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Line Combatants (Primary - Capital) Escort Combatants (Secondary - Subcapital) Military Auxiliary (Tertiary)
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Battleship
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Cruiser
O-
Ortillery
V-
Carrier
D-
Destroyer
E-
Escort
F-
Fighter
H-
Defense/Security
I-
Combat Transport
Q-
Combat Support
S-
Scout
U-
Utility
X-
Commo
Z-
Special
Mercantile Commercial Ships (Trade & Profit) Non-Mercantile Commercial Ships (Industry & Profit) Non-Commercial Ships (Nonprofit) System Craft (Intrastellar)
A-
Tramp
M-
Freighter
R-
Liner
T-
Transport
G-
Industrial
J-
Prospector
K-
Expedition
P-
Corsair
U-
Utility
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Science
N-
Medical
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Private
WB-
Barge
WA-
Satellite
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Space Station

C-class Cruisers are military starships capable of independent operations and of support of the main line of battle.

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Description (Specifications)

Cruisers are intended to fulfill two diverse missions. In battle, they support and reinforce the larger capital ships (... either battleships or battle rider squadrons) which are present and which form the main line of battle, generally from the flanks. They also perform independent operations, often forming the center of task forces which have no capital ships. Cruisers are also put to use as independent ships.

Cruisers are often multi-mission capable vessels defined by their higher maneuver capability and/or longer independent cruising range (... normally defined as higher jump capability and/or fuel capacity) than what is normally considered standard for fleet mobility parameters. Nevertheless there are some vessels that are called cruisers that do not quite match the high-mobility standards typical of the supra-class, most of which tend to suffer reassignment or reclassification of their mission descriptor at some subsequent point in their operational history.

Image Repository

Type CA Armored Cruiser:

  1. No image yet available.

Type CB Battlecruiser:

  1. No image yet available.

Type CF Frontier Cruiser / Colonial Cruiser / Vanguard Cruiser:

  1. A Nemesis class Intruder Cruiser patrolling in front of a moon lit up by a nearby star.
    Nemesis-Intruder-Cruiser-MT-RESIZE-SS-Crompton-TTD11 06-Sept-2019b.png
  2. A line drawing of a Kinunir class Vanguard Cruiser.
    Trav-Adv1-Kinunir.PNG

Type CGM Missile Cruiser:

  1. No image yet available.

Type CH Heavy Cruiser:

  1. No image yet available.

Type CL Light Cruiser:

  1. A Foghoks class Heavy Cruiser under high velocity in deep space.
    Foghoks-Hvy-Cruiser-MT-RESIZE-T-Peters-Rebellion-pg-79 10-Sept-2019b.jpg

Type CM Medium Cruiser:

  1. The Aek Naz class Battlecruiser is a sturdy, utilitarian design built by the Vargr for hard combat.
    Aek-Naz-Battlecruiser-MT-RESIZE-T-Peters-Rebellion-pg-78 10-Sept-2019b.jpg

Type CS Strike Cruiser:

  1. A Zhodani Vlezhdatl strike formation in high guard position.
    Vlezhdatl-class-FASA-CT-Cover 15-July-2019a.jpg
  2. An Arakoine class Strike Cruiser on route to bombard an enemy mainworld into submission.
    Arakoine-Strike-Cruiser-CT-RESIZE-P-Jaquays-pg-29 12-Sept-2019b.jpg

Type CVL Very Light Cruiser / Escort Cruiser:

  1. A Type C class Cruiser, a mass-produced very light cruiser or escort cruiser used to patrol the star lanes.
    Cruiser-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-359 25-July-2018a.jpg

Type CY Mercenary Cruiser:

  1. An Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser cruising through space with a deadly load of Aslan warriors.
    Aositaoh-Merc-Cruiser-MGT-1-RESIZE-Aslan-pg-95 12-Sept-2019b.jpg
  2. A Broadsword-class exiting an atmosphere with a modular cutter.
    Broadsword-class SGK-03-Jae-Stewart 10-June-2019a.png

Heavyweight Cruiser vs Speedy Cruiser?

CONFUSING TERMINOLOGY: The term Cruiser can often be misleading. Defined namesake cruisers are large, heavyweight vessels that can support the line-of-battle, and are meant to slug it out in main fleet engagements. They are large, well armed ships, that can even overwhelm dreadnoughts and super-heavy vessels in sufficient numbers. Vessels such as the Arakoine class Strike Cruiser or Aek Naz class Battlecruiser represent these large vessels which can have displacements in the range of multiple tens of thousands of tons. Obsolescent members of the Cruiser classification (... such as the Lightning class Fleet Intruder, now reclassified as the Lightning class Frontier Cruiser) are often sold off to the IISS, to Colonial or Provincial Subsector Navies, or are put into strategic reserve for reactivation and reassignment to Subsector Navies in time of war.

There are also vessels called "Cruisers" which lack the size and hitting power of the aforementioned Imperial Navy cruisers, but typically possess speed and endurance. They cruise or move speedily compared to larger capital ships. These are often small, speedy vessels that hit over weight for their size class, but would stand next to no chance against a naval-fleet sized slugger of a combatant. Vessels such as these are generally referred to as "Colonial Cruisers" and are typically found in Subsector and/or Planetary Naval forces as heavy patrol vessels. Vessels massing in the 800-3000 ton range (... such as the Sydkai class Colonial Cruiser or Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser) are representative of this smaller latter type. By Imperial Navy standards, they are cruisers in name only.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)

Cruisers are more lightly armored and less heavily armed than battleships. To unarmed, unarmored ships, this difference is negligible since a cruiser can easily attack and destroy any noncombatant ships. Cruisers are assigned to support battleships and carry combat to areas where a battleship is not considered necessary.

