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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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  • 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. A Star class Armored Merchant on a trade mission to a potentially hostile rich world.
      Star-Class-CT-RESIZE-High-Passage-3-WH-Keith-FASA-Cover 23-Oct-2019b.jpg

    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

    Civilian Ship - 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. Independent Hauler class Far Trader
      14. Jayhawk class Far Trader
      15. Khershawn class Trader
      16. Maru class Merchant
      17. Nymph class Merchant
      18. Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader
      19. Salamander class Far Trader
      20. Soho class Light Freighter
      21. Stage class Far Trader
      22. Treader class Free Trader
      23. Type A2L class Far Trader
      24. Type HR class Trader
      25. Type VA class Trader
      26. 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. Siyuihwye class Armored Trader
      5. Star class Armored Merchant
      6. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
      7. 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

    Civilian Ship - 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. Iguna class Trader
      8. Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader
      9. Liz Zhorka class Light Trader
      10. Manta class Small Merchant
      11. Panga class Merchant
      12. Paya class Light Freighter
      13. Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
      14. Tachyon class Light Trader
      15. 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:

    84 Representative Free Trader / Tramp Vessel (A) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Akkigish class Far Trader A2 10 400 2 2.93 Vilani Imperium
    Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant A1 9 400 1 1 Third Imperium Yes R-AS12
    Alexandria class Free Trader A 12 200 1 1 Third Imperium No A-BS211
    Anhk class Merchant AM 13 1,200 2 1.1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Anjou class Freighter AL 14 440 2 2 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Aoa'iw class Light Trader AL X 300 2 1 Aslan Hierate Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    April Hare class Far Trader A2 11 400 2 1.2 Third Imperium
    Avian class Far Trader A2 11 200 2 2 Third Imperium No
    Basil class Merchant A 200 1 1.5 Third Imperium No A-BS211
    Beowulf class Free Trader A 10 200 1 1 Third Imperium Yes A-BS11
    Bloodwell class Merchant AM 12 1,000 1 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Bremen class Caravel A 10 600 1 1 Plavian League
    Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner AL 10 300 1 1 Kingdom of Peladon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    Queen of the Belt A 10 200 0 1 Campaign:NHNE No, unpublished starship design.
    Consul class Provincial Trader AL 9 400 1 1 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Coriander class Free Trader A 12 300 2 1.5 Third Imperium
    Dakaar class Freighter AH 12 1,800 3 3 Principality of Caledon Yes. Published, canon starship design. TBD
    Dakaar class Merchant Transport AH 12 1,800 3 1 Principality of Caledon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Eakhau class Trader A 11 400 2 1 Aslan Hierate Yes A-DS12
    Empress Marava class Far Trader A2 10 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes A2-BS12
    Fanzhhienz class Far Trader A2 9 200 2 2 Zhodani Consulate Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
    Fanzhienz class Far Trader A 11 200 2 1 Zhodani Consulate No A-BA12
    Farrou class Far Trader A2 11 200 2 2 Vargr Extents Yes VA-BS22
    Fat Cat class Far Trader A2 14 300 2 2 Third Imperium Yes A2-CL22
    Fortune class Merchant AL 12 800 3 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Garu class Far Trader A2 11 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes A2-BS12
    Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel AL X 200 X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Gizicih class General Trader A2 12 400 2 1.16 Hive Federation Yes A2-4S12
    Hero class Far Trader A2 11 200 2 1.5 Ziru Sirka Yes
    Hnneshant class Trade Boat A2 11 400 2 2 Vargr Extents No
    Iguna class Trader AL 11 300 2 2 High Senate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Independent Hauler class Far Trader A2 12 100 2 1 Vland A2-AS12
    Jasper class Provincial Merchant AA 9 900 1 1 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan ship design.
    Jayhawk class Far Trader A2 12 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes A2-BS12
    Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader AL 9 400 1 1 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    KA15c Glutton class Transport AT-QS23 12 1500 3 2 Korsumug Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Khershwan class Trader A2 12 300 2 2 Vargr Extents No
    Khoghue class Armed Junker AA 12 499.6 2 2 Vargr Extents Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader AL 12 800 3 2 Third Imperium Yes AL-HS23
    Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser AH 13 1,800 3 4 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design. TBD
    Liz Zhorka class Light Trader AL 9 100 1 2 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Maada class Fast Trader AF 11 200 1 4 Third Imperium Yes AF-BS41
    Manta class Small Merchant AL X 200 2 X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Mauripo class Far Trader A 15 600 2 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Moraine class Free Trader A 10 200 1 1 Third Imperium Yes A-BS11
    Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader AA 12 200 2 6 Vargr Extents Yes. Published, canon ship design.
    Noql class Free Trader A2 14 300 2 1 Zhodani Consulate No
    Nymph class Provincial Merchant A2 11 400 2 1 Third Imperium No A2-DP12
    Panga class Merchant AL X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Paya class Light Freighter AL 9 100 1 1 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    Perseus class Free Trader A 12 200 1 1 Third Imperium Yes A-BA11
    Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader A2 13 200 2 1 Vargr Extents Yes
    Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader A1 12 200 1 1 Third Imperium
    Rhapsody class Merchant Trader AL 11 300 2 2 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Salamander class Far Trader A2 11 2 2 Third Imperium Yes A2-BS22
    Siyuihwye class Armored Trader AA 12 300 2 2 Reaver's Deep Sector No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design. AA-CS22
    Soho class Light Freighter A2 12 200 2 2 Third Imperium No
    Stage class Far Trader A2 11 100 2 2 Third Imperium A2-AS22
    Star class Armored Merchant AA 15 300 3 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
    Susa class Cargo Carrier AM 12 1,000 3 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Swordfish class Merchant A3 13 600 3 1 Solomani Confederation No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Tachyon class Light Trader AL 9 100 1 2 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Tequila class Free Trader A1 10 200 1 1 Third Imperium A-BS11
    Treader class Free Trader A2 11 200 2 1 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader A3 12 300 3 2 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type A class Free Trader A 12 200 1 1 Third Imperium Yes A-BS11
    Type A2 class Far Trader A2 13 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design with Keith illustration. A2-BS12
    Type A2L class Far Trader A2L 12 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type A3 class Fast Trader A3 X X 3 X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type A3L class Far Trader A3 X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type AA class Armored Merchant AA 15 300 3 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
    Type Aj class Free Trader A 10 200 1 1 M,C&S Engineering Yes
    Type CT class Cargo Carrier AM 12 1,000 3 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type HR class Trader A2 X 400 2 1 Hive Federation Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type RAX class Protected Merchant AA X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type TC(S) class Free Trader A1 15 200 1 1 Third Imperium
    Type TI class Merchant AH 15 2,000 2 2 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type TJ class Merchant AH 15 2,000 6 6 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Tyrfing class Freighter AM 11 1,000 2 1 Sword Worlds Confederation No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Unholy Exile class Trader AL 12 300 3 4 Tenjada Moralitate Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Venture class Frontier Trader AA 10 500 2 3 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Willkeit class Cargo Carrier AM X 1,000 1 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Wulf class Free Trader A2 11 200 2 2 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Xebec class Modular Merchant A2 12 330 2 3 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


    4 Representative Free Trader / Tramp Vessel (A1) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant A1 9 400 1 1 Third Imperium Yes R-AS12
    Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader A1 12 200 1 1 Third Imperium
    Tequila class Free Trader A1 10 200 1 1 Third Imperium A-BS11
    Type TC(S) class Free Trader A1 15 200 1 1 Third Imperium


