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Freighters, or cargo ships, are designations given to starships and vehicles that are assigned to ferry goods, materials and substances from one location to another. (TNG video games: Armada, Armada II; et al.)

Freighters carry cargo inside their own hulls, in designated spaces called cargo holds or cargo bays. Larger vessels of these classifications are more likely to carry cargo in the form of bulk goods and sealed, standardized containers. In many designs, cargo containers can be docked externally to the main hull, to be undocked and exchanged at each port.

These ships sometimes have some capacity for carrying passengers, although the quality of accomodations can vary widely. Transports are more specifically designed to transport people.

Freighter classes

freighter and cargo ship classes
Federation Aakenn-classAltair-classChariot-classFederation cargo shipFederation mining freighterFiji-classLaweya-classLiberty-classMidway-classMoKal-classMonarch-class • Overfield-classRakota-class
Klingon Empire Baka Re' -class • Besz Ra'te' -class • Klingon cargo ship • Klingon mining freighter • Plen Zha-class
Romulan Star Empire Graffler-class • Romulan cargo ship • Romulan mining freighter • Vespin-class
other Borg collectorCardassian mining freighterFerengi cargo shipGroumall-classJ-class • Species 8472 collector • Y-class


Starship classification
By type argosy • assault shipattack cruiserattack fighterbattle cruiserbattleshipbird-of-preycargo transportcarriercolony ship • combat support tender • construction ship • corsair • corvettecouriercruisercutterdestroyerdreadnoughtescortexplorer • fast attack ship • fast cruiser • freighterfrigatefuel transport • gunboat • heavy cruiser • heavy escort • hospital shipliaison cutterlight cruiser • light frigate • medical frigate • mining freighter • monitor • passenger liner • patrol cruiser • personnel carrier • prison barge • repair tender • research vessel • research cruiser • runaboutscoutstrike cruiser • super carrier • surveyortanker • tender • timeshiptransport • troop transport • tugwarbirdwarpshuttle

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Freighter is a classification for interstellar vessels. These ships are neither armed nor well protected, they consist almost entirely of cargo bay space for their transported goods. Many Freighters are operated entirely by computers and managed by planetary AIs, however some are still crewed by humans[1].

In the UNSC, many freighters are maintained, mostly to move supplies, food, and equipment to and from fringe worlds in the Outer Colonies. Most of these are maintained not by the UNSC Navy, but by the UNSC Department of Commercial Shipping. Some private companies and individuals maintain their own freighters. These ships can also sometimes be armed and used as warships, particularly by militant Rebel factions, such as the Eridanus Rebels[2].


Known Freighters

Laden-class Freighters

  • no known vessels

Parabola-class Freighters

Unknown Class


  1. Halo: Contact Harvest, page 24
  2. Halo: The Fall of Reach

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The Kahana was the 150-foot freighter dispatched to find and recapture the Island three months after the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. It last ported in Suva, Fiji. ("Meet Kevin Johnson") The Kahana was owned by Charles Widmore. ("The Other Woman") Among the freighter's crew was Oceanic Flight 815 survivor Michael Dawson under the alias "Kevin Johnson". It was destroyed when a C-4 bomb onboard was remotely detonated. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3") The only two people from the freighter still alive are Frank Lapidus and Miles Straume.



The Kahana ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

The Kahana is a supply vessel common to offshore oil fields such as those in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea and offshore Nigeria. This type of boat is used to ferry food, water, stores and drilling necessities like "liquid mud" to oil drilling platforms. This type of ship is generally built for speed and not duration, so the last port of call is likely close to the destination. However, it appears to have been modified for the specific task of finding the Island, and has two helipads on the deck where the boat would normally carry pallets of supplies. It was equipped with two helicopters, but one crashed into the ocean when Naomi parachuted to the Island, and the other crashed into the ocean after the Island moved. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")  ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

Captain's stateroom

The captain's stateroom is the domain of the ship's captain, Captain Gault. The stateroom includes several bookshelves stocked with books and charts, a desk, a table, a number of padded chairs, a wall of photographs and posted notes of coastline (possibly the Island), a globe, an 18th century binnacle, a cabinet containing the black box said to have been retrieved from the staged wreckage, and, inside a file cabinet drawer, a safe with two keys—one Keamy's, one Gault's—containing the secondary protocol. A pair of bullhorns adorn the entrance door. ("Ji Yeon")  ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

Kevin Johnson's berth

Kevin Johnson (Michael Dawson) was assigned a berth with two bunks, a chair, a cabinet, and a single porthole. He kept the locked crate shipped to him by the Others inside. On the cabinet he kept, among other articles, a bottle of mouthwash and the picture of Michael with Walt as a toddler taken from his Manhattan studio apartment. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")


The sickbay is the domain of the ship's physician, Ray. It includes two bunks, a cot, an examination table, and stocks of medical supplies. A latch on the outside ensures that persons can be quarantined within. George Minkowski, and later Desmond and Sayid, were held there. ("The Constant")

