Caught between two systems of thinking, the Oxford
class is known as both a 'Fifth-Rater' and by the slightly less demeaning 'Heavy Destroyer'. Neither particularly old or new, it was introduced shortly after the first Immortal Emissaries appeared on the brik-verse.
A multi-role vessel if ever there was one, it is capable of close in capital ship defence, mid range brawling, and long range sniping. The vessels most potent weapon being it's Ram Accelerator, capable of direct hits at long range.
The most well known ship of the class was the Etonite Prick
, infamous for leading an entire squadron of support vessels into a black hole. This in no way is to be perceived as a metaphor.