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Aquatics hammerHead.png
Size (W×H×L) 600m×100m×800m
Cargo capacity N/A
Cargo bay extension N/A
Maximum speed 0.1 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 0.30
Pitch: 0.20
Energy banks 28
Energy recharge rate

Medium (2.5)

Gun mounts None
Missile slots 0
Shield boosters available N/A
Military shields available N/A
Hyperspace capable Yes
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player No
Base price N/A


Based on the planet Aqualina in the Aqualine system in Galaxy 3, the Aquarian Shipbuilding Corporation has become the predominant producer of ships in the area. Owing to the world's almost completely aquatic nature, the roots of the Corporation are in marine and sub-marine shipbuilding for the amphibious humanoid inhabitants of the planet.

Owing to the unusual nature of the world and the distinct lack of dry land, the evolution of construction has been more nature-based than industrial. The ships tend to have a more organic nature, often constructed using material such as coral and volcanic alloys.

When their ships spread out beyond the locality, this very distinctive construction quickly caught the attention of the ship-buying public. Belying their appearance, the range soon proved as tough and adaptable as their producers, leading to reliance and orders from both the civilian, miliary and Galcop sectors of the market.

Notable Features

The HammerHead is the forerunner in a new wave of bulk haulers. It is a large and rugged workhorse which can carry up to 12 individual cargo sleds. Used to carry a huge amount of cargo from place to place, these vast ships can be seen plying the space lanes escorted by a wing of Barracuda escorts. On occasions it can also be seen carrying other large cargo loads which will not fit in any other vessel.

On arrival at the system station the cargo sleds destined for the system sequentially detach from the HammerHead and proceed under their own power to the main station where they dock. The HammerHead will then usually continue on its way, sometimes via the sun to obtain more witchspace fuel if required.

Both the HammerHead and its cargo sleds are unarmed, but it is quite a tough ship and its escorts usually protect it well.


Footage of a HammerHead's arrival and sled docking can be found here.


The HammerHead is part of the Aquatics OXP, written by Thargoid.