Radio room

The radio room was the domain of the ship's communications officer, George Minkowski. All calls to and from the Island and the outside world came through him in the radio room, which was filled with communications equipment. A calendar was used to keep record of the passage of time. The ship's radio was illicitly disabled shortly after the ship anchored near the Island. The culprit is presumably Michael, whom Ben ordered to damage the ship's communications equipment. ("The Constant")  ("Meet Kevin Johnson")


The armory was used for storage of weapons, ammunition and explosives used by the freighter's mercenary team. It was located on the same deck as Kevin Johnson's berth, a few doors over at the end of the hallway. Omar assisted Keamy in strapping on a detonator in the armory prior to the military team's second trip to the Island. ("Cabin Fever") While Oceanic Flight 815 survivors were being ferried back and forth to the Kahana by Daniel Faraday, Desmond discovered that the armory had been filled with C4 explosives set with a radio-activated detonator. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 1")  ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

Engine room

The engine room had two large engines and various other equipment. Shortly after the radio room was disabled, the engines were sabotaged by Michael, but he later repaired them. ("Ji Yeon")  ("Meet Kevin Johnson")  ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

Quieter part

The berth assigned to Desmond and Sayid was said to be on the "quieter part" of the freighter. The berth had two unstacked bunks, hosted cockroaches, and had a large blood stain on the wall. ("Ji Yeon")  ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

Ship's tender

Main article: Zodiac raft

The ship's tender is a small inflatable Zodiac brand raft. Minkowski and Brandon took the ship's tender in an abortive trip to the Island. Two other crew members later tried to steal the ship's tender to escape the freighter, but the attempted desertion was thwarted by Captain Gault. ("Meet Kevin Johnson") Gault later gave the ship's tender to Sayid so for him to make a journey to the Island and ferry other Flight 815 survivors back to the Kahana. ("Cabin Fever") It was last used by Daniel Faraday to transport several redshirts from the Island when the freighter was destroyed, ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3") and has been traveling with the time with the survivors. ("The Lie")


In port in Suva, Fiji

According to Naomi, who arrived on the Island by parachuting from a helicopter dispatched from the freighter, the crew formed part of a search and recovery team, hired by Penelope Widmore. However, the actual freighter mission was set up by Penny's father, Charles Widmore, in order to find the Island, capture Benjamin Linus alive, and kill the rest of the Island's inhabitants. A science team was dispatched to disable the Tempest and prevent an Island-wide counterattack by the Others, while a mercenary team assaulted the Barracks and, later, staked out the Orchid station according to the secondary protocol, in an attempt to capture Ben.
In total, there seem to have been four sets of orders on the Kahana:


The Kahana
  • The Kahana left port in Suva, Fiji sometime between Day 76 and Day 80. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")
  • Sometime before Day 84, the Kahana closed to the approximate position of the Island and began searching for it by helicopter.
  • At the time of Naomi's arrival on the Island, the ship was anchored approximately eighty nautical miles to the west. ("The Brig")
  • As of Day 94, it had closed in to about forty miles off the coast (twenty minutes of flying). ("The Constant")
  • On Day 100, with its engine power restored, the freighter came within 5 miles of the coast of the Island before it was destroyed. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 1")  ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

Cabin fever

Some of the crew experienced "what might best be described as a heightened case of cabin fever"―distraction and urges to escape the ship at any cost. Two crewmates attempted to desert by absconding with the ship's tender, while Regina threw herself overboard laden with heavy chains. Captain Gault supposed it had something to do with the close proximity of the Island. He didn't interfere with Regina's suicide because, he said, he didn't want any more crewmembers to become afflicted. ("Ji Yeon") He suggested that Keamy could have been suffering from the "cabin fever" as well when Keamy returned to the Kahana determined to journey to the Island a second time to complete his mission. ("Cabin Fever")


The freighter is destroyed.

The Kahana's armory was found by Desmond to be stocked with a large amount of C-4 explosives. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 1") It was later revealed that Keamy had a dead man's trigger strapped to arm, so that in the case of his death, the C-4 would be detonated. Michael, Jin and Desmond attempted to freeze the circuits connected to the C-4 in order to stop a potential danger. However, Keamy was soon killed by Ben in The Orchid, which resulted in the explosion of the Kahana, presumably killing Michael and the rest of the crew remaining on board. It sank soon after. The only survivor was picked up by the science expedition. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

People associated with the freighter

Main article: List of Kahana crew

The freighter crew is divided into three distinct subgroups: the science team, the mercenary team, and the rest of the crew (deckhands, engineers, etc.).


