The EarthCorps Navy
There are almost nine hundred starships in the EarthCorps fleet, not including supply carriers, medical frigates and cargo vessels. These are classified under support craft and usually manned by a civilian crew. The rest of the fleet are categorized under six classifications: Alpha, Beta, Delta, Epsilon, Gamma and Omega. Below is a list of some of the starships in each class as well as their Starship Registry Code. Included with each list is a brief description of the ship's primary function.
Alpha class starships are the smallest of the fleet and designed primarily for technical support and scouting missions. When large quantities of a certain product are needed (medical specimens or engineering equipment, for example), and the destination is over a distance of several light years, Alpha ships will be the ones assigned the mission. They're built for speed and maneuverability. (Medical frigates, by contrast, are much smaller and designed primarily for use in close battle situations where immediate trauma centers are needed.) Total length is approximately 450 meters, with a total mass of 1,560,000 metric tons, and a maximum crew complement of 250.
Some starships of the alpha class are the:
ECS Viking (SRC-4363), ECS Roosevelt (SRC-4434),
ECS Tolkien (SRC-4519), ECS Lexington (SRC-4615),
ECS Horatio (SRC-4700), ECS Truman (SRC-4862),
ECS Berlin (SRC-4927), ECS Melville (SRC-5088),
ECS Challenger (SRC-5154), ECS Victory (SRC-5273),
ECS Eisenhower (SRC-5394), ECS Kennedy (SRC-5471),
ECS Independence (SRC-5512), ECS Churchill (SRC-5632)
Delta ships are the top-of-the-line of the EarthCorps fleet. Equipped with multiple trauma centers, science labs, med-labs, two astrometrics labs, two multi-deck rec centers, eight torpedo launchers, six primary and eight secondary pulse disruptor rods (PDR), and a maximum crew complement of 1,300, the Delta class vessels are as equipped for battle with a Jha'Drok fleet as they are for a year long exploratory mission beyond the fringe. With a total of 36 decks, measuring at just over 700 meters in length, and a total mass of 3,376,000 metric tons, the Delta ships are truly an amazing feat of engineering and starship design.
Some starships of the Delta class are the:
ECS Massachusetts (SRC-1517), ECS Madrid (SRC-1657),
ECS Brittaine (SRC-1739), ECS Norway (SRC-1861),
ECS Denmark (SRC-1955), ECS Maine (SRC-2083),
ECS Missouri (SRC-2144), ECS British Colombia (SRC-2250),
ECS Isengard (SRC-3061), ECS Alaska (SRC-2391),
ECS Galileo (SRC-2401), ECS Dauntless (SRC-2577),
ECS Ireland (SRC-2600), ECS Dakota (SRC-2755),
ECS Lewis & Clark (SRC-2843)
Epsilon ships are used primarily for star mapping and science exploration. Measuring 525 meters, with a total mass of nearly 2,246,000 metric tons, and a maximum crew complement of 400, the Epsilon class is equipped three different sensor arrays, four types of long range shuttlecraft, and a specialized astrometrics array for long range mapping and charting. Defenses are minimal, with only 4 PDRs and 3 torpedo launchers.
Some starships of the Epsilon fleet are the:
ECS Wyoming (SRC-0136), ECS San Francisco (SRC-0275),
ECS Tokyo (SRC-0348), ECS Marco Polo (SRC-0409),
ECS Iowa (SRC-0583), ECS Colorado (SRC-0629),
ECS Columbus (SRC-0793), ECS Atlantic (SRC-0840),
ECS India (SRC-0962), ECS Lincoln (SRC-1041),
ECS Canada (SRC-1167), ECS Ganges (SRC-1290),
ECS Rio Grande (SRC-1351), ECS Houston (SRC-1431)
Beta ships are designed for close combat during battle. Only 500 meters from bow to stern, with a total mass of 1,843,000 metric tons, and a total of 14 decks, the beta ships are heavily armed with 6 torpedo launchers, 12 disruptor rods, a fleet of 50 hornets, and multi-phasic deflector screens. Maximum crew complement is 300.
Some starships of the Beta class are the:
ECS Washington (SRC-2958), ECS Proxima (SRC-3021),
ECS Cortez (SRC-3199), ECS Starbound (SRC-3287),
ECS Portugal (SRC-3311), ECS Sacramento (SRC-3417),
ECS Carolina (SRC-3500), ECS Hudson (SRC-3689),
ECS Michigan (SRC-3732), ECS Vermont (SRC-3804),
ECS New Jersey (SRC-3972), ECS Alamo (SRC-4049),
ECS Armada (SRC-4180), ECS Drake (SRC-4264)
Like the Epsilon class, the Gamma ships are designed primarily for science and exploration. Gamma ships are somewhat larger than the Epsilon ships, with a total length of 575 meters, a mass of just under 2,560,000 metric tons, and a maximum crew complement of 450. Defensive and offensive armament include 6 PDRs, 4 torpedo launchers, and a standard deflector grid.
Some starships of the Gamma class are the:
ECS Congo (SRC-7129), ECS Idaho (SRC-7243)
ECS Michaelangelo (SRC-7350), ECS Rembrandt (SRC-7469),
ECS Nevada (SRC-7581), ECS Lithuania (SRC-7600),
ECS Petersburg (SRC-7720), ECS Leningrad (SRC-7819),
ECS Tolstoy (SRC-7951), ECS Los Angeles (SRC-8014),
ECS Iroquois (SRC-8147), ECS Scotland (SRC-8239),
ECS New Brunswick (SRC-8321),
ECS Nova Scotia (SRC-8430)
Omega ships are the second largest of the EarthCorps fleet, with a total length of 650 meters, a total mass of 2,980,000 metric tons, and a maximum crew complement of 900. Defense and offense network is equipped with five torpedo launchers, eight PDRS, a standard deflector grid, and a fleet of thirty hornets.
Some starships of the Omega class include the:
ECS Amazon (SRC-5704), ECS Quebec (SRC-5817)
ECS Ponce de Leon (SRC-5922), ECS Titanic (SRC-6027),
ECS Queen Mary (SRC-6143), ECS Baltimore (SRC-6256),
ECS Bismarck (SRC-6372), ECS Shakespeare (SRC-6438),
ECS Armstrong (SRC-6562), ECS Discovery One (SRC-6681),
ECS Magellan (SRC-6798), ECS Da Vinci (SRC-6844),
ECS Connecticut (SRC-6970), ECS Yorktown (SRC-7024)