Tanker

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A T-class Tanker is a craft designated to carry valuable liquid resources, usually refined ship fuel.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A massive Baleen class Heavy Tanker.
    J2 40000dT Heavy Tanker.jpg
  2. A Nimrod class Fuel Lighter.
    J0 15000dT Fuel Lighter 2.jpg
  3. A Provision class Medium Tanker.
    J2 8000dT Tanker 2.jpg

Spectrum of Civil Shipping in Charted Space[edit]

Spectrum of Civil Shipping in Charted Space: 1105
Cateogries A-class R-class M-class T-class
Synopsis Tramp Liner Freighter Transport & Tanker
Hull Tonnage 100 to 2,499 dTons 100 to 2,499 dTons 2,500 to 999,999 dTons 2,500 to 999,999 dTons or more...
(...rarely more than 1,000,000) dTons
Size-Cat ACS ACS BCS & FCS BCS & FCS (rarely WCS)
Ideal Freight Volume Zero to Low (Hundreds of tons) Medium (Hundreds to Thousands of tons) High (Thousands to Tens of Thousands of tons) Very High (Tens to Hundreds of Thousands of tons)
Market Unscheduled low volume, high speculation trade routes Mostly scheduled, medium speculation, subsidized trade routes Scheduled medium and high-volume, low speculation trade routes Scheduled high volume trade routes with massive economies of scale, or massive (...usually government) projects
Rough Market Share 10% 25% 45% 20%
Area of Influence Cluster or Trace+ Subsector+ Sector Multi-Sector
Business Fledgling Line Subsector-wide Line & Interface Line Sector-wide Line Multi-sector Line
Remarks Merchant Princes & Adventurers Scheduled & Subsidized Trade Backbone of Merchant Trade Corporate Bulk Trade
NOTES: While standards exist, ship naming standards evolve with time and over tech epochs. Class naming comments are only generalizations and many exceptions exist. Trade is heavily affected by local regulations, the rule of law, and local security conditions. WCS-class vessels are not ordinarily used for merchant missions as they are too large and expensive.

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

No information yet available.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Tankers typically serve the following roles:
Largecraft & Bigcraft:

  1. Battle Tanker (TF)
  2. Bulk Fuel Carrier (TF)
  3. Fleet Fuel Tanker (TF)
  4. Fleet Tanker (TF)
  5. Frontier Tanker (TF)
  6. Fuel Lighter (TF)
  7. Fuel Tanker (TF)
  8. Heavy Tanker (TFH)
  9. Independent Refueling Tanker (TF)
  10. Light Tanker (TFL)
  11. Medium Tanker (TFM)
  12. Superheavy Tanker (TFS)
  13. Tanker (TF) (Namesake)
  14. Ultraheavy Tanker (TFU)
  15. Very Light Tanker (TFV)

Smallcraft:

  1. Fuel Cutter (UF)
  2. Fuel Pinnace (UF)
  3. Fuel Shuttle (UF)
  4. Refueling Pinnace (UF)

Size-Class Roles for Transport Vessels[edit]

  1. Fuel Shuttle (UF) (1 to 99 tons)
  2. Very Light Tanker (TFV) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  3. Light Tanker (TFL) (2,500 to 99,999 tons)
  4. Medium Tanker (TFM) (100,000 to 249,999 tons)
  5. Heavy Tanker (TFH) (250,000 to 499,999 tons)
  6. Superheavy Tanker (TFS) (500,000 to 999,999 tons)
  7. Ultraheavy Tanker (TFU) (1,000,000 or more tons)

Civilian Subcraft[edit]

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

  1. Barge (WB)
  2. Utility Craft (U)

Supraclass Archetypes[edit]

Tanker Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code/s Exemplar Remarks
Tanker TF TBD class TBD None

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Ship - Transport:

  1. Type TF class Tanker

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

10 Representative Tanker (TF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Baleen class Heavy Tanker TF 40,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan ship design.
Hydrogen class Fleet Fuel Tanker TFV 100 ACS 9 Third Imperium X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Kleinnächster class Medium Tanker TF 8,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Last Armada class Frontier Tanker TF 99,000 BCS 11 Terran Confederation 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nimrod class Fuel Lighter TF 15,000 BCS 10 Distant Fringe 0 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Orowani Deep Space class
Heavy Tanker
TF 40,000 BCS 11 Bright Conclave 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Provision class Medium Tanker TF 8,000 BCS 11 Distant Fringe 2 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Regent class Station Tanker TF 80,000 BCS 12 Principality of Caledon 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type 058A Fedko class Tanker TF 35,900 BCS 13 Sindalian Empire 4 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valdez class Fleet Tanker TF 100,000 BCS 13 Darrian Confederation 4 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


6 Representative Fuel Shuttle (UF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Bubble class Fuel Cutter UF 60 Smallcraft 14 Third Imperium 0 2 Yes No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Last Armada class Fuel Shuttle UF 60 Smallcraft 11 Terran Confederation 0 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Louis & Clark class Fuel Pinnace UF 40 Smallcraft 13 Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Sternplatz class Refueling Pinnace UF 40 Smallcraft 10 Third Imperium 0 3 Yes Yes. Published, canon smallcraft design.
Tadpole class Fuel Shuttle UF 60 Smallcraft 14 Third Imperium 0 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan starship design.
Zheug class Fueling Shuttle UF 95 Smallcraft 13 Vargr Extents 0 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan smallcraft design.


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