Leo class Ship's Boat

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Leo class Ship's Boat
Leo-class-Ships-Boat-THUMB-Ade-Stewart-T5 08-Aug-2019a.jpg
Simple TL-9 Ship's Boat.
Type: UMB Utility Craft
Agility 5
Also see Utility Craft - Ship's Boat
Architect Leo Knight
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 13.7 Tons
Cost MCr16
Crew 2
Enlisted 0
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1 flt
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP UMB-3U60
Reference Fan: Leo Knight
Size 30 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP TBD
Generic Ship’s Boat

The Leo class Ship's Boat is a noncombatant utility smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A ship's boat may mount one beam or pulse laser; remaining weapons must be missile racks and sandcasters. The craft has 13.7 tons of excess space available, and typically costs MCr16. [1]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A crewsophont's sketch of this hardy Ship's Boat.
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  2. An image of the Leo class Ship's Boat with its cargo bay lift lowered.
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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. Plans and layout of the Leo class Ship's Boat.
    Leo-class-Ships-Boat Plans-LIFT-Ade-Stewart-T5-11-Aug-2019a.jpg

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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 30 tons.
2. Crew x2 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/1 flt ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No standard weapon fit.
  • Provisions exist to equip a triple turret at the top of the fuselage when desired.
7. Defenses No standard defensive equipment fit.
8. Craft / Subcraft None.
  • The craft's roomy cargo bay makes drone recovery and launch especially easy when equipped with drones.
9. Fuel Treatment None ordinarily equipped.
  • Fuel skimming and processing packages are available.
10. Cost MCr16.0
11. Construction Time 5 months to build, 3 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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[edit]

The training of all smallcraft is often called ship’s boat skill; it is piloting of all applicable smallcraft.

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. [4]

Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types[edit]

Smallcraft:

  1. Cutter (50-ton)
  2. Fighter (10-ton)
  3. Launch (20-ton)
  4. Pinnace (40-ton)
  5. Ship's Boat (30-ton)
  6. Shuttle (95-ton)
  7. Slow Boat (30-ton)
  8. Slow Pinnace (40-ton)

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

The Leo-class are extremely utilitarian ship's boats named after famous explorers and scouts of the Third Imperium.

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[edit]

Civilian Ship - Smallcraft - Utility Craft - Ship's Boat:

  1. Type UMB class Ship's Boat
    1. Cigiysna class Ship's Boat
    2. Gemcutter class Ship's Boat
    3. Generic Ship’s Boat
    4. Leo class Ship's Boat
    5. Songbird class Ship's Boat
    6. Type ZSB class Ship's Boat

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 21.