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
Akkigish class Far Trader AF 400 10 Vilani Imperium 3 2 Yes
Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant AK 400 9 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes
Anhk class Merchant AK 1,200 13 Third Imperium 1 2 No No
Anjou class Freighter AF 440 14 Third Imperium 2 2 No
April Hare class Far Trader AF 400 11 Third Imperium 1 2 No
Athelstan class Merchant AF 400 11 Third Imperium 2 2 No No
Bloodwell class Merchant AK 1,000 13 Third Imperium 1 3 Yes Yes
Brilliance class Long Liner M 800 14 Third Imperium 2 4 Yes Yes
Cihzicih class Transport AK 800 15 Hive Federation 2 2 No Yes
Codori Prime class Luxury Liner M 800 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes
Dakaar class Freighter R 1,800 12 Principality of Caledon 2 2 Yes No
Dee Six class Downport WOD 1,770 13 Third Imperium 0 0 No
Eakhau class Trader AF 400 11 Aslan Hierate 1 2 Yes Yes
Empress Marava class Far Trader AF 200 10 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes
Farrou class Far Trader AF 200 11 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes Yes
Fortune class Merchant M 600 12 Third Imperium 1 3 Yes No
Freespace Gateway class Freighter AK 2,500 12 Third Imperium 2 3 Yes
Garu class Far Trader AF 200 11 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes
Giiphicih class Embassy Ship M 1,200 15 Hive Federation 1 2 No Yes
Gizicih class General Trader AF 400 12 Hive Federation 1 2 Yes Yes
Glimmerdrift class Subsidized Liner M 600 12 Third Imperium 1 3 Yes No
Hellworld class Merchant Cruiser B 60,000 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 No
Hercules class Cargo Transport R 5,000 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes
Hero class Far Trader AF 200 11 Ziru Sirka 2 2 yes Yes
Hnneshant class Trade Boat AF 400 11 Vargr Extents 2 2 Yes No
Independence of the Stars class Interstellar Liner M 154,407 15 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes
Jimenez class Escort Corvette ECE 300 11 Saldazar Security Squadron 6 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Khershwan class Trader AF 300 12 Vargr Extents 2 2 No No
Khtukhao class Clan Transport AK 600 11 Aslan Hierate 2 2 Yes Yes
King Richard class Interstellar Liner M 5,000 11 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes No
Krait class Frigate CF 1,000 11 Distant Fringe 3 2 No
Lanthium Petal class Speculative Trader AF 800 12 Third Imperium 2 3 Yes
Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser R 1,800 13 Third Imperium 4 3 Yes Yes
Maada class Fast Trader AF 200 11 Third Imperium 4 1 Yes Yes
Manta class Small Merchant AF 200 11 Third Imperium 1 2 No
Maru class Merchant AK 500 13 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes No
Mauripo class Subsidized Merchant AK 600 15 Third Imperium 1 2 No No
Mora class Freighter AK 1,000 15 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes
Noql class Free Trader AF 300 14 Zhodani Consulate 1 2 Yes No
Nymph class Provincial Merchant AF 400 11 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes No
Paya class Light Freighter AF 100 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No
Perseus class Free Trader AF 200 12 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes No
Petty class Subsidized Merchant AK 400 12 Third Imerium 1 1 Yes Yes
Pride of Vland class Long Liner M 1,000 13 Third Imperium 1 4 Yes No
Prosperity class Freighter R 3,000 14 Third Imperium 1 4 No No
Queen class Modular Subsidized Merchant AK 600 13 Third Imperium 1 3 Yes No
Revolver class Modular Liner RV 300 12 Third Imperium 2 2 No
Royal class Interstellar Liner M 5,000 11 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes
Seeker class Armored Merchant AK 1,000 15 Third Imperium 1 4 Yes No
Stellar class Liner M 600 14 Third Imperium 1 3 No
Susa class Cargo Carrier R 1,000 12 Third Imperium 1 3 No Yes
Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader AF 300 12 Trojan Reaches 2 2 No
Type Aj class Free Trader AF 200 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes No
Type AT class Freighter R 3,000 13 Third Imperium 1 4 Yes Yes
Type CT class Cargo Carrier AK 1,000 12 Third Imperium 1 3 Yes Yes
Type HR class Trader AF 400 11 Hive Federation 1 2 Yes Yes
Type R2 class Subsidized Merchant AK 500 11 Third Imperium 2 2 No
Type RAX class Protected Merchant R 500 11 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes No
Type RL class Subsidized Merchant AK 600 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No
Type RL2 class Subsidized Merchant AK 600 11 Third Imperium 2 2 No
Type RT class Longliner M 1,000 13 Third Imperium 1 4 Yes Yes
Type TC(S) class Free Trader R 200 15 Third Imperium 1 1 No


0 Representative Cluster Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon


6 Representative Dispersed Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Bulwark class Fleet Tender VTM 100,000 12 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Consortium class Bulk Freighter BV 400,000 15 Tomon Trade Federation 1 6 No
Garrett Durant class Cargo Hauler R 3,000 12 Distant Fringe 1 1 No
Hybrid Zeno class Light Carrier VL 3,600 11 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mavuzo class Super Freighter AK 500,000 12 Principality of Mavuzo 3 3 No
Nebula class Starliner M 9,000 14 Third Imperium 1 5 No


1 Representative Distributed Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Borazio class Heavy Freighter AK 1,000 10 Third Imperium 1 2 Yes Yes


0 Representative Irregular Structure Hull configuration ships

Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon
Class Superclass Tons TL Origin G Jump Illustration Canon


2 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 RV 2,080 12 Reformation Coalition 2 5 Yes Yes
Maggart class Clipper RV 2,750 12 Reformation Coalition 2 5 Yes Yes


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