Cluster Hull

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A Cluster Hull is a kind of ship structure, fuselage, chassis, or hull.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Cluster Hull is an accumulation of various ship components and connectors. It is an unstreamlined hull that is often considered to the least expensive of all hull options. It is unsuited for high acceleration and not intended for most world landings. It must use shuttles or other kinds of interface craft to interface with the surface installations of planets with atmospheres. Highports or other kinds of space stations are often highly desirable trade destinations.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A common hull type.
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CBPUSAL Function Designation Streamlining Spectrum[edit]

The Imperial Ship Builders Association (ISBA) qualifies modern naval hulls across this spectrum:

  1. C. Cluster. An accumulation of compartments.
  2. B. Braced Cluster. Structured for higher acceleration.
  3. P. Planetoid. A hollowed nickel-iron asteroid.
  4. U. Unstreamlined. Protrusions increase drag.
  5. S. Streamlined. Cowlings and fairings decrease drag.
  6. A. Airframe. Winged for performance in atmosphere.
  7. L. Lifting Body. Radically streamlined lifting-surfaces.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Craft Using Cluster Hulls[edit]

22 Representative Close Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Anchorage class Orbital Station WO 45,000 10 Distant Fringe 0 0.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Arliliushruu class Light Cruiser CL 30,000 15 Third Imperium 2 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bengal class Carrier CV 1,000 10 Bain Defense Squadron 1 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Codori Prime class
Luxury Liner
RPL 800 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harbor class Orbital Station WO 95000 11 Distant Fringe 0 0.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor GUE 600 TBD Third Imperium 3 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Holdemar class Destroyer DD 5,000 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jack Driscoll class Bulk Freighter TC 5,000 11 Nexus Fleet Forces 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Krohn class Dreadnought BDNA 900,000 12 Principality of Mavuzo 3 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lombardo class Assault Transport IA 5,000 11 Nist Military Forces 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mauler class Mercenary Cruiser CY 1,000 10 Third Imperium 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Minsk class Medium Battleship BE 150,000 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 3 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Prosperity class Medium Freighter MC 12,000 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Retribution class Battleship BA 300,000 12 The Protectorate 3 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Revolver class Modular Liner R2 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Reynolds Meyers Briggs class Heavy Merchant TC 7,000 12 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ronkli class Combat Transport IT 300 11 Saldazar Security Squadron 2 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sang-O class Patrol Ship HTP 370 11 Worlds of The Leader 2 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shiishu class Monitor HM 30,000 10 First Fleet of Dzo 0 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tenjada class Battleship BB 100,000 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type-21 class Missile Sloop EL 205 11 Worlds of The Leader 2 3 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Virginia class Battleship BB 152,000 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
2 Representative Cluster Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Khoghue class Armed Junker AA 499.6 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Udzuekh class Mining Vessel JMV 400 11 Vargr Extents 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
14 Representative Dispersed Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Cavern of Fangs class Escort Carrier VS 900 14 Vargr Extents 5 1 No, fan built, non-canon
Corporate class Range Carrier TV 75,000 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Empress class Bulk Carrier TC 75,000 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Endeavor class Ship Transporter TV 30,000 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gunsan class Orbital Dockyard WO 90,000 11 Distant Fringe 0 0.5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
High Liner class Bulk Freighter TV 5,000 12 Bright Conclave 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE12 Sarash class Destroyer DD 1,200 10 Korsumug Empire 1 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mariner class Frame Carrier TV 90,000 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Regent class Station Tanker TF 80,000 12 Principality of Caledon 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sagacity class Bulk Freighter TV 5,000 11 Distant Fringe 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sao class Heavy Merchant TC 7,945 11 Rim Republic 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sshkih class Carrier VT 8000 11 Sath Alliance 2 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valiant Conveyor class Liberty Ship MC 15,000 11 Distant Fringe 1 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Yedidah class Fleet Tender VTF 4,000 9 Khan World League 1 1
2 Representative Distributed Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Iyeliy class Messenger XUA 200 12 Aslan Hierate 5 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
World class Battle Tender VTB 300,000 15 Third Imperium 4 3 Yes. Published, canon starship design. Further developed by a fan.
1 Representative Irregular Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Marat class Battleship BP 224,800 15 Third Imperium 4 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
2 Representative Open Frame Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin Jump G Canon
Quarter Hammer class Construction Drone UDG 10 12 Second Imperium 0 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Three Sisters class Heavy Jump Transport 12 990,000 TBD Principality of Caledon 1 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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