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The Express Boat Network would not work without the express boat tender, a starship specifically designed to maintain the Express Boat Network.

Xboat-Tender-Keith-Supp7 Pg11-15 13-Jan-2019a.jpg

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


Description (Specifications)[edit]

No information yet available.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Express Boat Tenders, stationed in each system that express boats stop at, serve two purposes.

  • First, they tend express boats, recovering them when they arrive, refuelling them and repairing minor problems, and then sending them on their way.
  • Second, they serve as a relay station between the planetary surface based message center and the express boat itself. Messages are forwarded to the tender for transmittal to the xboat just before it leaves for the next star system.

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

No information yet available.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Express Boat Tenders typically serve the following roles:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Express boat tenders are encountered anywhere that X-Boats may be expected. High population, high technology systems will probably have several tenders operating in order to handle the flow of information. Express boat tenders are jump capable, and each may carry up to four xboats in its cavernous ship bay. As a result, the tenders can be found in fringe or off-route systems ferrying extra xboats to areas that need them. They also undertake recovery missions to pick up damaged xboats or boats which have misjumped to off-route systems.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Express Boats:

Tenders:

Ship Summary List[edit]

61 Representative Express Boat (X) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Adlerstein class Fleet Courier XCF 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium X X {{{illustration}}}
Barnett class Fleet Courier XCF 200 ACS 14 Solomani Confederation 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Chantoql class Courier XC X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Chercheur class Fleet Dispatch Courier XUD 500 ACS 14 Strend Cluster 5 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Columbus class Fleet Courier XCF X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dhaztuen class Far Merchant XUV 600 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Echtovr Dazhia class Council Cruiser XUR 2,000 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Excalibur class Express Packet Boat XUF X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Express Rock class Mail Drone XC 100 ACS 11 [[GeDeCo]] 2 0 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.
Flyer class Diplomatic Courier XUD 100 ACS 13 Darrian Confederation 3 5 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Gepard class Express Courier XCF 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 4 4 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Giciifichu class Dispatcher XC 100 ACS 15 Hive Federation 5 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Golf Ball class VIP Transport Scout XUD 100 ACS X Third Imperium 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hummingbird class Courier XC 400 ACS 15 Uncharted Space 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Iris class Armored Packet XUA 1,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Iyeliy class Messenger XUA 200 ACS 12 Aslan Hierate 5 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Jump-Boat XB 55 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Kahk'rik'kreng class Yacht XUD 6,000 ACS 14 Two Thousand Worlds 3 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kankur class Frontier Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kr'ghrr class Courier XC 1,000 ACS 13 Two Thousand Worlds 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ktiyhui class Courier XC 200 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 3 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Last Line class Fleet Courier XCF 100 ACS 11 The Last Line 2 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lirshala class Express Boat Tender XT 1,000 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Marathon class Fleet Courier XCF 200 ACS 14 Solomani Confederation 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Mercury class Long Range Fleet Courier XU 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Messenger class Commercial Courier XC 100 ACS 11 Distant Fringe X 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Midlothian A5 class Dispatch XUA 200 ACS 12 Principality of Caledon 3 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Orowani Deep Space class Courier XC 100 ACS 11 Bright Conclave 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Purcell class Express Boat Tender XT 1,000 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Ranger class Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Rapid class Fleet Courier XU 500 ACS 15 Darrian Confederation 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Royal class Dispatch Vessel XUD 100 ACS 10 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Starsream Model 226 class Courier XUD 200 ACS 13 Principality of Caledon 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sundowner class Fleet Courier XCF 400 ACS 14 Solomani Confederation 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Swift class Fleet Courier XCF 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Swift Missive class Courier XC 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Tathoe class Scout/Courier XC 200 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Thorez class Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VM class Packet Boat XUV 600 ACS 12 Vargr Extents X X Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VX class Courier XC 200 ACS 12 Vargr Extents 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type X class Express Boat XB 100 ACS 10 Third Imperium 4 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XCF class Fleet Courier XCF 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 6 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XM class Interplanetary Express Boat XB 100 ACS X Third Imperium 4 0 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XSS class Express Solar Sailor XB 100 ACS TBD Third Imperium 4 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XT class Express Boat Tender XT 1,000 ACS 10 Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Type XU class Packet Ship XU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes
Type XUA class Armed Packet Ship XUA 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XUB class Packet Boat XUB X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XUD class Dispatch Ship XUD X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XUF class Fast Dispatch Ship XUF X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XUR class Packet Liner XUR X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type XUV class Packet Boat XUV 600 ACS 12 Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type ZC class Courier XC X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type ZHG class Council Cruiser XUR 2,000 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Vehrsabl class Courier XC X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Venture class Frontier Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Victrix class Courier XC X ACS X Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Xavier class Express Boat XB 100 ACS 10 Third Imperium 4 0 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Xerxes class Armed Packet Ship XUA 300 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 3 Yes Yes
Yetsabl class Courier XC TBD ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Zofagic class Utility Vessel XC 200 ACS 15 Hive Federation 3 4.12 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.


Image Repository[edit]

  1. A typical Purcell class Express Boat Tender. Black and white illustration by IISS artist.
    Xboat-Tender-Keith-Supp7 Pg11-15 13-Jan-2019a.jpg

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