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A tanker was a starship classification used for a starship in a support role. Tankers are a type of freighter/transport with installed tanks used for the transporting of liquid or compressed matter.

History and specifications

When a tanker transported fuel, it would be known as a fuel tanker. While this was a commonplace cargo, tankers could also carry food, coolant or other raw materials in liquid or compressed gas states. For example, the Malon civilization uses tankers for waste disposal.

Some Federation registry tanker classes can be modified for the transportation of passengers and other cargo.

During wars, tankers (especially fuel tankers) are escorted by military ships. Very rarely, fuel tankers can refuel other ships. (Decipher RPG module: Starships)

Tanker classes

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Starship classification
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