Cluster Hull

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A Cluster Hull is a kind of ship structure, fuselage, chassis, or hull.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Cluster Hull is an accumulation of various ship components and connectors. It is an unstreamlined hull that is often considered to the least expensive of all hull options. It is unsuited for high acceleration and not intended for most world landings. It must use shuttles or other kinds of interface craft to interface with the surface installations of planets with atmospheres. Highports or other kinds of space stations are often highly desirable trade destinations.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A common hull type.
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CBPUSAL Function Designation Streamlining Spectrum[edit]

The Imperial Ship Builders Association (ISBA) qualifies modern naval hulls across this spectrum:

  1. C. Cluster. An accumulation of compartments.
  2. B. Braced Cluster. Structured for higher acceleration.
  3. P. Planetoid. A hollowed nickel-iron asteroid.
  4. U. Unstreamlined. Protrusions increase drag.
  5. S. Streamlined. Cowlings and fairings decrease drag.
  6. A. Airframe. Winged for performance in atmosphere.
  7. L. Lifting Body. Radically streamlined lifting-surfaces.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Craft Using Cluster Hulls[edit]

62 Representative Close Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Anchorage class Orbital Station WO 45,000 10 Distant Fringe 0.5 0 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Antiama class Fleet Carrier VM 100,000 15 Third Imperium 2 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Arliliushruu class Medium Cruiser CM 30,000 15 Third Imperium 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser CH 75,000 14 Third Imperium 5 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bengal class Carrier VE 1,000 10 Bain Defense Squadron 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Brilliant Gem class Cruise Liner TV 36,117 14 Third Imperium 1 5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cluster class Light Fleet Carrier VL 49,900 10 Tellerian Cluster 3 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Codori Prime class
Luxury Liner
RPL 800 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Crockett class Destroyer DS 4,200 11 Terran Confederation 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dee Six class Downport WOD 1770 13 Third Imperium 0 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan downport design.
Draper class Frigate EF 700 11 Saldazar Security Squadron 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exorcist class Battle Cruiser CB 120,000 12 Protectorate of Leset 5 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fearless class Medium Cruiser CM 25,000 12 Protectorate 5 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Freespace Gateway class Freighter ML 2,500 12 Third Imperium 2 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gauntlet class Strike Cruiser CS 30,000 12 Sword Worlds Confederation 3 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ghalalk class Armored Cruiser CA 50,000 15 Third Imperium 5 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dee Six class Downport WOD 1770 13 Third Imperium 0 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan downport design.
Grimnismal class Patrol Leader DDL 2,000 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Grunt class System Defense Boat HSVL 1,000 10 Outcasts of the Whispering Sky 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harbinger class Medium Cruiser CM 40,000 14 Vegan Polity 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Harbor class Orbital Station WO 95000 11 Distant Fringe 0.5 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hellworld class Merchant Cruiser MC 60,000 11 Sath Alliance 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor GQ 600 14 Third Imperium 2 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Holdemar class Destroyer DM 5,000 12 Tenjada Moralitate 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Independence of the Stars class Interstellar Liner MM 154,407 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jack Driscoll class Bulk Freighter TC 5,000 11 Nexus Fleet Forces 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Jolly Roger class Corsair PP 400 11 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ka'sch class Battle Cruiser CL 12,000 11 Sath Alliance 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Krait class Frigate FG 1,000 11 Distant Fringe 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Krohn class Dreadnought BS 900,000 12 Principality of Mavuzo 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lombardo class Assault Transport IA 5,000 11 Nist Military Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Lorimar class Strike Carrier VA 80,000 13 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Mauler class Mercenary Cruiser CY 1,000 10 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
McCrawley class Attack Transport IV 9,600 15 Third Imperium 1 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Midway class Heavy Carrier VH 400,000 13 Solomani Confederation 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Militant Pilgrim class Combat Transport IL 10,000 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Minsk class Medium Battleship BM 150,000 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nemesis class Intruder Cruiser CFJ 19,900 15 Third Imperium 1 5 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nymph class Provincial Merchant A2 400 9 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Presidio class Armoured Cruiser CA 50,000 13 Czarate of Delsun 3 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Prosperity class Medium Freighter MC 12,000 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Provider class Military Transport II 13,363 14 Third Imperium 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Pukushik class Cruiser CH 50,000 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Rapacious class Command Carrier VC 400,000 15 Third Imperium 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Regal Ark class Light Fleet Carrier VL 30,000 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Retribution class Battleship BH 300,000 12 The Protectorate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Revolver class Modular Liner R2 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Reynolds Meyers Briggs class Heavy Merchant TC 7,000 12 Distant Fringe 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ronkli class Combat Transport IT 300 11 Saldazar Security Squadron 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Samuelson class Medium Cruiser CM 40,000 10 Plavian League 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sang-O class Patrol Ship HTP 370 11 Worlds of The Leader 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shaskis class ECV ECV 10,000 11 Ziru Sirka 4 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Shibash class Light Cruiser CL 10,000 11 Ziru Sirka 4 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Shiishu class Monitor HML 30,000 10 First Fleet of Dzo 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stellar class Liner RP 600 14 Third Imperium 1 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sveinhelm class Assault Carrier VA 2,000 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
TC3 Perx class Scout SC 300 11 Trooles Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tenjada class Battleship BM 100,000 12 Tenjada Moralitate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type-21 class Missile Sloop ELM 205 11 Worlds of The Leader 3 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valor class Missile Corvette EEM 400 15 Third Imperium 6 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Virginia class Battleship BM 152,000 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Voluspa class Patrol Escort HT 500 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


