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The Life Boat is an emergency device, a smallcraft, used to allow escape from danger, disaster, or calamity in space-going situations.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

They typically displace 20.0 tons, and are capable of 1.0 G acceleration and can carry up to three conscious passengers.

  • In addition, they often contain five emergency low berths, each capable of holding four persons in cold sleep. Thus a standard life boat can often carry a total of 23 sophonts.
  • Life boats are almost always unarmed.

Image Repository[edit]

This image repository contains a selection of life boat images:

Type UE Life Boat / Escape Pod:

  1. A side view schematic of a Deliverance class Lifeboat.
    J0 50dT Lifeboat.jpg
  2. A small, sleek Marrel Veckor class Lifeboat, popular with the Distant Fringe.
    J-0 20dT Lifeboat Pinnace.jpg

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Life Boats or Escape Pods are typically stationed on larger ships as an emergency precaution. Smaller ships typically do not carry them or use a smallcraft in this role.

  • Most such craft are unarmed and defenseless and are easily destroyed by a military or paramilitary aggressor.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Life Boats typically serve the following roles::
Smallcraft & Bigcraft:

UE-class Life Boat Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code
Contingency Craft (UE)
Emergency Craft (UE)
Escape Pod (UE)
Launch (UE)
Lifeboat (UE)
Lighter (UE)
Runabout (UE)
Shuttle (UE)
Utility Boat (UE)

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

UE-class Life Boat Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Escape Pod / Life Boat UE SK-3 class Lifeboat It is one of the smallest spaceships in common use. They typically displace 20 tons or less. Although its primary function is to serve as a life craft in the event that evacuation is required, it can also be used to transport passengers. While many launches perform a utility role as well as life boat and/or escape pod duties, most Type-UE-class smallcraft are specialized to only perform escape pod and/or life boat duties. Any utility capabilities are an afterthought.
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]

Since the earliest days of spaceflight, emergency precautions and craft have been operated. The modern lifeboat is inexpensive and capable of sustaining life for a limited period, or achieving planetfall in most models.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Smallcraft - Life Boat: Civilian Vessel - Smallcraft - Life Boat:

  1. Type UE class Life Boat
    1. Deliverance class Lifeboat
    2. Interstellar Lifesaver class Lifeboat
    3. KSbA Model A-23 class Lifeboat
    4. Longevity class Lifeboat
    5. Marrel Veckor class Lifeboat
    6. Model 292 class Life Boat
    7. Reliant class Lifeboat
    8. Reprieve class Escape Pod
    9. SK-3 class Lifeboat

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

9 Representative Lifeboat / Escape Pod (UE) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Deliverance class Lifeboat UE 50 Smallcraft 9 Distant Fringe 0 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Interstellar Lifesaver class Lifeboat UE 10 Smallcraft X Terran Confederation 0 1.5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KSbA Model A-23 class Lifeboat UE 10 Smallcraft X Terran Confederation 0 1.5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Longevity class Lifeboat UE X Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Marrel Veckor class Lifeboat UE 20 Smallcraft 9 Bright Conclave 0 2 Yes Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Model 292 class Life Boat UE X Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Reliant class Lifeboat UE X Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Reprieve class Escape Pod UE X Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
SK-3 class Lifeboat UE 20 Smallcraft 15 Third Imperium 0 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]