Special Mission Ship

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to: navigation, search
Line Combatants (Primary - Capital) Escort Combatants (Secondary) Military Auxiliary (Tertiary)
B-
Battleship
C-
Cruiser
O-
Ortillery
V-
Carrier
D-
Destroyer
E-
Escort
F-
Fighter
H-
Defense/Security
I-
Combat Transport
Q-
Combat Support
S-
Scout
U-
Utility
X-
Commo
Z-
Special
Mercantile Commercial Ships (Trade & Profit) Non-Mercantile Commercial Ships (Industry & Profit) Non-Commercial Ships (Nonprofit) System Craft (Intrastellar)
A-
Tramp
M-
Freighter
R-
Liner
T-
Transport
G-
Industrial
J-
Prospector
K-
Expedition
P-
Corsair
U-
Utility
L-
Science
N-
Medical
Y-
Private
WB-
Barge
WA-
Satellite
WO-
Space Station

Z-class Special Mission Ships are special research or test craft used for very specialized missions.

Technical Data.jpg

Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This supraclass also includes unique ships (...such as one-off prototypes and ships from unknown or vanished civilizations), which consist of a "class" of just one, where there is not a better classification. For instance, the message pod found in Ognar system, containing the only record of their long lost civilization, qualifies as Z-class rather than a W-class station due to its uniqueness, its archaeological importance, and its utter lack of commercial, military, or (aside from the data it serves as an archive for) scientific capability. [1]

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

It is almost impossible to state a common doctrine for this disparate class as a whole, beyond generalized notes that apply to all ships, as each Z class ship tends to be unique with very specialized mission profiles. [2]

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Special Mission Ships typically serve the following roles:
Largecraft, Smallcraft & Bigcraft:

  1. Alien Artifact Ship (ZA)
  2. Carrier Prototype (ZP)
  3. Decoy (ZD)
  4. Decoy Vessel (ZD)
  5. Drone (ZD)
  6. Experimental Craft (ZE)
  7. Experimental Far Trader (ZE)
  8. Experimental Gunboat (ZE)
  9. Experimental Vessel (ZE)
  10. Experimental Transport (ZE)
  11. Hybrid Experimental Craft (ZE)
  12. Hybrid Test Ship (ZE)
  13. Prototype (ZP)
  14. Prototype Carrier (ZP)
  15. Prototype Ship (ZP)
  16. Prototype Vessel (ZP)
  17. Special Mission Ship (Z) (Namesake)
  18. Special Mission Smallcraft (UZ)
  19. Test Ship (ZE)
  20. Unclassified Ship (ZU)
  21. Unique Ship (ZU)
  22. Special Mission Ship (Z) (Namesake)

Military Subcraft[edit]

Military subcraft (...both smallcraft and bigcraft) are carried by some of these vessels:

  1. Battle Rider (BR)
  2. Combat Barge (WBG)
  3. Combat Transport Smallcraft (UI)
  4. Fighters (F)
  5. Militarized Utility Craft (UQ)

Supraclass Archetypal Roles[edit]

These vessels typically serve the following archetypal roles:

Z-class Special Mission Ship Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
Special Mission Ship Z (Namesake) Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship None
  • Z = Special (...last letter of Anglic alphabet, a catchall category)
Alien Artifact Ship ZA Annic Nova class Far Trader None
  • A = Alien
Decoy Vessel ZD TBD class Special Mission Ship None
  • D = Decoy, Drone Bigcraft, etc.
Experimental Vessel ZE Star Rider class Experimental Transport None
  • E = Experimental
Prototype Vessel ZP Grey Ghost class Fast Intruder None
  • P = Prototype
Unclassified Ship or
Unique Ship
ZU The Green Hornet None
  • U = Unique or Unclassified
Drone Smallcraft UD Mint class Mining Drone None
  • U = Utility
  • D = Drone Smallcraft
Special Mission Smallcraft UZ TBD class Craft Special mission smallcraft perform a wide variety of very specialized smallcraft missions as alien technology demonstrators, prototypes, experimental craft, test ships, and a variety of very small run craft.
  • U = Utility
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]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Special Mission Ship:

  1. Type TBD class TBD
    1. TBD class TBD

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

18 Representative Special Mission Ship (Z) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Annic Nova class Deep Trader ZA 600 ACS 12 Precursor 3 0.0 / 0.1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Bramble class Gunboat ZEPG 600 ACS 11 Terran Confederation 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Delta Princess class Merchant ZUA 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Exatar class Ramscoop Jumpship ZP X ACS 14 Interstellar Confederacy X X No Yes
Galiar class Light Cruiser ZCL 20,000 BCS 12 Unity of Sed 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Governor class Yacht ZYK 900 ACS 13 Council of Heads 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Grey Ghost class Fast Intruder ZEF 800 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hood class Heavy Cruiser ZCA 74,000 BCS 14 Solomani Confederation 5 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Imperial Intruder class Scout ZSI 100 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leset class Fleet Tender ZVT 10,000 ACS 12 Protectorate of Leset 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sadist class Destroyer ZPR 4,000 ACS 14 Terran Confederation 5 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sariwon class Corvette ZEC 450 ACS 11 Worlds of The Leader 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Shantou class Gunboat ZPG 455 ACS 11 Worlds of The Leader 2 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Star Rider class Experimental Transport ZVE 50,000 BCS 14 Third Imperium 4 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Star Rider class Heavy Cruiser ZPC X BCS X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
The Green Hornet ZUSC 100 ACS 15 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Triggerfish class Battle Rider ZBR 10,000 BCS 12 Aslan Hierate 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Xenon class Heavy Fighter ZFH 90 Smallcraft 13 Kingdom of Peladon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


1 Representative Special Mission Fighter (ZF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Xenon class Heavy Fighter ZFH 90 Smallcraft 13 Kingdom of Peladon 0 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


9 Representative Drone Smallcraft (UD) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Dover-Gabe Courier Robot UDX 50 Smallcraft X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Fuelbag class Fuel Depot Drone UDX 10 Smallcraft 12 Second Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Icepick class Fuel/Ice Harvesting Drone UDF 10 Smallcraft 12 Second Imperium 0 7 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Mint class Mining Drone UDG 10 Smallcraft 12 Second Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Mk 41 Mod 0 class Torpedo UD 0.003 Smallcraft 10 Third Imperium 0 8 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Mk 42 class Recon Drone UDQ 0.003 Smallcraft 10 Third Imperium 0 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Quarter Hammer class Construction Drone UDG 10 Smallcraft 12 Second Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
System Defense Brick class Defense Drone UDQ 10 Smallcraft 12 Second Imperium 0 7 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Zip class Courier Drone UDX 10 Smallcraft 12 Second Imperium 0 7 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.


0 Representative Special Mission Smallcraft (UZ) Classes
No results


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

62px-Information icon.svg.png This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.

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.

  1. An unpublished factoid written by Adrian Tymes
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Adrian Tymes