Ship Identification Guide

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In order to provide clarity for all ships operating with Terran Alliance space the Terran Alliance Navy has issued a definitive set of guidelines that all ships, commercial and civilian, must adhere to. The guidelines are presented in this document.


Ship Prefixes:

Military Ships

  • FPC - Federal Police Cruiser - While not technically military, the police forces are sometimes called upon to act as Coast Guard. The standard ships are white and blue. The ships of the Helion Unit are black with white trim.
  • TAS - Terran Alliance Ship - Typically found with a white paint coat and blue trim. (Special units may be the opposite).


Commercial or scientific ships

  • These ships denote ship type, but not necessarily class. A ship type is generally multiple ship classes.
  • These ships don't have a set color scheme. They are typically painted up in the colors of the company or government that owns them.




Ship ID Numbers:

Military Ships

  • These are identified with the "hull number" of their respective navies. For example: CRS-417 would be a Cruiser. CRV-819 would be a Corvette, etc.

Ark Ships

  • Although technically Civilian ships, they follow a special protocol. All Ark ships have a "hull number" that is prefixed with EAN, which stands for "Exodus Ark Number".

Civilian Ships

  • Civilian ships follow this protocol:TCC-RFA-0413
  • The first set of letters is the type of ship category from above. In this case, TCC is a Terran Cargo Carrier.
  • The next set of letters indicates the company that operates the vessel. RFA is Rasmussen Family & Associates. Ships that are Privately Owned by an individual are listed as POV (Privately Owned Vessel).
  • The last set of numbers is the actual registration ID number of the ship. In the example above, this ship is the 413th TCC ship registered by RFA.