Express Boat Tender

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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:

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:


Ship Summary List[edit]

3 Representative Express Boat (X) Classes

Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
Adlerstein class Fleet Courier XCF 15 400 0 0 Third Imperium TBD
Hummingbird class Courier XC 15 400 3 6 Uncharted Space No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design. XC-DL63
Jumpmax class Courier XC 15 100 6 2 Third Imperium XC-AL26

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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