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Purcell class Express Boat Tender

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Purcell class Express Boat Tender
Xboat-Tender-Keith-Supp7 Pg11-15 13-Jan-2019a.jpg
A typical Purcell class Express Boat Tender, one of the prototypical Express Boat Tenders.
Type: XT Tender
Agility TBD
Also see Tender
Architect TBD
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Cargo 60.0 Tons
Cost MCr274.77
Crew 6
Enlisted 3
Officers 3
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull [[Cylinder Hull]]
Illustration Yes
IOC TBD
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 3
Model Model/3
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 10 High/Med 20 Low
QSP XT-KU11
Reference Traders and Gunboats 11-15.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
USP XT-A411132-000000-00000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Purcell class Express Boat Tender is a auxiliary starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A typical Purcell class Express Boat Tender, one of the prototypical Express Boat Tenders.
    Xboat-Tender-Keith-Supp7 Pg11-15 13-Jan-2019a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 1,000 tons.
  • Tonnage: 1,000 tons. 14000 cubic meters. [3]
  • Dimensions: 60m long. 30m wide. 12m high. [4]
2. Crew x6 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-1
  • 1-G acceleration
  • Power Plant: Standard
  • Undeclared-EPs
  • Agility: Low
  • Performance: 1-G. Jump-1. Standard power. [6]
4. Electronics Model/3 computer.
5. Hardpoints x10 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • The armament of an express boat tender varies - nearly any type of gun may be placed in the ship's turrets. The turret arrangement, however, is a constant. One pop turret is mounted aft, and can conceal itself in the deck when necessary; two turrets forward are mounted on tracks, and can he moved to whatever part of the ship need protection. [7]|-
7. Defenses Typically, no defenses are equipped.
8. Craft Four express boats or two scout/couriers.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel skimming and purification.
10. Cost The express boat tender costs MCr274.77 to construct, assuming no architect's fees (the design is standard and any costs have been amortized by the government) and a 10% discount for production in volume. Weapons costs have not been included in this price. [8]
11. Construction Time 20 months to build, 16 months in quantity.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 60.0 tons.
  • Special Features: Unstreamlined. Heavy duty communications banks. Fuel and maintenance facilities for xboats. [9]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Communication Vessel - Express Boat:

Paramilitary Ship - Tender:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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