Ships are used for Exploring and fighting opponents (players, the non-player Ancients, Guardians, and the GCDS). There are four kinds of Ships:

Interceptors (below): Eight per player

Cruisers (below): Four per player

Dreadnoughts (below): Two per player

Starbases (below): Four per player

Bigger Ships cost more to Build but have more space for Ship Parts. Starbases are immobile (see the Build and Move sections for details on Building and Moving Ships).