Last Armada class Survey Shuttle

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Last Armada class Survey Shuttle
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Historical vessel.
Type: UL Survey Shuttle
Category Smallcraft
Size 60 Tons
Hull Configuration TBD
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer No information yet available.
Jump J-0
Maneuver 3 G
Hardpoints 1
Staterooms 0
Crew 1
    Officers 1
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 19.6 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Terran Confederation
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr41.150 (base)
MCr32.920 (qty)
Architect fee MCrAde Stewart
Quick Ship Profile No information yet available.
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Utility Craft - Smallcraft
Canon Published, fan design
Era Interstellar Wars
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard, Game Designers' Workshop 1980.

The Last Armada class Survey Shuttle is a non-combatant auxiliary smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Survey Shuttle is a historical design produced in the Terran Confederation during the early 22nd century. Many example of the class were carried aboard the vessels of the Last Armada as they fled the Destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium in 2147AD. The class were sturdy and reliable and endured more than a century of hard service.

  • The vessel is a TL-11 design.

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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Survey Shuttle is constructed using a 60 Ton hull built in a Cylinder configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • The vessel is fitted with an airlock. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x1 crew.
  • x1 Pilot/Commander.


  • There are four Small Staterooms. The occupancy of the onboard is assigned as needs dictate.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-3 drive and a Power Plant-3, giving performance of 3-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 3. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the bridge.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the small craft bridge is a Model/2 computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment and a standard sensor array.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
  • The listed weapons are standard for the class. Alternative weapons may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 2.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1.8 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr41.150
  • Architects Fee: MCr0.412
11. Construction Time 27 weeks (6 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 19.6 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Survey Shuttles were constructed in great numbers at Terran-controlled shipyards throughout the Interstellar Wars period. Large numbers were transported to the Expedition's private port facilities in the empty systems lying to rimward of Terra. Once there, their fitting out was completed and they were laid up against the Expedition's future needs.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Research Smallcraft:

  1. Type UL class Research Smallcraft
    1. Boquist class Research Pinnace
    2. Last Armada class Survey Shuttle

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