Supraclass Roles

Cruisers typically serve the following roles:
Largecraft & Bigcraft:

C-class Cruiser Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Armored Cruiser (CA)
Assault Cruiser (CS)
Asteroid Cruiser (C)
Attack Cruiser (CS)
Battle Cruiser (CB)
Bombardment Cruiser (O)
Colonial Cruiser (CF)
Command Cruiser (CC)
Control Cruiser (CF)
Cruiser Rider (BR)
Defense Cruiser (C)
Escort Cruiser (CVL)
Exploratory Cruiser (L)
Fast Cruiser (CF)
Fleet Intruder (CF)
Flotilla Leader (CC)
Frontier Cruiser (CF)
Gunned Cruiser (CG)
Heavy Cruiser (CH) (...old CA)
Intelligence Cruiser (CF)
Intruder Cruiser (CF)
Light Cruiser (CL)
Medium Cruiser (CM)
Mercenary Cruiser (CY)
Mercenary Transport (CY)
Merchant Cruiser (A, M, R, T)
Missile Cruiser (CGM)
Patrol Cruiser (HP)
Provincial Cruiser (CF)
Rift Cruiser (CFJ)
Scout Cruiser (CF)
Screening Cruiser (CS)
Strike Cruiser (CS)
Support Cruiser (C)
Vanguard Cruiser (CF)
Very Light Cruiser (CVL)
War Cruiser (CS)

Size-Class Roles for Cruiser Vessels

  1. Utility Craft (U) (1 to 99 tons)
  2. Escort (E) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  3. Escort Cruiser or Very Light Cruiser (CE) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  4. Mercenary Cruiser (CY) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  5. Light Cruiser (CL) (2,500 to 24,999 tons)
  6. Medium Cruiser (CM) (25,000 to 49,999 tons)
  7. Heavy Cruiser (CH) (50,000 to 99,999 tons)
  8. Battlecruiser (CS) (100,000 or larger tons)

Military Subcraft

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

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

C-class Cruiser Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code/s Exemplar Remarks
Cruiser C Kinunir class Vanguard Cruiser The overarching cruiser designation covers a variety of lone combatants with less combat ability than a battleship, but more than a destroyer or escort. However, like all designations, craft across vast many technology epochs are still in service, so there is a vast overlaps of many vessels definitions and types.
  • C = Cruiser
Armored Cruiser CA Ghalalk class Armored Cruiser Armored Cruisers are designed to combine long range, high speed, and heavy weapons. Their spinal mounted armament is the same size or only slightly smaller than that of ships of line, like their larger cousins the battleships and dreadnoughts. It is difficult to strike and perfect balance between mobility, protection and weapons. Imperial armored cruisers typically fall in the 50,000-75,000 ton range, larger cruisers often slip into the battle cruiser range. Armored cruisers usually carry armor and screens sufficient to protect them from any hits from turret mounted weapons. Only the largest missile bays and spinal mounts have any hope of seriously wounding them. These ships are often called upon for long range patrol and raiding. They might be tasked as a flag ship for a group of smaller ships. They often protect large fleet assets, such as carriers and assault transports. Their copious missile armament means they can provide devastating artillery barrages. Many commanders look upon their heavy cruisers as versatile survivors, ships capable of a wide variety of roles and tasks.
  • C = Cruiser
  • A = Armored
Battlecruiser CB Vlezhdatl class Strike Cruiser Battle Cruisers combine the spinal mounted meson or particle accelerator firepower of battleships and the armor and screen protection of cruisers. They tend to be fast with good strategic jump mobility. The trade off is in the realm of heavy armor plating. They are unable to sustain the punishment that battleships can deal out and absorb. Battle Cruisers' operational philosophy is to out run whatever they can not out gun. They are built to destroy and survival is of secondary importance. They often lead deep penetration raids to disrupt "secure" rear areas and terrorize merchant shipping lanes with a few fast escorts.

Strike Cruisers involve certain trade offs. They sacrifice nearly everything for extreme jump range, they all use the maximum jump drive for their respective tech level of manufacture. As a result they carry so much jump fuel, occasionally drop tanks or dis-mountable fuel tanks, they have less space left over for weapons, maneuver drives, or armor. This is the logical extension of the hit and run design philosophy. The deep strikes behind enemy lines require a special mind set, the captain of these ships act as assassins picking off key targets, vital assets, before sprinting away.
War Cruisers can be any type of cruiser, except a mercenary or rift cruiser, although they tend to be vessels with heavier armament. They are often known as attack cruisers.

  • (100,000 or larger tons)
  • C = Cruiser
  • B = Battle
Frontier Cruiser CF Lightning class Frontier Cruiser Frontier Cruisers are usually mid-sized vessels with high jump capabilities assigned to frontier areas. They fill a variety of roles including frontier security, SAR, intelligence gathering, and force projection. Ships of this class may also be known as Fleet Intruders, and Scout Cruisers. These vessels are also known as Provincial Cruisers.

Rift Cruisers are designated base on their operational area, stellar rifts. They have longer jump drive capabilities, and often have a priority on the assignment of naval personnel and replacement parts. Personnel assigned to a Rift Cruiser often get "risk" pay for duty in stellar rifts.

