The Armada games are an insufficient citation for all of this, they feature only freighters and cargo ships, and only in a rather generic capacity. So where is all the rest coming from, are they all relevant to Trek? --8of5 05:04, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

...Bump, the problem reamins, there is also a citation for the Technical Manual on the page, but it isn't clear whether or not that is intended to cover all the types displayed here. --8of5 08:17, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Ok so this is now moved to transport, what's the source for that designation in-universe? And should all these seeminly distinctly different classifications really be on the same page? --8of5 17:58, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

That's how I found the page -- a bunch of types combined. I tried to work with that and build a sensible page out of it. not sure on any of the other issues. mostly we know what freighters and tankers are from the definitions of the words... -- Captain MKB 18:06, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Well Armada and Armada II have freighters and cargo ships (not tugs as it's currently inaccurately cited), and I can think of a few other freighter citations. Don't know if we even need anything for the rest. --8of5 18:12, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Well, the SF Tech Manual has a "transport tug", and FASA, LUG and decipher have had the various other uses of combinations of the terms here. Tanker is in the STTNG Tech Manual.
I picked "transport" because it has been used in non-canon and is the most general way to describe all the vessels, they all transport things. -- Captain MKB 23:15, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

I've looked into this a bit today; Transport generally refers to a ship that transports people, while freighter refers to a ship that transports cargo - this is consistent with descriptions for transports and freighters in all the reference sources I have, and is also the setup Memory Alpha use. Additionally tug and tanker are sufficiently different (and again following MA's lead) that I'm going to split those off to separate pages too. --8of5 13:41, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Just to add to the fun...Edit

I kept out of the above discussions because I didn't have any hard references to quote, but now I do: the distinctions between freighters and transports that I made in my June 13,2007 revision come from FASA, specifically the Trader Captains and Merchant Princes and Spacelanes supplements. --Emperorkalan 00:38, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Well please do go ahead and edit the relevant pages to include whatever information those sources supply. --8of5 01:04, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
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