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The Life Boat is an emergency device, a smallcraft, used to allow escape from danger, disaster, or calamity in space-going situations.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

They typically displace 20.0 tons, and are capable of 1.0 G acceleration and can carry up to three conscious passengers.

  • In addition, they often contain five emergency low berths, each capable of holding four persons in cold sleep. Thus a standard life boat can often carry a total of 23 sophonts.
  • Life boats are almost always unarmed.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Life Boats or Escape Pods are typically stationed on larger ships as an emergency precaution. Smaller ships typically do not carry them or use a smallcraft in this role.

  • Most such craft are unarmed and defenseless and are easily destroyed by a military or paramilitary aggressor.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Life Boats typically serve the following roles:

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Since the earliest days of spaceflight, emergency precautions and craft have been operated. The modern lifeboat is inexpensive and capable of sustaining life for a limited period, or achieving planetfall in most models.

Selected Life Boat Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Life Boat:

  1. Type U class Auxiliary
    1. Deliverance class Lifeboat
    2. Interstellar Lifesaver class Lifeboat
    3. KSbA Model A-23 class Lifeboat
    4. Lifeboat (ISW Period)
    5. Longevity class Lifeboat
    6. Model 292 class Life Boat
    7. Reliant class Lifeboat
    8. Reprieve class Escape Pod
    9. SK-3 class Lifeboat

Ship Summary List[edit]

37 Representative Escape Pod (U) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Apollo class Runabout Distant Fringe U 7 50 0
Caroline class Heavy Pinnace Distant Fringe U 9 30 0
Carrus class Shuttle Distant Fringe U 7 90 0
Ciigusna class Shuttle Hive Federation U 0
Constance class Launch Distant Fringe U 9 50 0
Damgarrii class Passenger Launch Vilani Imperium U 9 20 0
Deliverance class Lifeboat Distant Fringe U 9 50 0
Excellence class Fast Shuttle Distant Fringe U 8 90 0
Gahcuyche class Heavy Fighter Hive Federation U 0
Generic Gig Third Imperium U 13 20 0
Giicuyche class Fighter Hive Federation U 0
Gillow class Launch Third Imperium U
Goblin class Gig Distant Fringe U 9 40 0
Interstellar Lifesaver class Lifeboat Third Imperium U
Inthe class Modular Cutter Inthe (world) UT 8 50 0
KSbA Model A-23 class Lifeboat Third Imperium U
Generic Launch / Lifeboat Third Imperium U 8 20 0
Generic Lifeboat Interstellar Wars UL 10 10 0
Longevity class Lifeboat Third Imperium U 0
Macropan Screamer class Attack Shuttle Salatho National Military Force U 9 90 0
Marrel Veckor class Lifeboat Bright Conclave U 9 20 0
Model 292 class Life Boat Third Imperium U
Generic Modular Cutter Third Imperium U 12 50 0
Narva class Pinnace Distant Fringe U 9 20 0
Generic Pinnace Third Imperium U 9 40 0
Refueling Pinnace Third Imperium U 0
Reliant class Lifeboat Third Imperium U 0
Reprieve class Escape Pod Third Imperium U 0
Sacred class Utility Boat Tenjada Moralitate UB 12 55 0
Generic Ship’s Boat Third Imperium U 9 30 0
Generic Shuttle Third Imperium U 8 95 0
SK-3 class Lifeboat Third Imperium UCS 15 20 0
Generic Slow Boat Third Imperium U 9 30 0
Generic Slow Pinnace Third Imperium U 11 40 0
Songbird class Ship's Boat Distant Fringe U 9 40 0
Vanguard class Shuttle Distant Fringe U 7 90 0
Ziiguysna class Pinnance Hive Federation U 0
37 Representative Lifeboat (U) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Apollo class Runabout Distant Fringe U 7 50 0
Caroline class Heavy Pinnace Distant Fringe U 9 30 0
Carrus class Shuttle Distant Fringe U 7 90 0
Ciigusna class Shuttle Hive Federation U 0
Constance class Launch Distant Fringe U 9 50 0
Damgarrii class Passenger Launch Vilani Imperium U 9 20 0
Deliverance class Lifeboat Distant Fringe U 9 50 0
Excellence class Fast Shuttle Distant Fringe U 8 90 0
Gahcuyche class Heavy Fighter Hive Federation U 0
Generic Gig Third Imperium U 13 20 0
Giicuyche class Fighter Hive Federation U 0
Gillow class Launch Third Imperium U
Goblin class Gig Distant Fringe U 9 40 0
Interstellar Lifesaver class Lifeboat Third Imperium U
Inthe class Modular Cutter Inthe (world) UT 8 50 0
KSbA Model A-23 class Lifeboat Third Imperium U
Generic Launch / Lifeboat Third Imperium U 8 20 0
Generic Lifeboat Interstellar Wars UL 10 10 0
Longevity class Lifeboat Third Imperium U 0
Macropan Screamer class Attack Shuttle Salatho National Military Force U 9 90 0
Marrel Veckor class Lifeboat Bright Conclave U 9 20 0
Model 292 class Life Boat Third Imperium U
Generic Modular Cutter Third Imperium U 12 50 0
Narva class Pinnace Distant Fringe U 9 20 0
Generic Pinnace Third Imperium U 9 40 0
Refueling Pinnace Third Imperium U 0
Reliant class Lifeboat Third Imperium U 0
Reprieve class Escape Pod Third Imperium U 0
Sacred class Utility Boat Tenjada Moralitate UB 12 55 0
Generic Ship’s Boat Third Imperium U 9 30 0
Generic Shuttle Third Imperium U 8 95 0
SK-3 class Lifeboat Third Imperium UCS 15 20 0
Generic Slow Boat Third Imperium U 9 30 0
Generic Slow Pinnace Third Imperium U 11 40 0
Songbird class Ship's Boat Distant Fringe U 9 40 0
Vanguard class Shuttle Distant Fringe U 7 90 0
Ziiguysna class Pinnance Hive Federation U 0

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]