Starship Classes For Phase World / Three Galaxies:
In general ships in the Three Galaxies fall into various class due to their sizes. This list shows the various class of ships and how they are defined by size. These are not hard and fast rules but a general standard that the Major powers use to judge their vessels and compare them to others. Ships of the Line are ships that their main purpose is to engage in Ship to ship battles either by direct fire weapons or by missile launchers. Carriers are ships that use fighters as their main weapon systems. These class do not include ships from Robotech, Mutants in Orbit, Macross, and any of the various conversions from other universes.
|Abbreviation||Class (Ship of the Line)||Length||Tonnage|
|DDL or FFL||Corvette||100 to 300 feet||500 tons to 2,000 tons|
|DD or FF||Destroyer or Frigate||300 to 500 feet||2,000 tons to 40,000 tons|
|CL||Light Cruiser||500 to 800 feet||75,000 to 120,000 tons|
|CA||Heavy Cruiser||800 to 1,200 feet||120,000 to 500,000 tons|
|BC||Battle Cruiser||2,000 to 3,000 feet||1 million to 10 million tons|
|BB||Battleship||3,500 to 6,000 feet||12 million to 25 million tons|
|DN||Dreadnought||10,000 + feet||80 million tons +|
|CVE||Escort Carrier||300 to 600 feet||40,000 tons to 150,000 tons|
|CVL||Light Fleet Carrier||800 to 2,000 feet||200,000 to 1 million tons|
|CVA||Fleet carrier||3,000 to 10,000 feet||10 million to 50 million tons|
Assault Carrier: A carrier designed for planetary assault, roughly equivalent to modern amphibious carriers.
Battle Carrier: A carrier with heavy armor and shielding.
Mine Sweeper: Vessel designed to clear mines.
Monitor: Term for non FTL capable medium size starships used for in system defense.
Q-Ship: Vessel that appears to be a merchant vessel but is actually armed.
System Defense Boat: Term for non FTL capable destroyer size starships used for in system defense.
Division: About 4 ships
Squadron: About 8 ships
Flotilla: About 16 ships
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