The Stars Unumbered
- Manufacturer: Victoria Fleet Shipyards
- Government: Victoria Hegemony
- Type: Destroyer
- Spinal Heavy Particle Cannon
- 4 UV Laser Turrets
- Defenses: Stealth, ECM, Flare/Chafe
- Sensors: C+, ECCM
- Small Craft Capacity: 1 Exterior Docking Port (1 Large Sized Mount)
The Cannoner Destroyer was actually originally built as a testbed for the main weapon of the Defiant Battleships. That weapon dominates the entire ships design and the weapon worked so well in tests that a second one was built and they were placed into the fleet as Destroyers. They have very small crews compared to other Destroyers, with a total crew size closer to a Frigate.
Defensively the Cannoner has a stealth hull with retractable heatsink covers that lets the ship pretend to be a rock in space. A series of Flare/Chafe launchers adds an extra layer of anti-missile protection. The vessel also has a comprehensive ECM suite that can make the vessel much harder to target. Lastly the ships four UV laser turrets can be used as an anti-missile or anti-fighter defense and in fact that is why they were added to the hull in the first place.
Offensively the Cannoner relies heavily on it's massive Particle Cannon. Which is not a bad thing as few other ships can stand up to even a couple of seconds of it's directed fire. However it's secondary weapons, a set of four UV laser turrets, can be effective against other ships though only at close ranges.