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A Starship is the basic element of the military, which projects power beyond the home system, be it by establishing a new colony or sending an armada to wipe out enemy resistance. Ships generally fit into ship classes, each specified by a blueprint. The ship designer creates custom classes using specific components.

Ship types

The available blueprints cluster into abstract ship types, with one blueprint defining the canonical form and others the variants. We define ship types by their hull size, role and primary weapon.

Support ships

Support ships are unarmed and perform support functions according to their utility module or, in the case of the Unrecognized icon name Carrier Icon.png Carrier, carrier module.

Name Hull Ability DLC
Unrecognized icon name Scout Icon.png Scout Tiny hull
Unrecognized icon name Explorer Icon.png Explorer Tiny hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 Can Be Surveyed Icon.png Survey
Unrecognized icon name SurveyShip Icon.png Survey Ship Medium hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 Can Be Surveyed Icon.png Survey
Unrecognized icon name ColonyShip Icon.png Colony Ship Cargo hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 ColonizePlanets Icon.png Colonize
Unrecognized icon name Constructor Icon.png Constructor Cargo hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 Build Starbases Icon.png Construct
Unrecognized icon name Freighter Icon.png Freighter Cargo hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 Trade Revenue Stat Icon.png Create Trade Route
Unrecognized icon name Transport Icon.png Transport Cargo hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 InvadePlanets Icon.png Invade
Unrecognized icon name Carrier Icon.png Carrier Large hull Unrecognized icon name Carrier Icon.png Carry Fighters
Unrecognized icon name Scout Icon.png Supply Ship Cargo hull Unrecognized icon name Social Overflow Icon.png Supply Social Retribution.png
Unrecognized icon name Scout Icon.png Stellar Architect Cargo hull Unrecognized icon name Hypergate Stat Icon.png Build Hypergate Retribution.png
Unrecognized icon name Mission Ship Icon.png Spore Cargo hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 Generic Stat Icon.png Genocide Planet Retribution.png

Warships

Warships are armed with weapons, typically of a single type, and perform a specific role in battle.

Name Hull Role Primary weapon
Unrecognized icon name Sniper Icon.png Sniper Tiny hull Interceptor Unrecognized icon name GC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon name Bomber Icon.png Bomber Tiny hull Interceptor Unrecognized icon name GC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon name Guardian Icon.png Guardian Tiny hull Guardian Unrecognized icon name GC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon name Knight Icon.png Knight Tiny hull Interceptor Unrecognized icon name GC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons
Unrecognized icon name Cutter Icon.png Cutter Small hull Assault Unrecognized icon name GC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon name Defender Icon.png Defender Small hull Assault Unrecognized icon name GC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon name Gunboat Icon.png Gunboat Small hull Assault Unrecognized icon name GC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon name Fury Icon.png Fury Small hull Assault Unrecognized icon name GC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons
Unrecognized icon name Corvette Icon.png Corvette Medium hull Escort Unrecognized icon name GC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon name Ranger Icon.png Ranger Medium hull Escort Unrecognized icon name GC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon name Frigate Icon.png Frigate Medium hull Escort Unrecognized icon name GC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon name Paladin Icon.png Battle Hammer Medium hull Escort Unrecognized icon name GC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons
Unrecognized icon name Cruiser Icon.png Cruiser Large hull Capital Unrecognized icon name GC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon name Destroyer Icon.png Destroyer Large hull Capital Unrecognized icon name GC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon name Battleship Icon.png Battleship Large hull Capital Unrecognized icon name GC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon name Overlord Icon.png Overlord Large hull Capital Unrecognized icon name GC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons
Unrecognized icon name Avatar Icon.png Avatar Huge hull Capital Unrecognized icon name GC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Unrecognized icon name Fortress Icon.png Fortress Huge hull Capital Unrecognized icon name GC3 Missile Attack Stat Icon.png Missile weapon
Unrecognized icon name Dreadnought Icon.png Dreadnought Huge hull Capital Unrecognized icon name GC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Unrecognized icon name Titan Icon.png Titan Huge hull Capital Unrecognized icon name GC3 AllWeapons Icon.png All Weapons

Fighters

Fighters are tiny hull ships that travel through the galaxy inside a Unrecognized icon name Carrier Icon.png Carrier. They are only deployed during ship combat.

Name Role Primary weapon
Assault Assault Unrecognized icon name GC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon, Unrecognized icon name GC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon
Drone Interceptor Unrecognized icon name GC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Beam weapon
Guardian Guardian Unrecognized icon name GC3 Kinetic Attack Stat Icon.png Kinetic weapon

Unique ships

Flagships in Crusade.png

Some citizens have their own flagships that perform a support role.

Name Hull Citizen
Unrecognized icon name Unit Flagship Icon.png Command Ship Medium hull Unrecognized icon name Citizen Commander.png Commander
Unrecognized icon name Unit Flagship Icon.png Flagship Large hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 S Ships Icon.png Admiral
Unrecognized icon name Unit Flagship Icon.png Star Surfer Medium hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 S Ships Icon.png Navigator
Unrecognized icon name Unit Flagship Icon.png Martyr (Ship) Large hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 S Ships Icon.png Martyr
Unrecognized icon name Unit Flagship Icon.png Exterminator (Ship) Large hull Unrecognized icon name GC3 S Ships Icon.png Exterminator

Automated ships in Crusade.png

Some tiny hull ships perform automated functions.

Name Description
Unrecognized icon name Mission Ship Icon.png Expeditionary Mission Performs missions
Unrecognized icon name Unit Transport Icon.png Unit Transport Transports citizens to colonies
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