Ships

Welcome to the ships area! Please feel free to create a page for your named ship. You may utilize the templates provided at templates.

The following are categories commonly used in this area:
Ships are expensive in the Expanse Universe and more often than not, salvaged or retrofitted than bought outright. Stealth Tech is only available for a limited number of MCRN vessels.

The is no agreed definition of class by size, but from small to large the following terms are in use:

  • Boat
  • Corvette
  • Frigate
  • Destroyer
  • Cruiser
  • Battleship/Battlecruiser
Several roles of vessel are seen in the books and TV show. Here are some examples:
  • Protogen Stealth Interceptor: Smaller than the Roci and Protogen Stealth Frigates and likely with a very small crew these light manoeuvrable vessels feature two externally mounted torpedoes and a spinal cannon. The type of ship is recognised by an MCRN pilot so it is assumed to be a common role, though not typically featuring advanced stealth technology.
  • Corvette class: The confusingly named MCRN frigate (the Tachi/Roci is an example) seems to be a multi-role vessel. It is fast, and can engage at range with torpedoes and up close with PDCs.
  • Missile Frigate/Destroyer: A role which typically engages from extreme range with torpedoes rather than engage in CQB (close quarters battle)
  • Protogen Stealth Frigates: at first these seem to be a typical long range stealth missile frigate. A strategic, rather than tactical, weapon that can engage at extreme ranges with torpedoes. However they are the smallest known class to feature a full, spinal mounted, rail gun and also carry a boarding complement.
  • Donnager: the Donnager is a fearsome battleship. She was described as a "planet killer" and "invincible". With two full rail-cannons and a plethora of PDCs and torpedo tubes she was truly thought to be invincible until being ambushed by the more advanced Protogen vessels. She could carry several vessels in her hold, including at least one corvette class.
MCRN ships are considered the pinnacle of naval technology and more capable than the UN in most cases. Almost all ships feature Epstein Drives, but some older and smaller vessels may still sport the inefficient Fusion Torches that these replaced.

Guidelines

  • Please keep to the examples of technology seen in the Expanse universe.
  • Ring-builder technology is prohibited on ships
  • Independent Player Characters may own one armed vessel only
  • MCRN and UNN Player Characters may command an appropriately sized fleet/task force (we recommend under 10 vessels)
  • A player character's starting vessel may have an article posted to this Area without references (these should be added when available)
  • All other vessels must have references to roleplays before an article on the vessel is posted to the wiki.

FAQ

  1. Do I have to list the number of armaments on my ship?
    • No. Simply answering Yes/No in the template is often preferred to using specific numbers.

The following questions have been clarified by the authors themselves:

  1. Are their starfighters in the Expanse?
    • No. There are atmospheric fighters on Earth and Mars
  2. Are there drones in space battles in the Expanse?
    • Yes, but they are called "torpedoes".
Use the Ship Template to help you create your ship page

Code:
[Optional full sized image]


[H="1"]Summary[/H]
(give a description of the ship here)

[template]ship infobox
| Name=Name of ship
| Picture=Copy and paste url of image
| Credit=Link artist/source
| Owner=Who owns the ship? (link Bio)
| Role=What role does it serve? E.g. Freighter, gunship
| Size=Boat/Corvette/Frigate/Destroyer/Cruiser/Battleship/Behemoth
| Crew=Approximate size e.g. ~50
| PDCs=Yes/No
| Torpedoes=Yes/No
| Railguns=Yes/No
| Affiliation=Private/OPA/Company/MCRN/UNN/etc
| Powners=Previous owners (optional)
| Crew members=List notable crew members (optional)
| Fleet=Name of fleet member of (optional)
| Commissioned=How many years was the ship commissioned? (optional)
| Present=List/Link any events ship was present at (optional)
[/template]


[H="2"]Crew[/H]
(who serves on the crew? any notable PCs?)

[H="2"]History[/H]

[H="3"]Creation[/H]

[H="3"]Early Service[/H]

[H="3"]Present Day[/H]

[h=1]References[/h]
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