The Connaught was originally owned by the Martian Navy, but it became one of the many ships to be pirated and stolen by Marco Inaros' Free Navy through complicity assistance of the dissident faction of the MCRN.
The splinter OPA faction uses it to blockade colony ships from entering the gate system. It's captained by Michio Pa and her XO, Evans Garner-Choi. The Connaught, while nowhere near as deadly as the Donnager-class ships, is more than capable of deterring and scaring the defenseless colony vessels.
The main crew is part of a marriage group referred to as a "ketubah". The Connaught ketubah has seven members. The ship is their home.
The Connaught is also supplied with a complimentary boarding/assault team that is charged with raiding and subduing the colony ships that surrender.
The Connaught was destroyed by the Free Navy in the battle over Titan.
- Connaught or Connacht is a province in the republic of Ireland, and it was at one time under the control of the British.