Donosev class Survey Scout

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Donosev class Survey Scout
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A view of the nose of the Donosev class Survey Scout displaying its extendable sensor drogues.
Type: LU Survey Scout
Agility 2
Also see Survey Vessel
Architect Timothy B. Brown
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 20.0 Tons
Cost MCr211.05
Crew 10
Enlisted 10
Officers 6
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 4
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/5
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference The Travellers' Digest 15 TBD.
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP SU-4732352-000000-00000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Donosev class Survey Scout is a survey starship.

  • It is a paramilitary ship and is often known simply as a Survey Scout.
  • It uses a 400-ton hull and is used to continually resurvey the interior regions of the Imperium, updating maps and charts and maintaining beacons and markers for navigation hazards.
  • It is an exploratory starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Donosev is common survey vessel in use with the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service. This vessel’s primary Missions are the continual resurvey of interior regions of Imperial space, continually updating charts, maintaining navigation beacons and replacing or placing hazard markers. These vessels are also able to conduct planet surveys as well, relying on the cutter and air-raft to carry survey crew to a planets service. Two modules are carried, one for refuelling and the other for planetary survey missions. Usually these vessel are unarmed, though tonnage has been set aside for weapons. [1]

  • Normal crew consists of 1 Captain, 2 pilots, 1 Navigator, 2 Engineers and 8 Survey Crew.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Donosev class Survey Scout heading past a sun getting ready to perform a month-long system survey.
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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

The survey scout is a typical ship in service with the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service.

  • The ship has four standby hardpoints; no weapons are normally mounted. As is the case with most modern Scout vessels, the Donosev is not equipped for use in hostile areas. There are four ship's vehicles: one modular cutter with two modules (typically, a survey module and a fuel skimmer module) and three air/rafts. [2]
  • The Survey Scout is a peaceful vessel, typically unarmed and inoffensive. It does, however, mount four hardpoints and can be armed with a variety of turrets and weaponry if necessary.

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. [3]

Basic Ship Characteristics [4]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 400 tons standard. 5,600 cubic meters. [5]
2. Crew x10 crew. [6]
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Electronics x1 Model/5 computer. Extensive data banks. [8]
5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints. Standby only. [9]
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft Subcraft:
  • x1 Modular Cutter with two modules. Typically, a combination passenger/cargo module and a fuel skim module are selected.
  • x3 Air/rafts are carried. [10]
9. Fuel Treatment On-board Purification plant. Fuel acquisition is by cutter module. [11]
10. Cost MCr263.8221 standard. MCr211.05768 in quantity. [12]
11. Construction Time 16 months singly; 11 months in quantity. [13]
12. Remarks Many specialized versions of the platform exist. [14]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Comments: The survey scout is a typical ship in service with the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service. Its function is to continually re-survey the interior regions of the Imperium, updating maps and charts, and maintaining beacons and markers for astrogation hazards. [15]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Class Names: The Donosev class survey scout is named for famous scouts in the Imperial service. [16]

Villemina Donosev held the post of Master Chief Surveyor of the Imperial Grand Survey with the First Survey was published in 420. Her unstinting devotion was instrumental in bringing the hundred-year project to a successful close. When a new class of ship was commissioned for the Second Survey, it was decided to name the class for her. Individual ships are named for famous scouts in the Imperial service.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Science Ship - Survey Ship:

  1. Type LU class Survey Ship
    1. Baso Rita class Small Survey Ship
    2. Donosev class Survey Scout
    3. Elson class Explorer Vessel
    4. Explorer class Survey Cruiser
    5. Lintula class Survey Vessel
    6. Louis & Clark class Scout Surveyor
    7. Type C class Survey Cruiser
    8. Type HX class Explorer
    9. Ulysses class Long-Range Scout
    10. VCS 889 class Survey Ship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Martin Dougherty. Compendium 3 (Mongoose Publishing, 2013), 128.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  6. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  7. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  8. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  9. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  10. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  11. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  12. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  13. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  14. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  15. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.
  16. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 13.