Noncombatant Smallcraft

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Noncombatant smallcraft represent the smaller, naval, support craft used in noncombatant roles. Although some may have weapons, they are not normally utilized in those roles.


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Ship Doctrine (Operations)[edit]

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History and background[edit]

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Ship Classes[edit]

Types of Non-combat smallcraft:

Noncombatant Smallcraft Classes
Class Remarks
Courier Military couriers' mission is the transportation of messages and small, high priority cargoes and passengers. Many fleets have such vessels to reduce dependence on the X-Boat system and to assure that military information makes its way to its destination in the most expeditious manner. They are often used in hostile border areas, so they can alert the local fleets helping them respond quickly to enemy incursions.
Gig Gigs are small vessels, primarily used by ship captains for transportation between vessels and bases. They have a limited capacity, and are seldom armed.
Scout Ship There are two main type of military scouts, those on loan from the IISS and specialty built armored scouts. This later model is primary used where it is believed that the environment is much more hostile. These armored scouts are usually larger then the IISS scouts, as well as having larger crews, and heavier weapons. Although armed their goals is to get information and not to fight.
Sensor platform Military sensor platforms may be manned, but the majority are unmanned. They have limited mobility with most having only station keeping thrusters. They are heavily equipped with sensor arrays and communication gear. The majority of their sensors tend to be passive, and they are often stealthed or have very small detection parameters. Their main focus is on the collection of military intelligence usually dealing with ships.
Shuttle What the gig is to the captain, the shuttle is to the rest of the ship's crew. Shuttles range in size from very small for smaller vessels to vessels capable of transporting hundreds for vessels with very large crews. The are usually streamlined for in atmosphere operations, and may have light armaments. This is particularly true for ships operating in border areas, where they might fill a due role as an ad hoc assault transport.

Representative Classes[edit]

23 Representative Smallcraft (S) Classes[edit]

Class Origin Hull
Tonnage Jump
Afterthought Class Scout Third Imperium SC 15 100 Jump 4
Asia Class Scout Daprolix Juncture of Suns SC 11 300 Jump 2
Barnett Class Solomani Fleet Courier Solomani SK 14 200 Jump 3
Brilliant Class Scout Enlightened SSR 11 200 Jump 2
Bubble Class Fuel Cutter Third Imperium SF 14 60 Jump 0
C-7 Class Scout Chanestin SS 11 100 Jump 2
Caliphate Class Scout Caliphate of Estalia SK 10 400 Jump 1
Chatl Class Leader Scout Zhodani SL 14 150 Jump 5
Chercheur Class Fleet Dispatch Courier Strend Cluster SSR 14 500 Jump 5
Collective Class Scout Yimin Jiti SC 11 100 Jump 2
Dewclaw Class Fleet Scout Third Imperium SC 13 100 Jump 4
Dispatch Vessel Marlheim SL 10 100 Jump 1
Duke Class Fleet Scout Grand Duchy of Kalradin SSR 11 700 Jump 2
Dunkle Class Fleet Scout Mapepire Cluster SS 12 420 Jump 3
Elbing Class Scout Langemarck Coalition SA 10 200 Jump 1
Fairmile Model G Class Scout Caledonian SS 12 200 Jump 2
Federation Defense Fleet Federation of Arden SDB 8 2,900 Jump 0
Fringian Commercial Courier Distant Fringe SC 11 100 Jump 2
Hraye Class Scout Aslan SC 14 100 Jump 2
Hunter class Armored Scout Solomani SS 14 100 Jump 3
Imperial Intruder Class Scout Third Imperium SI 15 100 Jump 4
Inquiring Mind Class Fleet Scout Alsas SA 12 900 Jump 3
Kach'k Class Scout Sath Alliance SC 11 200 Jump 2

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