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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

Referral-Tree-Type-M-class-Subsidized-Liner

  1. 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
  2. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
    1. Athelstan class Merchant
    2. Khtukhao class Clan Transport [14]
    3. Petty class Subsidized Merchant
  3. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
  4. Type RX class Merchant Trader
  5. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
  6. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
  7. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant
  8. Type RT class Longliner AKA Type RT class Freighter AKA Type RT class Long Range Liner
  9. Type SA class Free Trader [15]
    1. Sundowner class Fleet Courier
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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. Blakeway class First Response Vessel
  21. Bloodwell class Merchant
  22. Bright Conclave class High Liner
  23. Brilliance class Long Liner [17]
  24. Brilliant Gem class Cruise Liner
  25. Calipso class Laboratory Ship
  26. Chiron class Hunter
  27. Colresh class Subsidized Merchant
  28. Condor class Racing yacht
  29. Condor class Subsidized Liner
  30. Congo class Cargo Barge
  31. Cortez class Salvage Ship
  32. Covenant class Consular Ship
  33. Dafrenzo class Long Trader
  34. Dakaar class Freighter
  35. DeVass Class Private Starship
  36. Diamond class Modular Cutter
  37. Discovery class Lab Ship
  38. Eakhau class Trader [18]
  39. Earth Mail class Tender
  40. Empress Marava class Far Trader
  41. Erin class Medical Clinic Ship
  42. Farrou class Far Trader
  43. Fat Cat class Far Trader
  44. Fortuna class Light Freighter
  45. Fortune class Starship
  46. Freespace Gateway class Freighter
  47. Galoof class Megafreighter
  48. Garu class Far Trader
  49. Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel
  50. Gatherer class Trade Surveyor
  51. Ghent class Subsidized Merchant
  52. Gold of Zurrian class Long Liner
  53. Grand Princess Iphegenia class Luxury Liner
  54. Grand Slam class Trader
  55. Group III class Clipper
  56. Guardian class Runabout
  57. Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
  58. GX class III Modular Cutter
  59. Hammer class Merchant
  60. Harmonious Repose class Yacht
  61. Harshman class Frontier Merchant
  62. Herald class Expeditionary Yacht
  63. Hercules class Bulk Carrier
  64. Hercules class Cargo Transport
  65. Hercules class Heavy Freighter
  66. Hercules class Heavy Merchant
  67. Hero class Private Merchant AKA Hero class Far Trader
  68. Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor
  69. Hkiyrerao class Researcher [19]
  70. Hugin class Trader
  71. Huntress class Bounty Hunter
  72. Iridium Lion class Safari Ship
  73. Jandre class Freighter
  74. Jayhawk class Far Trader
  75. Jump Shuttle
  76. Kahk'rik'kreng class Yacht
  77. Kalpa class Scout
  78. Karl Marx class Heavy Far Trader
  79. Khershawn class Trader
  80. Khazad class Seeker
  81. Khoghue class Armed Junker
  82. Khtukhao class Clan Transport [20]
  83. King Richard class Interstellar Liner
  84. Kteiroa class Seeker [21]
  85. Kugashin class Lab Ship
  86. Kundeai class Yacht
  87. Kurgilash class Medical Scout
  88. Lady Charlotte class Yacht
  89. Lady of Shalott class Yacht
  90. Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader
  91. Lapine class Frontier Tender
  92. Leander class Space Tug
  93. Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship
  94. Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser
  95. Library class Archive Ship
  96. Lightning class Frontier Merchant
  97. Liris class Interplanetary Shuttle
  98. Liverpool class Dispersed Hull Bulk Freighter
  99. Lord Baltimore class Yacht
  100. Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner
  101. Loren class Frontier Merchant
  102. Lorimar class Merchant Cruiser
  103. Lowalaa class Assault Cutter
  104. Lune class Freelancer
  105. Maagukii class Bulk Carrier
  106. Macla class Interplanetary Shuttle
  107. Maggart class Clipper AKA Group IV class Clipper
  108. Magnadon class Provincial Merchant
