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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]

Type A1 Free Trader / Free Lancer:

  1. A top down schematic of a Beowulf with a typical shuttle.
    Free-Trader-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-358 25-July-2018a.jpg
  2. A simple crewsophont sketch of a tail-sitter Tequila class Free Trader.
    Tequila-class-Subsidized Trader-THUMB-CT-01b-Leo-Knight 17-Aug-2019c.jpg
  3. The flattened spheroid Tachyon class Light Trader, a rarely encountered design.
    J-1 100dT Tachyon class Light Trader (updated).jpg
  4. An image of a variant Type A class Free Trader.
    Type A Free Trader Alt.png
  5. An early model Beowulf under spaceflight.
    Free-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-36 03-July-2018a.jpg

Type A2 Far Trader:

  1. A contemporary trade vessel, a Jayhawk class Far Trader, which is also known as a Marava II class Far Trader.
    Far-Trader-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-358 25-July-2018a.jpg
  2. The venerable Wulf class Free Trader.
    J2 200dT Trader.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. A Salamander-class coming into a starport to trade.
    Salamander-class-Far-Trader-D20 30-May-2019a.jpg
  5. A very merchant prince-customized Jayhawk class Far Trader.
    Jayhawk-class-Pink-Image-Deitrick-Path-of-Tears-Cover 12-Aguust-2019b.jpg

Type A3 Deep Trader / Fast Trader:

  1. TBD

Type AA Armored Trader / Frontier Trader:

  1. TBD

Type AH Heavy Trader:

  1. A Type TJ class Merchant. The vessel could actually be a misidentified Type TI class Merchant: The two classes of vessel are externally virtually identical.
    Type-TJ-W-H-Keith CT-The-Traveller-Adventure 28-Sept-2019.png

Type AL Light Trader:

  1. TBD

Type AM Medium Trader:

  1. TBD

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 or more...
(...rarely more than 1,000,000) dTons
Size-Cat ACS ACS BCS & FCS BCS & FCS (rarely WCS)
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, or massive (...usually government) projects
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 Cargo Ship (AA)
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)
Independent Merchant (A)
Heavy Trader (AH)
Light Trader (AL)
Long Trader (A3)
Medium Trader (AM)
Merchant Schooner (A)
Merchant Vessel (A)
Modular Systems Vessel (A)
Private Merchant (A)
Protected Merchant (AA)
Provincial Merchant (A2)
Provincial Trader (A2)
Small Merchant (AL)
Space Tramp (A)
Trade Boat (A)
Tramp Liner (A1)
Tramp Ship (A)
Tramp Vessel (A) (Namesake)

Size-Class Roles for Tramp Vessels[edit]

  1. Utility Craft (U) (1 to 99 tons)
  2. Light Trader (AL) (100 to 999 tons)
  3. Medium Trader (AM) (1,000 to 1,499 tons)
  4. Heavy Trader (AH) (1,500 to 2,499 tons)
  5. Freighter or Transport (M or T) (2,500 or larger 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
Tramp Vessel A (Namesake) Beowulf class Free Trader Tramp Vessels are the ships of high adventure and high risk. They maximize the concept of buying low and selling high, often skirting or bypassing the limitations of local system legalities and regulations. They almost never follow set patterns or prearranged schedules... for long.
  • A = trAmp vessel
Free Trader / Free Lancer A1 Alexandria 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 = trAmp vessel
  • 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 = trAmp vessel
  • 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 = trAmp vessel
  • 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 = trAmp vessel
  • A = Armored, Armed, etc.
  • Those employing a faster maneuver drive are also known as a Fast Trader.
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.
  • A = trAmp vessel
  • H = Heavy
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.
  • A = trAmp vessel
  • L = Light
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.
  • A = trAmp vessel
  • 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 - (Free Trader / Tramp Liner):

