Not strictly a formal ship class, but more a catch-all for a variety of similar vessels, the Wanderer-class applies to military vessels (usually corvettes) converted for partial civilian use. Rather than scrap an outdated warship, the Republic prefers to strip it of most armaments and use it for cargo and passenger runs‒both official and civilian. For an ordinary citizen not in the business of interstellar trade, renting space or booking passage aboard a Wanderer is often cheaper and safer than hiring an independent transport vessel.
Despite the fact that a Wanderer's load can be up to seventy percent civilian, such ships are always crewed by military personnel. Wanderers are still military property, and piracy is a danger even along secure hyperspace routes.