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G-class Industrial Vessels serve a wide variety of industrial uses including construction, resource processing, manufacturing, ship repair, recovery, and other commercial roles.

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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]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

Noncombatant Largecraft and/or Bigcraft[edit]

  1. A Leander class Space Tug working a crowded highport.
    Leander Image.jpg
  2. This is a side view and a top view of a smaller layout of the modular ship known as the Roca Maestro class Modular Ore Hauler.
    Roca-Maestro-class-Modular Ore-Hauler--SIDE-VIEW-T5-Tom-Mouat 07-Aug-2019b.jpg
  3. A Roughneck class Frontier Fuel Harvester traversing the various layers of a resource-rich gas giant.
    Roughneck-MT-IMAGE-Assignment-Vigilant-Pg-16 20-Oct-2019a.jpg

Noncombatant Smallcraft[edit]

  1. A Tomar class Industrial Mining Launch equipped with two 15-ton Ore Pods, a kind of Cargo Container.
    Tomar-class-Ind-Launch-IMAGE-Tom-Mouat-Fan 20-July-2019b.jpg
  2. Two Bathysphere class Prospector's Cutters making planetfall.
    Bathypshere-class-Boyd-Stone-T5-Jim-K 25-July-2019a.jpg

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Industrial Vessels and their militarized cousins, the Combat Support Ships, do the heavy lifting in Charted Space: factory ships, mobile refineries, mining vessels, nano-manufacturies, and all sorts of industrial applications. Such ships come with escorts where needed, and rarely have enough speed or armament to escape marauders if they did show up. They are often enormously expensive and no smart corporation or megacorporation would leave an asset such as these unprotected.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

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

G-class Industrial Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Agricultural Ship GA
Agricultural Vessel GA
Archive Ship GFA
Asteroid Miner GJ
Asteroid Processor GJ
Beacon Maintenance Vessel GV
Bio-Construction Plant GFB
Construction Vessel GC
Factory Ship GF
Factory/Mining Ship GFM
Farm Ship GA
Ferry (Largecraft) GQ
Forge Ship GG
Frontier Fuel Harvester GG
Gas Miner GG
Gas Trader GG
Heavy Industrial Vessel GH
Industrial Mining Vessel GJ
Industrial Ship G
Industrial Tender GV
Industrial Vessel G (Namesake)
Light Industrial Vessel GL
Medium Industrial Vessel GM
Miner Craft GJ
Mining Rig GJ
Mining Ship GJ
Mining Tender GVT
Mining Vessel GJ
Mobile Construction Plant GC
Mobile Industrial Support Complex GF
Mobile Manufacturing Ship GF
Mobile Refinery GG
Mobile Spacedock GV
Mobile Spaceyard GV
Oiler GG
Portable Nanoforge GFN
Portable Space Dock GV
Prospector Vessel J
Refinery Ship GG
Refinery Vessel GG
Repair Vessel GV
Salvage Ship GV
Ship Repair Vessel GV
Ship Tender GVT
Station Refinery Ship GG
Superheavy Industrial Vessel GS
Tug (Largecraft) GQ
Ultraheavy Industrial Vessel GU

Smallcraft:

G-class Industrial Smallcraft Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Ferry (Smallcraft) UG
Industrial Craft UG
Industrial Smallcraft UG
Mining Launch UG
Prospector's Cutter UG
Tug (Smallcraft) UG

Size-Class Roles for Transport Vessels[edit]

  1. Industrial Smallcraft (UG) (1 to 99 tons)
  2. Prospector Vessel (J) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  3. Light Industrial Vessel (GL) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
  4. Medium Industrial Vessel (GM) (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
  5. Heavy Industrial Vessel (GH) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
  6. Superheavy Industrial Vessel (GS) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
  7. Ultraheavy Industrial Vessel (GU) (1,000,000 or more 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:

G-class Industrial Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Industrial Vessel G Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor None
  • G = Great Industrial
Agricultural Vessel GA No exemplar yet available. None
  • A = Agricultural
Construction Vessel GC Legionary class Corvette Typically for construction of one thing (such as another ship or a building) at a time. Usually smaller than most GFs.
  • C = Construction
Factory Ship GF Library class Archive Ship Typically for construction of many things at once, using economies of scale (thus, usually larger than GCs).
  • F = Factory
Refinery Vessel GG Prelude class Mobile Refinery Refinery vessels that can obtain their own unprocessed fuel (which is most refinery vessels) are classified by type: GGI can mine ice, GGW can scoop water and/or skim gas giants, and GGM (for Multi) can do both. Just having a fuel processor on board does not qualify a ship as GG by itself; fuel refining must be the primary mission of the ship.
Mining Vessel GJ SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender Mining ships that can also build things are GCM or GFM depending on construction focus.
Heavy Industrial Vessel GH No exemplar yet available. None
  • H = Heavy
Heavy Industrial Vessel GL No exemplar yet available. None
  • L = Light
Medium Industrial Vessel GM No exemplar yet available. None
  • H = Medium
Utility Vessel, Tug GQ Powhatan class Heavy Tug None
  • Q = Quartermaster, Combat Support, Logistics, Utility, etc.
Superheavy Industrial Vessel GS No exemplar yet available. None
  • S = Supraheavy
Ultraheavy Industrial Vessel GU Prelude class Mobile Refinery None
  • U = Ultraheavy
Ship Tender / Ship Repair Vessel GV Ocklosh class Salvage Ship A Ship Tender is a vessel intended to maintain and repair stricken ships. Essentially, a floating maintenance and repair yard with all labs, workshops, tools, and a limited quantity of supplies to perform such duty, with more sourced from supply ships attending the fleet. The ship tender and fleet tender terms are often, though mistakenly, used interchangeably.
  • V = Ship Repair, Ship Salvage, etc.
Prospector Vessel J Type J class Seeker Prospector Vessels or Very Light Industrial Vessels are typically smaller mining and prospecting vessels that participate and perform important roles in the resource extraction and processing industries.
Industrial Smallcraft UG Tomar class Industrial Mining Launch None
  • U = Utility
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]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Industrial Vessel - Bigcraft or Largecraft:
Type G class Industrial Vessel:

