Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender

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Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender
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Homegrown subsector navy subcraft carrier.
Type: VTD System Defense Boat Tender
Agility 4
Also see Defensive Ship - Tender
Architect James Kundert
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 302.1 Tons
Cost MCr1,267.13
Qty: MCr1,013.7
Crew 81
Enlisted 70
Officers 11
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 50
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration No
IOC 974
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 12
Model Model/2
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP VT-05U21
Reference Fan: James Kundert
Size 5,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 2-G and J-1 performance with a streamlined cylinder hull.


The Arachnea is a tail-sitter, with its decks perpendicular to the direction of thrust. The central hull is a tall cylinder sitting on a cubical drive compartment. Above the engines and attached to the main hull are four huge irregular cones pointed down, their bases perpendicular to thrust (...like the decks). The cone arrangement is repeated just below the nose of the ship, but the cones point the other way, and are broken by smaller bullet shapes emerging from their sloped forward faces (the lifeboats), and (...on two opposing cones) two 12-meter spheres (...the fuel shuttles). The faces of the cones are just far enough apart to hold a Caryatid class System Defense Boat between them, and the face of the central cylinder is contoured to nest the SDBs close enough to allow an airlock match.

The Arachnea has a large cargo capacity, allowing it to totally resupply the SDBs it serves. Its quick deployment ability requires that it be unstreamlined, however. For its own activities, the fuel shuttles it carries are capable of refueling it often enough. The Arachnea is handicapped if required to jump very often, unless it uses carried SDBs as auxiliary fuel shuttles. The listed cost and weight does not include any of its carried craft.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 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 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Duchy of Inar based out of Inar (world) has a vibrant TL-14 or TL-E ship building industry, known for innovative designs and clever Naval Architecture. They are best known for their unstreamlined cylinder hull tail-sitter ship designs and sphere hulled smallcraft specialized for star system defense. They also build some of the finest fusion guns and ECM systems in Imperial Space.

The Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender was designed on Inar (Deneb 1213) as a transport and resupply point for the Caryatid class System Defense Boat (...which was not designed on Inar, being somewhat older).

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Defense Tender:

  1. Type VTD class Defense Tender
    1. Arachnae class System Defense Boat Tender
    2. Swarm Master class Fleet Tender

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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