|Cargo bay extension|
|Maximum speed||0.05 LM|
|Energy recharge rate|
|Shield boosters available||No|
|Military shields available||No|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
|Available to player||No|
The Hognose Tugship, as its name suggests, is a rather ugly single-purpose vessel. It is used for retrieving disabled ships or towing valuable 'space junk'. It has no combat capability and is very slow. It does have the hull strength to tow ships and materials far more massive than its size would suggest. These are typically dragged behind a solid (yellow and black) towbar.
This ship is also used in the Anarchies OXP as the Salvager Tugger.
The most notable feature about the ship is its extreme ugliness (and the seemingly continual state of annoyance that its commanders always seem to be in). It is slow and ungainly, but it wasn't designed to win beauty awards nor races. Many commanders find the Hognose the most beautiful sight they have ever seen when they have spent two weeks drifting in their disabled ship. Hognose commanders all seem to have gained the strange mannerism of sucking the air in through their teeth when discussing repairs to the disabled ship they are picking up (usually immediately prior to discussing the expense of the repairs, without actually saying how expensive they believe the repairs to be).
Botched dockings by Hognose tugships towing large wrecks (often in dangerous condition) into a space station have been reputed to cause such a large explosion in the stations mouth that it has caused the docking bay of the station to act as a rocket engine. There are plenty of legends about Tionisla space station's orbit being boosted several hundred kilometers by a careless Hognose pilot, although the Tionisla authorities deny the event ever occurred.
- Missionary behaviour