SK-3 class Lifeboat

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SK-3 class Lifeboat
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Published, canon smallcraft design.
Type: UCS Lifeboat
Also see
Blueprint No
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr12.01
Crew 1
Officers TBD
Enlisted TBD
Hardpoints 0
Hull TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 1 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 4 High/Med 4 Low
QSP TBD
Reference TBD
Size 20 Tons
Streamlining TBD
Tech Level TL–15
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The SK-3 class Lifeboat is a non-combatant smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The SK-3 is a fairly standard design for a small lifeboat, usually attached to passenger carrying vessel. This ship holds 4 seated passengers and four emergency low berths for 4 more. The boat is designed to be operated by someone who has no experience with operating space craft, by automating many of the ship functions. All of these functions can be over-ridden through use of the proper override codes.

Usually the lifeboat is attached to a larger ship, with the airlock marked clearly, though sealed to prevent accidental entry. If the lock is opened, the boat begins an automated launch sequence, sealing the lock after five minutes or upon detection of loss of pressure or one of several other emergency issues on the parent vessel.

The ship contains a fair quantity of survival gear to allow the passengers to survive in the case of emergency landing on a habitable, though uninhabited world.

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 craft) 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 TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
  • No additional information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
  • No additional information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Life Boat Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Life Boat:

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

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.