Fringian Ship's Boat
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: U Smallcraft|
|Cost|| MCr26.275 (base)|
|Passengers||25 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Ade Alagoric Stewart|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard|
The Ship's Boat is a smallcraft.
The Ship’s Boat is designed to rapidly ferry passengers and incidental cargoes between locations. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The vessel is a TL-9 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics
Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) when necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage||The Ship's Boat is constructed using a 40 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving improved atmospheric performance.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: 1
There is 1 small stateroom. This serves as an office, galley or medical bay as necessary and contains a small fresher.
There are x50 acceleration couches
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-4 drive and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of 4-G acceleration and producing 1.6 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant approximately 3 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||The cockpit contains an acceleration couch and control equipment. The vessel is fitted with a Model/1 computer: no backup computer is installed.|
|6.||Armament||The Ship's Boat is generally unarmed.|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.|
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1.3 dTons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr26.275.
|11.||Construction Time|| 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||If the passenger couches are removed the craft has a cargo capacity of up to 25 dTons.|
An ubiquitous design used throughout the Distant Fringe, the Ship's Boat is fast, durable and robust. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type TBD class Ship's Boat
- Songbird class Ship's Boat
References & Contributors (Sources)
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