SKIN UNLOCK: Free The Hermes class is the shortest variant. The saucer has a more carved out front end with a smaller deflector nose. Its side pylons are forward sweeping with a lower angular center pylon. Its nacelles are the shortest of the four variants, with smaller Bussard ports and a dark red Particle Aperture strip at the center front. Its Reaction Control Thruster ports are much larger as well.
This is the default starship class of the prime universe Patrol Escort.
SKIN UNLOCK: Free The Dervish Class has a more traditional saucer section with the largest deflector nose of all the variants. It has four Reaction Control Thrusters and protruding Impulse Thrusters at the back of the saucer. The large nacelles feature wide-angle Bussard collectors at the front. Its center pylon is the largest with side pylons that sweep backward.
SKIN UNLOCK: Free The Gryphon class has an elongated saucer section with a deflector nose that has a Klingon style fin underneath. Below the saucer are rib like sections that lead to the impulse thrusters. Uniquely, it has deflectors similar to the Defiant class on both sides of the saucer, as well as having only two Reaction Control Thrusters. The nacelles are much longer with bigger recessed Bussard collector ports and arched side pylons. Its center pylon is wing shaped with carved triangular shapes in the front.
SKIN UNLOCK: Tempest Patrol Escort Refit, 2500 The Tempest class features a stark white hull material with black accents, bearing similarities to other Refit vessels, including the Regent and Sao Paulo classes. The Tempest class is similar in profile to the Dervish class, with a round saucer section. The central deflector hull is less pronounced, and the main deflector is set deep into the area where the central hull merges with the saucer.
SKIN UNLOCK: Fleet Maelstrom Patrol Escort Refit, 20,000 , 4 The Maelstrom class primarily features sharper angles, flatter surfaces, and a more "armored" look. Its saucer is the widest of all the Patrol Escorts, and gives the impression of a Bird-of-Prey with forward-swept "wings". Its nacelles are flat and straight, with the Bussard Collectors located on the underside. Its nose-mounted deflector is also smaller and square-shaped.
This class was previously available as an extra ship skin in the Zen Store, but as of Season 7 is exclusive to the Fleet Patrol Escorts. Players who purchased the skin prior to the Season 7 update may still use the Maelstrom skin on any Patrol Escorts they own.