Starfleet Escort Classification Starships

 

In starship classification, an escort is designated as being a small starship which is generally given a protection role, moving with less maneuverable ships or vessels with lighter armament.

Escorts can further be classified as fast escorts, heavy escorts or battle escorts. Light escorts are also called corvettes. Federation Escorts are compact, maneuverable vessels capable of extremely high damage at the expense of defense and survivability. As the name suggests, Starfleet typically deploys these ships to accompany larger vessels and defend them from attacks. It should also be noted that Federation diplomats also prefer the term ‘escort’ over ‘warship’ to avoid aggressive connotations, even though these vessels have been deployed as such in numerous conflicts in the 25th and late 24th century.

In 2371, the Defiant-class was officially designated as being an escort, although its use was thought to be a euphemism, as the Defiant-class was described as being one of the most powerful warships in the Alpha Quadrant. Known escorts include the Defiant, Griffon and Bolarus classes.

Compared to other Federation vessels, Escorts have medium hulls and weak shields, losing 10% shield capacity over Cruisers of the same tier. All Federation Escorts at tier 2 (Lieutenant Commander) and above have 2 device slots and gain a bonus +15 weapons power.

The Federation Escort is comparable to the Klingon Bird-of-Prey, where quick flying and high powered weapons can help to keep the player
alive. Escort vessels have the most turn rate and are the only Federation vessels able to use Dual Cannons (Notable exceptions exist).
This comes at the expense of low crew compliments and reduced hull strength though, requiring hit-and-run tactics to avoid prolonged or
focused enemy fire. Shield strength also becomes a concern, but quick maneuvering will allow the ship to distribute the damage across stronger shield facings. Equipping cannons along with the Cannon: Rapid Fire skill also allows Escorts to dish out the damage before enemies can retaliate.

Bellow is a table containing statistics for all Federation Escorts.

Ship Name Rank Hull Strength Shield Modifier Fore Weapons Aft Weapons Crew Size Consoles Bridge Officers Cost Notes
[gs Andorian Light Escort] Lieutenant 10000 0.95 3 1 85 1 1 1

N/A Can equip dual cannons./ Hero of the North Pack
[gs NX Class Light Escort] Lieutenant 10000 1.0 2 1 85 2 1 1

500 Can equip dual cannons.
[gs Blockade Runner Escort] Lieutenant 11000 1.0 2 1 200 2 1 1

N/A Can equip dual cannons. /Steam Starter pack
[gs Escort] Lt.Commander 15000 0.9 3 1 50 2 1 1

15000 Can equip dual cannons./ Awarded on Lvl 10
[gs Escort Refit] Lt.Commander 15000 0.9 3 1 50 2 2 1

750 Can equip dual cannons.
[gs Heavy Escort] Commander 20000 0.9 3 2 100 3 1 1

40000 Can equip dual cannons./ Awarded on Lvl 20
[gs Heavy Escort Refit] Commander 20000 0.9 3 2 100 3 2 1

1000 Can equip dual cannons.
[gs Tactical Escort] Captain 25000 0.9 4 2 50 3 2 2

80000 Can equip dual cannons./ Awarded on Lvl 30
[gs Tactical Escort Refit] Captain 25000 0.9 4 2 50 3 3 2

1500 Can equip dual cannons./Comes equipped with [Phaser Quad Cannons [Dmg]x4]
[gs Advanced Escort] Rear Admiral 31000 0.9 4 3 150 4 2 3

120000 Can equip dual cannons./ Free choice between two on Lvl 40
[gs Patrol Escort] Rear Admiral 31000 0.9 4 3 200 4 3 2

120000 Can equip dual cannons./ Free choice between two on Lvl 40
[gs Mirror Universe Advanced Escort] Rear Admiral 31000 0.9 4 3 150 4 2 3

Can equip dual cannons./ Obtained through a Lockbox/Exchange
[gs Mirror Universe Patrol Escort] Rear Admiral 31000 0.9 4 3 200 4 3 2

