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A L-class Research Vessels are a civilian non-commercial ship designed to engage in scientific research, astrographic or system surveys, or similar kinds of work.

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


Description (Specifications)[edit]

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Image Repository[edit]

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Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

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Supraclass Roles[edit]

Research Vessels typically serve the following roles:

  • Data Collection
  • Intelligence Trawler
  • Reconnaissance Vessel
  • Research Vessel
  • Scientific Vessel
  • Spy Ship

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

L-class Research Vessel Supraclass Archtypes
Archtype Type Code TL Range Remarks
Laboratory (L) A flying laboratory. Designed with scientific experimentation in mind, the ship has unusual design elements to facilitate all manner of research.
Survey (LS) The IISS uses survey ships extensively to catalog and keep accurate the maps of the thousands of Imperial worlds.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Ship:

  1. Type A class Free Trader
    1. Beowulf class Free Trader

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

24 Representative Research Vessel (L) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Baso Rita class Small Survey Ship LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Calipso class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ciri class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 12 I'Sred*Ni 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Discovery class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Donosev class Survey Scout LU 400 ACS 15 Third Imperium 3 2 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Elson class Explorer Vessel LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Explorer class Survey Cruiser LU 800 ACS 12 Third Imperium 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Fresnel Effect class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS 12 Third Imperium 2 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Hkiyrerao class Researcher LS 400 ACS 14 Aslan Hierate 4 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Inquiry class Lab Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kugashin class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 1.2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lavalier class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Lintula class Survey Vessel LU 300 ACS 12 Sylean Federation 2 2 No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Louis & Clark class Scout Surveyor LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Magellan class Lab Ship LS X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nostrii class Science Scout L 100 ACS 13 Third Imperium 3 1.2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Starleaper class Exploration Vessel L 1,000 9 United States Space Force 1 (Fuel for 2 Jump-1) 0.83 No
Type C class Survey Cruiser LU X ACS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HL class Research Cruiser LS 600 ACS X Hive Federation 3 1 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type HX class Explorer LU 200 ACS 12 Hive Federation 3 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type L class Laboratory Ship LS 400 ACS 11 Third Imperium 2 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Ulysses class Long-Range Scout LU 600 ACS 11 Distant Fringe 2 3 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
VCS 889 class Survey Ship LU 300 ACS 10 Viyard Concourse 1 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Worldbooker class Survey Ship LU 400 ACS 14 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


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