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Generic Launch / Lifeboat
Launch-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-34 03-July-2018a.jpg
Type: UML Utility Craft
Category Smallcraft
Size 20 Tons
Hull Configuration Cylinder Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–8
Computer TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 1 G
Hardpoints 1
Staterooms 0
Crew 2
    Officers 2
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 13 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Architect Published, canon design with Keith illustration.
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr14
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Utility Craft
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Starships 18.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard generation.

A Launch (...also called Lifeboat) uses a 20-ton hull, is capable of 1-G acceleration, carries one ton of fuel tankage, and has a crew of two. [1]

Description (Specifications)

A launch may mount missile racks and sandcasters; it may not mount lasers as weapons. The craft has thirteen tons excess space available for custom use, and typically cost MCr14. [1]

Image Repository

  1. A stock Launch image by a famous starcraft artist.
    Launch-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-34 03-July-2018a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans

No information yet available.

Basic Ship Characteristics

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. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 20 tons.
2. Crew x2 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/1 fib computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • None.
7. Defenses No defensive equipment normally carried.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment None.
10. Cost MCr14.
11. Construction Time 6 months to build, 4 months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

Most Common Standardized Smallcraft Types

  1. Cutter (50-ton)
  2. Fighter (10-ton)
  3. Launch (20-ton)
  4. Pinnace (40-ton)
  5. Ship's Boat (30-ton)
  6. Shuttle (95-ton)
  7. Slow Boat (30-ton)
  8. Slow Pinnace (40-ton)

History & Background (Dossier)

Even the smallest ships carry Lifeboats or Launches. It has become one of the eight most popular and commonly encountered smallcraft designs found within Charted Space.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes

Civilian Ship - Smallcraft - Utility Craft - Launch: Civilian Ship- Smallcraft - Utility Craft:

  1. Type UML class Launch
    1. Constance class Launch
    2. Damgarrii class Passenger Launch
    3. Generic Launch / Lifeboat
    4. Gillow class Launch
    5. Last Armada class Launch
    6. Rodgers class Skiff
    7. Stead class Modular Launch
    8. Venters class Launch

Civilian Ship - Smallcraft - Utility Craft - Life Boat & Escape Pod: Civilian Vessel - Smallcraft - Life Boat:

  1. Type UE class Life Boat
    1. Deliverance class Lifeboat
    2. Interstellar Lifesaver class Lifeboat
    3. KSbA Model A-23 class Lifeboat
    4. Longevity class Lifeboat
    5. Marrel Veckor class Lifeboat
    6. Model 292 class Life Boat
    7. Reliant class Lifeboat
    8. Reprieve class Escape Pod
    9. SK-3 class Lifeboat

References & Contributors (Sources)

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