Using a 100-ton hull, the scout ship is intended for exploration, survey, and courier duties, with many in service throughout known space. The wedge-shaped scout is a common sight on the frontier. Many are in the hands of former members of the Scout Service. The Type S is one of the most venerable designs in the Imperium, and is remarkably easy to maintain and repair.
Using a 200-ton hull, the free trader is an elementary interstellar merchant ship plying the space lanes carrying cargo and passengers. Tramp traders of this sort are often used by adventuring groups and small mercenary bands, especially if they have been retrofitted with turrets and weaponry.