Capital ships are the largest and most expensive vessels in Nova. In traditional starship terminology, all capital ships are warships; however, Federation bureaucrats have seen fit to include large freighters in the category of capital ships; this allows them to demand separate licenses (and license fees, of course) for the purchase of capital ships and for capital warships.
The following is a list of what the Federation considers capital ships:
- Star Liner
- IDA Frigate (considered a warship)
- Federation Destroyer (considered a warship)
- Federation Carrier (considered a warship)
Other factions build capital ships, of course; examples include the Aurora Carrier and the Rebel Destroyer. However, these factions do not require licenses for the purchase of these vessels, so the designation is not considered useful.