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

Selected Smallcraft Classes[edit]

Smallcraft:

  1. Barge
    1. Congo class Cargo Barge
  2. Cutter
    1. 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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