Hognose Tugship

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Hognose Tugship
Size (W×H×L) 66m×32m×80m
Cargo capacity N/A
Cargo bay extension
Maximum speed 0.05 LM
Manoeuvrability Roll: 0.5
Pitch: 0.5
Energy banks N/A
Energy recharge rate
Gun mounts 0
Missile slots
Shield boosters available No
Military shields available No
Hyperspace capable No
OXP or standard OXP
Available to player No
Base price


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.

Notable features

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).

Famous incidents

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.


Download Hognose Tugships OXP. Alternate download on capnhack.com here & here (2005 versions). Also through the in-game Expansions Manager.



Permission to update Murgh's .oxp's

...of course you may feel totally free to update any of the old OXPs or otherwise make use of the old scraps if they can still hold appeal. It would be very cool for me if something from so long ago could even in a small part manage to survive through the ages, along with the simple and brilliant concept of Oolite...
((Old) Murgh 2021)