  • C = Cruiser
  • F = Frontier, Fleet Intruder, Intelligence, Intruder, Provincial, Rift, Scout, etc.
Missile Cruiser CGM Vrysonu class Missile Cruiser Missile Cruisers were developed to emphasize the overall benefits of missile armaments. Missile cruiser sacrifice the spinal mount to mount additional heavy missile bays.
  • C = Cruiser
  • G = Guided
  • M - Missile
Heavy Cruiser CH Arakoine class Strike Cruiser TBD. (50,000 to 99,999 tons)
  • C = Cruiser
  • H = Heavy
Light Cruiser CL Gionetti class Light Cruiser
aka
SEH class Light Cruiser
A Light Cruiser is typically the smallest fleet combatant with a spinal mount. They as fast as a destroyer with the range of a heavy cruiser. They don't carry as much armor. They are not intended to last on the line of battle versus heavier ships. They are used to escort carriers, troop transports, tankers and logistical ships. They are also used to lead groups of destroyers. They scout ahead of main fleet elements and protect the flanks of large fleets. Imperial light cruisers are from 10,000 tons to just below 50,000 tons. Ships below 10,000 tons are fleet escorts, but some designs in that range are labelled light cruisers.
  • (2,500 to 24,999 tons)
  • C = Cruiser
  • L = Light
Medium Cruiser CM Aek Naz class Battlecruiser TBD. (25,000 to 49,999 tons)
  • C = Cruiser
  • M = Medium
Strike Cruiser or Attack Cruiser CS Vlezhdatl class Strike Cruiser TBD
  • C = Cruiser
  • S = Strike, Attack, Combat, War, etc.
Very Light Cruiser CVL Sydkai class Cruiser Escort Cruisers often carry powerful secondary and tertiary defenses in order to stick close to and defend high-value capital assets in a fleet formation (such as flag dreadnoughts or battle tenders) from attack or harassment by missiles and/or smaller and faster light vessels. Patrol Cruisers may fill the role of both frontier and rear area security. Although this role more properly belongs to smaller vessels, occasionally more powerful vessels are assigned. Reconnaissance Cruisers are lighter cruisers with limited armament, but high jump and maneuver, and are equipped with extensive sensor suites. Also called Intelligence Cruisers.
  • (100 to 2,499 tons)
  • C = Cruiser
  • VL = Very Light
Mercenary Cruiser CY Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser Mercenary Cruisers are an answer to the relative lawlessness of some regions of the Imperium that have long posed a problem to those in authority; they are torn between a need to provide protection and order to all areas under Imperial domain, and a rational understanding that cost is a continuing factor in such actions. One solution is the toleration of hired troop units within especially troublesome subsectors. Such units help maintain a basic semblance of order to the worlds and systems within, and are available (at a nominal additional cost) to those in the region desiring more action or greater attention to their own problems. The Imperial hand in such arrangements is clearly seen in their tacit approval of mercenary actions, including referrals in some cases where calls for help are received. The Imperial bureaucracy, in its efforts to provide assistance, has also taken the step of commissioning the design of a standard mercenary cruiser to carry such units throughout their areas of responsibility, and has made these ships available through the provision of low cost construction loans. The design itself is well thought out and has been used for innumerable other tasks, including some Imperial and subsector military missions, and as fleet auxiliaries to the Imperial Navy. There have been numerous arguments that such vessels should not have military designations, but they continue to do so. They constitute a naval reserve with many navies.
  • C = Cruiser
  • Y = MercenarY
Cruiser Rider BR No exemplar yet available. Cruiser Riders are any cruiser rated vessel which lacks independent jump capability, but instead relies on another vessel to provide jump capability. Such vessels are usually called "Cruiser Tenders." Due to the lack of a jump drive and associated fuel tanks, designers reallocate tonnage to weapons, armor, and in-system maneuverability.
  • B = Battle
  • R = Rider
Bombardment Cruiser
"Siege"
O Huron class Bombardment Cruiser Bombardment Cruiser are usually a heavy or light cruiser type containing armaments focused on providing supporting planetary assault operations.
  • O = Ortillery
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.

Caledonian Frigates

Caledonian Frigate-Cruiser Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code/s Exemplar Remarks
Caledonian Frigates CL, CM, CH Sunderland class Heavy Frigate In Caledonian navy parlance, cruisers are called "frigates" (heavy and light). This is mostly for historical and traditional reasons.
  • C = Cruiser
  • H = Heavy
  • L - Light
  • M = Medium
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)

Even before the advent of spacefaring and later starfaring naval ships, in an era of oars, sails, and maritime navies, cruisers tend to form the backbone of any viable navy. Cruisers are the largest combat ships in an affordable class since battleships are prohibitively expensive and only available to the superpowers of their era. Cruisers can be built much more quickly than battleships. Many cruisers can be built in two years or less compared to some battleships which might take many years.

Selected Variant Types & Classes

Military Ship - Warship - Armored Cruiser:

  1. Type CA class Armored Cruiser
    1. Afteasea class Armored Cruiser
    2. Ghalalk class Armored Cruiser
    3. Kefchenzh class Armored Cruiser
    4. Last Armada class Armored Cruiser
    5. Paladin class Armored Cruiser
    6. Presidio class Armoured Cruiser
    7. Resolute Bastion class Armored Cruiser

Military Ship - Warship - Battlecruiser:

  1. Type CB class Battlecruiser
    1. Akrzhdiats class Heavy Cruiser
    2. Audacious class Battlecruiser
    3. Diaspora class Battlecruiser
    4. Duneed class Battle Cruiser
    5. Exorcist class Battle Cruiser
    6. Gzong!xk class Battlecruiser
    7. Invincible class Heavy Cruiser
    8. Majestic class Battle Cruiser
    9. SH100K class Battle Cruiser
    10. Spider class Battle Cruiser
    11. Vitatus class Battlecruiser

Military Ship - Warship - Frontier Cruiser:

  1. Type CF class Frontier Cruiser
    1. Bdaarikhar class Scout Cruiser
    2. Fulda class Scout Cruiser
    3. Kinunir class Vanguard Cruiser
    4. Lightning class Frontier Cruiser
    5. Manx class Fleet Intruder
    6. Nam Pak class Scout Cruiser
    7. Nemesis class Intruder Cruiser
    8. Pinq class Scout Cruiser
    9. TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser

Military Ship - Warship - Missile Cruiser:

  1. Type CGM class Missile Cruiser
    1. Dalet class Asteroid Cruiser
    2. Harmal class Missile Cruiser
    3. Heng-O class Missile Cruiser
    4. Kargash class Light Cruiser
    5. Kwang class Missile Cruiser
    6. Murian Pride class Missile Cruiser
    7. Tizon class Missile Cruiser
    8. Type 095 Shang class Missile Cruiser
    9. Vrysonu class Missile Cruiser

Military Ship - Warship - Heavy Cruiser:

