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Abandoned/Derelict ships and locations

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Hi!
The following ships are all static derelicts, for all gamestarts.
Maybe Egosoft will choose later to randomize their location, but unlikely as up to now (4.0 HF3) the locations are 100% static (checked through 5 game starts).

Update 10.01.19. - removed random derelicts and added a couple missing, from the fresh game start, found by tehnique from the BaconsTV/lordmuck youtube

Update 29.06.19. - removed main plot related reward position as the location is dynamic and depends on the sector where plot is initiated.

Update 02.04.21 - added new screenshots for location and more pointers to the actual location. Given coordinates are from the sector center, but just for the reference as they can't be seen in the game and it's hard to refer to sector center because of the sector dynamic scaling.

Update 15.04.23. - no changes for 6.0 and Kingdom End DLC - all 6 ownerless ships still present in the new 6.0/KE save.

1. S - Elite Vanguard (interceptor)
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Location: Grand Exchange I (x=-332k, z=380k, y=24k)
422 k from Grand Exchange IV accelerator
362 k from Grand Exchange III accelerator
24k above the ecliptic

2. S - Perseus Vanguard (fighter)
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Location: Silent Witness XII (x=56k, z=95k, y=0k)
234k from Silent Witness XI accelerator
183k from the SCA Pirate Base

3. S - Courier Vanguard (courier)
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Location: Nopileus Fortune II (x=977k, z=1,175k, y=3k)
300k from the highway exit in the same direction. Picture submitted: @Submarine.

4. M - Osprey Vanguard (frigate)
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Location: Company Regard (x=-147k, z=-185k, y=0k)
76.5k to Scale Plate Green gate
324.7k to Turquoise Sea gate
171.8k to highway

5. M - Drill Vanguard (miner)
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Location: The Void (x=-274k, z=258k, y=-6k)
392k from Antigone Memorial gate
508k from Second Contact II Flashpoint gate
Note: Do not capture personally or come close to the ship personally (in sector). Ship is in the dangerous region and hull will quickly reach 0 and explode. After discovering the ship location remotely, send the ship with one rookie marine to capture, promote to captain and take it out of the dangerous region.

6. L - Odysseus Vanguard (destroyer)
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Location: Faulty Logic VII (x=-165k, z=146k, y=0k)
313k to Faulty Logic I superhighway
266k to Atiya's Misfortune III gate

Note: recently (with 4.0 HF2) it is possible to capture personally (no need to use a marine), with full equipment.

Enjoy!
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This is awesome! Lets expand this thread as we find more!
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I found Peregrine Vanguard, but in Company Regard. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't there before.
Then I have Sunder Sentinel right next to ANT Equipment Dock. Fairly convinced it wasn't there at the beginning too.

So my guess would be that the first set of ships is pre-set but later on they start appearing at random?
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Wou wrote: Thu, 6. Dec 18, 23:51 I found Peregrine Vanguard, but in Company Regard. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't there before.
Then I have Sunder Sentinel right next to ANT Equipment Dock. Fairly convinced it wasn't there at the beginning too.

So my guess would be that the first set of ships is pre-set but later on they start appearing at random?
you may be right, or they started to randomize them from the patch.. Maybe Peregrine Vanguard found above is also random..
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I uploaded a video about the locations an hour ago.. The peri and manorina were not spawned at player start. These could be from factions that you join and other stuff, I think these two are random
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I've been searching for the Perseus Vanguard in Silent Witness XII for the past hour or so without luck. My station locations are not even in the same spots as your screenshots indicate, so I believe it must be random. Thanks for the idea though! I was excited to find some free ships floating in space!

Out of curiosity though, what is your strategy for finding these floating ships in space? Are you using long range scan (shift+F3 and then R after holding) followed my short range scan mode (shift+F2) and then simply flying slowly through space while watching your 3D radar on the bottom center of your screen? It seems like it'd take ages for that to work, so I'm guessing you have a more effective strategy if you found 5 ships already!

What's your strategy?
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I'm sure the Cerberus doesn't normally spawn either. I went through a brand-new game start save and it isn't there.
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were all these found on the Young Gun start only? doing a play through of The Unworthy Entrepreneur and so far two ships are nonexistent in the systems listed.
checking on the others, but the locations don't add up on this game and havn't seen them, the spawn locations might be dependent on the start you choose. i could be wrong and they might just spawn after a certain amount of progression .
M - Cerberus Sentinel
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There seems to be static ships and random ships. I always seem to find ships outside of faction headquaters.
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SirDeity12 wrote: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 01:33 Out of curiosity though, what is your strategy for finding these floating ships in space? Are you using long range scan (shift+F3 and then R after holding) followed my short range scan mode (shift+F2) and then simply flying slowly through space while watching your 3D radar on the bottom center of your screen? It seems like it'd take ages for that to work, so I'm guessing you have a more effective strategy if you found 5 ships already!

What's your strategy?
Currently I have 3 S ships exploring the galaxy and they report if they find derelict ship and ask should they Claim, Guard or Leave.
One of them (S ship) were reported by the others so I just went straight to the reported location.
On some of them I run into personally by long range scanning and then by observing map.

I don't want to search them via the save files, this is more fun.
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lordmuck wrote: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 00:35 I uploaded a video about the locations an hour ago.. The peri and manorina were not spawned at player start. These could be from factions that you join and other stuff, I think these two are random
Thanks I will update the list..
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I found an abandoned Manorina (Container) (I don't remember if Vanguard or Sentinel) near the PHQ (you just have to scan "East", it's less then 100km away and you can see lots of "?").
There's a couple dozen mines around that ship, so be careful!
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BrasatoAlBarolo wrote: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 09:21 I found an abandoned Manorina (Container) (I don't remember if Vanguard or Sentinel) near the PHQ (you just have to scan "East", it's less then 100km away and you can see lots of "?").
There's a couple dozen mines around that ship, so be careful!
Any abandoned ships that have mines around them seem to be dynamic spawns.
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The Peregrine Vanguard in Trinity Sanctum III may not be static

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the one in BHS IV is probably very far off the plane. Can't find it, not even the stations near it in your map. Can you give a hint in coordinates?
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captainradish wrote: Fri, 7. Dec 18, 02:04 I'm sure the Cerberus doesn't normally spawn either. I went through a brand-new game start save and it isn't there.
The Cerberus seems to appear During the plot mission. After you built the dock on the PHQ but before you go help the Boron escape. The Boron does say in the mission brief to use a ship with some fighting capacity so i assume this ship is placed there for you to use in the mission as its right next to the mission marker?

I have all my trader ships setup to tell me if they find an Abandoned ship. Asoon as i had started the escape mission one of them pinged me telling me they had found an abandoned Cerberus. It happned to be where this one is found in OP's post.
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The spawns during that mission can get pretty crazy:
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The Unworthy Entrepreneur start an Osprey Vanguard was in Hewas Twin III near the location you start escorting the freighter for the HQ mission.
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This is why I always put 1-3 marines in all my ships. General orders state they cap them completely autonomously.
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I found the Manorina (Gas) Sentinel in Hewa's Twin V near the top North and to the West.
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