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The UT-class Tug, a smallcraft tug, is a common sight near space stations, especially highports.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

Tugs are starships or spaceships whose primary purpose is to maneuver other ships or structures by pushing or towing them. Tugs move things that either should not or can not move themselves. Tugs are powerful vessels for their size and strongly built. They are not known for their speed, but more for their endurance and power.

Tugs are usually equipped with both grappling arms and cables. They are highly maneuverable. Many have limited engineering capacity are are able to make spot repairs. Most tugs never leave the local system, but there are some which have jump capability. Their normal means of transport is via a tender, transport, or carrier. They do not have the capability to transport ships or structures through jump space.

Naval forces may have tugs for the purpose of recovering damaged vessels, as well as moving vessels from construction docks, to finishing docks or maneuvering ships into repair docks. They are also used in space construction for moving equipment and supplies. Their size allows them to maneuver in tight spaces, and they have plenty of excess power to move heavy loads when needed. They often have additional craft for moving work crews, and those doing salvage work are often equipped with lasers to cut through debris. They also have excellent short range sensors.

Image Repository[edit]

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Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

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Supraclass Roles[edit]

Tugs typically serve the following roles:

Civilian Smallcraft:

  1. Freight Tractor (UT)
  2. Orbital Tug (UT)
  3. Space Tug (UT)
  4. Starport Heavy Lift Tug (UT)
  5. Starport Lift Tug (UT)
  6. Towing Vessel (UT)
  7. Tug (UT)

Civilian Bigcraft:

  1. Heavy Tug (UT)

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

TBD Supraclass Archtypes
Archtype Type Code TL Range Remarks
TBD TBD TBD None

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Tug:

  1. Type GQ class Tug
    1. Atlas class Starport Heavy Lift Tug
    2. Dwarf class Starport Lift Tug
    3. Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor
    4. Kroie class Tug
    5. Leander class Space Tug
    6. Powhatan class Heavy Tug

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

8 Representative Tug (GQ) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Atlas class Starport Heavy Lift Tug GQ 100,000 BCS 13 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Conrad class Towing Vessel GQ 200 ACS 13 Third Imperium 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dwarf class Starport Lift Tug GQ 10,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 3 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Heyan Rose class Freight Tractor GQ 600 ACS TBD Third Imperium 3 2 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Kroie class Tug GQ X ACS X Zhodani Consulate X X No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leander class Space Tug GQ 4,000 BCS X Third Imperium 1 1 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Powhatan class Heavy Tug GQ 2,500 BCS TBD Third Imperium 2 TBD No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type UT class Tug GQ X ACS X Third Imperium 0 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.


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