heavy Ore Transport
  8. TOL: Light Ore Transport
  9. TOM: Medium Ore Transport
  10. TV: Agricultural Transport

U - Utility Craft & Bigcraft & Tugs[edit]

NOTES: Type U’s are almost always utility smallcraft (…ship’s boats) although some bigcraft may also receive this designation. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type U class Utility Ship

  • UCA: Cutter, Pinnace
  • UC: Launch, Ship's Boat, Ship's Shuttle
  • UCL: Gig
  • UCS: Lifeboat

V - Carriers[edit]

NOTES: Type V’s carrier smallcraft and bigcraft, typically in a combat role. Tenders and jump carriers are included in this category. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type V class Carrier

Carriers (V):

Tenders ():

  • VT: Carrier Tender
  • VTB: Battle Rider Carrier Tender
  • VTC: Cruiser Rider Carrier Tender
  • VTF: Fighter/SBD Carrier Tender
  • VTI: Interdiction Carrier Tender
  • VTM: Mixed Rider Carrier Tender
  • VV: Fleet Carrier

W - Orbital Complexs & Space Stations & Barges[edit]

NOTES: Type W’s are typically used a Highports. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type W class Space Station

Space Stations & Orbital Complexes (W):

  • WA : Armored station
  • WG : Government station (unspecified)
  • WHP: Prison hulk or prison orbital complex.
  • WM : Merchant / commercial station
  • WMD: Floating Dock/Repair facility
  • WMI: Orbital industrial facility
  • WR : Residential orbital habitat
  • WS : Sensor platform
  • WSA: Armed Sensor Platform
  • WSB: Sensor/Beacon Platform
  • WSM: Manned Sensor Platform
  • WV : Agricultural orbital
  • WY : Private orbital habitat

Barges (W):

  1. TBD

X - Communication Vessels & Tenders[edit]

TBD


Communication Vessels (X):

  1. Packet Ship (XU)
  2. Relay Ship (XR)
  3. X-Boat (X)

Communication Tenders (XT):

  1. X-Boat Tender (XT)

Y - Yachts[edit]

NOTES: Yachts are privately owned luxury craft. Some of the best known type/s (superclass/es) using this designation are:

  1. Type Y class Yacht

Yachts (Y):

  • YA : Large Yacht
  • YY : Medium Yacht
  • YYG: Gunned Medium Yacht
  • YR : Racing Yacht

Z - Unclassified Vessels & Experimental Craft[edit]

TBD


Unclassified Vessels (Z):

  1. TBD

Experimental Crafts (Z):

  1. TBD


Notes (2018)[edit]

- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 17:47, 9 June 2018 (EDT)