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G-class Industrial Vessels serve a wide variety of industrial uses including construction, resource processing, manufacturing, ship repair, recovery, and other commercial roles.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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  • Description (Specifications)[edit]

    No information yet available.

    Image Repository[edit]

    Noncombatant Largecraft and/or Bigcraft[edit]

    1. A Leander class Space Tug working a crowded highport.
      Leander Image.jpg
    2. This is a side view and a top view of a smaller layout of the modular ship known as the Roca Maestro class Modular Ore Hauler.
      Roca-Maestro-class-Modular Ore-Hauler--SIDE-VIEW-T5-Tom-Mouat 07-Aug-2019b.jpg
    3. A Roughneck class Frontier Fuel Harvester traversing the various layers of a resource-rich gas giant.
      Roughneck-MT-IMAGE-Assignment-Vigilant-Pg-16 20-Oct-2019a.jpg

    Noncombatant Smallcraft[edit]

    1. A Tomar class Industrial Mining Launch equipped with two 15-ton Ore Pods, a kind of Cargo Container.
      Tomar-class-Ind-Launch-IMAGE-Tom-Mouat-Fan 20-July-2019b.jpg
    2. Two Bathysphere class Prospector's Cutters making planetfall.
      Bathypshere-class-Boyd-Stone-T5-Jim-K 25-July-2019a.jpg

    Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

    Industrial Vessels and their militarized cousins, the Combat Support Ships, do the heavy lifting in Charted Space: factory ships, mobile refineries, mining vessels, nano-manufacturies, and all sorts of industrial applications. Such ships come with escorts where needed, and rarely have enough speed or armament to escape marauders if they did show up. They are often enormously expensive and no smart corporation or megacorporation would leave an asset such as these unprotected.

    Supraclass Roles[edit]

    Industrial Vessels typically serve the following roles:
    Largecraft & Bigcraft:

    G-class Industrial Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code
    Agricultural Ship GA
    Agricultural Vessel GA
    Archive Ship GFA
    Asteroid Miner GJ
    Asteroid Processor GJ
    Beacon Maintenance Vessel GV
    Bio-Construction Plant GFB
    Construction Vessel GC
    Factory Ship GF
    Factory/Mining Ship GFM
    Farm Ship GA
    Ferry (Largecraft) GQ
    Forge Ship GG
    Frontier Fuel Harvester GG
    Gas Miner GG
    Gas Trader GG
    Heavy Industrial Vessel GH
    Industrial Mining Vessel GJ
    Industrial Ship G
    Industrial Tender GV
    Industrial Vessel G (Namesake)
    Light Industrial Vessel GL
    Medium Industrial Vessel GM
    Miner Craft GJ
    Mining Rig GJ
    Mining Ship GJ
    Mining Tender GVT
    Mining Vessel GJ
    Mobile Construction Plant GC
    Mobile Industrial Support Complex GF
    Mobile Manufacturing Ship GF
    Mobile Refinery GG
    Mobile Spacedock GV
    Mobile Spaceyard GV
    Oiler GG
    Portable Nanoforge GFN
    Portable Space Dock GV
    Prospector Vessel J
    Refinery Ship GG
    Refinery Vessel GG
    Repair Vessel GV
    Salvage Ship GV
    Ship Repair Vessel GV
    Ship Tender GVT
    Station Refinery Ship GG
    Superheavy Industrial Vessel GS
    Tug (Largecraft) GQ
    Ultraheavy Industrial Vessel GU

    Smallcraft:

    G-class Industrial Smallcraft Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code
    Ferry (Smallcraft) UG
    Industrial Craft UG
    Industrial Smallcraft UG
    Mining Launch UG
    Prospector's Cutter UG
    Tug (Smallcraft) UG

    Size-Class Roles for Transport Vessels[edit]

    1. Industrial Smallcraft (UG) (1 to 99 tons)
    2. Prospector Vessel (J) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    3. Light Industrial Vessel (GL) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
    4. Medium Industrial Vessel (GM) (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
    5. Heavy Industrial Vessel (GH) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
    6. Superheavy Industrial Vessel (GS) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
    7. Ultraheavy Industrial Vessel (GU) (1,000,000 or more tons)

    Civilian Subcraft[edit]

