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Liners are a commercial or mercantile spacecraft and starcraft. Some shipping companies refer to themselves as "lines" and their ships, which often operate over set routes according to established schedules, as "liners".


Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:


Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Liner is a civilian commercial ship designed for cargo or passenger transport.

  • Liners are usually assigned a Hull Classification of "R"

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Subsidized liners are a commercial or mercantile starcraft. They are not intended for military use and have little recourse other than to flee for their lives if confronted by corsairs or other hostile vessels.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Liners typically serve the following roles:

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

These ship types include the following:

Liners
Type Remarks
Luxury Liner (R) A starship liner equipped for sumptuous living, primarily for transporting passengers
Merchant Liner (RM) Merchant Liners are general-purpose design starships, intended to carry both passengers and freight. They are larger than the Far Traders intended for cargoes over 200 tons and over a dozen passengers
Subsidized Liner (RG) A starship primarily for transporting passengers and mail subsidized by local government.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Subsidized Liner:

  1. Type M class Subsidized Liner
    1. Bastien class Subsidized Liner
    2. Condor class Subsidized Liner
    3. Eakhau class Merchant
    4. Khershawn class Trader
    5. Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner
    6. Queen class Modular Subsidized Merchant [1]
    7. Stellar class Subsidized Liner

Passenger Liner:

  1. Type R class Luxury Liner
    1. Animal class Liner
    2. Astral Splendour class Luxury Liner
    3. Brilliant Gem class Cruise Liner
    4. Celestial Star class Liner
    5. Codori Prime class Luxury Liner
    6. Fringian Cruise Liner
    7. Fringian Passenger Liner
    8. Independence of the Stars class Liner
    9. King Richard class Interstellar Liner
    10. Royal class Liner
    11. Shianjo class Liner
    12. Stellar class Liner
    13. World class Luxury Liner
  2. Type RT class Longliner
    1. Bright Conclave class High Liner
    2. Brilliance class Long Liner
    3. Jelmirt Marquis class High Liner
    4. Mapepire Dream class Jumpliner
    5. Nebula class Starliner
    6. Pride of Vland class Long Liner

Cargo Liner:

  1. Type RC class Cargo Liner
    1. Anhk class Merchant
    2. Bastien class Merchant Liner
    3. Bloodwell class Merchant
    4. Caccil class Merchant
    5. Dakaar class Merchant Transport
    6. Fringian Cargo Barge
    7. Garrett Durant class Cargo Hauler
    8. Hercules class Cargo Transport
    9. Jose Cadiz Royal Galleon class Cargo Carrier
    10. Vespir class Large Freighter
    11. Xeekr'kir! class Merchant
  2. Type RM class Merchant Liner
    1. Gamma Haden class Liner
    2. Highlander class Exploratory Merchant
    3. Khtukhao class Clan Transport
    4. Kolomyia class Merchant Liner
    5. Orowani Deep Space class Light Liner
    6. Star Merchant class Liner
    7. Triad class Merchant
    8. Yeoman class Attack Cargo Vessel

Clipper:

  1. Type RL class Clipper
    1. Aurora class Clipper
    2. Maggart class Clipper

Ship Summary List[edit]

These are among the most common liners found around Charted Space:

