|Rushmore class destroyer|
|Ship Class||Rushmore class destroyer|
|Notable Ships||Chateau d'Lumiere, Olympus Mons, Acropolis|
|Affiliations||Federation of Allied Planets|
Workhorse of the FAP fleet, the Rushmore tends to be used individually or in three-ship patrol squadrons or in large groups as the primary combatants in a battlefleet. They have also served as command ships in system patrol fleets, anti-piracy operations and deep-space exploration fleets. In all functions, they tend to be supported by the older Itano-class frigates. Recent modifications have allowed Rushmores to carry mecha instead of standard attack craft, greatly improving their combat abilities.
Compared to the various frigates, Rushmore's have a higher survival rate when faced with mecha thanks to their larger weapon complements and heavier armor. As such, orders for these vessels are increasing.