A military warship of fairly small size, cheaper and more lightly armed than a destroyer, usually used for fleet or convoy escort, or for showing the flag or gunboat diplomacy in a smaller polity. The term is given different connotations and specifications in different empires; Dominion corvettes generally mass around 10,000 tonnes (most of that the drive core) and are about 80 meters in length. Terragen Federation corvettes are about twice that size, more equivalent to a Dominion Light Fleet Escort ship.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 24 September 2001.