Pirate Carrier
Greyshoulders Dockyards Pirate Carrier
General characteristics
Acceleration 275
Turning ability 30
Maximum speed 200
Cost 15 million credits
Requirements None
Technical specifications
Length 490 meters
Shield capacity 725/8
Armor effectiveness 825
Energy capacity 400 units or 4 jumps
Crew 220
Total mass 1,850 tons
Free space 80 tons
Cargo space 75 tons
Gun hard-points 6 (total)
Turret hard-points 4 (total)
Standard armament 2 Quad Light Compound Blaster Turrets, 1 EMP Torpedo Tube and 4 ammo, 4 Pirate Viper Bays and 4 Pirate Vipers, and 4 150 mm Railguns
Included outfits 1 Pirate Jammer

Hrunyir Greyshoulders, father of Olaf, crafted the Pirate Carrier 60 years ago as a tool to aid in the suppression of worlds for ransom. This terrifying weapon mounts tubes for EMP torpedos, the most devastating explosive known (and banned by all space treaties, even between the Aurorans and the Federation). Olaf started work on a second carrier 20 years ago, and it is now reaching completion. He is still hunting for a buyer with enough cash and few enough scruples to buy it.


  • Standard
  • Upgraded
  • Extra Fighters Detected
  • Heavy Weapons Platform


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The Pirate Carrier is only available from the shipyard of Olaf Greyshoulders on Tichel. It is considered one of the best non-unique ships in the game by most players.

Paul Pentecost flies a heavily modified Pirate Carrier that includes a large number of Thunderheads, among other extra weaponry.

Would-be Pirate Carrier captains should be aware that both the EMP Torpedoes and the Pirate Viper Bays on Pirate Carriers are illegal outfits.

The Pirate Carrier is a great weapons platform, properly upgraded. It is almost twice as fast as the Federation Carrier and has longer range guns.

The Heavy Weapons Platform Pirate Carrier variant, when purchased using the Ship Variants plug-in, can be stripped down to have an immense 1070 tons of free mass. When equipped with 4 of each type of Viper bay, you can just engulf your enemies with your swarm of 48 Vipers.

See also: Unrelenting