    Civilian subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

    1. Barge (WB)
    2. Utility Craft (U)

    Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

    These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

    G-class Industrial Vessel Supraclass Archetypes
    Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
    Industrial Vessel G Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor None
    • G = Great Industrial
    Agricultural Vessel GA No exemplar yet available. Primarily focused on production of agricultural goods. Notionally similar to Construction or Factory type except for the type of output (which affects means of production and typical market).
    • A = Agricultural
    Construction Vessel GC Legionary class Corvette Typically for construction of one thing (such as another ship or a building) at a time. Usually smaller than most GFs.
    • C = Construction
    Factory Ship GF Library class Archive Ship Typically for construction of many things at once, using economies of scale (thus, usually larger than GCs).
    • F = Factory
    Refinery Vessel GG Prelude class Mobile Refinery Refinery vessels that can obtain their own unprocessed fuel (which is most refinery vessels) are classified by type: GGI can mine ice, GGW can scoop water and/or skim gas giants, and GGM (for Multi) can do both. Just having a fuel processor on board does not qualify a ship as GG by itself; fuel refining must be the primary mission of the ship.
    Mining Vessel GJ SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender Mining ships that can also build things are GCM or GFM depending on construction focus.
    Heavy Industrial Vessel GH No exemplar yet available. None
    • H = Heavy
    Heavy Industrial Vessel GL No exemplar yet available. None
    • L = Light
    Medium Industrial Vessel GM No exemplar yet available. None
    • H = Medium
    Utility Vessel, Tug GQ Powhatan class Heavy Tug None
    • Q = Quartermaster, Combat Support, Logistics, Utility, etc.
    Superheavy Industrial Vessel GS No exemplar yet available. None
    • S = Supraheavy
    Ultraheavy Industrial Vessel GU Prelude class Mobile Refinery None
    • U = Ultraheavy
    Ship Tender / Ship Repair Vessel GV Ocklosh class Salvage Ship A Ship Tender is a vessel intended to maintain and repair stricken ships. Essentially, a floating maintenance and repair yard with all labs, workshops, tools, and a limited quantity of supplies to perform such duty, with more sourced from supply ships attending the fleet. The ship tender and fleet tender terms are often, though mistakenly, used interchangeably.
    • V = Ship Repair, Ship Salvage, etc.
    Prospector Vessel J Type J class Seeker Prospector Vessels or Very Light Industrial Vessels are typically smaller mining and prospecting vessels that participate and perform important roles in the resource extraction and processing industries.
    Industrial Smallcraft UG Tomar class Industrial Mining Launch None
    • U = Utility
    NOTES: There is semantic overlap between many of the classes and codes. Some codes organize by mission or capability, others by size and tonnage, and yet others by other characteristics.

    History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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    Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

    Civilian Ship - Industrial Vessel - Bigcraft or Largecraft:
    Type G class Industrial Vessel:

    1. Type GA class Agricultural Vessel
      1. No exemplar yet available.
    2. Type GC class Construction Vessel
      1. Legionary class Corvette
      2. Library class Archive Ship
    3. Type GF class Factory Ship
      1. No exemplar yet available.
    4. Type GG class Refinery Vessel
      1. Prelude class Mobile Refinery
      2. Roughneck class Frontier Fuel Harvester
    5. Type GM class Mining Vessel
      1. SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender
    6. Type GU class Utility Vessel
      1. Atlas class Starport Heavy Lift Tug
      2. Conrad class Towing Vessel
      3. Dwarf class Starport Lift Tug
      4. Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor
      5. Kroie class Tug
      6. Powhatan class Heavy Tug
      7. Type UT class Tug
    7. Type GV class Ship Repair Vessel
      1. Briareus class Repair Ship
      2. Cortez class Salvage Ship
      3. Ocklosh class Salvage Ship

    Civilian Ship - Industrial Smallcraft:

    1. Type UG class Industrial Smallcraft
      1. Bathysphere class Prospector's Cutter
      2. Prospector class Remote Fuel Scavenger
      3. Tomar class Industrial Mining Launch

    Ship Summary List[edit]

    Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

    1 Representative Industrial Vessel (G) 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
    Library class Archive Ship GFM 15 100 3 6 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. GCM-AL63


    0 Representative Agricultural Vessel (GA) Classes
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    0 Representative Construction Vessel (GC) Classes
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    1 Representative Factory Ship (GF) 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
    Library class Archive Ship GFM 15 100 3 6 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. GCM-AL63


    0 Representative Refinery Vessel (GG) Classes
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    0 Representative Heavy Industrial Vessel (GH) Classes
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    0 Representative Mining Vessel (GJ) Classes
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    0 Representative Light Industrial Vessel (GL) Classes
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    0 Representative Medium Industrial Vessel (GM) Classes
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    0 Representative Utility Vessel (GQ) Classes
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    0 Representative Supraheavy Industrial Vessel (GS) Classes
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    0 Representative Ultraheavy Industrial Vessel (GU) Classes
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    0 Representative Ship Tender / Mobile Spaceyard (GV) Classes
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    5 Representative Prospector Vessel (J) 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
    Assistance class Commercial Tender J 11 3,500 2 2 Third Imperium
    Assistance class Commercial Tender J 11 3,500 2 2 Third Imperium
    Cortez class Salvage Ship JU 10 800 2 1 Third Imperium No
    Type J class Seeker J 10 100 2 2 Third Imperium Yes J-AL22
    VCS 891 class Resource Scout JP 10 100 1 6 Viyard Concourse TBD


    0 Representative Industrial Smallcraft (UG) Classes
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