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A WB-class Barge is a non-FTL boat, typically a kind of Bigcraft although smallcraft barges also exist.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Barges are system craft, boats designed to range a star system performing useful work. Some barges are used as subcraft off a tender, while many are based out of highports or space stations. Some perform ferry duties from a mainworld to a mining or farming colony on a non-mainworld planet. Jump ferries and shuttles are not included in this category. Barges were once historically categorized as towed vessels lacking independent propulsion, but contempory barges in Charted Space are almost always equipped with maneuver drives or other forms of propulsion.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Congo class Cargo Barge in side view.
    J-0 50dT Congo class Barge.jpg
  2. An Omicron class Heavy Lander in side view.
    J0 400dT Interface Lander.jpg
  3. A Rysos class Battle Barge in side view.
    J0 1000dT Battle Barge.jpg
  4. An Elysium class Passenger Barge in side view.
    J-0 1000dT Passenger Barge.jpg
  5. A Colossus class Heavy Lander in side view.
    J0 1200dT Heavy Lander 2.jpg
  6. A Bluestone class Cargo Barge in side view.
    J0 3000dT Barge.jpg

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

No information yet available.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Barges typically serve the following roles:
Bigcraft & Smallcraft:

  1. Assault Transport (WBI)
  2. Barge (WB) (Namesake)
  3. Battle Barge (WBG)
  4. Cargo Barge (WBC)
  5. Combat Barge (WBG)
  6. Combat Support Barge (WBQ)
  7. Combat Transport Barge (WBI)
  8. Infantry Barge (WBI)
  9. Landing Transport (WBC)
  10. Passenger Barge (WBP)
  11. Portable Repair Dock (WBG)
  12. Troop Transport (WBI)

Civilian Subcraft[edit]

Civilian subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

  1. Barge (WB)
  2. Utility Craft (U)

Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

W-class Barge Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Barge WB Colossus class Heavy Lander None
  • W = World Craft, System Craft, etc.
  • B = Barge
Cargo Barge WBC Congo class Cargo Barge None
  • C = Cargo
Battle Barge WBG Rysos class Battle Barge None
  • G = Gunned
Combat Transport Barge WBI TBD class Barge None
  • I = Infantry Lander
Passenger Barge WBP Elysium class Passenger Barge None
  • P = Passenger
Combat Support Barge WBQ TBD class Barge None
  • Q = Combat Support
NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Ship - Barge:

  1. Type WB class Barge
    1. TBD class Barge

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

7 Representative Barge (WB) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Bluestone class Cargo Barge WBC 3000 ACS 7 Distant Fringe 0 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Colossus class Heavy Lander WB 1,200 Bigcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 2 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Congo class Cargo Barge WBC 50 ACS 9 Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Non-canon fan design.
Elysium class Passenger Barge WBP 1,000 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 0 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon design.
Omicron class Heavy Lander WB 400 ACS 9 Distant Fringe 0 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Planetoid Hauler class Cargo Ship WBC 990 ACS 9 Terra 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan spaceship design.
Rysos class Battle Barge WBG 1,000 ACS 11 Bright Conclave 0 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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