The long strange trip
Fast fleet courier
FLEET COURIER COMMUNICATION SHIP
The fleet courier is designed to quickly move from one fleet to the next with a hold full of important communications and messengers. It is lightly armed, but few pirates will try to and risk intercepting a jump since the vessel is usually travelling from one naval fleet to another. The crew is minimal and normally only consists of a pilot (who is also the captain), navigator / gunner, an engineer and a gunner.