Rapid Strike vessel
The term Rapid Strike Vessel refers to the small, Escort-class ships used by the Space Marines to patrol their territory and escort their larger Battle Barges and Strike Cruisers. The number and type of Rapid Strike Vessels varies from Chapter to Chapter, though some common designs include the Sword and Firestorm Frigates and Cobra Destroyers used by the Imperial Navy. It also includes designs specific to the Space Marines, such as Hunter Destroyers, Gladius Frigates and Nova Frigates.
|Capital Ships||Battleships||Battle Barge|
|Cruisers||Strike Cruiser • Vanguard Cruiser|
|Escorts||Gladius • Nova • Hunter • Rapid Strike vessel|
|Attack Craft||Thunderhawk • Stormraven • Caestus Assault Ram|