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Civilian Ships conduct trade, tourism, and a variety of non-violent ends. They tend to be under private ownership and rarely carry more than light armament for self defense purposes.

  • Civilian ships typically mount "basic" grade sensors.

Please refer to the following AAB library data for more information:


Description (Specifications)[edit]

This page primarily covers Imperial ships and those ships that frequent the Imperial Fringe. Civilian ships are typically interstellar trade vessels, often owned by private captains. The vast majority of civilian ships are intended for interstellar economic activity.

General Ship Types[edit]

Some ship types widely used within Charted Space include:

  1. Trader (A)
  2. Freighter (F)
  3. Prospector (J)
  4. Touring Ship (K)
  5. Lab Ship (L)
  6. Liner/Jumpliner (M)
  7. Smallcraft
  8. Surveyor (N)
  9. Merchant (R)
  10. Transport/Tender (T)
  11. Packet (U)
  12. Barge (W)
  13. Express (X)
  14. Yacht (Y)
  15. Unclassified (Z)

Selected Ship Types[edit]

Some ship types widely used within Charted Space include:

  1. Type A class Free Trader
    1. Basil class Merchant
    2. Beowulf class Free Trader
    3. Hero class Far Trader
    4. Moraine class Free Trader
    5. Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader
    6. Ronkli class Combat Transport
    7. Type SA class Free Trader
    8. Type VA class Trader [1]
      1. Type A1 class Far Trader
        1. Type A2 class Far Trader
        2. Eakhau class Trader [2]
        3. Empress Marava class Far Trader
        4. Garu class Far Trader
        5. Hero class Far Trader
        6. Jayhawk class Far Trader
        7. Prince Ferren class Far Trader
      2. Type A2L class Far Trader
      3. Type A3 class Fast Trader AKA Type A3 class Far Trader
    9. Fat Cat class Far Trader
      1. Type A3L class Far Trader
      2. Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader
    10. Type AA class Armored Merchant
      1. Star class Armored Merchant
  2. Type AHI class Heavy Merchant
    1. Hercules class Heavy Merchant
  3. Type AS class Secure Trader
  4. Type AT class Freighter
  5. Type CT class Cargo Carrier
  6. Type FT class Frontier Transport
  7. Type HT class Bounty Hunter
    1. Chiron class Hunter
    2. Huntress class Bounty Hunter
  8. Type J class Seeker AKA Type J class Prospector
    1. Arzhent class Prospector/Surveyor
    2. Kteiroa class Seeker [3]
    3. Type VJ class Seeker [4]
  9. Type K class Hunter Ship [5]
    1. Animal class Free Trader [6]
    2. Animal class Liner [7]
    3. Animal class Safari Ship [8]
    4. Animal class Survey Vessel [9]
    5. Animal class Yacht [10]
    6. Huntress class Bounty Hunter
    7. Nimrod class Safari Ship
    8. Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship [11]
    9. Safari-234 class Touring Ship [12]
  10. Type KAL class Light Trader
  11. Type L class Laboratory ship
    1. Calipso class Laboratory Ship
    2. Ciri class Laboratory Ship
    3. Hkiyrerao class Researcher [13]
    4. Kugashin class Laboratory Ship
    5. Kurgilash class Medical Scout
    6. Lavalier class Laboratory Ship
  12. Type LAF class Large Armed Freighter
  13. Type M class Subsidized Liner
    1. Condor class Subsidized Liner
    2. Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner
    3. Queen class Modular Subsidized Merchant [14]
    4. Stellar class Subsidized Liner
  14. Type MK class Transport
  15. Type MN class Non-standard Merchant Vessel
    1. Arachnid class Non-standard Merchant Vessel
    2. Maorin Junker class Merchant
  16. Type R class Subsidized Merchant AKA Fat Trader AKA Subsidized Merchant
    1. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
    2. Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
    3. March class Subsidized Merchant
  17. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
    1. Athelstan class Merchant
    2. Khtukhao class Clan Transport [15]
    3. Petty class Subsidized Merchant
  18. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
  19. Type RX class Merchant Trader
  20. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
  21. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
  22. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant
  23. Type RT class Longliner AKA Type RT class Freighter AKA Type RT class Long Range Liner
  24. Type SA class Free Trader [16]
    1. Sundowner class Fleet Courier
  25. Type T class Transport/Tender
    1. Type TC class Common Transport
    2. Type TI class Frontier Merchant AKA Type TI class Frontier Transport
    3. Type TJ class Frontier Merchant AKA Type TJ class Frontier Transport
  26. Type Y class Yacht
    1. Condor class Racing Yacht
    2. DeVass class Private Starship
    3. Harmonious Repose class Yacht
    4. Herald class Expeditionary Yacht
    5. Iinen class Yacht
    6. Kundeai class Yacht
    7. Lady Charlotte class Yacht
    8. Lady of Shalott class Yacht
    9. Lord Baltimore class Yacht
    10. Prancing Poni class Charter Yacht
    11. Starjammer class Yacht
    12. Stiletto class Yacht
    13. Vanderbilt class Yacht
    14. Wanderer class Yacht
  27. Type Y2 class Yacht
    1. Herald class Expeditionary Yacht

