Donosev class Survey Scout

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Donosev class Survey Scout
Donosev-Survey-Ship-CT-THUMB-P-Jaquays-Supp-9 08-Sept-2019c.png
A view of the nose of the Donosev class Survey Scout displaying its extendable sensor drogues.
Type: LU Survey Scout
Category ACS
Size 400 Tons
Hull Configuration Cylinder Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Computer Model/5
Jump J-3
Maneuver 2 G
Hardpoints 4
Staterooms 0
Crew 10
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 10
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 20.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr211.05
Architect fee MCrTimothy B. Brown
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Survey Vessel
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference The Travellers' Digest 15 TBD.
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. Nostrii class Science Scout
    8. Pytheas class Exploratory Cruiser
    9. Talon class Survey Cruiser
    10. Type C class Survey Cruiser
    11. Type EDSV class Extended Duration Survey Vessel
    12. Type HX class Explorer
    13. Ulysses class Long-Range Scout
    14. VCS 889 class Survey Ship

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