Tug

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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]

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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.

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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]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Tug:

  1. Type UT 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. Powhatan class Heavy Tug

Ship Summary List[edit]

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

0 Representative Tug (UT) Classes
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