Ship's Papers

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A Ship's Papers are a vessel's documents of ownership, authenticity, and registration.

  • While called papers, they are available in many media including plastic, electronic, and old fashioned plant-derived paper forms among others.
  • They are the documents required to dock at any organized starport.
  • They are required for purchase, sale, inspection, and other needs.

Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please see the following AAB Library Data articles for more information:
Manufacturing Technology of Charted Space - Ship Design:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The documents that are carried by a ship to allow it to meet all customs, immigration, health and safety requirements of its country of origin, and all the ports it will call at.

Selected Ship Papers[edit]

Selected Ship Forms[edit]

  1. IN Form 3 Ship's Data
  2. IN Form 10 Ship Design Worksheet
  3. IN Form 11 Small Craft Design Worksheet
  4. TAS Form 3 Ship's Papers (Commercial)
  5. TAS Form 4 Ship Paragraph Description
  6. TAS Form 14 Cargo Manifest
  7. TAS Form 65 Starship Deck Plan (Small)
  8. TAS Form 66 Starship Deck Plan (Large)

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Ship registration and licensing in Imperial Space and Charted Space is greatly limited by vast technological differences, a limited speed of FTL travel, and severe communication limitations mean that: Ships must retain old-fashioned ship registration and licensing paperwork for those places which can't handle more technological means of these records.

Traditional Ship Formatting[edit]

  • 1. Ship performance specs
  • 2. Armament & defenses
  • 3. Subcraft & other data...
  • 4. Crew specs, manufacturing data, and cost.

BASIC SUMMATION:

It is a vessel with 1-G and J-1 performance with a [[streamlined]] [[TBD hull]].
* It carries light armament and a [[defensive suite]].
* It ordinarily carries no [[subcraft]], no [[ship's vehicle]]s, and [[drone]]s when needed.
* It has a # [[sophont]] [[crew]] and # [[marine]]s.

TAS Form 4 Ship Paragraph Description[edit]

TBD class TBD (Type TBD class TBD).

  1. Using a #-ton hull, the Name-class is Ship Type. It mounts a jump drive-#, maneuver drive-#, and power plant-#, giving a performance of Jump-# and #-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for #.0 tons supports the power plant and Jump-# (...additional fuel #.0 tons). Adjacent to the bridge is a ship computer Model/# TBD. There are # staterooms and # low berths.
  2. The ship has # hard points and # tons allocated to fire control. Installed on the hard points are # turrets armed with TBD.
  3. There are # ship's vehicles: TBD. Cargo capacity is #.0 tons. The hull is not streamlined. There are # tons of waste space. Special features include TBD.
  4. The ship requires a crew of #: TBD. The ship can carry # passengers and # low berth passengers. The ship costs MCr# (...including discounts and fees). It takes # months to build and takes # months if built in quantity.

TAS Form 4 Example[edit]

EXAMPLE:
Beowulf class Free Trader (Type A class Free Trader).

  1. Using a 200-ton Wedge Hull, the Beowulf-class is a Free Trader. It mounts a jump drive-1, maneuver drive-1, and power plant-A, giving a performance of Jump-1 and 1-G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 30.0 tons supports the power plant and a Jump-1 (...additional fuel 5.0 tons). Adjacent to the bridge is a ship computer Model/1. There are 10 staterooms and 20 low berths.
  2. The ship has 2 hard points and 2 tons allocated to fire control. Installed on the hard points are 2 turrets armed with a variety of weaponry.
  3. There are no regularly equipped ship's vehicles: Although the capacity for a smallcraft is available. Cargo capacity is 82.0 tons. The hull is streamlined. There is less than a ton of waste space. Special features include a small mail vault.
  4. The ship requires a crew of 4: pilot, engineer, medic, and a steward. The ship can carry 6 passengers and 20 low berth passengers. The ship costs MCr37.08 (...including discounts and fees). It takes 11 months to build and takes 9 months if built in quantity.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.