Aqueduct

Aqueduct.jpg
Aqueduct-Class Liquid Carrier
Production information
Manufacturer Krester's Ship Construction
Production Year 2638[1]
Use
Cargo Carrier
Liquid Transport
Refueling Vessel
Water Carrier
Type Spheroid Civilian
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Technical specifications
Mass 45,000 tons
Structural Integrity 30
Length 112 meters
Width 112 meters
Height 99 meters
Drive System Fusion Engine
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Max Thrust 2.5 g
Fuel (tons) 600
Fuel (days) 7.71
Armament
2 x Large Laser
2 x Medium Laser
2 x Machine Guns
Armor Standard Armor
Crew 6 Officers
30 Enlisted/Non-rates
14 Bay personnel
Passengers 20 steerage-class passengers
Heat Sinks 118
BV (2.0) 919[2]


Description[edit]

The Aqueduct Liquid Cargo Carrier DropShip was originally designed by Krester's Ship Construction to compete for a lucrative Star League fleet refueling contract. When it lost out to an alternative concept, Kresters decided to put the design into service in the civilian market.[2]

When it entered production in 2638 (and until the Behemoth surpassed it in 2782), the Aqueduct was the largest DropShip ever built, dwarfing any other tanker vessel. It became an ubiquitous convoy refueling vessel for civilian merchant marine purposes and a popular liquid cargo transporter in the periphery.[2]

The usual crew complement is 6 officers, 30 enlisted/non-rated, 2 gunners and 14 bay personnel.

The ship is noted for its simplicity and sturdy design which allowed it to survive the loss of technology during the Succession War era.[2]

The later twenty-ninth century-era Mammoth-class cargo Dropship has a strong outward resemblance to the Aqueduct, the main difference that the Aqueduct has five engine pods compared to the Mammoth's four.[2]

Armaments and Capabilities[edit]

The Aqueduct is lightly armed, with minimal capacities to defend itself. Mounted in its nose section is a single Large Laser, with single Medium Laser found in each of its after-sides. The ship's aft is protected by single Large Laser and pair of Machine Guns for point defense purposes.[2]

The ship is protected by 13 tons of standard armor. It also has two 'Mech bays to allow 'Mechs (with jumpjets) to be used to help handle equipment for refueling or to provide cargo and security service on the ground.[2]

Cargo[2][edit]

  • Bay 1 - Small Craft (2) - 2 Doors
  • Bay 2 - Liquid Cargo - 7,143 tons; 6,500-ton capacity - 0 Doors
  • Bay 3 - Liquid Cargo - 7,143 tons; 6,500-ton capacity - 0 Doors
  • Bay 4 - Liquid Cargo - 7,143 tons; 6,500-ton capacity - 0 Doors
  • Bay 5 - Liquid Cargo - 7,143 tons; 6,500-ton capacity - 0 Doors
  • Bay 6 - BattleMech (2) - 1 Door
  • Bay 7 - Cargo (2,850 tons) - 2 Doors
  • 20 passengers can be carried steerage-class

Similar Vessels[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The Aqueducts Record Sheet can only be found in Handbook: Major Periphery States.[2]

References[edit]

  1. MUL online date for the Aqueduct
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Handbook: Major Periphery States, pp. 203-204, 221, "Aqueduct Ship Profile and Record Sheet"

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