Type L class Laboratory Ship

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Type L class Laboratory Ship
Lavalier class.jpg
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Type: L Lab Ship
Category ACS
Size 400 Tons
Hull Configuration Ring hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Engineering
Computer Model/2
Jump J-2
Maneuver 1 G
Fuel Treatment None
Armaments
Hardpoints 2
Offensive none
Defensive none
Accommodations
Staterooms 20
Personnel
Crew 5: Pilot, Navigator, Medic, two Engineers, 15 additional scientific crew
High/Mid Passengers
Payload
Cargo 23 Tons
Fuel tank 90 Tons
Carried craft N1 V2
Construction
Origin Third Imperium
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Price
Cost MCr128 - 159
Statistics
Quick Ship Profile L-DC12
Images
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Source
Also see Science Vessel
Canon Published, canon design
Design System Traveller5
Era 1105
Reference Argon Gambit/Death Station 10.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Type L class Laboratory Ship is a civilian research starship.

  • The standard research ship, of which dozens of models, varieties, and classes are used throughout Charted Space.
  • Larger or smaller science ships are available, but the Type L remains the mostly popular ship for this sort of mission.
  • It is an ordinarily unarmed civilian ship and is classified as a Laboratory Ship.

Basic Ship Synopsis[edit]

Kugashin-class L Laboratory Ship. 400 tons. Jump-2. 1-G. 90 tons fuel. Model/2. 20 staterooms. 2 hardpoints. Air/rafts, 1 Pinnace. 23 tons cargo. 85 tons lab space. Unstreamlined. 5 crew. MCr158.98: 14 months. [1]

Description[edit]

Using a 400-ton hull, the Kugashin-class laboratory ship is a movable research and development station used for routine commercial experimentation. It has jump drive-D, maneuver drive-C, and power plant-F, giving it a performance of jump-2 and 1-G. Fuel tankage supports the power plant and one jump-2. A computer Model/2 with software package is installed adjacent to the bridge. There are twenty staterooms and no low berths. No turrets or weaponry are installed, but two tons of space have been reserved for later installation of fire control equipment for the ship's two hardpoints. The ship has one 40-ton pinnace and two air/rafts. Cargo capacity is 23 tons. An additional 85 tons are available within the ship for use as lab space. The lab ship is unstreamlined, and cannot skim fuel itself. This task falls to the 40-ton pinnace. It is assigned the routine of skimming a gas giant and ferrying fuel to the lab ship. Where refined fuel is available at a distance from the station, the pinnace carries it to the ship's fuel tanks.

The lab ship requires a crew of five: pilot, navigator, medic, and two engineers. The pilot also operates the pinnace. Gunners may be added to the crew if the ship is armed. Additional crew are carried to execute the research functions.

The lab ship is built as a ring structure which is rotated to provide centrifugal gravity simulation. Although the standard grav plates and inertial compensators are installed, they may be turned off and centrifugal force used instead in order to remove grav forces as a variable in experiments. Two drive pods are mounted on the rings and contain drives and the power plant; on the forward face of the pods are hardpoints for turret weaponry if called for.

Two air/rafts are carried in compartments on the ring hull. They provide access to world surfaces, both for specimen gathering and for routine errands. The 40-ton pinnace is carried at the end of a central spoke, making mating easy even if the ring is rotating. [2]


Image Repository[edit]

  1. A lab ship.
    Lavalier class.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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. [3]

Basic Ship Characteristics [4]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 400 tons. The ship is unstreamlined.
2. Crew The lab ship requires a crew of five: pilot, navigator, medic, and two engineers. The pilot also operates the pinnace. Gunners may be added to the crew if the ship is armed. Additional crew are carried to execute the research functions.
3. Performance It has jump drive-D, maneuver drive-C, and power plant-F, giving the ship a performance of Jump-2 and 1-G acceleration. There is fuel tankage for 90 tons, sufficient to supply the power plant and one Jump-2.
4. Electronics A computer Model/2 with software package is installed adjacent to the bridge.
5. Hardpoints x2 hardpoints (x4 possible). On the forward face of the pods are hardpoints for the turret weaponry if called for.
6. Armament No turrets or weaponry are installed, but two tons of space have been reserved for later installation of fire control equipment for the ship's two hardpoints.
7. Defenses There are no standard defenses equipped.
8. Craft The ship carries one 40-ton pinnace and two air/rafts. Two air/rafts are carried in compartments on the ring hull. They provide access to world surfaces, both for specimen gathering and for routine errands. The 40-ton pinnace is carried at the end of a central spoke, making mating easy even if the ring is rotating.
9. Fuel Treatment Refueling: Since the lab ship is unstreamlined, and cannot skim fuel itself, this task falls to the 40-ton pinnace. It is assigned the routine of skimming fuel from a gas giant and ferrying it to the ship. On worlds with refined fuel available, the pinnace ferries the fuel from the starport to the lab ship.
10. Cost The ship costs MCr158.9841.
11. Construction Time It takes 16 months to construct.
12. Comments There are twenty staterooms and no low berths. Cargo capacity is 23 tons. An additional 85 tons are available within the ship for use as lab space.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Operations: Typically, a lab ship will be purchased (or chartered) and assigned to a specific system or world for a series of research projects. After jumping to the system, the ship takes up orbit and begins its regimen of experiments. Lab ships are capable of moving great distances, but generally take up station and remain in one place for long periods of time. The air/rafts are used for routine transport while the pinnace is used for heavier work or missions requiring greater speed. The ship itself has minor thrusters positioned along the ring allowing for rotation as desired.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Many lab ships are named after famous or very accomplished physicians, doctors, and medical scientists.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

0 Representative Laboratory Ship (LS) Classes[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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Traveller 5th This ship was originally designed using Traveller 5th edition ship design rules.