Mongoose Traveller: Traders and Gunboats

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Traders and Gunboats
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Supplement 2
Author Bryan Steele
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Version Mongoose Traveller
Format Book (Softback) (PDF)
Language English
Pages 104
Year Published 2008
Canonical Yes
Available from DriveThru RPG, Mongoose
MGP 3806
ISBN 978-1-906103-73-6

Mongoose Traveller: Traders and Gunboats is a Mongoose Publishing ship source book written for Mongoose Traveller.

Showcasing the workhorses of space, Traders and Gunboats details a veritable fleet of civilian and quasi-military ships that can be found throughout the galaxy. Each entry comes complete with a history of the ship, notable elements in its construction, and comprehensive deck plans, ensuring you are never caught short when a boarding action takes place!

These ships can be used in a multitude of settings, as variants on their designs can be found throughout science fiction. This book allows you to instantly expand the variety and multitude of ships in the galaxy.


Bryan Steele
Additional text
Stuart Machin
Nick Robinson
Will Chapman
Interior Illustrations
German Ponce, Travis Leichssenring, Marco Morte, Leonel Domingos de Costa, Carlos Nuñez de Castro Torres, Pulpapocalipsis Studio (Vicente Sivera, Jorge Momparler)

Table of Contents[edit]

Mongoose Traveller:
Traders and Gunboats
Section Page/s
Introduction 2
Drones 3
Small Craft - Civilian 5
Small Craft - Military 22
Civilian Ships 37
Criminal Vessels 57
Auxiliaries 68
System Defense Ships 83
Warships 94
Index 124

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Auxiliary
  2. Civilian Ship
  3. Corsair Vessel
  4. Drone
  5. Smallcraft
  6. Solar Sail
  7. System Defense Ship
  8. Warship

Library Data Eies (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Selected Ships[edit]

Selected Auxiliaries[edit]


  1. Light Assault Transport
  2. Q-Ship
  3. Security Pursuit Ship
  4. Type M class Subsidized Liner
  5. Type M/R class Minesweeper
  6. Type NA class Naval Auxiliary

Selected Civilian Ships[edit]

Civilian Ships:

  1. Animal class Safari Ship
  2. Antique In-Systems Hauler
  3. Large Freighter
  4. Modular Clipper
  5. Saint class Sanatorium Hospice Boat
  6. Type A3 class Fast Trader
  7. Type X class Express Boat (Xboat)
  8. Type XT class Express Boat Tender

Selected Criminal Vessels[edit]

Criminal Vessels:

  1. Armed Fast Smuggler
  2. Cutlass class Pirate Cruiser
  3. Labourer class Salvage Hauler
  4. Pirate Raider (Ambush Frigate)
  5. Vulture class Armed Salvage Ship

Selected Warships[edit]

Military Ship- Warships:

  1. Colonial Cruiser
  2. Destroyer Escort (Convoy Variant)
  3. Destroyer Escort (Patrol Variant)
  4. Escort Frigate
  5. Fiery class Gunned Escort
  6. Missile Corvette
  7. Siege class Bombardment Ship
  8. Type RG class Assault Gunship
  9. Type ST class Light Scout
  10. Type T class Patrol Cruiser
  11. Watchdog class Fleet Picket

Selected System Defence Ships[edit]

System Defence Ships:

  1. Antique Systems Defence Boat
  2. Defence Frigate
  3. System Defence Boat (SDB)
  4. Type SDB-II class Advanced System Defence Boat
  5. Type MSD-II class Missile Systems Defender

Selected Smallcraft[edit]


  1. Countermeasure Drone
  2. Suicide Drone
  3. Mine Drone
  4. Reconnoissance Drone

Civilian Smallcraft:

  1. Business Shuttle/Yacht
  2. Freight Handler Pod (Solar Sailor)
  3. Modular Skiff
  4. Retrieval Boat
  5. Shepherd class Space Control Router
  6. Slow Boat
  7. Slow Pinnace
  8. Solar Sailing Yacht (Solar Sailor)
  9. Space Surveillance Craft
  10. Type XI class Covert Insertion Craft
  11. Type XSX class Ship To Ship Shuttle

Military Smallcraft:

  1. Antique Fighter
    1. Belter Moray class Fighter
    2. Cutlass class Fighter
    3. Type AA class Guardian Fighter
  2. Assault Fighter
  3. Assault Shuttle
  4. Junk Fighter ("Oddball Craft")
  5. Mk. III class Interceptor
  6. Strike Boat
  7. Type 7 class Superiority Fighter


  1. Orbital Defense System (ODS)
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