  109. Makiidi class Ferry Ship
  110. Margaret class Longliner
  111. Manta class Small Merchant
  112. Maorin Junker class Merchant
  113. March class Subsidized Merchant
  114. Mauripo class Far Trader
  115. Mora class Freighter
  116. Moraine class Free Trader
  117. Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader
  118. Nimrod class Safari Ship
  119. Nymph class Merchant
  120. Oukhaha class Bulk Hauler [22]
  121. Owatarl class Tender [23]
  122. Petty class Subsidised Merchant AKA Petty class Fat Trader
  123. Pinyin class Treasure Galleon
  124. Porpir class Patrol Ship
  125. Prancing Poni class Charter Yacht
  126. Pride of Vland class Long Liner
  127. Prince Ferren class Far Trader
  128. Profit Margin class Exploratory Trader
  129. Prosperity class Freighter
  130. Queen class Modular Subsidized Merchant
  131. Queen Elizabeth class Liner
  132. Raptor class Armed Merchant
  133. Reprieve class Escape Pod
  134. Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
  135. Roughneck class Petrochemical Harvester
  136. Royal class Luxury Liner AKA Royal class Liner
  137. Royal Tempest class Yacht
  138. Rucker class Trader
  139. Salamander class Far Trader
  140. Sapphire Moon class Moduleship
  141. Sea Animal class Aquatic Safari Ship
  142. Seeker class Armored Merchant
  143. Siigiizuni class Free Trader
  144. Soho class Light Freighter
  145. Sparrow class Free Trader
  146. Spartan class Modular Merchant
  147. Spirit class Executive Yacht
  148. Star class Armored Merchant
  149. Starjammer class Yacht
  150. Starlight class Trader
  151. Star Merchant class Liner
  152. Stellar class Subsidized Liner
  153. Stiletto class Yacht
  154. Stubbie class Subsidized Merchant
  155. Sundowner class Fleet Courier
  156. Sydite class Armed Merchant Cruiser
  157. Tequila class Free Trader
  158. Three Sisters class Heavy Jump Transport
  159. Tikuma class Interplanetary Shuttle
  160. Trader class Provincial Transport
  161. Triad class Merchant
  162. Tukera class Freighter
  163. Type A class Free Trader
  164. Type A1 class Far Trader
  165. Type A2 class Far Trader
  166. Type A2L class Far Trader
  167. Type A3 class Fast Trader AKA Type A3 class Far Trader
  168. Type A3L class Far Trader
  169. Type AA class Armored Merchant
  170. Type AHI class Heavy Merchant
  171. Type AS class Secure Trader
  172. Type AT class Freighter
  173. Type CT class Cargo Carrier
  174. Type D class Frontier Trader
  175. Type FT class Frontier Transport
  176. Type HE class Embassy Ship
  177. Type HL class Research Cruiser
  178. Type HP class Liner
  179. Type HR class Trader
  180. Type HX class Explorer
  181. Type J class Seeker
  182. Type K class Hunter Ship [24]
  183. Type KAL class Light Trader
  184. Type L class Laboratory ship
  185. Type LAF class Large Armed Freighter
  186. Type M class Subsidized Liner AKA Type M class Subsidised Merchant
  187. Type MK class Transport
  188. Type MN class Non-standard Merchant Vessel
  189. Type R class Subsidized Merchant AKA Fat Trader AKA Subsidized Merchant
  190. Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant
  191. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
  192. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
  193. Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant
  194. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant
  195. Type RT class Longliner AKA Type RT class Freighter AKA Type RT class Long Range Liner
  196. Type RX class Merchant Trader
  197. Type SA class Free Trader [25]
  198. Type TC class Common Transport
  199. Type TI class Frontier Merchant AKA Type TI class Frontier Transport
  200. Type TJ class Frontier Merchant AKA Type TJ class Frontier Transport
  201. Type VA class Trader [26]
  202. Type VJ class Seeker [27]
  203. Type Y class Yacht
  204. Udzuekh class Mining Vessel
  205. Value class Merchant
  206. Vanderbilt class Yacht
  207. Virgil Tracy class Longship
  208. Wanderer class Yacht
  209. Willkeit class Cargo Carrier
  210. World class Luxury Liner
  211. World class Transport
  212. Xebec class Modular Merchant
  213. 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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