Selected Ship Classes[edit]

Some ship classes widely used within Charted Space include:

  1. Aoa'iw class Light Trader [17]
  2. Adam Smith class Free Trader
  3. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
  4. Animal class Safari Ship
  5. Annic Nova class Far Trader
  6. Annililik class Fast Freighter
  7. Arachnid class Non-standard Merchant Vessel
  8. Arzhent class Prospector/Surveyor
  9. Astral Splendour class Luxury Liner
  10. Athelstan class Merchant
  11. Atlas class Freighter
  12. Aurora class Clipper
  13. Azkallalans class Modular Cargo Carrier
  14. Balaanii class Merchant Freighter
  15. Bastien class Liner
  16. Beowulf class Free Trader
  17. Birdsong class Container Ship
  18. Bloodwell class Merchant
  19. Bright Conclave class High Liner
  20. Brilliance class Long Liner [18]
  21. Brilliant Gem class Cruise Liner
  22. Calipso class Laboratory Ship
  23. Chiron class Hunter
  24. Colresh class Subsidized Merchant
  25. Condor class Racing yacht
  26. Condor class Subsidized Liner
  27. Congo class Cargo Barge
  28. Cortez class Salvage Ship
  29. Dafrenzo class Long Trader
  30. Dakaar class Freighter
  31. DeVass Class Private Starship
  32. Diamond class Modular Cutter
  33. Discovery class Lab Ship
  34. Eakhau class Trader [19]
  35. Earth Mail class Tender
  36. Empress Marava class Far Trader
  37. Farrou class Far Trader
  38. Fat Cat class Far Trader
  39. Fortuna class Light Freighter
  40. Fortune class Starship
  41. Galoof class Megafreighter
  42. Garu class Far Trader
  43. Ghent class Subsidized Merchant
  44. Grand Princess Iphegenia class Luxury Liner
  45. Grand Slam class Trader
  46. Group III class Clipper
  47. Guardian class Runabout
  48. Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
  49. GX class III Modular Cutter
  50. Hammer class Merchant
  51. Harmonious Repose class Yacht
  52. Herald class Expeditionary Yacht
  53. Hercules class Bulk Carrier
  54. Hercules class Cargo Transport
  55. Hercules class Heavy Freighter
  56. Hercules class Heavy Merchant
  57. Hero class Private Merchant AKA Hero class Far Trader
  58. Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor
  59. Hkiyrerao class Researcher [20]
  60. Huntress class Bounty Hunter
  61. Iridium Lion class Safari Ship
  62. Jayhawk class Far Trader
  63. Jump Shuttle
  64. Kalpa class Scout
  65. Karl Marx class Heavy Far Trader
  66. Khershawn class Trader
  67. Khazad class Seeker
  68. Khoghue class Armed Junker
  69. Khtukhao class Clan Transport [21]
  70. King Richard class Interstellar Liner
  71. Kteiroa class Seeker [22]
  72. Kugashin class Lab Ship
  73. Kundeai class Yacht
  74. Kurgilash class Medical Scout
  75. Lady Charlotte class Yacht
  76. Lady of Shalott class Yacht
  77. Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader
  78. Lapine class Frontier Tender
  79. Leander class Space Tug
  80. Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship
  81. Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser
  82. Lightning class Frontier Merchant
  83. Liris class Interplanetary Shuttle
  84. Liverpool class Dispersed Hull Bulk Freighter
  85. Lord Baltimore class Yacht
  86. Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner
  87. Lorimar class Merchant Cruiser
  88. Lowalaa class Assault Cutter
  89. Lune class Freelancer
  90. Maagukii class Bulk Carrier
  91. Macla class Interplanetary Shuttle
  92. Maggart class Clipper AKA Group IV class Clipper
  93. Magnadon class Provincial Merchant
  94. Margaret class Longliner
  95. Maorin Junker class Merchant
  96. March class Subsidized Merchant
  97. Mauripo class Far Trader
  98. Mora class Freighter
  99. Moraine class Free Trader
  100. Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader
  101. Nimrod class Safari Ship
  102. Oukhaha class Bulk Hauler [23]
  103. Owatarl class Tender [24]
  104. Petty class Subsidised Merchant AKA Petty class Fat Trader
  105. Porpir class Patrol Ship
  106. Prancing Poni class Charter Yacht
  107. Pride of Vland class Long Liner
  108. Prince Ferren class Far Trader
  109. Prosperity class Freighter
  110. Queen class Modular Subsidized Merchant
  111. Queen Elizabeth class Liner
  112. Raptor class Armed Merchant
  113. Reprieve class Escape Pod
  114. Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
  115. Roughneck class Petrochemical Harvester
  116. Royal class Luxury Liner AKA Royal class Liner
  117. Royal Tempest class Yacht
  118. Rucker class Trader
  119. Sapphire Moon class Moduleship
  120. Sea Animal class Aquatic Safari Ship
  121. Seeker class Armored Merchant
  122. Siigiizuni class Free Trader
  123. Soho class Light Freighter
  124. Sparrow class Free Trader
  125. Spartan class Modular Merchant
  126. Spirit class Executive Yacht
  127. Star class Armored Merchant
  128. Starjammer class Yacht
  129. Starlight class Trader
  130. Stellar class Subsidized Liner
  131. Stiletto class Yacht
  132. Sundowner class Fleet Courier
  133. Sydite class Armed Merchant Cruiser
  134. Tikuma class Interplanetary Shuttle
  135. Trade Pioneer class Merchant Ship
  136. Trader class Provincial Transport
  137. Triad class Merchant
  138. Tukera class Freighter
  139. Type A class Free Trader
  140. Type A1 class Far Trader
  141. Type A2 class Far Trader
  142. Type A2L class Far Trader
  143. Type A3 class Fast Trader AKA Type A3 class Far Trader
  144. Type A3L class Far Trader
  145. Type AA class Armored Merchant
  146. Type AHI class Heavy Merchant
  147. Type AS class Secure Trader
  148. Type AT class Freighter
  149. Type CT class Cargo Carrier
  150. Type D class Frontier Trader
  151. Type FT class Frontier Transport
  152. Type J class Seeker
  153. Type K class Hunter Ship [25]
  154. Type KAL class Light Trader
  155. Type L class Laboratory ship
  156. Type LAF class Large Armed Freighter
  157. Type M class Subsidized Liner AKA Type M class Subsidised Merchant
  158. Type MK class Transport
  159. Type MN class Non-standard Merchant Vessel
  160. Type R class Subsidized Merchant AKA Fat Trader AKA Subsidized Merchant
  161. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
  162. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
  163. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
  164. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
  165. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant
  166. Type RT class Longliner AKA Type RT class Freighter AKA Type RT class Long Range Liner
  167. Type RX class Merchant Trader
  168. Type SA class Free Trader [26]
  169. Type TC class Common Transport
  170. Type TI class Frontier Merchant AKA Type TI class Frontier Transport
  171. Type TJ class Frontier Merchant AKA Type TJ class Frontier Transport
  172. Type VA class Trader [27]
  173. Type VJ class Seeker [28]
  174. Type Y class Yacht
  175. Udzuekh class Mining Vessel
  176. Value class Merchant
  177. Vanderbilt class Yacht
  178. Virgil Tracy class Longship
  179. Wanderer class Yacht
  180. World class Luxury Liner
  181. World class Transport
  182. Xebec class Modular Merchant