8 Representative Cluster Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Anna Karenina RH 22,000 12 Third Imperium 2 2 No No
Earth Mail class Tender TV 10,000 11 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Khoghue class Armed Junker AA 499.6 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kosigar class Light Carrier VL 4,000 13 Solomani Confederation 0.9 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Rita class Fleet Tender VTH 300,000 12 Council of the Wise 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stisahsheql class Battle Carrier VTS 550,000 14 Zhodani Consulate 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Udzuekh class Mining Vessel JMV 400 11 Vargr Extents 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
War Child class Command Carrier VC 120,000 12 Geonee Confederation 4 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


42 Representative Dispersed Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Arakoine class Strike Cruiser CS 50,000 15 Third Imperium 4 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
As'ah class Fleet Tender VTF 6,000 11 Sath Alliance 1 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Bulwark class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 12 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cavern of Fangs class Escort Carrier VE 900 14 Vargr Extents 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Confederate class Scout Station VTE 1,000 7 Third Imperium 1 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Corporate class Range Carrier TV 75,000 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Echaahan class Command Carrier VC 100,000 12 Iltharan 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Empress class Bulk Carrier TC 75,000 9 Distant Fringe 1 1 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Endeavor class Ship Transporter TV 30,000 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Fornorb class Heavy Merchant TM 100,000 14 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan ship design.
Gargantuan class Heavy Transport TH 300,000 13 Third Imperium 1 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Garrett Durant class Cargo Hauler MC 3,000 12 Distant Fringe 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gunsan class Orbital Dockyard WO 90,000 11 Distant Fringe 0.5 0 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hangar class Light Fleet Carrier VL 6,000 12 Nexus Fleet Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
High Liner class Bulk Freighter TV 5,000 12 Bright Conclave 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hybrid Zeno class Light Carrier VL 3,600 11 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE12 Sarash class Destroyer DVL 1,200 10 Korsumug Empire 4 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kliqrv class Ultraheavy Battle Carrier VU 1,000,000 13 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liaoning class Light Carrier VL 65,000 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Liapryrzh class Battle Carrier VTS 750,000 14 Zhodani Consulate 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mariner class Frame Carrier TV 90,000 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mavuzo class Super Freighter MS 500,000 12 Principality of Mavuzo 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nianemiev class Battle Carrier VTU 1,000,000 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Orowani Deep Space class
Commercial Tender
TV 3,500 11 Terran Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ranger class Escort Carrier VE 2,000 11 Katowice Conquest 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Regent class Station Tanker TF 80,000 12 Principality of Caledon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender VTC 1,000,000 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sagacity class Bulk Freighter TV 5,000 11 Distant Fringe 1 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sao class Heavy Merchant TC 7,945 11 Rim Republic 1 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sorority class Fleet Tender VTS 700,000 12 Sorority of Hygiea 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Spirit class Medium Carrier VM 100,000 14 Third Imperium 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sshkih class Carrier VTL 8,000 11 Sath Alliance 1 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Stanter class Defense Escort Carrier VD 2,000 9 Uffan Strategic Space Forces 6 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Swarm Master class Fleet Tender VTD 14,840 10 The Biumvirate 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sword of Vengeance class Battle Tender VTL 99,000 11 Sword Worlds Confederation 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Telemon class Survey Scout SL 400 15 Produced by Third Imperium; Rediscovered and produced by [[Fourth Imperium]] 2 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type A7 class Cruiser EE 1,000 13 Droyne Oytrip Yatroy 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Valiant Conveyor class Liberty Ship MC 15,000 11 Distant Fringe 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valiant Guardian class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 15 Third Imperium 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valtos Niagra class Scout/Courier SC 110 13 Talokan Armed Forces 1 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Varella class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 13 Varellan Empire 6 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Yedidah class Fleet Tender VTF 4,000 9 Khan World League 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


11 Representative Distributed Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Auliaau class Battle Carrier VTB 240,000 14 Third Imperium 4 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Borazio class Heavy Freighter RC 1,000 10 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cleon class Battle Tender VTB 500,000 14 Third Imperium 4 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Iyeliy class Messenger XUA 200 12 Aslan Hierate 1 5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kobe class Bulk Carrier TC 50,000 13 Third Imperium 2 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Oukhaha class Bulk Hauler RC 1,600 12 Aslan Hierate 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Owatarl class Tender VTE 600 12 Aslan Hierate 1 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Shinar class Fleet Tender VTU 1,000,000 13 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tethys class Mercenary Transport CY 1,000 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Triumph class Battle Tender VTB 240,000 15 Third Imperium 6 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
World class Battle Tender VTH 300,000 15 Third Imperium 3 4 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design. Further developed by a fan.


4 Representative Irregular Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Lord Adrian class Light Cruiser CM 30,000 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Marat class Battleship BP 224,800 15 Third Imperium 5 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Norland class Fleet Tender VTF 80,000 13 Langemarck Coalition 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xihuitl class Person Ship UY 10 16 Awakened 3 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.


7 Representative Open Frame Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Aurora class Multimission Clipper RI TBD X Third Imperium X X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Imperial Standard class Fleet Tender VTS 700,000 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Maggart class Battle Tender VTB 2,750 14 Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Maggart class Clipper RI 2,750 14 Third Imperium 2 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Quarter Hammer class Construction Drone UDG 10 12 Second Imperium 1 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
Spartan class Modular Merchant RI 400 X Third Imperium 3 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Three Sisters class Heavy Jump Transport TS 990,000 13 Principality of Caledon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


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