A cargo shuttle is a special type of shuttlecraft vehicle designed to carry cargo items aboard.
Earth and the FederationEdit
- See also Federation shuttlecraft.
In the 24th century, cargo shuttles of the 9A type were carried aboard Galaxy-class starships such as the USS Enterprise-D. The Sphinx-class cargo shuttle was also a common variation of this vessel configuration. (TNG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual; ST reference: USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual; FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)
In a 26th century possible timeline, a Federation that was dominated by the Consilium utilized cargo shuttles aboard yagghorth-driven starships. A stolen cargo shuttle of this type was taken from the time traveling Savasci by a group of 23rd century Yoons they were attempting to kidnap to create a future colony. The Yoons took the shuttle to a planet obscured by the Crossroad Nebula where the future Consilium would not be able to find them. (TOS novel: Crossroad)
Bajoran cargo shuttles were a type of 24th century cargo shuttle used by the Bajorans. This particular type was used in the 2370s by the members of the Cult of the Pah-Wraiths. They brought several shuttles of this type with them when the left Bajor bound for Empok Nor, where the vessels were landed in the space station's docking bays. (DS9 episode: "Covenant")