- Role: Fleet Assault
- Length: 358 meters
- Weapons Systems: Eight coilgun turrets
- Country of Origin: German Empire
- Users: United Technocracies, Countless minor interstellar factions
The workhorse of the German Deep Space Fleet, the Hanover-class frigate was a capable warship that performed admirably during the Collapse and the conflicts that followed. Armed with eight heavy coilgun turrets and reasonably thick armor, the Hanover-class frigate was a sturdier vessel than its American and Soviet rivals. While a good number were destroyed or scuttled during the Collapse, many came under the control of the powers that fled the Inner Sphere. The Hanover-class design proved popular enough that it was the workhorse of the early Coalition and Conseil fleets.