Ship's Boat

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Generic Ship’s Boat
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Published, canon design.
Type: U Auxiliary
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Cargo 13.7 Tons
Cost MCr16
Crew 2
Officers 2
Enlisted 0
Hardpoints 1
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 30 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–9
USP TBD
Generic Ship’s Boat

The Ship's Boat uses a 30-ton hull, is capable of 6-G acceleration, carries 1.8 tons of fuel tankage, and has a crew of two. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A ship's boat may mount one beam or pulse laser; remaining weapons must be missile racks and sandcasters. The craft has 13.7 tons of excess space available, and typically costs MCr16. [1]

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. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage TBD
2. Crew TBD
3. Performance TBD
4. Electronics TBD
5. Hardpoints TBD
6. Armament TBD
7. Defenses TBD
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost TBD
11. Construction Time TBD
12. Comments TBD

Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types[edit]

  1. Cutter (50-ton)
  2. Fighter (10-ton)
  3. Launch (20-ton)
  4. Pinnace (40-ton)
  5. Ship's Boat (30-ton)
  6. Shuttle (95-ton)
  7. Slow Boat (30-ton)
  8. Slow Pinnace (40-ton)

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Ship’s Boat is probably the second most common smallcraft after the lifeboat or launch. It has become one of the eight most popular and commonly encountered smallcraft designs found within Charted Space.

Ship’s Boat Training[edit]

The training of all smallcraft is often called ship’s boat skill; it is piloting of all applicable smallcraft.

Ship's Boat Skill: An individual with this training is familiar with the function and operation of small interplanetary craft collectively known as ship's boats. These craft range in size from five to 100 tons, and include shuttles, lifeboats, launches, ship's boats, and fighters. The small interplanetary craft carried as auxiliaries or boats on larger ships, or serving the needs of bases and stations, are distinctly different from the large vessels which ply the space lanes. Ship's boat expertise reflects a distinct experience and training in the operation of these craft. [4]

Selected Ship's Boat Classes[edit]

  1. TL-7 Ship's Boat
  2. TL-8 Ship's Boat
  3. TL-9 Ship's Boat
  4. TL-10 Ship's Boat
  5. TL-11 Ship's Boat
  6. TL-12 Ship's Boat
  7. TL-13 Ship's Boat
  8. TL-14 Ship's Boat
  9. TL-15 Ship's Boat

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. 1.0 1.1 . (, 1977), 18.
  2. . (, 1981), page/s 10.
  3. . (, 1981), page/s 10.
  4. . (, 1977), page/s 21.