Familiar to millions of officials and civilian personnel who dealt with
them over the skies of numerous planets, the characteristic giant Trade
Federation cargo ships had been built over many years, plying cargo among
the far-flung stars of the galaxy as part of the extensive market of the
The container ships making up the bulk of the Trade Federation's commercial
fleet would soon undergo heavy conversions and upgrading to make them into
venerable battleships to play host of the Trade Federation's secret army.
The stock version of the vessel stretches for more than three kilometers
in diameter and can carry approximately a quarter-million metric tons of
cargo. They were typically put to use in transporting mass amounts of goods
from planet-to-planet, that is, until they began transporting hordes of
battle droids and war vehicles.
Craft: Hoersch-Kessel Drive's Container Ship
Type: Heavy transport
Length: 3,170 meters (diameter)
Skill: Capital ship piloting: Container ship
Crew: 10,402 (mostly droids); skeleton: 200/+15
Crew Skill: Astrogation 4D, capital ship piloting 5D, capital ship
shields 4D, sensors 4D
Cargo Capacity: 250,000 metric tons
Consumables: 4 years
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x3
Hyperdrive Backup: x28
Nav Computer: Yes
4 Tractor Beam Projectors
Fire Arc: Front
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-5/15/30
Atmosphere Range: 2-10/30/60 km
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