Abbreviation for the Ane Confederation Defense Forces. Usually used as a ship name prefix for Defense Force vessels not under Starfleet Command.
The Ane Defense Force servers two purposes.
One: The defense of Ane systems. ADF ship patrol the Ane Confederation systems to protect them, to maintain traffic control, and to provide S&R services if required. This can be passive of in the case of the Youn/Orion/Ferengi trade war an active exclusion of belligerent ships or those trying to blockade the Oz system from other belligerents.
Two: To aid the Ane contribution to Starfleet. Ane do not need 400 ships to defend their systems. The majority of the Ane vessels are under the direct command of Starfleet. These ships go under the "USS" prefix when under Starfleet command. The Ane supply frigates, cruisers, search and rescue cutters, and heavy transports. The Manta class heavy frigate is infamous along the old neutral zone regions as the ship the foe feared.
Ane ships have never used "NCC" numbers even when under Starfleet Command. The numbers refer to the class type -- heavy cruiser, frigate, scouts etc., and the number of said type that have been built, the ship's "hull number".
Numbering is not always rational. For example the Unity class was first designated as a heavy cruisers - CA, and numbered accordingly. They were later changed to light frigates - FF, the hull numbers were not changed. And the next heavy cruisers the Planet class picked up the hull numbers where the Unity left off.
- Cutter/Escort -- DD
- Light Cruiser-- CL
- Heavy Cruiser -- CA
- Science cruiser -- CS
- Light Frigate -- FF
- Heavy Frigate -- CB
- Scout -- FS
- Transport -- CT
- Tug -- TA
- Bulk Carrier -- HTA
- Mobile Starbase -- MSTB
Falcon class 2340 to present DD-01 to DD-214 currently, not all ships are still in service. The type gets used up.
Emerald class 2286 to 2310 FF-01 to FF-06 All Decommissioned
Unity class 2360 to 2376 All Decommissioned
Stingray class 2375 to present
Unity class 2330 to 2360 Decommissioned
Manta Class 2368 to Present 28 in service.
Advantage class 2407 to Present
Covenant class 2390 to present 54 in service.
The ADF currently has 102 Heavy cruisers.
Nia class 2260 to 2288 CA-01 to CA-04 All Decommissioned
Unity class 2266 to 2320 CA-05 to CA-52 All Decommissioned,
Kandilan class 2325 to Present CA-53 to CA-96, 27 Currently in service
Planet class 2350 to present CA-97 to CA-116,125. 26 in service
Dolphin class 2390 to present CA-121 to 124, 126 to 168, 170. 45 in service
Amani class 2406 to present 169, 171 to 173 4 in service. still in production
Basking Ray class 2380 to present
Euphrates class 2350 to 2400 All Decommissioned
Tigris class 2400 to present 50 in service, in production
Bullock class 2320 to 2340 All Decommissioned
Full resolution 1,236 × 180 pixels
Euphrates class 2268 to 2400 All Decommissioned
Buffalo class 2325 to 2350 5 in service
Full resolution 1,665 × 230 pixels
Pachyderm class 2337 to 2365
Full resolution 1,678 × 258 pixels
Mammoth class 2355 to 2390
Full resolution 2,046 × 236 pixels
Behemoth class 2370 to present
Full resolution 4,000 × 1,000 pixels
Mastodon class 2380 to present
Full resolution 2,174 × 303 pixels
Yesterday Class 2406 to present