Vincent (WarShip class)

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Vincent Mk.39
Production information
Manufacturer Delhi Ships
Introduced 2432
Production Year 2432[1]
Use Corvette
Tech Base Star League
Cost 1,671,738,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 412,000 tons
Length 402 meters
Sail Diameter 1,005 meters
Fuel 2,000 tons (5,000)
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 2 g
Top Thrust 3 g
Sail Integrity 4
KF Drive Integrity 10
LF Battery No[2]
Armor Mk 39: 104 tons Ferro-Carbide; Mk 42: 76 tons Lamellor Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 0
Crew 113
Grav Decks 1 (60 m)
Escape Pods/Life Boats 8
Heat Sinks 493
Structural Integrity 40
BV (1.0) 20,427[3]
BV (2.0) 14,691[4]


Being surrounded by hostile realms, the Hegemony Armed Forces recognized the need for a small, powerful craft to patrol the approaches to Hegemony worlds and that could delay any intruders, which eventually resulted in the Vincent-class corvette.[5]

After years of making do with a massive volume of automated surveillance satellites and four-ship patrol squadrons to balance the abilities and weaknesses of its Bonaventure and Vigilant Class corvettes, which still failed to stall the successful invasion of Terra Firma by the Capellan Confederation in 2409, the Terran Hegemony commissioned a new corvette with double the previous detection-capability, sizable firepower and flexibility to allow future advances.[5]

The commissioning of the new corvette was paid for partly out of reparations from the Capellan Confederation after the Hegemony recaptured Terra Firma, and among the specifications for the new design were three key requirements: enough firepower to threaten any intruder, detection capabilities with twice the range of any corvette in service at the time, and the growth potential to incorporate future advances.[5]

A small manufacturer of military transport vessels based on Capella known as Delhi Ships submitted a design that would become the Vincent corvette; while Delhi Ships was based outside the Hegemony, the company agreed to build a new shipyard in the Carver system to handle the manufacturing of the new corvettes and maintain the required security over restricted Hegemony technology and to take payment in the same L-Bills being paid in reparations to the Hegemony government. Delhi Ships went on to become Delhi WarShips, a major defense contractor for the Star League,[5] although their later Soyal-class heavy cruiser would be far less successful than the much smaller Vincent.[6]

Introduced to service in 2432,[7][3] two primary features set the Vincent apart from previous Hegemony corvettes: its size, almost twice that of previous designs, and the use of what the designers called "smart modularity", which was Delhi Ships' attempt to confer with other contractors to standardize ship fittings and systems. The large size of the class and smart modularity were key to the ship's longevity, allowing the relatively roomy Vincent to accommodate future technological advances[5] and ensuring the five hundred Vincents manufactured in the three centuries prior to the Amaris Civil War enjoyed considerably longevity, serving with the HAF, SLDF, and even the Clan toumans.[7][3]

Although the Vincent was constructed by the Terran Hegemony, other nations would field the Vincent in varying quantities; the Federated Suns deployed ten Mk. 39s during the Case AMBER ambush at Tentativa during the Reunification War, although the AFFS fleet took heavy casualties during the battle,[8] and varying numbers would stay in service even with the general disarmament of the Star League era. In 2765 the Capellan Confederation was operating three Vincents amongst its thirty-six strong WarShip fleet[9] while the Draconis Combine Admiralty was fielding another four,[10] and both the Federated Suns[11] and the Lyran Commonwealth were operating five each at the same point in time.[12] Even the Duchy of Andurien was operating a single Vincent at this point in time,[13] as was the Taurian Concordat - the only Periphery nation to be operating a ship of her class.[14]

In 2773 Delhi smuggled the plans for the Vincent and Essex I ships to their Capellan production lines and resumed production for the Capellan navy, despite protests from both Emperor Stefan Amaris and Commanding General Aleksandr Kerensky. With both Amaris and Kerensky unable to do more than complain, and with the Carver system under siege, Delhi manufactured substantial numbers of both ship classes for the Confederation, bolstering the size of the Capellan navy substantially.[15]

Armament and Equipment[edit]

The Vincent's four Luxor-10 Series NAC/10's and two Barracuda Missile Tubes, carrying 200 rounds NAC/10 ammo and 20 Barracuda Missiles, give it credible anti-WarShip firepower, especially because corvettes usually fight as squadrons.[5][7][3] The eight Thunderbolt Large Lasers only provide a minimal deterrent against attacking aerospace fighters however.


  • Bay 1: 6 Fighter Cubicles, 2 Doors
  • Bay 2: 4 Small Craft, 1 Door
  • Bay 3: 97,238.5 tons of Cargo, 1 Door
  • Bay 1: 10 Fighter Cubicles, 2 Doors
  • Bay 2: 4 Small Craft, 1 Door
  • Bay 3: 92,520 tons of Cargo, 1 Door


  • Mark 39 
    The most common model prior to the Amaris Coup, the Mark 39 features an Ulsop Al Surveillance Computer, more than doubling the effective detection range of the earlier Mark 38. The Mark 39 carries two Howser 2G2 "Hotfire" engines; their powerful thrust gives the Vincent great swiftness and maneuverability. BV (2.0) = 14,691; Cost: 2,161,153,054 C-bills[16]

Named Vessels[edit]


  • Large numbers of Vincents were built over a service time spanning centuries, making this a very common corvette class. Yet, at the same time, the Vincent is the odd man out in the corvette family, being almost twice the size of the next biggest known corvette class (the Bonaventure); arguably with the size of a small destroyer only its relatively weak armament warrants its classification as a corvette. Designed in a time before the invention of the docking hardpoint system for DropShips, the Vincent notably sports tremendous cargo capacity, suggesting it may have doubled as an armed transport in addition to its duties as a patrol and picket craft. The vast storage capacity could also conceivably serve to keep the Vincent supplied for very long independent operation.



  1. MUL online date for the Vincent (WarShip class)
  2. Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 132: Vincent - Mk. 39 does not have a LF Battery, but Mk. 42 does
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 132: "Vincent (Corvette)"
  4. Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 14: "Vincent Mk. 39 [Corvette]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Technical Readout: 2750, pp. 126–127: "Vincent"
  6. Field Report 2765: CCAF, pp. 21–22: "Soyal (Heavy Cruiser)"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Technical Readout: 3057, pp. 134–135: "Vincent Mk. 42 (Corvette)"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 69: "Battle for Tentativa"
  9. Field Report 2765: CCAF, p. 5: "Guarding the Vault of Heaven"
  10. Official Errata Thread
  11. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 6: "Naval Defense Doctrine"
  12. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 5: "The Vacuum Fleet"
  13. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 20: "Free Worlds League Navy"
  14. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 4: "WarShips of the Territorial States"
  15. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 30
  16. Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 14: "Vincent Mk. 39 [Corvette]"
  17. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 284