The Renfield is a Prkai-class light freighter built in 267 AG in the Teres Yards, Aballon. It saw routine service with ImPact Shipping for over twenty years before being sold to private concerns. It was extensively damaged during an encounter with pirates in the Diaspora in early 294 AG. It was then sold for scrap and towed to Akiton, soft-landed in the desert and promptly forgotten.
The ship was rediscovered in 314 by Gimbal Treese, who purchased and refurbished the Renfield as a scout and survey vessel.