Type HL class Research Cruiser

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Type HL class Research Cruiser
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Hive Federation Navy
Type: LS Research Cruiser
Agility 3
Also see Science Vessel
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 69.0 Tons
Cost MCr308.9
Crew 6
Enlisted 2
Officers 4
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/3
Origin Hive Federation
Passengers 30 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Hivers 39.
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–X
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Type HL class Research Cruiser is a science starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Using a 600-ton hull, the Hivers Research Cruiser is a survey vessel used for exploration and as the primary base of operations for covert operations teams by the development agency. It mounts jump drive-J, maneuver drive-C, and power plant-J, giving a performance of jump-3 and 1 G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 210 tons supports the power plant and one jump-3. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/3. There are 30 staterooms and no low berths. The ship has three hardpoints and three tons allocated for fire control. No turrets or weapons are initially installed. There are four ship's vehicles: two 40-ton pinnaces, a GCarrier, and an air/raft. Cargo capacity is 69 tons. The hull is streamlined.

The Hiver Research Cruiser requires a crew of six: pilot, navigator, three engineers, and a medic. The ship can carry twenty-four passengers (scientists, planetary development specialists, boat pilots, drivers, etc.) and no low passengers; more can be carried with double occupancy. The ship is valued at MCr308.9 and takes 24 months to build.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones There are four ship's vehicles: two 40-ton pinnaces, a GCarrier, and an air/raft.
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Science Ship - Lab Ship:

  1. Type LS class Laboratory Ship
    1. Calipso class Laboratory Ship
    2. Ciri class Laboratory Ship
    3. Discovery class Lab Ship
    4. Fresnel Effect class Lab Ship
    5. Hkiyrerao class Researcher
    6. Inquiry class Lab Ship
    7. Kugashin class Laboratory Ship
    8. Lavalier class Laboratory Ship
    9. Magellan class Lab Ship
    10. Type HL class Research Cruiser
    11. Type L class Laboratory Ship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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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. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.