  1. Type CH class Heavy Cruiser
    1. Arakoine class Strike Cruiser
    2. Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser
    3. Aubaka class Battle Cruiser
    4. Bastion class Battle Cruiser
    5. Blake class Heavy Cruiser
    6. Canton class Control Cruiser
    7. Chazhdr class Light Cruiser
    8. Conquest class Heavy Cruiser
    9. Cynical Son class Battlecruiser
    10. Dacrows Mire class Battlecruiser
    11. Dadiat class Heavy Cruiser
    12. Dauntless class Heavy Cruiser
    13. Effendi class Heavy Cruiser
    14. Elaezoe class Cruiser
    15. Elfen Lied class Heavy Cruiser
    16. Eurisko class Heavy Cruiser
    17. Fulcrum class Battlecruiser
    18. Gateway class Heavy Cruiser
    19. Gauntlet class Battlecruiser
    20. Glenaurian class Heavy Cruiser
    21. Gridlow class Heavy Cruiser
    22. Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser
    23. Honre class Asteroid Battle Cruiser
    24. Hu Gi Singh class Battlecruiser
    25. Iridium Vow class Battlecruiser
    26. Joker class Battle Cruiser
    27. Kagori class Battlecruiser
    28. Kalradin class Battlecruiser
    29. Kas'Drak class Strike Cruiser
    30. Kirov class Cruiser
    31. Mercury class Heavy Cruiser
    32. Minsk class Heavy Cruiser
    33. Mongol Risen class Cruiser
    34. Narmo class Heavy Cruiser
    35. Neivrdlalh class Heavy Cruiser
    36. Nightrim class Heavy Cruiser
    37. Nordica class Battlecruiser
    38. Normandy class Heavy Cruiser
    39. Panjiach class Heavy Cruiser
    40. Planet class Heavy Cruiser
    41. Pukushik class Cruiser
    42. Refined class Heavy Cruiser
    43. Regal class Battlecruiser
    44. Repulse class Heavy Cruiser
    45. Rugiceps class Light Cruiser
    46. Scapa class Heavy Frigate
    47. Sentinel class Heavy Cruiser
    48. SH70K class Heavy Cruiser
    49. Shtiaba class Light Cruiser
    50. Tash class Heavy Cruiser
    51. Tliabazhdrinzh class Heavy Cruiser
    52. Trend class Support Cruiser
    53. Umbra class Battlecruiser
    54. Viatoris class Heavy Cruiser
    55. Vieblazhdr class Heavy Cruiser
    56. Vonk class Cruiser
    57. Vrapkenchkinj class Light Battlecruiser
    58. Windhorst class Heavy Cruiser
    59. Xing!kir class Light Cruiser
    60. Xundar class Heavy Cruiser

Military Ship - Warship - Light Cruiser:

  1. Type CL class Light Cruiser
    1. Amazone class Light Cruiser
    2. Atsah class Light Cruiser
    3. Basilos class Pocket Cruiser
    4. Blue Ridge class Command Cruiser
    5. Blunt Force class Light Cruiser
    6. Death's Head class Light Cruiser
    7. Delightful class Light Cruiser
    8. Dimin class Pocket Cruiser
    9. Foghoks class Heavy Cruiser
    10. Grinder class Light Cruiser
    11. Griswold class Light Cruiser
    12. Gvergh class Cruiser
    13. Holy Avenger class Pursuit Cruiser
    14. Hughes class Light Cruiser
    15. Ikired*Ni class Medium Cruiser
    16. Imporis class Light Cruiser
    17. Intrepid class Cruiser
    18. Iroieah class Light Cruiser
    19. K'shek class Light Cruiser
    20. Ka'sch class Battle Cruiser
    21. Khiirshag class Light Cruiser
    22. Kilbride class Light Frigate
    23. Lenat class Light Cruiser
    24. Lon Mardos class Light Cruiser
    25. Montrose class Light Frigate
    26. Oumuamua class Light Cruiser
    27. Plizhdrint class Light Cruiser
    28. Pteron class Battle Cruiser
    29. Pugnacious class Battle Cruiser
    30. Resadiye class Light Cruiser
    31. Riavl class Light Cruiser
    32. Sabre class Light Cruiser
    33. Salazar class Light Cruiser
    34. Sanoet class Light Cruiser
    35. Sarmonocci class Light Cruiser
    36. SH20K class Light Cruiser
    37. Shizhdr class Light Cruiser
    38. Swooping Victory class Defense Cruiser
    39. Tacoolu class Light Cruiser
    40. Terminus class Light Cruiser
    41. Terrible class Light Cruiser
    42. Ticonderoga class Light Cruiser
    43. Trundi Fringe class Light Cruiser
    44. Type C31 class Cruiser
    45. Valeria class Light Cruiser
    46. Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser
    47. Vosh class Security Cruiser
    48. Warhound class Light Cruiser
    49. Weakhto class Cruiser
    50. Winston class Light Cruiser
    51. Zhdavldlits class Light Cruiser
    52. Zydar class Light Cruiser

Military Ship - Warship - Medium Cruiser:

  1. Type CM class Medium Cruiser
    1. Addaran class Cruiser
    2. Aek Naz class Battlecruiser
    3. Alderbaran class Heavy Cruiser
    4. Antrim class Heavy Frigate
    5. Arliliushruu class Medium Cruiser
    6. Assassin class Light Cruiser
    7. Aurlikro class Light Cruiser
    8. Berserker class Light Cruiser
    9. Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser
    10. Dlevrrk class Light Cruiser
    11. Drag class Screening Cruiser
    12. Eso Ilian class Cruiser
    13. Eviscerator class Remote Offensive Unit
    14. Fearless class Medium Cruiser
    15. Forfar class Heavy Frigate
    16. Gallant class Light Cruiser
    17. Gionetti class Light Cruiser
    18. Hamidiye class Light Cruiser
    19. Harbinger class Medium Cruiser
    20. Heng-O class Small Cruiser
    21. Irloom class Light Cruiser
    22. Lord Adrian class Light Cruiser
    23. Lydia class Medium Cruiser
    24. MaKwaWo class Heavy Cruiser
    25. Moot Point class Light Cruiser
    26. Nara class Light Cruiser
    27. Nidashiajobr class Light Cruiser
    28. Rull class Light Cruiser
    29. Samuelson class Medium Cruiser
    30. SEH class Light Cruiser
    31. Starburst class Light Cruiser
    32. Sting class Medium Cruiser
    33. Sunderland class Heavy Frigate
    34. Tal Varisa class Light Cruiser
    35. Thin Red Line class Light Cruiser
    36. Tyrian Lordship class Light Cruiser
    37. Victory Complete class Cruiser
    38. Yesto class Light Cruiser
    39. Yiesieltsie class Light Cruiser

