World Class Ship

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World Class Ships are monstrously large hulls requiring major outlays of resources and requiring years or decades to construct.

  • They are not considered economical to operate except in very specialized roles.
  • Several smaller ships can usually do a better job and are more flexible.
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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

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

Description (Specifications)[edit]

World Class Ships are absolutely massive, much bigger than the capital ships or fleet class ships are are regularly constructed. WCS'es are almost never produced in large numbers and are often built as custom one-offs.

Naval Ship Synopsis by Size-Role[edit]

These vary in tonnage and in their intended function or role in fleet maneuvers and tactics. The security of the state is usually the primary design imperative. [1]

Ship Classification by Size in TL:13-15 [2]
# Type Tonnage Class Commonality Remarks
1. Smallcraft (Subcraft) 0 to 99 tons Vehicle Ubiquitous Smallcraft are NAFAL or STL.
2. Bigcraft (Subcraft) 100 tons or larger Vehicle or Ship Uncommon Bigcraft are designed for NAFAL capabilities, but some mistakenly call them FTL.
3. Largecraft (Non-subcraft) 100 tons or larger Vehicle or Ship Uncommon Largecraft are designed FTL.
4. Adventure Class Ships (ACS) 100 to 2,499 tons Ship or Vessel Common Adventure Class ships may be FTL or NAFAL.
5. Battle Class Ships (BCS) 2,500 to 249,999 tons Ship or Vessel Uncommon Battle Class ships may be FTL or NAFAL.
6. Fleet Class Ships (FCS) 250,000 to 999,999 tons Ship or Vessel Rare Fleet Class ships may be FTL or NAFAL.
7. World Class Ships (WCS) 1,000,000 tons or larger Ship or Vessel Ultra-rare World Class ships may be FTL or NAFAL.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The size of what is considered gigantic or World-class changes every few tech epochs. What was once mighty and large eventually is regarded as less impressive as technology advances.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. An unpublished factoid written by Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak