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A HSB-class System Defense Boats are a defensive spaceship supraclass.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please see the following AAB Library Data articles for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Most System Defense Boats (SDB's) range in size from 100 to 10,000 tons and are constructed at all tech levels from TL-8 to 15.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A side view of a Type SB class System Defense Boat.
    Type-SB-SDB-SIDE-VIEW-CT-Traders-and-Gunboats-Pg-37 17-Oct-2018a.jpg
  2. A Drakkon class System Defense Boat.
    J0 400dT SDB.jpg
  3. A heavily armored Arden class SDB.
    Arden class SDB 2.jpg
  4. A Dragon class System Defense Boat in action safeguarding a gas giant from marauders wanting to perform wilderness refueling.
    SDB-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-85 03-July-2018a.jpg

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

SDBs most often operate according to predetermined plans designed to optimize their defensive potential. SDBs are typically stationed at the vital points of a system including gas giants, asteroid belts, major worlds, and so on. Because SDBs usually have no jump drives, shifting them from system to system can be a problem. Some types have jump shuttles which fit to the craft and provide jump capability. Another method is simple transport in large bulk cargo containers; the SDBs are loaded into 10,000-ton or 20,000-ton bulk carriers for the multi-parsec journey. This method, of course, is not recommended if immediate combat is expected at the destination.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

SDBs typically serve the following roles:

  1. Defenders (HS)
  2. Defensive Ship (HS)
  3. Gunboats (HS)
  4. Missile Boats (HS)
  5. System Defense Boat (HS) (Namesake)
  6. System Defense Craft (HS)
  7. System Defense Ship (HS)

Size-Class Roles for Cruiser Vessels[edit]

  1. Utility Craft (U) (1 to 99 tons)
  2. Very Light System Defense Boat (HSVL) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  3. Light System Defense Boat (HSL) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
  4. Medium System Defense Boat (HSM) (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
  5. Heavy System Defense Boat (HSH) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
  6. Superheavy System Defense Boat (HSS) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
  7. Ultraheavy System Defense Boat (HSU) (1,000,000 or more tons)

Military Subcraft[edit]

Military subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

  1. Battle Rider (BR)
  2. Combat Barge (WBG)
  3. Combat Transport Smallcraft (UI)
  4. Fighters (F)
  5. Militarized Utility Craft (UQ)

Supraclass Archetypes[edit]

There are hundreds of different types, depending upon the specific mission for which they are designed.

System Defense Boat Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
TBD HSB TBD None
TBD HSB TBD None
TBD HSB TBD None
TBD HSB TBD None

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

SDB's were developed on the principle that a non-starship, because of the additional armament made possible by its lack of jump drives, can ordinarily defeat a jump-capable starship of equal tonnage.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Vessels - System Defense Boats:

  1. Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat
    1. Able class War Rocket
    2. Arden class System Defense Boat
    3. B-46 class Attack Torpedo Boat
    4. Bandersnatch class System Defense Boat
    5. Bando class Attack Boat
    6. Caryatid class System Defense Boat
    7. Chiang class System Defense Boat
    8. Cudin class Attack Boat
    9. Dassa class Attack Boat
    10. Dragon class System Defense Boat
    11. Dzegkno class System Defense Boat
    12. Fazachu class System Defense Boat
    13. Flash class System Defense Boat
    14. Fringian System Defense Boat
    15. Frundsberg class System Defense Boat
    16. Gundong class System Defense Boat
    17. Harrier class System Defense Boat
    18. Holdfast class Heavy System Defense Boat
    19. Jugendworld class System Defense Boat
    20. Khanate class System Defense Boat
    21. Nassin class System Defense Boat
    22. Oromet class System Defense Boat
    23. Penner class System Defense Boat
    24. Roye class System Defense Boat
    25. Scorpion class System Defense Boat
    26. Sentry class System Defense Boat
    27. Sheppard class Patrol Rocket
    28. Shukugan class System Defense Boat
    29. Sirocco Converge class Attack Boat
    30. Stedlas class System Defense Boat
    31. Temakurm class Attack Boat
    32. Thele class System Defense Boat
    33. Tigershark class Patrol Boat
    34. Tristar class System Defense Boat
    35. Val Marin class System Defense Boat
    36. Wolvesbane class System Defense Boat
    37. Wyvern class System Defense Boat
    38. Wyrm class System Defense Boat
    39. Yunus class System Defense Boat
    40. Zhodatl class System Defense Boat
    41. Zhodq class System Defense Boat
    42. Zydeterranal class System Defense Boat
    43. Zydpedallion class System Defense Boat
    44. Zydpharn class System Defense Boat

Paramilitary Vessels - Monitors:

  1. Type TBD class Monitor
    1. Archipelago class System Monitor
    2. Cabon class System Monitor
    3. Colby class Monitor
    4. Donnager class Monitor
    5. Empress Troyhune class Planetoid Monitor
    6. Guardian class Asteroid Monitor
    7. Guardian class Monitor
    8. Harris class Monitor
    9. Hukkert class Monitor
    10. Khaar's Will class System Monitor
    11. Knuckle Head class System Defense Monitor
    12. MacHeany class Monitor
    13. Methuselah class System Defense Monitor
    14. Nexus Warden class System Monitor
    15. Obsidian class Asteroid Monitor
    16. Peset class Asteroid Monitor
    17. Porton class Asteroid Monitor
    18. Quesha FR-6 class Buffered Asteroid Monitor
    19. Sable class Heavy System Defense Monitor
    20. SH2K Frost G class Medium Asteroid Monitor
    21. SH7K Fromaag class Heavy Asteroid Monitor
    22. Shiishu class Monitor]
    23. Sirocco Converge class Attack Boat
    24. Stormrider class Monitor
    25. Temarn class Asteroid Monitor
    26. Thaakh class Monitor
    27. Uffan class Monitor

