Dwayne-class Long Range Mining Transport

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Basic Information
Short Name: Mk.II Dwayne-class
Manufacturer: Unknown
Faction: Unspecified (Prefix: ISV)
Crew Size: 9
Size: Medium
Tags: Mining, Generalist
Buyable: Yes


The Dwayne is one of the older classes of ships commonly seen on the Frontier, and one of the few such classes that doesn’t also carry a reputation for nightmarish conditions or high accident rates. Originally conceived of as a “mothership” for Nanotrasen mining shuttles that could enable long-duration mining missions at minimal cost, severe budget overruns and issues with the mining shuttle docking system left Nanotrasen with a massive number of mostly-completed hulls upon the project’s cancellation. These hulls were then quickly refurbished and sold on the civilian market, where they proved an immediate success on the Frontier. Contemporary Dwaynes can typically be found carrying a variety of mining equipment and extensive modifications unique to their captains. Recently-available aftermarket modifications have solved the Dwayne’s longstanding shuttle dock issues, allowing modern Dwaynes to finally serve their original design purpose, provided the captain is able to source a shuttle.

Preview Name Officer Slots
Captain Yes 1
Foreman No 1
Ship's Doctor No 1
Ship's Engineer No 1
Asteroid Miner No 2
Deckhand No 3

"An earlier product produced by Nanotrasen Spaceworks, the Dwayne-class was originally a dedicated shuttle carrier intended as a replacement for expensive planet or asteroid-side mining installations. However, due to the project running into endless logistics issues, the original Dwayne-class with it's shuttles were only mass-produced for Nanotrasen Stations.

After the Corporate Wars, Looking to make a quick buck and salvage what they could from the large number of hulls they had ready, Nanotransen sold the rest of these hulls to the civilian market without the shuttles. Redesigned to replace one of the empty bays with a generous cargo bay, the Mark.IIs turned out to be a smash hit. It is often said on the frontier that you can identify a captain by his Dwayne as no two Dwaynes look alike."
— Excerpt from Ashwalker's Guide to The Galaxy (Revised Edition). (F.S. 504)


The Dwayne class is a good generalist ship designed around mining. It comes with an equipped med-bay and despite being a smaller ship, it comes with a lot of free space to work with. The empty bay can be used to either store a smaller ship or for any construction work you need. It is also self-sufficient off the bat coming with a fully functioning solar array and external doors on the sides and back allowing the Dwayne to easily access deposits around it wherever it lands. This in combination with the ship's free space for loot and building makes the Dwayne extremely attractive for both miners and engineers.

Things of note:

  • ORM and Ore Silo
  • Great starting mining gear and equipment
  • Repurposable starboard hangar
  • Solar array


Icon Name Type Slots
Captain Captain 1
Foreman Quartermaster 1
Ship's Doctor Medical Doctor 1
Ship's Engineer Ship Engineer 1
Asteroid Miner Shaft Miner 2
Deckhand Assistant 3


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The Dwayne is a good starter ship as it starts off with a powerful solar grid and extra generators. This means you can take it easy at the start and pursue whatever goals you like. However past your initial material gathering you may run into a wall with your progression due to your lack of RnD so it may be worth keeping an eye on wideband to see if you can trade your material bounty for some initial research and components.