Published, canon design.
|Type: U Auxiliary|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard generation.|
- It is also known as the Type U class Pinnace. It typically comes in a 40 ton smallcraft variation, but other variations are possible including larger bigcraft.
- Some call it a skimmer. And fuel collecting varieties of it are known as Fuel Skimmers.
- It is a smallcraft.
Small craft or boat of interplanetary (though not interstellar) capability. Approximate displacement: 40 tons. The Pinnace is a larger version of the ship's boat, capable of 5 Gs acceleration, carrying up to 8 passengers and displacing 40 tons. It has a fuel tank capacity of 12 tons and an equal cargo capacity. Pinnaces are usually armed with one beam or pulse laser in a non-turret mount. In some cases, a missile launch rack is installed instead.
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) where necessary. 
Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types
- Cutter (50-ton)
- Fighter (10-ton)
- Launch (20-ton)
- Pinnace (40-ton)
- Ship's Boat (30-ton)
- Shuttle (95-ton)
- Slow Boat (30-ton)
- Slow Pinnace (40-ton)
History & Background (Dossier)
Selected Pinnace Classes
- TL-7 Pinnace
- TL-8 Pinnace
- TL-9 Pinnace
- TL-10 Pinnace
- TL-11 Pinnace
- TL-12 Pinnace
- TL-13 Pinnace
- TL-14 Pinnace
- TL-15 Pinnace
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 18.
- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 79.
- Don Perrin. Starships (Imperium Games, 1996), 14-15.
- SGS: Imperial Small Craft
- SGS: Imperial Small Craft Vol. 2
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science