Paramilitary Vessels - Tenders:

  1. Type TBD class Tender
    1. Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender
    2. Daprolix class Battle Tender
    3. Fringian Military Ship Transporter
    4. Garin class Light Carrier
    5. Jacent Capital class Fleet Tender
    6. Leset class Fleet Tender
    7. Merant class Fleet Tender
    8. Monica class Battle Tender
    9. Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender
    10. Saeda class Fleet Tender
    11. Syndrome class Fleet Tender
    12. Yedidah class Fleet Tender

Paramilitary Vessels - Jump Shuttles:

  1. Type TBD class Jump Shuttle
    1. Volare class Jump Shuttle
    2. WP-768 class Jump Shuttle
  2. Type JS class Jump Ship
    1. Brown class Jump Ship

Ship Summary List[edit]

52 Representative System Defense Boat (HS) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Arden class System Defense Boat HSB 2,900 BCS 8 Federation of Arden 0 5 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Avoram class System Defense Boat HSDB 600 ACS 14 Solomani 0 3.7 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bandersnatch class System Defense Boat HSDB X BCS X Third Imperium 0 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Caryatid class System Defense Boat HSDB 500 ACS 14 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Chariot class System Defense Boat HSB 600 ACS 13 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Chiang class System Defense Boat HSDB 3,800 BCS 9 Kao Republic 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Condor class System Defense Boat HSB X ACS X Third Imperium 0 X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dragon class System Defense Boat HSDB 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium 0 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Drakkon class System Defense Boat HSB 400 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 0 6 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dzegkno class System Defense Boat HSDB 2,000 ACS 8 First Fleet of Dzo 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat HSDB 2,000 13 Talokan Armed Forces 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exarch class System Defense Boat HSDB 300 13 Jarnac Pashalic 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fazachu class System Defense Boat HSDB 400 ACS 15 Hive Federation 0 5.96 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Flash class System Defense Boat HSDB 200 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Frundsberg class System Defense Boat HSDB 1,000 12 Langemarck Coalition 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Grunt class System Defense Boat HSDB 1,000 10 Outcasts of the Whispering Sky 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gundong class System Defense Boat HSDB 400 14 GTL-11 Solomani Confederation 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harrier class System Defense Boat HSDB 600 ACS 12 Distant Fringe 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hatchet class System Defense Boat HSDB 500 11 Kingdom of Peladon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hive Protector class System Defense Boat HSDB 49,000 BCS 10 Maskai Empire 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Holdfast class Heavy System Defense Boat HSDBV X BCS X Thirz Empire X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jugendworld class System Defense Boat HSDB 1,000 8 Langemarck Coalition 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Junction class System Defense Boat HSB 1,000 ACS 11 Daprolix Juncture of Suns 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat HSDB 1,200 12 Principality of Caledon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
K282 class Heavy System Defense Boat HSDB 1,200 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
K56 class System Defense Boat HSDB 300 ACS 10 Principality of Caledon 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Khanate class System Defense Boat HSDB 10 1,000 Khan World League 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kuomsi class System Defense Boat HSDB 600 14 GTL-11 Solomani Confederation 0 5.0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nassin class System Defense Boat HSDB 2,000 ACS 9 Rimward Federation 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Oromet class
System Defense Boat
HSDB 5,000 BCS 11 Protectorate of Leset 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Penner class System Defense Boat HSDB 500 11 Council of the Wise 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Pounce class System Defense Boat HSDB 500 15 Darrian Confederation 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Purvaine class System Defense Boat HSDB 7,500 14 GTL-11 Solomani Confederation 0 5 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Ramrod class Missile Boat HSB 1,000 ACS 13 Solomani Confederation 0 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Rim Republic class System Defense Boat HSB 5,000 BCS 9 Rim Republic 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat HSDB 900 10 Kingdom of Peladon 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Scorpion class System Defense Boat HSDB 1,000 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Sentry class System Defense Boat HSDB 400 11 Third Imperium 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Stedlas class System Defense Boat HSB 400 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Thele class System Defense Boat HSDB 800 9 Firstworlds 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tristar class System Defense Boat HSDB 3,000 9 Plavian League 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type SB class System Defense Boat HSB 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium 0 6 Yes Yes. Canon, published ship design.
Val Marin class System Defense Boat HSDB 3,000 10 High Senate 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Wolvesbane class System Defense Boat HSDB 200 15 Third Imperium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Wyrm class System Defense Boat HSDB Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Wyvern class System Defense Boat HSDB Third Imperium No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Yunus class System Defense Boat HSDB 3,300 8 Khuur League 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zhodatl class System Defense Boat HSDB 1,000 12 Zhodani 0 6 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Zhodq class System Defense Boat HSB X ACs X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Zydeterranal class System Defense Boat HSDB 3,000 9 Zydarian Codominium 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zydpedallion class System Defense Boat HSDB 1,000 8 Zydarian Codominium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Zydpharn class System Defense Boat HSDB 200 7 Zydarian Codominium 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


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