81 Representative Subsidized Liner (M) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Akkigish class Far Trader Vilani MLJ 10 400 2
Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant Vilani MLS 10 400 1
Anhk class Merchant Third Imperium M 13 1,200 2
Anjou class Freighter Third Imperium ML 14 440 2
Annic Nova class Far Trader Precursor MLJ (Non-Standard Classified Type NS18) 12 600 2
Athelstan class Merchant Third Imperium M 11 400 1
Basil class Merchant Third Imperium M 12 200 1
Bloodwell class Merchant Third Imperium MM 12 1,000 3
Bremen class Caravel Plavian League M 10 600 1
Burning Sky class Schooner Kingdom of Peladon MA 10 300 1
Carrack class Transport Caliphate of Estalia MM 10 800 1
Consul class Provincial Trader Distant Fringe ML 9 400 1
Coriander class Free Trader Third Imperium MSF 12 300 2
Dakaar class Freighter Principality of Caledon MH 12 1,800 3
Dakaar class Merchant Transport Principality of Caledon MM 12 1,800 3
Delta Princess class Merchant Third Imperium ML 9 100 1
Eakhau class Merchant Aslan Hierate ML 14 400 2
Empress Marava class Far Trader Third Imperium MLJ 10 200 1
Fanzhienz class Far Trader Zhodani MSJ 9 200 2
Fringian Light Trader Distant Fringe ML 9 100 1
Fringian Provincial Trader Distant Fringe ML 9 400 1
Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant Third Imperium MLS 0 400
Hellworld class Merchant Cruiser Sath Alliance MS 11 60,000 2
Hero class Far Trader Ziru Sirka M 10 200 2
Highlander class Exploratory Merchant Third Imperium MC 13 500 3
Iguna class Trader High Senate M 11 300 2
Jasper class Provincial Merchant Distant Fringe ML 9 900 1
Jayhawk class Far Trader Third Imperium MSJ 12 200 2
Jelmirt Marquis class High Liner Percavid Marches MD 12 80,000 3
Khershawn class Trader Vargr Extents ML 13 300 2
Khoghue class Armed Junker Third Imperium MA
Khtukhao class Clan Transport Aslan Hierate MT 14 600 2
Kolomyia class Merchant Liner Solomani M 12 1,000 3
Komar class Missile Boat Kostov Confederate Republic MB 12 60 0
Kyan Maru class Freighter Third Imperium MS 9 100 1
Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser Third Imperium MS 13 1,800 3
Lune class Freelancer Third Imperium ML
Manta class Small Merchant Third Imperium MS 200
Maorin class Junker Maorin Stat M 13 1,000 2
March class Subsidized Merchant Third Imperium MLS 0 400
Mauripo class Far Trader Third Imperium ML 15 600 2
Mavuzo class Super Freighter Principality of Mavuzo M 12 500,000 3
Moraine class Free Trader Third Imperium MLJ 0 200 1
Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader Third Imperium MA
Nye class Caravel Free and Holy Federation of Amil MA 11 600 2
Palatine class Merchant Trader Distant Fringe M 11 700 2
Panga class Merchant Third Imperium MS
Paya class Light Freighter Third Imperium ML 9 100 1
Petty class Subsidized Merchant Third Imperium MG 12 400 1
Port of Nickle Eugenia class Bulk Container Vessel Talokan Armed Forces MG 13 142,000 4
Prince Ferren class Far Trader Third Imperium MLJ 0 200 1
Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader Vargr Extents MSJ 13 200 2
Refugee Pilgrim class Transport Tenjada Moralitate MA 12 10,000 3
Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader Third Imperium MLF 12 200 1
Rhapsody class Merchant Trader Third Imperium MS
Star class Armored Merchant Third Imperium MA 15 300 3
Sundowner class Fleet Courier Solomani ML 14 400 2
Swordfish class Merchant Solomani MT 13 600 3
Tachyon class Light Trader Distant Fringe ML 9 100 1
Subsidized Merchant Third Imperium M 10 400 1
Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader Third Imperium MLJ 12 300 2
Type 092 Qiongsha class Fleet Auxiliary Supply Ship Sindalian Empire MSF 13 300 2
Type A class Free Trader Third Imperium MLJ 12 200 1
Type A2 class Far Trader Third Imperium MLJ 13 200 2
Type A2L class Far Trader Third Imperium MLJ
Type A3L class Far Trader Third Imperium MLJ
Type M class Subsidized Liner Third Imperium M 0 600 1
Type R class Subsidized Merchant Third Imperium MLS 10 400 1
Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant Third Imperium MLS 11 500 2
Type RAX class Protected Merchant Third Imperium MA
Type RL class Subsidized Merchant Third Imperium MLS 9 600 1
Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant Third Imperium MLS 11 600 2
Type TC(S) class Free Trader Third Imperium MLF 15 200 1
Type TI class Merchant Third Imperium MMJ 15 2,000 2
Type TJ class Merchant Third Imperium MMJ 15 2,000 6
Unholy Exile class Trader Tenjada Moralitate MA 12 300 3
Venture class Frontier Trader Third Imperium MLJ 10 500 2
Vespir class Large Freighter Third Imperium MA 12 2,000 2
Wulf class Free Trader Distant Fringe ML 11 200 2
Xeekr'kir! class Merchant Two Thousand Worlds MM 13 6,000 2
Zoe Barrett class Trader Distant Fringe M 12 900 2
1 Representative Cargo Liner (RC) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Caccil class Merchant Aakho Pantocracy RC 16 100,000 2
2 Representative Clipper (RL) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Aurora class Clipper Third Imperium RL
Maggart class Clipper Third Imperium RL
1 Representative Merchnt Liner (RM) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Bastien class Subsidized Liner Third Imperium RM 12 600 3
10 Representative Longliner (RT) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Celestial Star class Liner Third Imperium RT 15 2,000 6
Gaia class Luxury Liner Distant Fringe RT 11 10,000 2
Independence of the Stars class Liner Third Imperium RT 15 154,407 4
Nebula class Starliner Third Imperium RT 14 9,000 5
Olympian class Cruise Liner Distant Fringe RT 11 10,000 2
Orowani Deep Space class
Light Liner
Distant Fringe RT 11 6,000 2
Pride of Vland class Long Liner Third Imperium RT 15 1,000 4
Stellar class Liner Third Imperium RT 14 600 3
Tukera class Longliner Third Imperium RT 12 980 2
Xeng Kirr class Space Ark Two Thousand Worlds RT 15 1,000,000 6

Image Repository[edit]

  1. One of the most common subsidized liner types.
    Sub-Liner-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-36 03-July-2018a.jpg

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