Military Ship - Warship - Strike Cruiser:

  1. Type CS class Strike Cruiser
    1. Aenoegrr class Strike Cruiser
    2. Agidda class Attack Cruiser
    3. Dzen class Strike Cruiser
    4. Fitl class Strike Cruiser
    5. Flinder class War Cruiser
    6. Gauntlet class Strike Cruiser
    7. Hroilri'ea class Strike Cruiser
    8. Nibar class Strike Cruiser
    9. Rambler class Strike Cruiser
    10. Rapier class War Cruiser
    11. Sniper class Strike Cruiser
    12. Tash class War Cruiser
    13. Tempest class Attack Cruiser
    14. Titan class Strike Cruiser
    15. Vlezhdatl class Strike Cruiser
    16. Waco class Strike Cruiser

Military Ship - Warship - Very Light Cruiser:

  1. Type CVL class Very Light Cruiser
    1. Sydkai class Cruiser
    2. TC15 Edhoda class Light Cruiser
    3. Type C class Cruiser

Paramilitary Ship - Warship - Mercenary Cruiser:

  1. Type CY class Mercenary Cruiser
    1. Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser
    2. Ares Dragon class Mercenary Cruiser
    3. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    4. Byrna class Mercenary Cruiser
    5. Duke Boris class Mercenary Cruiser
    6. Longsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    7. Mauler class Mercenary Cruiser
    8. Tethys class Mercenary Transport
    9. Type C class Mercenary Cruiser

Ship Summary List

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

215 Representative Cruiser (C) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Addaran class Cruiser CM 49,900 BCS 10 Addara 1 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aek Naz class Battlecruiser CM 30,000 BCS 11 Vargr Extents 4 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Aenoegrr class Strike Cruiser CS 7,000 BCS 13 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Afteasea class Armored Cruiser CA X BCS X Aslan Hierate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Agidda class Attack Cruiser CS 40,000 BCS 11 Ziru Sirka 2 X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Akrzhdiats class Heavy Cruiser CB 100,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Alderbaran class Heavy Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 13 Solomani Confederation 4 2.2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Amazone class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Antrim class Heavy Frigate CM 42,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser CY 1,000 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arakoine class Strike Cruiser CS 50,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ares Dragon class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arliliushruu class Medium Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Assassin class Light Cruiser CM 28,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Atsah class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aubaka class Battle Cruiser CH 92,000 BCS 14 Gniivi Collective 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Audacious class Battlecruiser CB 100,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aurlikro class Light Cruiser CM 46,000 BCS 14 Gniivi Collective 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Basilos class Pocket Cruiser CL 5,000 BCS 13 GTL-10 Solomani Confederation 4 3 {{{illustration}}} Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bastion class Battle Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 1 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bdaarikhar class Scout Cruiser CF 20,000 BCS 10 Marhleim Army Star Forces 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Berserker class Light Cruiser CL 30,000 BCS 12 Sword Worlds Confederation 3 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blake class Heavy Cruiser CH 65,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blue Ridge class Command Cruiser CLC 18,400 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blunt Force class Light Cruiser CL 17,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser CM 42,000 BCS 12 Protectorate of Leset 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Byrna class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Canton class Control Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 11 Esaran Cultural Area 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Chazhdr class Light Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 {{{illustration}}}
Conquest class Heavy Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 11 Firstworlds 2 3 {{{illustration}}}
Cynical Son class Battlecruiser CH 98,000 BCS 12 Federation of Alsas 3 3 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dacrows Mire class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 11 Darrian Confederation 2 2 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dadiat class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 5 {{{illustration}}}
Dalet class Asteroid Cruiser CGM 100,000 BCS 12 Dysprosuk Enclave 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dauntless class Heavy Cruiser CH 80,000 BCS 12 The Protectorate 3 4 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Death's Head class Light Cruiser CL 19,900 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Delightful class Light Cruiser CL 13,000 BCS 12 Old Worlds 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Diaspora class Battlecruiser CB 200,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dimin class Pocket Cruiser CL 7,300 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Dlevrrk class Light Cruiser CM 40,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Drag class Screening Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 11 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Duke Boris class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Duneed class Battle Cruiser CB 100,000 BCS 12 Glenauran Signatorate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dzen class Strike Cruiser CS 17,600 BCS 14 Vargr Extents 5 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Effendi class Heavy Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Elaezoe class Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 11 Vargr Extents 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan-designed starship design.
Element class Cruiser C X BCS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Elfen Lied class Heavy Cruiser CH 80,000 BCS 12 Darrian Confederation 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Eso Ilian class Cruiser CM 40,000 BCS 11 Sorority of Hygiea 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Eurisko class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,900 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Eviscerator class Remote Offensive Unit CM 36,000 BCS 14 Hive Federation 5 5 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exorcist class Battle Cruiser CB 120,000 BCS 12 Protectorate of Leset 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fearless class Medium Cruiser CM 25,000 BCS 12 Protectorate 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fitl class Strike Cruiser CS 20,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 5 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Flinder class War Cruiser CS 18,710 BCS 10 The Biumvirate 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Foghoks class Heavy Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 11 Vargr Extents 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Forfar class Heavy Frigate CM 40,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fulcrum class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 11 Katowice Conquest 2 4 {{{illustration}}}
Fulda class Scout Cruiser CF 40,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 1 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gallant class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gateway class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 11 Galian Federation 2 4 {{{illustration}}}
Gauntlet class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 11 Sword Worlds 2 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gauntlet class Strike Cruiser CS 30,000 BCS 12 Sword Worlds Confederation 3 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ghalalk class Armored Cruiser CA 50,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gionetti class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 5 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Glenaurian class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 13 Glenauran Signatorate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gridlow class Heavy Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 12 Pador Military Forces 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Grinder class Light Cruiser CL 11,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Griswold class Light Cruiser CL 19,900 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Gvergh class Cruiser CL 5,000 BCS 13 Vargr Extents 2 2.2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gzong!xk class Battlecruiser CB 100,000 BCS 15 Two Thousand Worlds 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hamidiye class Light Cruiser CM 30,904 BCS 12 Khuur League 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harbinger class Medium Cruiser CM 40,000 BCS 14 Vegan Polity 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harmal class Missile Cruiser CGM 22,000 BCS 10 Maujen Defense Bureau 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heng-O class Missile Cruiser CGM 20,000 BCS 11 Mercantile Concord 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heng-O class Small Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 10 Mercantile Concord 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Holy Avenger class Pursuit Cruiser CL 13,000 BCS 11 Eslyat Magistracy 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Honre class Asteroid Battle Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Hroilri'ea class Strike Cruiser CS X BCS X Aslan Hierate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hu Gi Singh class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 4 {{{illustration}}}
Hughes class Light Cruiser CL 22,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ikired*Ni class Medium Cruiser CL 15,000 BCS 13 I'Sred*Ni 2 2 {{{illustration}}}
Imporis class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 10 Sorority of Hygiea 1 2 {{{illustration}}}
Intrepid class Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 13 GTL-10 Solomani 3 2.8 {{{illustration}}}
Invincible class Heavy Cruiser CB 100,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Iridium Vow class Battlecruiser CH 80,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Irloom class Light Cruiser CM 25,000 BCS 12 Pador Military Forces 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Iroieah class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 14 Aslan Hierate 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Joker class Battle Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 12 Mapepire Cluster 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
K'shek class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ka'sch class Battle Cruiser CL 12,000 BCS 11 Sath Alliance 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kagori class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 12 Iltharan Empire 3 5 {{{illustration}}}
Kalradin class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 11 Grand Duchy of Kalradin 2 4 {{{illustration}}}
Kargash class Light Cruiser CGM 2,000 ACS 11 Ziru Sirka 2 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kas'Drak class Strike Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 16 Taakas Yh'Drak 5 5 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kefchenzh class Armored Cruiser CA 52,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Khiirshag class Light Cruiser CL 16,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 2 {{{illustration}}}