Can equip dual cannons./ Obtained through a Lockbox/Exchange
[gs Mobius Temporal Destroyer] Rear Admiral 33000 1.05 4 3 250 4 2 4

800 Can equip dual cannons./ Obtainable from Lobi Store
[gs Blockade Runner Escort Retrofit] Vice Admiral 34500 1 4 3 200 4 4 2

N/A Can Equip Dual Cannons / Steam Starter Pack
[gs Andorian Kumari Escort] Vice Admiral 32000 0.9 5 2 85 5 3 2

2000 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Andorian Charal Escort] Vice Admiral 32000 0.9 5 2 85 4 4 2

2000 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Andorian Khyzon Escort] Vice Admiral 32000 0.9 5 2 85 4 2 4

2000 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Aquarius Destroyer] Vice Admiral 24000 0.85 4 2 50 4 3 2

200000 Can equip dual cannons./ Requires Fleet Shipyard Tier IV
[gs Fleet Aquarius Destroyer] Vice Admiral 26400 0.94 4 2 50 4 4 2

20000
4
Can equip dual cannons./ Requires Fleet Shipyard Tier IV
[gs Chimera Heavy Destroyer] Vice Admiral 34500 0.9 4 3 750 4 3 2

1000 Day Vet Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Fleet Chimera Heavy Destroyer] Vice Admiral 37950 0.99 4 3 750 4 4 2

20000
4
Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Escort Retrofit] Vice Admiral 27600 0.9 4 3 50 4 3 2

200000 Can equip dual cannons./ Requires Fleet Tier II shipyard
[gs Fleet Escort Retrofit] Vice Admiral 30600 0.99 4 3 50 4 4 2

20000
4
Can equip dual cannons./ Requires Fleet Tier II shipyard
[gs Heavy Escort Carrier] Vice Admiral 32000 0.9 4 3 200 4 3 2

2500 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier] Vice Admiral 35200 0.99 4 3 200 4 3 3

20000 and 4 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Tactical Escort Retrofit] Vice Admiral 30000 0.9 4 3 50 4 3 2

2000 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit] Vice Admiral 33000 0.9 4 3 50 5 3 2

20000 and 4 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Multi-Vector Advanced Escort] Vice Admiral 31000 0.9 4 3 150 4 2 3

2500 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Fleet Advanced Escort] Vice Admiral 34100 0.99 4 3 150 5 2 3

20000 and 4 Can Equip Dual Cannons
[gs Fleet Patrol Escort] Vice Admiral 34100 0.99 4 3 200 4 4 2

