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The Hull is the main body of a ship or other vessel.

Description / Specifications[edit]

Physical Structure[edit]


  • Box (cube, slab)
  • Close Structure
    • Braced Cluster (consisting of linked subhulls and pods, able to withstand acceleration and gravity wells)
    • Cluster (consisting of linked subhulls and pods)
  • Cone
  • Cylinder
  • Dispersed Structure / Irregular Structure
  • Flattened Sphere
    • Disk / Saucer
  • Needle
  • Open Frame
  • Planetoid
    • Buffered Planetoid
  • Sphere
  • Wedge


Streamlining may be inherent to the configuration, or it may be an applied design feature.

  • Airframe
    • Wings and Fins
  • Lifting Body
  • Streamlined / Partially streamlined
  • Unstreamlined

A hull may be equipped for wilderness refuelling

Hull Materials / Hull Armor[edit]

Additional Features[edit]

  • Exterior Windows
  • Heat Shielding
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Surface finish (color scheme), markings and logos

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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