  1. Type A class Free Trader (Type A1)
    1. Alexandria class Free Trader
    2. Basil class Merchant
    3. Beowulf class Free Trader
    4. Bremen class Caravel
    5. Carrack class Tramp Liner
    6. Coriander class Free Trader
    7. Lune class Freelancer
    8. March Harrier class Free Trader
    9. Moraine class Free Trader
    10. Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader
    11. Tequila 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. Fanzhienz class Far Trader
    7. Farrou class Far Trader
    8. Garu class Far Trader
    9. Gizicih class General Trader
    10. Hero class Far Trader
    11. Hnneshant class Trade Boat
    12. Hugin class Trader
    13. Jayhawk class Far Trader
    14. Khershawn class Trader
    15. Maru class Merchant
    16. Nymph class Merchant
    17. Prince Ferren class Far Trader
    18. Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader
    19. Salamander class Far Trader
    20. Soho class Light Freighter
    21. Treader class Free Trader
    22. Type A2L class Far Trader
    23. Type HR class Trader
    24. Type VA class Trader
    25. 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. Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel
    7. Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader
    8. Liz Zhorka class Light Trader
    9. Manta class Small Merchant
    10. Panga class Merchant
    11. Paya class Light Freighter
    12. Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
    13. Tachyon class Light Trader
    14. Unholy Exile class Trader

Merchant Vessel - Medium Trader:

  1. Type AM class Medium Trader
    1. Anhk class Merchant
    2. Bloodwell class Merchant
    3. Susa class Cargo Carrier
    4. Type CT class Cargo Carrier
    5. Tyrfing class Freighter
    6. Willkeit class Cargo Carrier

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

87 Representative Free Trader / Tramp Vessel (A) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Akkigish class Far Trader A2 400 ACS 10 Vilani Imperium 2 2.93 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Alexandria class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Anhk class Merchant AM 1,200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1.1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Animal class Liner A2 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Anjou class Freighter AL 440 ACS 14 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aoa'iw class Light Trader AL 300 ACS X Aslan Hierate 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
April Hare class Far Trader A2 400 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Avian class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Basil class Merchant A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1.5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Beowulf class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bloodwell class Merchant AM 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bremen class Caravel A1 600 ACS 10 Plavian League 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner AL 300 ACS 10 Kingdom of Peladon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Carrack class Tramp Liner A1 800 ACS 10 Caliphate of Estalia 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Consul class Provincial Trader AL 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Coriander class Free Trader A1 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1.5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dakaar class Freighter AH 1,800 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dakaar class Merchant Transport AH 1,800 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Empress Marava class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fanzhhienz class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Fanzhienz class Far Trader A 200 ACS 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Farrou class Far Trader A2 200 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fat Cat class Far Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium 3 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fortune class Merchant AL 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garu class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel AL 200 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gizicih class General Trader A2 400 ACS 15 Hive Federation 2 1.16 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hero class Far Trader A 200 ACS 10 Ziru Sirka 2 1.5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Highlander class Exploratory Merchant A 500 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hnneshant class Trade Boat A2 400 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hugin class Trader A2 X ACS TBD Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Iguna class Trader A 300 ACS 11 High Senate 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jandre class Freighter A X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jasper class Provincial Merchant AA 900 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan ship design.
Jayhawk class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader AL 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Khershawn class Trader A2 300 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Khoghue class Armed Junker AA 499.6 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser AH 1,800 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Liz Zhorka class Light Trader AL 100 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lune class Freelancer A1 X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Manta class Small Merchant AL 200 ACS X Third Imperium 2 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
March Harrier class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Maru class Merchant A2 500 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Mauripo class Far Trader A 600 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Moraine class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 14 Third Imperium 1 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader AA 200 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 6 No Yes. Published, canon ship design.
Noql class Free Trader A2 X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nymph class Provincial Merchant A2 400 ACS 9 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Panga class Merchant AL X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Paya class Light Freighter AL 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Prince Ferren class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rhapsody class Merchant Trader AL 300 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Salamander class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Soho class Light Freighter A2 X ACS X Third Imperium 2 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Star class Armored Merchant AA 300 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Susa class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Swordfish class Merchant A3 600 ACS 13 Solomani Confederation 3 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tachyon class Light Trader AL 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tequila class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Treader class Free Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader A3 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type A-J2 class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A-P class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A1 class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A2 class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with Keith illustration.
Type A2L class Far Trader A2L 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A3 class Fast Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium 3 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A3L class Far Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type AA class Armored Merchant AA 300 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type AT class Freighter A 3,000 BCS X Third Imperium X X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type CT class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HR class Trader A2 400 ACS X Hive Federation 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type RAX class Protected Merchant AA X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TC(S) class Free Trader A1 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type TI class Merchant AH 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TJ class Merchant AH 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VA class Trader A2 200 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tyrfing class Freighter AM 1,000 ACS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Unholy Exile class Trader AL 300 ACS 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Venture class Frontier Trader AA 500 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Willkeit class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS X Third Imperium 1 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Wulf class Free Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xebec class Modular Merchant A2 330 12 Third Imperium 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