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7 Representative Armored Cruiser (CA) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Afteasea class Armored Cruiser CA X BCS X Aslan Hierate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ghalalk class Armored Cruiser CA 50,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kefchenzh class Armored Cruiser CA 52,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Last Armada class Armored Cruiser CA 38,000 BCS 11 Terran Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Paladin class Armored Cruiser CA 68,000 BCS 13 Free and Holy Federation of Amil 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Presidio class Armoured Cruiser CA 50,000 BCS 13 Czarate of Delsun 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Resolute Bastion class Armored Cruiser CA 40,000 BCS 12 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


11 Representative Battlecruiser (CB) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Akrzhdiats class Heavy Cruiser CB 100,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Audacious class Battlecruiser CB 100,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Diaspora class Battlecruiser CB 200,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Duneed class Battle Cruiser CB 100,000 BCS 12 Glenauran Signatorate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exorcist class Battle Cruiser CB 120,000 BCS 12 Protectorate of Leset 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gzong!xk class Battlecruiser CB 100,000 BCS 15 Two Thousand Worlds 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Invincible class Heavy Cruiser CB 100,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Majestic class Battle Cruiser CB 100,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 5 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
SH100K class Battle Cruiser CB 100,000 BCS 12 Sorority of Hygiea 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Spider class Battle Cruiser CB 150,000 BCS 12 Third Imperium 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vitatus class Battlecruiser CB 200,000 BCS 13 Council of Leh Perash 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


8 Representative Frontier Cruiser (CF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Bdaarikhar class Scout Cruiser CF 20,000 BCS 10 Marhleim Army Star Forces 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fulda class Scout Cruiser CF 40,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 1 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lightning class Frontier Cruiser CF 60,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 5 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Manx class Fleet Intruder CF 68,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 2 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nam Pak class Scout Cruiser CF 45,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 3 {{{illustration}}}
Nemesis class Intruder Cruiser CFJ 19,900 BCS 15 Third Imperium 5 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Pinq class Scout Cruiser CF 5,000 BCS 10 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 1 5 {{{illustration}}}
TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser CF 1,800 ACS 11 Trooles Confederation 2 4 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


9 Representative Missile Cruiser (CGM) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Dalet class Asteroid Cruiser CGM 100,000 BCS 12 Dysprosuk Enclave 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harmal class Missile Cruiser CGM 22,000 BCS 10 Maujen Defense Bureau 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heng-O class Missile Cruiser CGM 20,000 BCS 11 Mercantile Concord 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kargash class Light Cruiser CGM 2,000 ACS 11 Ziru Sirka 2 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kwang class Missile Cruiser CGM 40,000 BCS 10 Varellan Empire 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Murian Pride class Missile Cruiser CGM 80,000 BCS 13 Altarean Confederation 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tizon class Missile Cruiser CGM 30,000 BCS 10 Sword Worlds Confederation 1 5 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type 095 Shang class Missile Cruiser CGM 13,800 BCS 13 Sindalian Empire 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vrysonu class Missile Cruiser CGM 100,000 BCS 12 Third Imperium 3 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


