From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
- Since civilizations that use such ships generally have limited means and technology for producing NAFAL starships, most are used for colonization purposes.
A ship containing a full complement of personnel intended to make a sub-light journey across space.
- Since such journeys take years, or even decades, the passengers, and sometimes the crew are put into lo-berths/hibernation for the duration of the journey.
- Such ships are smaller than Generation Ships, where the passengers and crew live full lives during the journey.
- The two terms Sleeper Ship and Generation Ship are often, incorrectly, interchanged and used to refer to either type of ship.
History & Background (Dossier)
The following species are known to use, have used, or posses the technology to manufacture sleeper ships: