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A-class Tramp Vessels are merchant vessels well suited to unscheduled, speculative interstellar trade. They are small-scale trade vessels and include the well known free traders and far traders. [1]

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A-class Tramps are low tonnage vessels in the ACS category that cover the tramp market, which is to say unscheduled, high speculation trade routes that entail the possibility of great risks... and great profit. As soon as a tramp establishes a new route, the trail-broken trade route is likely to be snatched up by R-class subsidized liners or M-class freighter vessels with greater economic efficiencies. And the process begins anew... [3]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A top down schematic of a Beowulf with a typical shuttle.
    Free-Trader-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-358 25-July-2018a.jpg
  2. An early model Beowulf under spaceflight.
    Free-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-36 03-July-2018a.jpg
  3. The A1 is externally identical to the Early model A2, a Garu.
    Far-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-81 03-July-2018a.jpg
  4. The venerable Wulf class Free Trader.
    J2 200dT Trader.jpg
  5. A Salamander-class coming into a starport to trade.
    Salamander-class-Far-Trader-D20 30-May-2019a.jpg

Spectrum of Civil Shipping in Charted Space[edit]

Spectrum of Civil Shipping in Charted Space: 1105
Cateogries A-class R-class M-class T-class
Synopsis Tramp Liner Freighter Transport & Tanker
Hull Tonnage 100 to 2,499 dTons 100 to 2,499 dTons 2,500 to 999,999 dTons 2,500 to 999,999 dTons
Size-Cat ACS ACS BCS & FCS BCS & FCS
Ideal Freight Volume Zero to Low (Hundreds of tons) Medium (Hundreds to Thousands of tons) High (Thousands to Tens of Thousands of tons) Very High (Tens to Hundreds of Thousands of tons)
Market Unscheduled low volume, high speculation trade routes Mostly scheduled, medium speculation, subsidized trade routes Scheduled medium and high-volume, low speculation trade routes Scheduled high volume trade routes with massive economies of scale
Rough Market Share 10% 25% 45% 20%
Area of Influence Cluster or Trace+ Subsector+ Sector Multi-Sector
Business Fledgling Line Subsector-wide Line & Interface Line Sector-wide Line Multi-sector Line
Remarks Merchant Princes & Adventurers Scheduled & Subsidized Trade Backbone of Merchant Trade Corporate Bulk Trade
NOTES: While standards exist, ship naming standards evolve with time and over tech epochs. Class naming comments are only generalizations and many exceptions exist. Trade is heavily affected by local regulations, the rule of law, and local security conditions. WCS-class vessels are not ordinarily used for merchant missions as they are too large and expensive.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Due to the risks, such A-class vessels often carry light naval armament, but can't honestly hope to fend off more than small corsair vessels. They stand almost no chance against military marauders and their only viable strategy must be to run against such opponents. [4]

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Tramp Vessels typically serve the following roles:
Largecraft & Bigcraft:

A-class Tramp Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Armed Junker (AA)
Armed Trader (AA)
Armored Merchant (AA)
Armored Trader (AA)
Armoured Fast Trader (AA) or (AAF)
Caravel (A)
Deep Trader (A3) or (A22)
Far Trader (A2)
Fast Trader (A3)
Freelancer (A)
Free Trader (A1)
Frontier Trader (AA) or (AF)
Heavy Trader (AH)
Light Trader (AL)
Long Trader (A3)
Medium Trader (AM)
Merchant Schooner (A)
Merchant Vessel (A)
Private Merchant (A)
Protected Merchant (AA)
Provincial Merchant (A2)
Provincial Trader (A2)
Small Merchant (AL)
Trade Boat (A)
Tramp Liner (A1)
Tramp Vessel (A) (Namesake)

Size-Class Roles for Tramp Vessels[edit]

  1. Light Trader (AL) (100 to 999 tons)
  2. Medium Trader (AM) (1,000 to 1,499 tons)
  3. Heavy Trader (AH) (1,500 to 2,499 tons)

Civilian Subcraft[edit]

Civilian subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

  1. Barge (WB)
  2. Utility Craft (U)

Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

A-class Tramp Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Free Trader / Tramp Liner A & A1 Beowulf class Free Trader (J-1): They are typically light, free-spirited J-1 trader craft, built to speculate on primary mains.
  • Incredibly numerous and common craft speculating almost everywhere throughout Charted Space.
  • A-1 = Parsec range distance of jump drive.
Far Trader A2 Empress Marava class Far Trader (J-2): They are typically a speculative trader with a J-2 drive built to travel off primary mains.
  • Hardy, common craft going where free traders can't...
  • A-2 = Parsec range distance of jump drive.
Deep Trader /

Long Trader /
Fast Trader

A3 Fat Cat class Far Trader (J-3+): They are typically a ranged trader with a J-3 or greater jump-range for extended operations.
  • Long or Deep Traders either employ a more powerful jump drive with greater range (J-3+), or a lesser jump drive (J-2+) with fuel for multiple jumps.
  • Those employing a faster jump drive which can reach their destination in a single jump are often known as a Fast Trader.
  • Uncommon and built to serve isolated systems in rift zones or low star density areas.
  • A-3 = Parsec range distance of jump drive.
Armored Trader /

Frontier Trader /
Fast Trader

AA Star class Armored Merchant (Armed & Armored): They typically employ an armored hull and some defensive armament for dangerous trade in seedy, potentially hostile regions such as an Imperial Fringe.
  • Uncommon, yet hardy and greatly valued where pirates and strangers dwell...
  • A = Armored, Armed, etc.
  • Those employing a faster maneuver drive are also known as a Fast Trader.
Light Trader AL Aoa'iw class Light Trader (100 to 999 tons): Light Traders excel at light scheduled or unscheduled speculative trade.
  • They are light and nimble with low operating costs and small crews.
  • L = Light
Heavy Trader AH Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser (1,500 to 2,499 tons): Heavy Traders push the limits of what an A-class vessel can do... They have higher operating costs and larger crews than smaller vessels and thus take larger risks when speculating along unknown trade routes. Almost all carry mail vaults and have at least a few staterooms for impromptu travellers able to afford the passage fees.
  • They tend to better excel at subsidized work and most take a combination of tramp and scheduled workloads.
  • H = Heavy
Medium Trader AM Bloodwell class Merchant (1,000 to 1,499 tons): Medium Traders are a compromise between the nimble trade abilities of lighter craft and the heavier cargo loads of larger craft.
  • They have higher operating costs and crew requirements compared to the typical free, far, fast, deep... or other traders. But, they have their niche in the interstellar socioeconomic trade system.
  • M = Medium
NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

As soon as civilizations reach beyond their homeworld and its star system, a market for tramp vessels begins to develop... As colonies are established and new races encountered, the opportunity for interstellar trade and profitable speculation follows. There will always be adventurers, merchant princes, gentlesophonts, Travellers, and even a few scalliwags ready to explore and make a quick crimp. [5]

Within Charted Space, most acknowledge that the Vilani were the first to the stars who still remain within the current order. Their tramp vessels first created and manufactured by the mighty Bureaux, the Vilani megacorporations, have been borrowed, purchased, stolen, and widely copied by nearly every sophont species with an FTL Jump Drive and a little hope. Some Type-A designs are literally over a thousand years old... They have seen empires rise and fall, a Long Night, mass conquest, and whatever other drama the reaches of Charted Space can provide. Desperate little crews still patch these vessels together with bailing wire and scrap metal, often cobbling together parts and technologies from very different sources. The original Vilani designs have been copied, cloned, further developed, modified, edited, mangled, and mutilated into a variety of mercantile mutt traders. Yes, they're glorious! Long live the venerable Type-A Tramps in their many guises! [6]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Vessel - Tramp Liner:
Merchant Vessel - (Free Trader / Tramp Liner):

  1. Type A class Free Trader
    1. Alexandria class Free Trader
    2. Basil class Merchant
    3. Beowulf class Free Trader
    4. Bremen class Caravel
    5. Carrack class Transport
    6. Coriander class Free Trader
    7. Lune class Freelancer
    8. March Harrier class Free Trader
    9. Moraine class Free Trader
    10. Nymph class Merchant
    11. Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader
    12. Type A1 class Free Trader
    13. Type A-J2 class Free Trader
    14. Type A-P class Free Trader
    15. Type TC(S) class Free Trader

Merchant Vessel - (Far Trader):

  1. Type A2 class Far Trader
    1. Akkigish class Far Trader
    2. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
    3. April Hare class Far Trader
    4. Avian class Far Trader
    5. Empress Marava class Far Trader
    6. Fanzhhienz class Far Trader
    7. Farrou class Far Trader
    8. Garu class Far Trader
    9. Hero class Far Trader
    10. Hnneshant class Trade Boat
    11. Hugin class Trader
    12. Jayhawk class Far Trader
    13. Khershawn class Trader
    14. Maru class Merchant
    15. Prince Ferren class Far Trader
    16. Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader
    17. Salamander class Far Trader
    18. Soho class Light Freighter
    19. Treader class Free Trader
    20. Type A2L class Far Trader
    21. Type HR class Trader
    22. Type RX class Merchant Trader
    23. Type VA class Trader
    24. Wulf class Free Trader

Merchant Vessel - (Deep Trader / Long Trader / Fast Trader):

  1. Type A3 class Fast Trader
    1. Fat Cat class Far Trader
    2. Swordfish class Merchant
    3. Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader
    4. Type A3L class Far Trader

Merchant Vessel - (Armored Trader / Frontier Trader / Fast Trader):

  1. Type AA class Armored Merchant
    1. Jasper class Provincial Merchant
    2. Khoghue class Armed Junker
    3. Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader
    4. Star class Armored Merchant
    5. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
    6. Venture class Frontier Trader

Merchant Vessel - Heavy Trader:

  1. Type AH class Heavy Trader
    1. Dakaar class Freighter
    2. Dakaar class Merchant Transport
    3. Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser
    4. Type TI class Merchant
    5. Type TJ class Merchant

Merchant Vessel - Light Trader:

  1. Type AL class Light Trader
    1. Anjou class Freighter
    2. Aoa'iw class Light Trader
    3. Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner
    4. Consul class Provincial Trader
    5. Fortune class Merchant
    6. Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader
    7. Liz Zhorka class Light Trader
    8. Manta class Small Merchant
    9. Panga class Merchant
    10. Paya class Light Freighter
    11. Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
    12. Unholy Exile class Trader

Merchant Vessel - Medium Trader:

  1. Type AM class Medium Trader
    1. Anhk class Merchant
    2. Bloodwell class Merchant
    3. Tyrfing class Freighter

Ship Summary List[edit]

82 Representative Free Trader / Tramp Vessel (A) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Akkigish class Far Trader A2 400 ACS 10 Vilani Imperium 2 2.93 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Alexandria class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Anhk class Merchant AM 1,200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1.1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Animal class Liner A2 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Anjou class Freighter AL 440 ACS 14 Third Imperium 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aoa'iw class Light Trader AL 300 ACS X Aslan Hierate 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
April Hare class Far Trader A2 400 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Avian class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Basil class Merchant A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Beowulf class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bloodwell class Merchant AM 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bremen class Caravel A1 600 ACS 10 Plavian League 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner AL 300 ACS 10 Kingdom of Peladon 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Carrack class Transport A1 800 ACS 10 Caliphate of Estalia 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Consul class Provincial Trader AL 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Coriander class Free Trader A1 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dakaar class Freighter AH 1,800 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dakaar class Merchant Transport AH 1,800 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Empress Marava class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fanzhhienz class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Fanzhienz class Far Trader A 200 ACS 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Farrou class Far Trader A2 200 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fat Cat class Far Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium 3 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fortune class Merchant AL X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garu class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel AM 200 ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hero class Far Trader A 200 ACS 10 Ziru Sirka 2 1.5 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Highlander class Exploratory Merchant A 500 13 Third Imperium 3 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hnneshant class Trade Boat A2 400 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hugin class Trader A2 X ACS TBD Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Iguna class Trader A 300 ACS 11 High Senate 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jandre class Freighter A X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jasper class Provincial Merchant AA 900 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan ship design.
Jayhawk class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader AL 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Khershawn class Trader A2 300 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Khoghue class Armed Junker AA 499.6 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser AH 1,800 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 4 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Liz Zhorka class Light Trader AL 100 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lune class Freelancer A1 X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Manta class Small Merchant AL 200 ACS X Third Imperium 2 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
March Harrier class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Maru class Merchant A2 500 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Mauripo class Far Trader A 600 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Moraine class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 14 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader AA 200 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 6 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nymph class Merchant A1 X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Panga class Merchant AL X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Paya class Light Freighter AL 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Prince Ferren class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rhapsody class Merchant Trader AL 300 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Salamander class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Soho class Light Freighter A2 X ACS X Third Imperium 2 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Star class Armored Merchant AA 300 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Swordfish class Merchant A3 600 ACS 13 Solomani Confederation 3 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Treader class Free Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader A3 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type A-J2 class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A-P class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A1 class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A2 class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with Keith illustration.
Type A2L class Far Trader A2L 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A3 class Fast Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium 3 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A3L class Far Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type AA class Armored Merchant AA 300 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type AT class Freighter A X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type CT class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS X Third Imperium 1 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HR class Trader A2 400 ACS X Hive Federation 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type RAX class Protected Merchant AA X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type RX class Merchant Trader A2 500 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TC(S) class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type TI class Merchant AH 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 2.0 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TJ class Merchant AH 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 2.0 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VA class Trader A2 200 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tyrfing class Freighter AM 1,000 ACS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Unholy Exile class Trader AL 300 ACS 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Venture class Frontier Trader AA 500 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Willkeit class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS X Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Wulf class Free Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
16 Representative Far Trader / Tramp Vessel (A1) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Alexandria class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Basil class Merchant A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Beowulf class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bremen class Caravel A1 600 ACS 10 Plavian League 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Carrack class Transport A1 800 ACS 10 Caliphate of Estalia 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Coriander class Free Trader A1 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lune class Freelancer A1 X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
March Harrier class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Moraine class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 14 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nymph class Merchant A1 X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type A class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type A-J2 class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A-P class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A1 class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TC(S) class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
24 Representative Far Trader / Tramp Vessel (A2) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Akkigish class Far Trader A2 400 ACS 10 Vilani Imperium 2 2.93 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Animal class Liner A2 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
April Hare class Far Trader A2 400 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Avian class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Empress Marava class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fanzhhienz class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Farrou class Far Trader A2 200 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garu class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hnneshant class Trade Boat A2 400 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hugin class Trader A2 X ACS TBD Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jayhawk class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Khershawn class Trader A2 300 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Maru class Merchant A2 500 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Prince Ferren class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Salamander class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Soho class Light Freighter A2 X ACS X Third Imperium 2 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Treader class Free Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type A2 class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with Keith illustration.
Type A2L class Far Trader A2L 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HR class Trader A2 400 ACS X Hive Federation 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type RX class Merchant Trader A2 500 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VA class Trader A2 200 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Wulf class Free Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
5 Representative Deep Trader / Fast Trader / Tramp Vessel (A3) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Fat Cat class Far Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium 3 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Swordfish class Merchant A3 600 ACS 13 Solomani Confederation 3 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader A3 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A3 class Fast Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium 3 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A3L class Far Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
7 Representative Armored Trader / Frontier Trader / Tramp Vessel (AA) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Jasper class Provincial Merchant AA 900 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan ship design.
Khoghue class Armed Junker AA 499.6 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader AA 200 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 6 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Star class Armored Merchant AA 300 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type AA class Armored Merchant AA 300 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type RAX class Protected Merchant AA X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Venture class Frontier Trader AA 500 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
5 Representative Heavy Tramp Vessel (AH) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Dakaar class Freighter AH 1,800 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dakaar class Merchant Transport AH 1,800 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser AH 1,800 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 4 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TI class Merchant AH 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 2.0 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TJ class Merchant AH 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 2.0 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
12 Representative Light Tramp Vessel (AL) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Anjou class Freighter AL 440 ACS 14 Third Imperium 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aoa'iw class Light Trader AL 300 ACS X Aslan Hierate 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner AL 300 ACS 10 Kingdom of Peladon 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Consul class Provincial Trader AL 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fortune class Merchant AL X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader AL 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liz Zhorka class Light Trader AL 100 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Manta class Small Merchant AL 200 ACS X Third Imperium 2 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Panga class Merchant AL X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Paya class Light Freighter AL 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rhapsody class Merchant Trader AL 300 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Unholy Exile class Trader AL 300 ACS 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
6 Representative Medium Tramp Vessel (AM) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Anhk class Merchant AM 1,200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1.1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bloodwell class Merchant AM 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel AM 200 ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type CT class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS X Third Imperium 1 X Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tyrfing class Freighter AM 1,000 ACS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Willkeit class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS X Third Imperium 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.

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