16 Representative Far Trader / Tramp Vessel (A1) Classes

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


27 Representative Far Trader / Tramp Vessel (A2) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Akkigish class Far Trader A2 400 ACS 10 Vilani Imperium 2 2.93 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Animal class Liner A2 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
April Hare class Far Trader A2 400 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Avian class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Empress Marava class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 10 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fanzhhienz class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 9 Zhodani Consulate 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Farrou class Far Trader A2 200 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garu class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gizicih class General Trader A2 400 ACS 15 Hive Federation 2 1.16 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hnneshant class Trade Boat A2 400 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hugin class Trader A2 X ACS TBD Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jayhawk class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Khershawn class Trader A2 300 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Maru class Merchant A2 500 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Noql class Free Trader A2 X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nymph class Provincial Merchant A2 400 ACS 9 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Prince Ferren class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Vargr Extents 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Salamander class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Soho class Light Freighter A2 X ACS X Third Imperium 2 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Treader class Free Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type A2 class Far Trader A2 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with Keith illustration.
Type A2L class Far Trader A2L 200 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HR class Trader A2 400 ACS X Hive Federation 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VA class Trader A2 200 ACS X Vargr Extents 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Wulf class Free Trader A2 200 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xebec class Modular Merchant A2 330 12 Third Imperium 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


5 Representative Deep Trader / Fast Trader / Tramp Vessel (A3) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Fat Cat class Far Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium 3 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Swordfish class Merchant A3 600 ACS 13 Solomani Confederation 3 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader A3 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A3 class Fast Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium 3 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A3L class Far Trader A3 X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


7 Representative Armored Trader / Frontier Trader / Tramp Vessel (AA) Classes

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


5 Representative Heavy Tramp Vessel (AH) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Dakaar class Freighter AH 1,800 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dakaar class Merchant Transport AH 1,800 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser AH 1,800 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TI class Merchant AH 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type TJ class Merchant AH 2,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


14 Representative Light Tramp Vessel (AL) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Anjou class Freighter AL 440 ACS 14 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Aoa'iw class Light Trader AL 300 ACS X Aslan Hierate 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner AL 300 ACS 10 Kingdom of Peladon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Consul class Provincial Trader AL 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fortune class Merchant AL 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel AL 200 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader AL 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liz Zhorka class Light Trader AL 100 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Manta class Small Merchant AL 200 ACS X Third Imperium 2 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Panga class Merchant AL X ACS X Third Imperium X X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Paya class Light Freighter AL 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rhapsody class Merchant Trader AL 300 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tachyon class Light Trader AL 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Unholy Exile class Trader AL 300 ACS 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


6 Representative Medium Tramp Vessel (AM) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Anhk class Merchant AM 1,200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1.1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bloodwell class Merchant AM 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Susa class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type CT class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tyrfing class Freighter AM 1,000 ACS 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Willkeit class Cargo Carrier AM 1,000 ACS X Third Imperium 1 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


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