I decided to try purchasing my first fleet ship. Jho'dig, my FED Engr and Excelsior fanatic, picked up the Fleet Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit. Only had to purchase one ship module from the C-store. Cost 500 points which is what I get as a monthly stripend. I replaced the default warp core with a very rare one that gives a lot of bonuses to shields. Time to go a tanking.