Hyper-capable is the adjective used to describe ships which are able to travel through hyperspace, which allows them to travel interstellar distances at velocities that are effectively faster than the speed of light.
In the Royal Manticoran Navy (RMN), the Commanding Officer of a hyper-capable warship wears a white beret, distinguishing them from all other RMN personnel, who wear a black beret. Additionally, RMN officers wear a Hyper Command Star (aka "hyper-star") for each hyper-capable command they have held.
Use in TRMN
In The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc., (TRMN) the local chapters of the Royal Manticoran Navy are ships. The ship type that a chapter may portray depends on the number of members in the chapter, and the number of officers and their ranks.
The smallest chapters are non hyper-capable:
All chapters larger than the above two are classified as "hyper-capable." Based on the type of ship, there is a minimum number of members, which must include a minimum number of officers, and the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer must each qualify for a minimum rank.
The CO of a hyper-capable chapter is entitled to wear the white beret, and to wear a hyper-star for each hyper-capable ship they have commanded. Additionally, hyper-capable chapters may sponsor pinnaces up to a maximum number based on their size.
|SHIP TYPE||MINIMUM TOTAL CREW||MINIMUM OFFICERS||CO MIN RANK||XO MIN RANK||MAX PINNACES|
|Light Cruiser (CL)||8||3||O-5||O-4||2|
|Heavy Cruiser (CA)||10||3||O-6||O-5||3|
|LAC Carrier (CLAC)||15||5||O-6||O-5||5|