  • The name Kahana was first seen on the ship's starboard side when the helicopter approached it in "The Constant". The name has never been spoken aloud in the series.
    • "Kahana", according to a Hawaiian dictionary, means "n. Cutting, drawing of a line; turning point. Cf. kaha 1, 3. Eia maʻaneʻi ke kahana alanui e iho ai i kahakai, here's the turn of the road to go down to the beach." There are many places in the Hawaiian islands called "Kahana", and "Kahana" is also a proper name for men or women. In addition, if spelled "ka hana", this could mean "the work" in the context of a larger sentence.
    • Additionally, "kahana" is the Aramaic form of the word cohen in Hebrew, which means "priest", and also "leader". All Jewish priests came from the family of Levi, who was the son of Jacob.
    • In Ukrainian, "kahana" means "loved one".
  • The only known survivors of the Kahana expedition crew are Miles Straume and Frank Lapidus.
  • Scenes with the Kahana were filmed at sea a few miles off the coast of Oahu. For filming, the ship docked at Barbers Point just west of Pearl Harbor. The actual ship is used to transport supplies to islands and science research stations within the Hawaiian Archipelago. ("The Constant-Enhanced") The ship really is called the Kahana and is often based at Kewalo Basin harbor. [1]

Unanswered questions

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  • How did they find the Island?


  • 1. Lostcast Podcast #60: Beginning of the End, Sivan Cotel.
  • 2. The Hollywood Reporter, "Davies gets 'Lost'".
  • 3. E! Online.

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In starship classification the term freighter refers to a type of ship (spaceship or starship) that is used to move cargo.

Freighters come in various shapes and sizes, some owned by large companies or governments. Others are privately owned by their captains and can be commissioned for service. Routes taken by military freighters to transport supplies are called supply lines. (Dragon Ball Z vs. Star Trek: The Way of Infinity)

Freighters by race

starship classification
armed courierarmed scoutassault cruiserassault gunshipassault shipattack cruiserattack fighterattack frigateauxiliary craftbattle cruiserbattleshipbird-of-preyborder cuttercargo transportcarrierclippercolony shipcombat support tendercommand cruiserconstruction shipcorsaircorvettecouriercruisercutterdestroyerdestroyer escortdreadnoughtdropshipescortespionage shipexploratory cruiserexplorerfar courierfar scoutfar starbirdfast attack shipfast cruiserfast frigatefreighterfrigatefuel transportgeneration shipgunboatgunshipheavy courierheavy cruiserheavy destroyerheavy escortheavy explorerheavy frigateheavy gunshipheavy scoutheavy starbirdheavy warbirdheavy warshiphospital shipincursion frigateincursion cruiserinterceptorlight cruiserlight escortlight explorerlight frigatelight starbirdlight warbirdlong range tactical cruisermedium cruisermonitorpassenger linerpatrol shipperimeter action shippersonnel carrierpicket shipprison shipproberaiderrepair tenderresearch vesselresearch cruiserrunaboutscience vesselscoutshuttlecraftshuttlepodsleeper shipspace control shipstarbirdstarlinerstarshipstrategic frigatestrategic heavy cruiserstrike frigatestrike cruiserstrike warbirdstrike warshipsublight gunshipsuper carriersuperscoutsurveyorswift bird-of-preyswift courierswift cruiserswift frigateswift warbirdtactical cruisertactical frigatetankertendertimeshiptransporttugwarbirdwarship

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Freighter (or barge) was the term given to any spacecraft that was used to transport freight or cargo (such as parts and supplies). Both legitimate businesspersons and smugglers could be found captaining such transports. Freighters were needed from the time space travel began because of the need for supplies to all reaches of the galaxy. Freighters usually traveled with hyperdrives because people would often pay more for quick delivery.



For obvious reasons, freighters were used mainly for trade. Although very few fought in great battles, many freighters did see action. Smugglers and legitimate traders alike had some tangles now and then, but freighters were often armed and shielded so that they could resist attempts on their cargo.


Smuggling was a very prominent criminal fringe activity in the galaxy that involved the transportation of contraband between planets. To do this a freighter; generally of small size such as the Millennium Falcon, was required to transport the contraband past planetary security forces. Some examples of contraband include spice, blasters and Medical supplies.

Smugglers often added upgrades to their ships so that they could beat competitors and outwit planetary security forces. Almost every smugglers vessel had improved light speed and sub-light speed drives for increased speed as well as boosted weapons systems to fight their way out of tough situations. Another of the most prevalent modifications to a smugglers freighter were numerous secret compartments to hide contraband from security checks whilst legitimate cargo occupied the cargo bays.

Some freighters became so heavily modified that the mess of cross wired and non traditional parts prevented starship mechanics from working on them effectively. The smugglers themselves were therefore required to have a detailed knowledge of freighter mechanics and electronics to be able to keep their vessels in working order. Most smugglers preferred it this way as they didn't trust anyone tampering with their prized possessions.

Most smugglers freighters required a crew of more than one and as such most smugglers hired a copilot, such as Chewbacca on the Millennium Falcon or the droid LE-BO2D9 aboard the Outrider. To a smuggler, their freighter was everything; their job, their home, their lives. Many smugglers lived in their freighters as they had no terrestrial home.


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