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A Federation class J transport

For the matter-energy transportation device, please see Transporter.

In starship classification, a transport ship or ferry was a limited role starship, similar in function to a shuttle, but designed to carry people or supplies. Rarely, some transports were categorized as space cruisers. (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

More specialized transports, such as colony ships or colony transport ships, were designed to transport personnel for planetary colonization. (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command") Additionally, some vessels were also categorized as short-range transports. Dolamide was a material used for building these transports. (DS9: "Dramatis Personae")

The Federation differentiated transports into one of two categories: commercial and non-commercial. (TNG: "Inheritance") Deanna Troi once suggested to the overwhelmed Janeway that she should perhaps consider serving aboard a transport ship, as "there's a lot less pressure there." (TNG: "Man Of The People")

In the 2260s of the alternate reality, information on transport vessels was located in the Federation database. (Star Trek Beyond)

Transport vessels were mentioned in a list of vessel types, which appeared to the left of the personnel file for Balthazar Edison. [1]

In 2372, Jake Sisko mused that he and Nog seemed to have spent most of the previous three years doing nothing, aside from playing dom-jot and watching the Bajoran transports dock. (DS9: "Little Green Men")

In 2371, Quark considered buying his own transport ship to keep up with his intentions of making Quark's "the best place for Cardassian food and drink in this sector," which would require him to "probably set up daily shipments from Cardassia." (DS9: "Destiny")

After Worf nearly killed his brother Kurn during the Mauk-to'Vor in 2372, Captain Benjamin Sisko told Worf "I want you to tell me why I shouldn't put you on the next transport out of here." (DS9: "Sons of Mogh") A short time later, Worf, who was posing as Commander Sorval while performing espionage aboard the IKS Drovana, warned a curious lieutenant to "Leave us, or I shall have you stripped of rank and sent home in a transport!" (DS9: "Sons of Mogh")

In the late 24th century, after the Federation learned that the Romulan sun was about to go supernova, Starfleet planned to use a rescue armada of ten thousand warp-capable ferries to relocate Romulan citizens. However, the armada was wiped out in the Attack on Mars. (PIC: "Remembrance")

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Model starship 22nd century

Archer's model spaceship

The remote controlled model spaceship was described in the final draft script of ENT: "Broken Bow" as a model of an early 22nd century Starfleet transport.

A Vulcan transport was also included in an early story outline for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. It would have delivered Dr. McCoy from the planet Vulcan to the USS Enterprise as the starship headed to the Genesis Planet, after the Enterprise had left him on Vulcan while on a return journey to Earth. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 3, Issue 8, p. 29)

In the first draft script of ENT: "Fortunate Son", a Vulcan ship was scheduled to remand Ryan Cross to Earth for trial.

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