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Little more than slower, armed shuttles, corvettes (formerly known as "rookie ships" or "noobships") are the basic frigates that new pilots start with. You can acquire a new corvette (together with a civilian weapon, a civilian mining laser and one unit of Tritanium) for free by docking your pod in a station where you don't already have any ships. On their own these are not much use for anything other than basic errand-running. EVE University has, however, been known to field fleets composed entirely of corvettes, more for their comedy value than for their effectiveness in battle.
All four corvettes can carry at least one light drone in their dronebay. The Gallente Velator can carry two.