59 Representative Heavy Cruiser (CH) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Aubaka class Battle Cruiser CH 92,000 BCS 14 Gniivi Collective 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bastion class Battle Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 1 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blake class Heavy Cruiser CH 65,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Canton class Control Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 11 Esaran Cultural Area 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Chazhdr class Light Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 {{{illustration}}}
Conquest class Heavy Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 11 Firstworlds 2 3 {{{illustration}}}
Cynical Son class Battlecruiser CH 98,000 BCS 12 Federation of Alsas 3 3 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dacrows Mire class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 11 Darrian Confederation 2 2 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dadiat class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 5 {{{illustration}}}
Dauntless class Heavy Cruiser CH 80,000 BCS 12 The Protectorate 3 4 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Effendi class Heavy Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Elaezoe class Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 11 Vargr Extents 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan-designed starship design.
Elfen Lied class Heavy Cruiser CH 80,000 BCS 12 Darrian Confederation 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Eurisko class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,900 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fulcrum class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 11 Katowice Conquest 2 4 {{{illustration}}}
Gateway class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 11 Galian Federation 2 4 {{{illustration}}}
Gauntlet class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 11 Sword Worlds 2 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Glenaurian class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 13 Glenauran Signatorate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gridlow class Heavy Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 12 Pador Military Forces 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Honre class Asteroid Battle Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Hu Gi Singh class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 4 {{{illustration}}}
Iridium Vow class Battlecruiser CH 80,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Joker class Battle Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 12 Mapepire Cluster 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Kagori class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 12 Iltharan Empire 3 5 {{{illustration}}}
Kalradin class Battlecruiser CH 90,000 BCS 11 Grand Duchy of Kalradin 2 4 {{{illustration}}}
Kas'Drak class Strike Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 16 Taakas Yh'Drak 5 5 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kirov class Cruiser CH 72,000 BCS 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mercury class Heavy Cruiser CH 65,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 5 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Minsk class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 13 Solomani 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mongol Risen class Cruiser CH 72,000 BCS 12 Sudi Verisian Navy 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Narmo class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Neivrdlalh class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 13 Zhodani Consulate 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nightrim class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nordica class Battle Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 13 Fjords 4 4 {{{illustration}}}
Normandy class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Panjiach class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Planet class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 5 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Pukushik class Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Refined class Heavy Cruiser CH 52,000 BCS 12 Old Worlds Navy 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Regal class Battlecruiser CH 75,000 ACS 14 Third Imperium 4 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Repulse class Heavy Cruiser CH 70,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rugiceps class Light Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 13 Council of Leh Perash 4 4 {{{illustration}}}
Scapa class Heavy Frigate CH 50,000 BCS 11 Principality of Caledon 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sentinel class Heavy Cruiser CH 70,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
SH70K class Heavy Cruiser CH 70,000 BCS 12 Sorority of Hygiea 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shtiaba class Light Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 14 Zhodani 5 5 {{{illustration}}}
Tash class Heavy Cruiser CH 60,000 BCS 11 Plavian League 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tliabazhdrinzh class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Trend class Support Cruiser CH 80,000 BCS 13 Jarnac Pashalic 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Umbra class Battlecruiser CH 72,000 BCS 12 Distant Fringe 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Viatoris class Heavy Cruiser CH 90,000 BCS 13 Council of Leh Perash 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vieblazhdr class Heavy Cruiser CH 85,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 5 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vonk class Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 5 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Vrapkenchkinj class Light Battlecruiser CH 56,000 BCS 14 Zhodani 3 5 {{{illustration}}}
Windhorst class Heavy Cruiser CH 80,000 BCS 11 Sword Worlds 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xing!kir class Light Cruiser CH 50,000 BCS 15 Two Thousand Worlds 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xundar class Heavy Cruiser CH 65,000 BCS 12 Nexus Fleet Forces 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


53 Representative Light Cruiser (CL) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Amazone class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Atsah class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Basilos class Pocket Cruiser CL 5,000 BCS 13 GTL-10 Solomani Confederation 4 3 {{{illustration}}} Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Berserker class Light Cruiser CL 30,000 BCS 12 Sword Worlds Confederation 3 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blue Ridge class Command Cruiser CLC 18,400 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Blunt Force class Light Cruiser CL 17,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Death's Head class Light Cruiser CL 19,900 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Delightful class Light Cruiser CL 13,000 BCS 12 Old Worlds 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Dimin class Pocket Cruiser CL 7,300 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Foghoks class Heavy Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 11 Vargr Extents 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Grinder class Light Cruiser CL 11,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Griswold class Light Cruiser CL 19,900 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Gvergh class Cruiser CL 5,000 BCS 13 Vargr Extents 2 2.2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Holy Avenger class Pursuit Cruiser CL 13,000 BCS 11 Eslyat Magistracy 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Hughes class Light Cruiser CL 22,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ikired*Ni class Medium Cruiser CL 15,000 BCS 13 I'Sred*Ni 2 2 {{{illustration}}}
Imporis class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 10 Sorority of Hygiea 1 2 {{{illustration}}}
Intrepid class Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 13 GTL-10 Solomani 3 2.8 {{{illustration}}}
Iroieah class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 14 Aslan Hierate 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
K'shek class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ka'sch class Battle Cruiser CL 12,000 BCS 11 Sath Alliance 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Khiirshag class Light Cruiser CL 16,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 2 {{{illustration}}}
Kilbride class Light Frigate CL 20,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Lenat class Light Cruiser CL 20,900 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 3 {{{illustration}}}
Lon Mardos class Light Cruiser CL 19,000 BCS 11 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 2 3 {{{illustration}}}
Montrose class Light Frigate CL 20,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Oumuamua class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 12 Principality of Mavuzo 3 1 No
Plizhdrint class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Pteron class Battle Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 14 GTL-11 Solomani Confederation 4 3.6 {{{illustration}}}
Pugnacious class Battle Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 13 GTL-10 Solomani Confederation 3 2 {{{illustration}}}
Resadiye class Light Cruiser CL 22,640 BCS 12 Khuur League Fleet 3 3 {{{illustration}}}
Riavl class Light Cruiser CL 14,000 BCS 14 Zhodani 4 5 {{{illustration}}}
Sabre class Light Cruiser CL 12,000 BCS 14 Strend Cluster 4 3 {{{illustration}}}
Salazar class Light Cruiser CL 13,100 BCS 11 Saldazar Security Squadron 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sanoet class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sarmonocci class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 {{{illustration}}}
SH20K class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 12 Sorority of Hygiea 3 4 {{{illustration}}}
Shizhdr class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 13 Zhodani Consulate 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Swooping Victory class Defense Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 11 Esaran Cultural Area 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tacoolu class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Terminus class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Terrible class Light Cruiser CL 20,000 BCS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 4 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ticonderoga class Light Cruiser CL 19,800 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 {{{illustration}}}
Trundi Fringe class Light Cruiser CL 9,900 BCS 11 Saldazar Security Squadron 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type C31 class Cruiser CL 13,000 BCS 10 Queendom Remnants 1 1 {{{illustration}}}
Valeria class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 14 GTL-11 Solomani 4 2 {{{illustration}}}
Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser CL 12,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 No
Vosh class Security Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 11 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 2 1 {{{illustration}}}
Warhound class Light Cruiser CL 3,000 BCS 14 GTL-11 Solomani 3 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Weakhto class Cruiser CL 10,000 BCS 13 Aslan Hierate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Winston class Light Cruiser CL 15,000 BCS 10 Winston Democracy 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zhdavldlits class Light Cruiser CL 14,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Zydar class Light Cruiser CL 19,900 BCS 10 Zydarian Codominium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