20000 and 4 Can Equip Dual Cannons

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Zen: Is the currency in Star Trek Online, and other Perfect World Entertainment Games. It can be purchased using Dilithium (an in game currency) or actual money from the C-store.
Refined Dilithium: Is an in game currency in Star Trek Online. It can be obrained by various sources and has a daily limit for its refinement
Zen: Is the currency in Star Trek Online, and other Perfect World Entertainment Games. It can be purchased using Dilithium (an in game currency) or actual money from the C-store.
Refined Dilithium: Is an in game currency in Star Trek Online. It can be obrained by various sources and has a daily limit for its refinement
Zen: Is the currency in Star Trek Online, and other Perfect World Entertainment Games. It can be purchased using Dilithium (an in game currency) or actual money from the C-store.
Refined Dilithium: Is an in game currency in Star Trek Online. It can be obrained by various sources and has a daily limit for its refinement
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Zen: Is the currency in Star Trek Online, and other Perfect World Entertainment Games. It can be purchased using Dilithium (an in game currency) or actual money from the C-store.
Zen: Is the currency in Star Trek Online, and other Perfect World Entertainment Games. It can be purchased using Dilithium (an in game currency) or actual money from the C-store.
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Fleet Credit:Fleet members earn Fleet Credits by contributing to projects for their starbase. The amount a player receives depends on the type and quantity of contribution (see table). The Fleet Credits earned remain with a player, even after leaving and/or joining another fleet.
Fleet Ship Module: Fleet Ship Modules can be bought in the C-Store for 500 [gs Zen] and are required to purchase certain Fleet Ships in both the Klingon Empire and Starfleet factions. Fleet Ship Modules are single-use items that are tradable or sellable through the exchange. Once used or resold, Fleet Ship Modules cannot be reclaimed.
Fleet Credit:Fleet members earn Fleet Credits by contributing to projects for their starbase. The amount a player receives depends on the type and quantity of contribution (see table). The Fleet Credits earned remain with a player, even after leaving and/or joining another fleet.
Fleet Credit:Fleet members earn Fleet Credits by contributing to projects for their starbase. The amount a player receives depends on the type and quantity of contribution (see table). The Fleet Credits earned remain with a player, even after leaving and/or joining another fleet.
Fleet Ship Module: Fleet Ship Modules can be bought in the C-Store for 500 [gs Zen] and are required to purchase certain Fleet Ships in both the Klingon Empire and Starfleet factions. Fleet Ship Modules are single-use items that are tradable or sellable through the exchange. Once used or resold, Fleet Ship Modules cannot be reclaimed.
Zen: Is the currency in Star Trek Online, and other Perfect World Entertainment Games. It can be purchased using Dilithium (an in game currency) or actual money from the C-store.
Fleet Credit:Fleet members earn Fleet Credits by contributing to projects for their starbase. The amount a player receives depends on the type and quantity of contribution (see table). The Fleet Credits earned remain with a player, even after leaving and/or joining another fleet.
Fleet Ship Module: Fleet Ship Modules can be bought in the C-Store for 500 [gs Zen] and are required to purchase certain Fleet Ships in both the Klingon Empire and Starfleet factions. Fleet Ship Modules are single-use items that are tradable or sellable through the exchange. Once used or resold, Fleet Ship Modules cannot be reclaimed.
Zen: Is the currency in Star Trek Online, and other Perfect World Entertainment Games. It can be purchased using Dilithium (an in game currency) or actual money from the C-store.
Fleet Credit:Fleet members earn Fleet Credits by contributing to projects for their starbase. The amount a player receives depends on the type and quantity of contribution (see table). The Fleet Credits earned remain with a player, even after leaving and/or joining another fleet.
Fleet Ship Module: Fleet Ship Modules can be bought in the C-Store for 500 [gs Zen] and are required to purchase certain Fleet Ships in both the Klingon Empire and Starfleet factions. Fleet Ship Modules are single-use items that are tradable or sellable through the exchange. Once used or resold, Fleet Ship Modules cannot be reclaimed.
Zen: Is the currency in Star Trek Online, and other Perfect World Entertainment Games. It can be purchased using Dilithium (an in game currency) or actual money from the C-store.
Fleet Credit:Fleet members earn Fleet Credits by contributing to projects for their starbase. The amount a player receives depends on the type and quantity of contribution (see table). The Fleet Credits earned remain with a player, even after leaving and/or joining another fleet.
Fleet Ship Module: Fleet Ship Modules can be bought in the C-Store for 500 [gs Zen] and are required to purchase certain Fleet Ships in both the Klingon Empire and Starfleet factions. Fleet Ship Modules are single-use items that are tradable or sellable through the exchange. Once used or resold, Fleet Ship Modules cannot be reclaimed.
Fleet Credit:Fleet members earn Fleet Credits by contributing to projects for their starbase. The amount a player receives depends on the type and quantity of contribution (see table). The Fleet Credits earned remain with a player, even after leaving and/or joining another fleet.
Fleet Ship Module: Fleet Ship Modules can be bought in the C-Store for 500 [gs Zen] and are required to purchase certain Fleet Ships in both the Klingon Empire and Starfleet factions. Fleet Ship Modules are single-use items that are tradable or sellable through the exchange. Once used or resold, Fleet Ship Modules cannot be reclaimed.
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