Selected Smallcraft Classes[edit]

Smallcraft:

  1. Barge
    1. Congo class Cargo Barge
  2. Cutter
    1. Mineral class Cutter
    2. Seragh class Cutter
  3. Fast Shuttle
  4. Fuel Skimmer
  5. Gig
  6. Interplanetary Shuttle
    1. Liris class Interplanetary Shuttle
    2. Macla class Interplanetary Shuttle
    3. Tikuma class Interplanetary Shuttle
  7. Launch
    1. Harper class Launch
    2. Quatermain class Hunting Launch
  8. Life Boat
    1. Escape Pod
    2. Life Raft
    3. Longevity class Lifeboat
    4. Reprieve class Escape Pod
  9. Lighter
  10. Longboat
  11. Modular Cutter
    1. Bubble class Fuel Cutter
    2. Diamond class Modular Cutter
    3. GX class III Modular Cutter
    4. Lowalaa class Assault Cutter
  12. Pinnace
  13. Rescue Ball
  14. Ship's Boat AKA Boat
    1. Fuego class Ship's Boat
    2. Mal'Gnar class Skiff
  15. Shuttle
    1. LCA-0024A class Deployment Shuttle
  16. Skiff
    1. Spectre class Budget Space Vehicle
  17. Slow Boat
  18. Slow Pinnace
    1. Tiger class Slow Pinnace
  19. Space Tug

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Civilian vessels tend to be designed along socioeconomic ends rather than defensive, security, or military ends like paramilitary or military craft. While some are designed to serve the needs of individual sophonts as personal craft, many more serve the needs of interstellar trade and local world-state government usage. Because such craft primarily serve socioeconomic purposes, cost efficiencies are a very important part of their Naval Architecture.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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