38 Representative Medium Cruiser (CM) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Addaran class Cruiser CM 49,900 BCS 10 Addara 1 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aek Naz class Battlecruiser CM 30,000 BCS 11 Vargr Extents 4 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Alderbaran class Heavy Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 13 Solomani Confederation 4 2.2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Antrim class Heavy Frigate CM 42,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Arliliushruu class Medium Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Assassin class Light Cruiser CM 28,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aurlikro class Light Cruiser CM 46,000 BCS 14 Gniivi Collective 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser CM 42,000 BCS 12 Protectorate of Leset 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dlevrrk class Light Cruiser CM 40,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Drag class Screening Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 11 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Eso Ilian class Cruiser CM 40,000 BCS 11 Sorority of Hygiea 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Eviscerator class Remote Offensive Unit CM 36,000 BCS 14 Hive Federation 5 5 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fearless class Medium Cruiser CM 25,000 BCS 12 Protectorate 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Forfar class Heavy Frigate CM 40,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gallant class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gionetti class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 5 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hamidiye class Light Cruiser CM 30,904 BCS 12 Khuur League 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harbinger class Medium Cruiser CM 40,000 BCS 14 Vegan Polity 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heng-O class Small Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 10 Mercantile Concord 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Irloom class Light Cruiser CM 25,000 BCS 12 Pador Military Forces 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lord Adrian class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lydia class Medium Cruiser CM 36,000 BCS 11 The Last Line 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
MaKwaWo class Heavy Cruiser CM 45,000 BCS 12 Iltharan Empire 3 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Moot Point class Light Cruiser CM 28,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nara class Light Cruiser CM 28,000 BCS 12 Mapepire Cluster 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nidashiajobr class Light Cruiser CM 28,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rull class Light Cruiser CM 49,000 BCS 10 Mnemosyne Principality 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Samuelson class Medium Cruiser CM 40,000 BCS 10 Plavian League 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
SEH class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, fan interpretation of a canon starship design.
Starburst class Light Cruiser CM 32,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Sting class Medium Cruiser CM 44,000 BCS 10 Sword Worlds Confederation 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sunderland class Heavy Frigate CM 40,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tal Varisa class Light Cruiser CM 35,000 BCS 11 Firstworlds 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Thin Red Line class Light Cruiser CM 31,300 BCS 13 Third Imperium 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tyrian Lordship class Light Cruiser CM 28,000 BCS 11 Tyrian Lordships 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Victory Complete class Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Yesto class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 12 Principality of Mavuzo 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Yiesieltsie class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


17 Representative Strike Cruiser (CS) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Aenoegrr class Strike Cruiser CS 7,000 BCS 13 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Agidda class Attack Cruiser CS 40,000 BCS 11 Ziru Sirka 2 X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arakoine class Strike Cruiser CS 50,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dzen class Strike Cruiser CS 17,600 BCS 14 Vargr Extents 5 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fitl class Strike Cruiser CS 20,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 5 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Flinder class War Cruiser CS 18,710 BCS 10 The Biumvirate 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gauntlet class Strike Cruiser CS 30,000 BCS 12 Sword Worlds Confederation 3 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hroilri'ea class Strike Cruiser CS X BCS X Aslan Hierate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nibar class Strike Cruiser CS 28,000 BCS 13 Jarnac Pashalic 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rambler class Strike Cruiser CS 10,000 BCS 14 Katowice Conquest 5 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rapier class War Cruiser CS 9,100 BCS 13 Darrian Confederation 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sniper class Strike Cruiser CS 55,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tash class War Cruiser CS 10,000 BCS 13 Eiaplial Davr 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tempest class Attack Cruiser CS 50,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Titan class Strike Cruiser CS 20,000 BCS 14 Vegan Polity 5 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Vlezhdatl class Strike Cruiser CS 2,000 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 1 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Waco class Strike Cruiser CS 70,000 BCS 14 Malorn Union 5 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


3 Representative Very Light Cruiser / Escort Cruiser (CV) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Sydkai class Cruiser CVL 2,000 ACS 15 Domain of Deneb 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
TC15 Edhoda class Very Light Cruiser CVL 1,500 ACS 11 Trooles Confederation 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type C class Cruiser CVL 2,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


9 Representative Mercenary Cruiser (CY) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser CY 1,000 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ares Dragon class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Byrna class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Duke Boris class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Longsword class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Mauler class Mercenary Cruiser CY 1,000 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tethys class Mercenary Transport CY 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type C class Mercenary Cruiser CY 800 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon ship design with a Keith illustration.


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