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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.
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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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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 AKA Type RM class Subsidized Liner
    1. Ad Astra class Subsidized Liner
    2. Bastien class Subsidized Liner
    3. Condor class Subsidized Liner
    4. Eakhau class Merchant
    5. Khershawn class Trader
    6. Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner
    7. Queen class Modular Subsidized Merchant
    8. Stellar class Subsidized Liner
    9. Type MK class Transport
  14. Type MN class Non-standard Merchant Vessel AKA Type RMN class Non-standard Merchant Vessel
    1. Arachnid class Non-standard Merchant Vessel
    2. Maorin Junker class Merchant
  15. 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
  16. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
    1. Athelstan class Merchant
    2. Khtukhao class Clan Transport [14]
    3. Petty class Subsidized Merchant
  17. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
  18. Type RX class Merchant Trader
  19. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
  20. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
  21. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant
  22. Type RT class Longliner AKA Type RT class Freighter AKA Type RT class Long Range Liner
  23. Type SA class Free Trader [15]
    1. Sundowner class Fleet Courier
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Type Y2 class Yacht
    1. Herald class Expeditionary Yacht

Selected Ship Classes[edit]

Some ship classes widely used within Charted Space include:

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

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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