Expedition Ship

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Type-K Expedition Ships are tasked to go on extended trips whether for recreation (safari), exploration (colonization), diplomacy (first contact), or other tasks requiring purposeful travelling across vast distances.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A brochure image of an Animal class Safari Ship.
    Safari-Ship-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-37 03-July-2018a.jpg

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Like most civilian vessels, Expedition Ships are not designed for combat and should run whenever possible when facing marauders or pirate vessels. Many are equipped with light armament and defensive suites nevertheless.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Expedition Ships typically serve the following roles:

  1. Colony Ship (KC)
  2. Consular Corvette (KD)
  3. Diplomat's Ship (KD)
  4. Embassy Ship (KD)
  5. Expedition Ship (K) (Namesake)
  6. Expedition Vessel (K)
  7. Expeditionary Colony Ship (KC)
  8. Expeditionary Diplomacy Ship (KD)
  9. Exploratory Cruiser (K)
  10. First Contact Ship (KD)
  11. Generation Ship (KCG)
  12. Hunter's Ship (KH)
  13. Safari Ship (KH)
  14. Settlement Ship (KC)
  15. Settlement Transport (KC)
  16. Sleeper Ship (KCS)
  17. Space Ark (KC)
  18. Worldship (KC)

Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

K-class Expedition Ship Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code/s Exemplar Remarks
Expedition Ship K Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship None
  • K = Kiswahili (Name of Terran language used in an area where many significant safari expeditions occurred. Also known as Swahili)
Expeditionary Colony Ship KC TBD None
  • C = Colony
Expeditionary Diplomacy Ship KD TBD None
  • D = Diplomacy
Safari Ship KH Animal class Safari Ship None
  • H = Hunter
NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Safari Ship:

  1. Type K class Safari Ship
    1. Animal class Free Trader [1]
    2. Animal class Liner [2]
    3. Animal class Safari Ship [3]
    4. Animal class Survey Vessel [4]
    5. Animal class Yacht [5]
    6. Nimrod class Safari Ship
    7. Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship [6]
    8. Safari-234 class Touring Ship [7]
  2. Type KG class Safari Ship
    1. Excursion class Safari Ship

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

8 Representative Expedition Ship (K) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Animal class Safari Ship K 200 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
C-Jammer class Settlement Transport K TBD 10 Terran Confederation J-0 (STL) 1 Published canon design. Fan-formulated.
Dranzhrin class Consular Corvette KEC 800 15 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jump Conveyor class Settlement Ship K 1,000,000 WCS X Third Imperium X X No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leaping Snowcat class Safari Ship K 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HE class Embassy Ship KHE Hive Federation Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type K class Safari Ship K 200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Xeng Kirr class Space Ark K 1,000,000 WCS 15 Two Thousand Worlds 6 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 18.
  2. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 18.
  3. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 17-31.
  4. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 18.
  5. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 18.
  6. Marc Miller. "Safari Ship." Safari Ship (1984): 25.
  7. Dave Sering. Simba Safari (Judges Guild, 1981), 4.