Ships of the Distant Fringe

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The Ships of the Distant Fringe is a listing of some of the more common starships and spacecraft operating within the Distant Fringe region.

Details / Specifications[edit]

Each ship has a detailed description. The ship's tonnage is noted in "dTons", a contraction of Displacement Tons.

  • Starships within the Distant Fringe utilise DeVoss-type jump drives, limited to a performance of jump-2 (the so-called Jump-2 Barrier).
  • Some vessels are noted as having a Secure Locker. This is, in all respects, useable as cargo storage.


The listed base cost for a ship represents the price for an individually constructed vessel of that type. The ship must be constructed in the appropriate type of shipyard at the appropriate TL. The base cost reflects the fees and costs associated with retooling the yard facilities and all of the associated planning, administrative and logistic processes.

  • The listed base cost of a vessel includes the undiscounted base cost of any subcraft that it carries.
  • The listed discounted cost also includes the discounted cost of any subcraft inherent in the design.

Generic Satellites[edit]

Name TL Tonnage
Sensor Buoy TL 11 50 dTons

Generic Small Craft[edit]

Small Craft[edit]

Name TL Tonnage
Gig TL 9 10 dTons
Pinnace TL 9 20 dTons
Heavy Pinnace TL 9 30 dTons
Ship's Boat TL 9 40 dTons
Launch TL 9 50 dTons
Lifeboat TL 9 50 dTons
Runabout TL 7 50 dTons
Shuttle TL 7 90 dTons
Fast Shuttle TL 8 90 dTons

Generic Civilian Vessels[edit]

Jump-0 Vessels[edit]

Name TL Tonnage
Interface Lander TL 9 400 dTons
Heavy Lander TL 9 1,200 dTons
Cargo Barge TL 7 3,000 dTons
Fuel Lighter TL 10 15,000 dTons

Jump-1 Vessels[edit]

Name TL Tonnage
Light Trader TL 9 100 dTons
Provincial Trader TL 9 400 dTons
Provincial Merchant TL 9 900 dTons
Provincial Freighter TL 9 3,500 dTons
Provincial Carrier TL 9 9,000 dTons
Mercantile Carrier TL 9 20,000 dTons
Heavy Carrier TL 10 45,000 dTons
Bulk Carrier TL 11 75,000 dTons

Jump-2 Vessels[edit]

Name TL Tonnage
Commercial Courier TL 11 100 dTons
Free Trader TL 11 200 dTons
Executive Yacht TL 11 200 dTons
Merchant Trader TL 11 700 dTons
Luxury Liner TL 11 800 dTons
Light Freighter TL 11 1,500 dTons
Commercial Tender TL 11 3,500 dTons
Merchant Freighter TL 11 5,000 dTons
Jack Driscoll TL 11 5,000 dTons
Passenger Liner TL 11 6,000 dTons
Medium Tanker TL 11 8,000 dTons
Cruise Liner TL 11 10,000 dTons
Medium Freighter TL 11 12,000 dTons
Civilian Ship Transporter TL 11 30,000 dTons
Heavy Freighter TL 11 35,000 dTons
Heavy Tanker TL 11 40,000 dTons
Range Carrier TL 11 75,000 dTons
Frame Carrier TL 11 90,000 dTons

Generic Paramilitary Vessels[edit]


Name TL Tonnage
Interceptor TL 7 6 dTons
Strike Fighter TL 8 8 dTons
Light Fighter TL 9 7 dTons
Armored Fighter TL 10 10 dTons
Heavy Fighter TL 9 20 dTons

Small Craft[edit]

Name TL Tonnage
Assault Shuttle TL 11 80 dTons

Jump-0 Vessels[edit]

Name TL Tonnage
Assault Transport TL 10 300 dTons
System Defense Boat TL 11 400 dTons

Jump-2 Vessels[edit]

Name TL Tonnage
Patrol Sloop TL 11 500 dTons
Long-Range Scout TL 11 600 dTons
Light Corvette TL 11 1,000 dTons
Military Transporter TL 11 30,000 dTons

History / Background[edit]

See also Distant Fringe Class A Starports, Recovery Trade, Gas Traders, Nomad Port, Conventional Pattern Starships, Long-Range Pattern Starships, X-Range Starships, Star Lanes, and Technology of The Distant Fringe.

Other basic vehicles can be reviewed at Vehicles of the Distant Fringe and Flying Craft of the Distant Fringe.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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