The Tempest-class Strike Frigate is a specialised frigate produced in the Calixis Sector and surrounding sectors for the local battlefleets of the Imperial Navy. It trades long-ranged firepower for heavy, short-ranged broadsides designed to devastate enemies at "knife-fight" distances. To get to those distances, Tempests have triple-armoured prows and boosted plasma drives, and often carry Assault Boats and large complements of ratings for participation in boarding actions. These larger quarters and hanger bays have been found very useful for other, more commercial purposes as well when these vessels are acquired by Rogue Traders.
- Hull: Escort.
- Class: Tempest-class Strike Frigate.
- Dimensions: - Approximately 1.5 kilometres long, 0.4 kilometres at fins.
- Mass: Approximately 6.1 megatonnes.
- Crew: Approximately 30,500 crew.
- Acceleration: 4.7 Gravities max sustainable acceleration.
- Rogue Trader: Core Rulebook (RPG), pg. 195