What do the Civilian / Commercial Ships look like?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Donnewtype, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Donnewtype

    Donnewtype Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Good day everyone.

    I've been digging down into the forum threads and thought where are the commercial / civilian ships?
    I've been able to find all kinds of cargo, transport ships, but has anyone designed civilian ships? the non-military side of the Federation?
    What do the passenger liners, commercial cargo ships , even the private ships look like? I cant remember seeing any real depiction of the civilian side of the Federation? Has anyone done any designs?
     
  2. Bernard Guignard

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    A few years ago I did up a small yacht and a starfleet ship using the same hull form you can download the pdf at my deviantart sight .
    https://www.deviantart.com/bernard-...eneral-Plans-Starstream-class-Yacht-610020210
    https://www.deviantart.com/bernard-...eral-Plans-Starstream-Class-Courier-610028946
    I'm currently working on a larger Yacht when I get the inspiration you can find pictures in my works in progress
    here
    https://www.deviantart.com/bernard-guignard/gallery/59859378/Works-In-Progress
     
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  3. ashefivekay

    ashefivekay Commander Red Shirt

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    I've been working on a Starfleet designed scout that also works as a Civilian ship. The Civilian version is known as the Liberty Class. Light armor, fast, little or no weapons, and a science suite if needed. Only 3 decks in total, but the design isn't quite finished. I'm completely re-working the back end into a larger engine room and dropping the shuttlebay/cargo area.

    Current WIP
    The bridge
    Science lab in lower saucer
    Warp Nacelle in Progress
    Corridors
    Rough Saucer layout
    Most recent Front view
     
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    The Sydney class would probably be used by commercial shipping companies, has a good size and it shares parts with the Miranda, Constellation and other classes so you might get them cheap at a surplus depot.
     
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  6. Bernard Guignard

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  8. Donnewtype

    Donnewtype Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Nice work ashefivekay and Bernard. I have looked through the ships in the ship schematic and though some of them are really great, others are just meh, as they say. What I was thinking of was more along the lines of the cargo ship esthetic of the 50's and 60's; before the container revolution. They just look more individual, more fitting the independent operator idea that Star Trek seems to present.
     
  9. Donnewtype

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    Ok I completely forgot about the Starfleet Museum. Thanks Masao
     
  10. aridas sofia

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    Here are designs I depicted, adapted, or developed to flesh out TOS first season episodes. There are private, public and Starfleet designs depicted. The innovation is the shared container system, evolved from the modular containers used on DY transports way back in the 21st century.

    Container groupings
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/aridas_sofia/trek/pods_zpsx4vn0wkv.png~original

    Starfleet science transport Antares (based on the TOS-R cgi model, which in turn was derived from TAS)
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/aridas_sofia/trek/FJTMAntares_zpsfhy2al55.jpg~original

    Private ore ship servicing Delta Vega (derived from the TAS type of design)
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/aridas_sofia/trek/FJTMSherman_zps5rzbohtp.jpg~original

    Harry Mudd’s Class J transport (loosely derived from the TOS-R cgi model but adapted to hold containers below and aft)
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/aridas_sofia/trek/FJTMMudd_zpsid3sk65h.jpg~original

    Federation Hospital ship dispatched to Miri’s Planet (loosely evolved from a Rick Sternbach design seen in the Star Trek Space Flight Chronology)
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/aridas_sofia/trek/FJTMHippocrates_zpspxnjwrqn.jpg~original

    Federation Penal ship servicing Tantalus Colony (a variant of the ship above)
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/aridas_sofia/trek/FJTMBenevolence_zps3sppnuyb.jpg~original

    SS Astral Queen (loosely adapted from Mike Morissette’s Almieda design)
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/aridas_sofia/trek/FJTMAstralQueen_zpskexpqmmw.jpg~original

    Starfleet Security transport assigned to bring ground forces to relieve Organia, a lighter version of Franz Joseph’s Ptolemy design.
    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/aridas_sofia/trek/FJTMDante_zps38xn6zc4.jpg~original
     
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  12. Donnewtype

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    Thanks Arpy and Aridas sofia. I particularly like the SS Astral Queen or Class II Merchant ship, Thanks folks.
    On a parallel line of thinking do people think that the majority of commercial traffic would be independent operators like Mudd? or would there be large shipping/transport companies?
     
  13. Arpy

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    Dunno. I think large companies (or governments) do large-scale and/or established routes and independents do specialty and frontier stuff?
     
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    There probably should be those owned by entities such as universities and research institutes. I could see Montana State University running a facility studying ancient aliens...
     
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  19. Arpy

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    Smaller ships don't need the extra space of large fanned-out saucers. Maybe some look something like this.
     
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