Ship's Boat

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Generic Ship’s Boat
Ships-Boat-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-34 03-July-2018a.jpg
TBD
Type: UMB Utility Craft
Agility 5
Also see Utility Craft - Smallcraft
Architect Marc Miller
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration..
Cargo 13.7 Tons
Cost MCr16
Crew 2
Enlisted 0
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP UMB-3S60
Reference Characters and Combat 21.
Size 30 Tons
Size-cat Smallcraft
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP TBD
Generic Ship’s Boat

The Ship's Boat uses a 30-ton hull, is capable of 6-G acceleration, carries 1.8 tons of fuel tankage, and has a crew of two. [1]

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 stock Ship's Boat image by a famous starcraft artist.
    Ships-Boat-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-34 03-July-2018a.jpg
  2. An unidentified ship's boat next to a short cargo container.
    Ship's-Boat-30-ton Riftroamer 18-August-2019b.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No standard weapon fit.
7. Defenses No standard defensive equipment fit.
8. Craft / Subcraft None
9. Fuel Treatment None
10. Cost MCr16.0
11. Construction Time 5 months to build, 3 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types[edit]

  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)

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. Some newer models of the ship's boat use modular ship technology similar to the modular cutter.

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]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

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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