Leo class Ship's Boat
|Leo class Ship's Boat|
Simple TL-9 Ship's Boat.
|Type: UMB Utility Craft|
|Also see||Utility Craft - Ship's Boat|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Fan: Leo Knight|
|Generic Ship’s Boat|
The Leo class Ship's Boat is a noncombatant utility smallcraft.
- 1 Description (Specifications)
- 2 History & Background (Dossier)
- 3 References & Contributors (Sources)
- A crewsophont's sketch of this hardy Ship's Boat.
- An image of the Leo class Ship's Boat with its cargo bay lift lowered.
General Description & Deck Plans
Basic Ship Characteristics
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||30 tons.|
|3.||Performance / Engineering||Propulsion:|
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Model/1 flt ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry|| The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
|7.||Defenses||No standard defensive equipment fit.|
|8.||Craft / Subcraft|| None.
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| None ordinarily equipped.
|11.||Construction Time||5 months to build, 3 months in quantity.|
The Ship’s Boat is probably the second most common smallcraft after the lifeboat or launch. It has become one of the eight most popular and commonly encountered smallcraft designs found within Charted Space.
The Leo-class was originally built in Core Sector by the shipyards of Baldang Arms and its use has since spread across Charted Space. It's compact, utilitarian design and roomy cargo bay is much appreciated by its crews.
Ship’s Boat Training
Ship's Boat Skill: An individual with this training is familiar with the function and operation of small interplanetary craft collectively known as ship's boats. These craft range in size from five to 100 tons, and include shuttles, lifeboats, launches, ship's boats, and fighters. The small interplanetary craft carried as auxiliaries or boats on larger ships, or serving the needs of bases and stations, are distinctly different from the large vessels which ply the space lanes. Ship's boat expertise reflects a distinct experience and training in the operation of these craft. 
Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types
- Cutter (50-ton)
- Fighter (10-ton)
- Launch (20-ton)
- Pinnace (40-ton)
- Ship's Boat (30-ton)
- Shuttle (95-ton)
- Slow Boat (30-ton)
- Slow Pinnace (40-ton)
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
The class has a number of quirks including hatches and landing gear with a tendency to stick. Many crew have retrofitted oversize actuators and motors in an attempt to combat these figurative gremlins.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type UMB class Ship's Boat
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