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A Spacing Guild heighliner (Frank Herbert's Dune miniseries, 2000)

A starship was a space-faring vessel capable of travelling between star systems. They typically travelled close to light speed, or used the Holtzman Effect to realize faster-than-light travel.

Starships were essential to humankind's colonization of the known universe, and were critical to intergalactic transportation and communications for many millennia.

Spaceship often is used in a more generic sense for all types of spacecraft including shuttles and short-range planetary transports.

Types of Star and Spaceship[]

Industrial Hammership as depicted in the Dune CCG

Harkonnen Hammership as depicted in the Dune CCG

Harkonnen Flagship by Chris Foss for Jodorowsky's Dune

Pirate-Spaceship design by Chris Foss for Jodorowsky's Dune

Space-tug design by Chris Foss for Jodorowsky's Dune

Guild Transport landing Craft from the 1984 Dune movie

Spice-Container design by Chris Foss for Jodorowsky's Dune

House Frigate as depicted in the Dune CCG

CHOAM Frigates as depicted in the Dune 2 Pc Game

  • Reconnaissance
    • Observation ships
    • Scout Ships
    • Searchers
      • Star-searchers
    • Spy ships
  • Transports
  • Warships
    • Attack Frigates
    • Crushers
    • Defender ships
    • Giant Hammerships
    • Monitors
      • Ixian Monitors
  • Other:

Famous Individual Starships[]

Expanded Dune[]

  • Combat Ships
    • Ballistas
    • Blockade runner
    • Bomber
    • Corvette
    • Cruisers
      • Battle Cruiser
        • Heavy Cruiser
      • Interplanetary Cruiser class three
      • Midsized cruisers
    • Destroyers
    • Escort ships
    • Fighter Craft
    • Gunship
    • Lumbering Battleships
    • Marauder
  • Reconnaissance
    • Spacing Guild reconnaissance ship
    • Patrol craft
      • Patrol Scout
  • Transport Craft
    • Cargo-ships
      • Cargo Hauler
      • Frigate Types
        • Brat
        • Steamship
        • Torch
      • Great House transport
    • Heighliner Types
      • Dominic Class vessel
    • Imperial Barge
    • Landing Craft
      • Shuttle Types
        • Cannonball Shuttle
        • Large shuttles (for cargo and equipment)
        • small passenger shuttle
        • Tleilaxu shuttle
    • Long haul carrier
    • space yacht
    • Starship lighter
      • Capital ships
      • Great Freight Lighter
      • Small Spice lighter
    • passenger ships
      • Space liner
  • Machine Ships


  • HuMed medical ships
  • trans-light portal ion ships

Famous Individual Starships[]


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