Requiem for a Sector
Claymore Class Corvette
Dimensions: 1.4 km long, 0.3 km abeam at fins approx.
Mass: 5.9 megatonnes approx
Crew: 21,000 crew; approx.
Accel: 4.6 gravities max sustainable acceleration.
The Claymore Class Corvette is a specialist Imperial Navy escort craft; as are all Corvettes. Corvettes in general are a bit smaller and less powerful than Frigates, but are better equipped than some other ships, such as light Raider vessels. The Claymore is seen as a standard Corvette. It is rugged and uses a simplistic design which allows easy repairs; making the Claymore an extremely practical vessel to manufacture during wartime. Large quantities of these ships can be made with haste by Mechanicus mobile shipyards and small civilian shipyards.
Few Claymore vessels remain in Battlefleet Calixis at present. They were rewarded for their bravery during the Crusade by being sent to reserve fleets almost as soon as the Crusade ended, sold to Rogue Traders, or purchased by power trade magnates for commerce along dangerous trade corridors. An example of the latter is the “Sky Jester” owned by Solomon trading scion Lanus Cisten.