I also just started on the Fleet Ships page. I only entered the basic four ships (scouts to frigates).
Not sure on how to split up the dozens of other bonus ships. I was thinking of dividing them by the expansion they were released in, so if someone only owns the base game they can quickly see what ships come with it.
Yeah, we should coordinate.
However, I have no idea on how to sort the fleetships. My best bet would be by alphabetical order, but, meh... There is this old page
that sorts them by roles and sub-roles, but I find these roles not very accurate, also they overlap in many places. By expansion, as you started to sort them, might be an idea, indeed...
I haven't started that page earlier, while it's a central one, because of that sorting problem: no clear criterion.
Edit: Thematically I wonder what the lore behind mercenary ships is. Are these PMC ships or similar or what? There's no way these ships all have Human pilots (can they?).
Yeah, fleet ships are definitely not piloted. This page
was written by Chris in 2010 and clearly states that remote ship control is a thing. So Mercenary ships may be ships remotely piloted by mercenaries, or directly piloted, provided mercenaries might be dauntless enough to fight the AI themselves. No clear clue here.
Also, I got an error trying to upload a new version of an image. I posted the report on the Website Support subforum (here