    26 Representative Far Trader / Tramp Vessel (A2) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Akkigish class Far Trader A2 10 400 2 2.93 Vilani Imperium
    April Hare class Far Trader A2 11 400 2 1.2 Third Imperium
    Avian class Far Trader A2 11 200 2 2 Third Imperium No
    Empress Marava class Far Trader A2 10 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes A2-BS12
    Fanzhhienz class Far Trader A2 9 200 2 2 Zhodani Consulate Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
    Farrou class Far Trader A2 11 200 2 2 Vargr Extents Yes VA-BS22
    Fat Cat class Far Trader A2 14 300 2 2 Third Imperium Yes A2-CL22
    Garu class Far Trader A2 11 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes A2-BS12
    Gizicih class General Trader A2 12 400 2 1.16 Hive Federation Yes A2-4S12
    Hero class Far Trader A2 11 200 2 1.5 Ziru Sirka Yes
    Hnneshant class Trade Boat A2 11 400 2 2 Vargr Extents No
    Independent Hauler class Far Trader A2 12 100 2 1 Vland A2-AS12
    Jayhawk class Far Trader A2 12 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes A2-BS12
    Khershwan class Trader A2 12 300 2 2 Vargr Extents No
    Noql class Free Trader A2 14 300 2 1 Zhodani Consulate No
    Nymph class Provincial Merchant A2 11 400 2 1 Third Imperium No A2-DP12
    Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader A2 13 200 2 1 Vargr Extents Yes
    Salamander class Far Trader A2 11 2 2 Third Imperium Yes A2-BS22
    Soho class Light Freighter A2 12 200 2 2 Third Imperium No
    Stage class Far Trader A2 11 100 2 2 Third Imperium A2-AS22
    Treader class Free Trader A2 11 200 2 1 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Type A2 class Far Trader A2 13 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design with Keith illustration. A2-BS12
    Type A2L class Far Trader A2L 12 200 2 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type HR class Trader A2 X 400 2 1 Hive Federation Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Wulf class Free Trader A2 11 200 2 2 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Xebec class Modular Merchant A2 12 330 2 3 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


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

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Swordfish class Merchant A3 13 600 3 1 Solomani Confederation No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader A3 12 300 3 2 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type A3 class Fast Trader A3 X X 3 X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type A3L class Far Trader A3 X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.


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

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Jasper class Provincial Merchant AA 9 900 1 1 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan ship design.
    Khoghue class Armed Junker AA 12 499.6 2 2 Vargr Extents Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader AA 12 200 2 6 Vargr Extents Yes. Published, canon ship design.
    Siyuihwye class Armored Trader AA 12 300 2 2 Reaver's Deep Sector No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design. AA-CS22
    Star class Armored Merchant AA 15 300 3 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
    Type AA class Armored Merchant AA 15 300 3 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
    Type RAX class Protected Merchant AA X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Venture class Frontier Trader AA 10 500 2 3 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


    5 Representative Heavy Tramp Vessel (AH) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Dakaar class Freighter AH 12 1,800 3 3 Principality of Caledon Yes. Published, canon starship design. TBD
    Dakaar class Merchant Transport AH 12 1,800 3 1 Principality of Caledon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser AH 13 1,800 3 4 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design. TBD
    Type TI class Merchant AH 15 2,000 2 2 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type TJ class Merchant AH 15 2,000 6 6 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.


    16 Representative Light Tramp Vessel (AL) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Anjou class Freighter AL 14 440 2 2 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Aoa'iw class Light Trader AL X 300 2 1 Aslan Hierate Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner AL 10 300 1 1 Kingdom of Peladon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    Consul class Provincial Trader AL 9 400 1 1 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Fortune class Merchant AL 12 800 3 1 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Garuda class Modular Systems Vessel AL X 200 X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Iguna class Trader AL 11 300 2 2 High Senate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader AL 9 400 1 1 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader AL 12 800 3 2 Third Imperium Yes AL-HS23
    Liz Zhorka class Light Trader AL 9 100 1 2 Distant Fringe No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Manta class Small Merchant AL X 200 2 X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Panga class Merchant AL X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Paya class Light Freighter AL 9 100 1 1 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    Rhapsody class Merchant Trader AL 11 300 2 2 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Tachyon class Light Trader AL 9 100 1 2 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Unholy Exile class Trader AL 12 300 3 4 Tenjada Moralitate Yes. Published, canon starship design.


    6 Representative Medium Tramp Vessel (AM) Classes

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


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