  1. Type GA class Agricultural Vessel
    1. No exemplar yet available.
  2. Type GC class Construction Vessel
    1. Legionary class Corvette
    2. Library class Archive Ship
  3. Type GF class Factory Ship
    1. No exemplar yet available.
  4. Type GG class Refinery Vessel
    1. Prelude class Mobile Refinery
    2. Roughneck class Frontier Fuel Harvester
  5. Type GM class Mining Vessel
    1. SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender
  6. Type GU class Utility Vessel
    1. Atlas class Starport Heavy Lift Tug
    2. Conrad class Towing Vessel
    3. Dwarf class Starport Lift Tug
    4. Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor
    5. Kroie class Tug
    6. Powhatan class Heavy Tug
    7. Type UT class Tug
  7. Type GV class Ship Repair Vessel
    1. Briareus class Repair Ship
    2. Cortez class Salvage Ship
    3. Ocklosh class Salvage Ship

Civilian Ship - Industrial Smallcraft:

  1. Type UG class Industrial Smallcraft
    1. Bathysphere class Prospector's Cutter
    2. Prospector class Remote Fuel Scavenger
    3. Tomar class Industrial Mining Launch

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

18 Representative Industrial Vessel (G) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Atlas class Starport Heavy Lift Tug GQ 100,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Briareus class Repair Ship GV 20,000 BCS X Third Imperium TBD TBD No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Conrad class Towing Vessel GQ 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cortez class Salvage Ship GV 800 ACS X Third Imperium 2 1.28 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dwarf class Starport Lift Tug GQ 10,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor GQ 600 ACS 14 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kroie class Tug GQ X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leander class Space Tug GQ 4,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Legionary class Corvette GC 100 ACS 12 Kingdom of Drinax 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Library class Archive Ship GFM 100 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
MCS class Mobile Asteroid Base GF 10,000,000 WCS 14 Third Imperium 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ocklosh class Salvage Ship GV 400 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Powhatan class Heavy Tug GQ 2,500 BCS TBD Third Imperium 2 TBD No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Prelude class Mobile Refinery GU 1,200,000 WCS TBD Third Imperium 1 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Roughneck class Frontier Fuel Harvester GG 200 ACS 6 Third Imperium 0 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender GJ 4,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 1 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tvastar class Manufactory Ship GFM X BCS 12 Solomani Confederation X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type UT class Tug GQ X ACS X Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


0 Representative Agricultural Vessel (GA) Classes
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1 Representative Construction Vessel (GC) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Legionary class Corvette GC 100 ACS 12 Kingdom of Drinax 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


3 Representative Factory Ship (GF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Library class Archive Ship GFM 100 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
MCS class Mobile Asteroid Base GF 10,000,000 WCS 14 Third Imperium 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tvastar class Manufactory Ship GFM X BCS 12 Solomani Confederation X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


1 Representative Refinery Vessel (GG) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Roughneck class Frontier Fuel Harvester GG 200 ACS 6 Third Imperium 0 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


0 Representative Heavy Industrial Vessel (GH) Classes
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1 Representative Mining Vessel (GJ) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender GJ 4,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 1 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


0 Representative Light Industrial Vessel (GL) Classes
No results


0 Representative Medium Industrial Vessel (GM) Classes
No results


8 Representative Utility Vessel (GQ) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Atlas class Starport Heavy Lift Tug GQ 100,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Conrad class Towing Vessel GQ 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dwarf class Starport Lift Tug GQ 10,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor GQ 600 ACS 14 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kroie class Tug GQ X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leander class Space Tug GQ 4,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Powhatan class Heavy Tug GQ 2,500 BCS TBD Third Imperium 2 TBD No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type UT class Tug GQ X ACS X Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


0 Representative Supraheavy Industrial Vessel (GS) Classes
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1 Representative Ultraheavy Industrial Vessel (GU) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Prelude class Mobile Refinery GU 1,200,000 WCS TBD Third Imperium 1 X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


3 Representative Ship Tender / Mobile Spaceyard (GV) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Briareus class Repair Ship GV 20,000 BCS X Third Imperium TBD TBD No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cortez class Salvage Ship GV 800 ACS X Third Imperium 2 1.28 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ocklosh class Salvage Ship GV 400 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


11 Representative Prospector Vessel (J) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Arzhent class Prospector/Surveyor JP 180 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jackie class Seeker JP 100 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Khazad class Seeker JP X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kteiroa class Seeker JP 200 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Seeker class Asteroid Prospector JB 100 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type J class Seeker JP 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VJ class Seeker JPV 200 ACS X Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Udzuekh class Mining Vessel JMV 400 ACS 11 Vargr Extents 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
VCS 891 class Resource Scout JP 100 ACS 10 Viyard Concourse 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Wobbegong class Seeker JP 100 ACS 12 Third Imperium 1 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Zukseg class Seeker JPV 200 ACS X Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


3 Representative Industrial Smallcraft (UG) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Bathysphere class Prospector's Cutter UG 60 Smallcraft 14 Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Prospector class Remote Fuel Scavenger UG 10 Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Tomar class Industrial Mining Launch UG 20 Smallcraft 10 Third Imperium 0 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


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