|Capital Ship Combatants||Escort Combatants||Military Smallcraft||Support Ships|
|Battleship||Cruiser||Carrier||Destroyer||Escort||Frigate||System Defense Boat||Fighter||Assault Transport||Smallcraft||Auxiliaries|
|Commercial Mercantile Ships||Non-Mercantile Commercial Ships||Non-Commercial Ships||Civilian Smallcraft||Highports & Satellites|
|Merchant||Liner||Transport||Commercial Industrial||Commercial Ships||General||Research||Private||Auxiliary|| Orbital
- An example is the Ashigaru Class Q Ship.
- Ships by Function
- Starship User Types
- Advanced Ship Classifications
- Basic Ship Classifications
- Speed of Travel
- Jump Drive
Most Q-ships range from 200 to 800 tons, matching the range of common merchant ships and freighters. They are even built using the same hull designs, simply adding armour and weaponry. Typically, they mount the maximum number of turrets for the hull size. Any turrets over and above the usual number on a merchant ship are in the form of "pop" turrets. These are similar to the pop turrets found on xboat tenders .
The designs tend to trade cargo space for improved drives and a good computer. Since boarding actions are common, Q-ships normally carry a squad of marines or security personnel trained in such operations. Small craft carried by Q-ships are specially equipped for troop transport.
Strategy & Tactics
The operative tactic for a Q-ship is surprise and ambush. They wait to have a nimbler, faster corsair or other raider approach and then close the trap.
These ships can be a valuable element in anti-pirate forces of many planetary and subsector governments throughout known space. Companies may also purchase Q-ships for use in areas where local governments either cannot or will not control piracy; they find the expense of Q-ships a bargain when a raider which has preyed upon a profitable trade route is finally hunted down.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type QT class Q-ship
References & Contributors (Sources)
- I.S.P.M.V.: Fenris / S.F.V. Valkyrie
- Challenge Magazine No. 25: Lisiani
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science