Defender Class Escort Cruiser
The Defender Class Escort Cruiser is a class of Light Cruiser used by the Imperial Navy. Popular as convoy flagships, these ships are ideal at fighting off pirate and Ork raiders attempting to capture Merchant Fleets.
The Defender is armed with a variety of weapons, including broadside weapons batteries, prow-mounted lance and three dorsal fleet defense turrets. Some Defenders are fitted with prow torpedoes instead of lances.
- Alien Bane - Has accounted for the destruction of 17 pirate ships and 204 pirate attack craft. Also is noted to have fought off waves of Ork fighters for two days with only two under-strength squadrons of Cobra Class Destroyers.
- Emperor's Shield
- King Horaxe