Under the Military Buildup Limitations, the Nougaku are considered warships.
The Nougaku-class Agriculture Vessel is a combination of mobile farm, and cargo ship. It is customizable by the owning organization.
Ships operated by Logistics travel in groups and are intended to provide fresh produce to remotely stationed Star Army of Yamatai ships and installations. Each vessel will normally stock a particular set of produce for a given run(s).
Ships owned by Colonization fulfill these functions:
The initial design concept for the Nougaku was started in YE 30. Logistics needed a better means of resupplying Star Army of Yamatai forces in remote locations. During the design phase they chose to simplify their task by using the hull and primary systems of the Henry Chen-class Training Ship and add to it. Originally intended to be a large freighter, Takumi proposed having the ship grow the majority of the products it delivers. This feature is one of the reasons the Department of Colonization chose to use this vessel as well.
The Nougaku uses the same hull as the Henry Chen-class Training Ship, except that it does not have the weapon pylons, and the bottom pods are replaced. The top two decks of the the Nougaku are covered with Transparent Durandium instead of Yamataium.
Class: Nougaku-class Agriculture Vessel
Type: Science Vessel
Designers: Ketsurui Fleet Yards, Takumi, Ketsurui Zaibatsu, Star Army Research Administration
Manufacturer: Gemini Star Fortress, Ketsurui Fleet Yards
Organization Using This item: Star Army Logistics, Yamatai Star Empire - Department of Colonization
Date entered service: YE 31
Crew: 375 (350 Enlisted, 25 Officers)
Emergency Capacity: 750 people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.
Length: 360 meters ( 1,180.8 feet)
Width: (Fuselage) 120 meters ( 393.6 feet)
Width: (Overall) 200 meters ( 656 feet)
Height: 60 meters ( 196.8 feet)
Decks: 14 (4 meters each)
See Damage Rating for an explanation of the damage system.
Shields: 40 (Threshold 2)
|Seven||Engineering, Bridge, Avionics, Wardroom, Medical Center|
|Eight||Engineering, MEGAMI, Crew lounge, Ship's Store , Post Office|
|Nine||Engineering, Crew Quarters, Laundry, Crew Mess & Galley|
|Ten||Shuttle Bay, Armory, Recreation / Fitness Area|
|Eleven||Shuttle Bay, Armory, Cargo Bay|
|Twelve||Fabrication Area, Cargo Bay|
|Thirteen||Vehicle bay, Mission Specific Cargo bay|
|Fourteen||Vehicle bay, Mission Specific Cargo bay|
The Arboretum of the Nougaku is a farming facility; dedicated to growing crops in the conventional fashion. It is two decks high to allow crops that need more space to flourish. The outer hull of this area is covered in Transparent Durandium to allow sunlight to enter when the ship is in orbit. There is additional lighting for when there is insufficient solar radiation. Located aft is the section where harvested produce is gathered and processed for delivery or storage. It is adjacent to the freight elevators.
The Aeroponics bay allows the Nougaku to grow specialized crops that do not require a growth medium. It is located on deck four. Located aft is the section where harvested produce is gathered and processed for delivery or storage. It is adjacent to the freight elevators.
The Nougaku has a Standard Star Army Armory. It is located on decks ten and eleven.
The Nougaku avionics are located in the bow on deck seven, and contains the following sensors:
The Nougaku has a Standard Medium Starship Bridge (Sakura type) it is located on deck seven.
The Nougaku has an extensive cargo area, as well repair materials for the ship and its systems. They are stored in a variety of Standard Starship Cargo Containers. The cargo bay is located in the forward sections of decks fourteen, thirteen, twelve and eleven in two deck sections. Exterior doors allow loading into deck fourteen. Cargo elevators allow cargo to be transferred to decks twelve and eleven.
The Nougaku has a Standard Computer Room. It is located under the bridge.
The Nougaku has a Star Army Engineering room except that it is three decks high. It is located aft on decks seven, eight and nine
The Nougaku Star Army Fabrication Area. It is located on deck twelve.
The fish farm on the Nougaku is located on decks five and six. It consists of a series of vats that contain either fresh water or salt water, and the appropriate filtration and temperature control system for each. Located aft is the section where harvested produce is gathered and processed for delivery or storage. It is adjacent to the freight elevators.
The Nougaku features two freight elevators that run from deck two to fourteen. This allows produce grown on the upper levels to be transferred to the cargo hold or vehicle bay for delivery.
The Nougaku has a Hydroponics area set up on deck three. It provides the means to produce plants that either need to be grown in water, or do not need an active growth medium but need a support medium. Located aft is the section where harvested produce is gathered and processed for delivery or storage. It is adjacent to the freight elevators.
The Nougaku has eight Standard Laundry Rooms. They are located deck nine.
The Nougaku has a Standard Crew Lounge. Located on deck eight.
The Nougaku uses Standard Maintenance Conduits to allow the crew to maintain the many systems onboard.
The Nougaku has a complete Autonomous Medical Treatment Center installation replacing a standard medical center. It is located on deck five.
|Autonomous Medical Treatment Center|
|5||Ke-J1-E3100 - Autonomous Triage Unit (ATU)|
|20||Ke-J1-E3101 - Autonomous Nurse Unit (ANU)|
|10||Ke-J1-E3102 - Autonomous Basic Medicine Unit (ABMU)|
|5||Ke-J1-E3103 - Autonomous Surgical Medicine Unit (ASMU)|
|2||Type 30 Mental Transfer and Backup Unit|
|3||Hemosynthetic Reconstruction Tube|
There is one Star Army Galley, scaled for the use of the Nougaku crew. It is located on deck nine.
There is one Standard Star Army Dining Hall scaled for the use of the Nougaku crew. It is located on deck nine.
The Mission Specific Cargo bay, is a modified Standard Star Army Cargo Area.
This area located in the forward half of decks thirteen and fourteen contains meat lockers and freezers.
Have a choice of configurations for the forward half of decks thirteen and fourteen. They can either have the same lockers and freezers as the Logistics design, or when providing stock to introduce to a colony world this section is equipped with pens, and cages for keeping livestock.
The Nougaku has a Standard Star Army Post Office located on deck eight.
There are also two crew baths, one for enlisted usage, and the other for officers.
Located on deck ten of the Nougaku is the recreation and fitness area. This large area is designed to help keep the crew physically fit. The fitness side contains an assortment of exercise machines: weights, treadmills, several massage units, etc. The other side is for recreation. It is configurable, for various activities; such as group calisthenics, practicing Katas, martial art matches, other sports.
The Nougaku has a Standard Star Army Ship's Store. One is located on deck eight.
The Nougaku has a Star Army Shuttle Bay located on the stern of the ship. It is located on decks ten and eleven.
There is one vehicle bay on the Nougaku. It is two decks high and are located on decks thirteen and fourteen. Adjacent to the vehicle bay on deck is the vehicle maintenance area.
The Nougaku has one Standard Star Army Wardroom. It is located on deck seven.
The Nougaku gets it armor from the Ke-L6-H3100 hull. The exterior is a 1.25-meter-thick layer of Yamataium attached to the Durandium Alloy frame of the ship. All windows on the Nougaku are made of Transparent Durandium.
The Nougaku uses the MEGAMI Integrated Electronics System package and is also equipped with a Psionic Signal Controller. Star Army Logistics ships may also equipped with a Type 31 Electronic Warfare Suite.
The Nougaku contains all Star Army Emergency Systems.
On the Nougaku, blast shutters are located:
There are ten Standard Damage Control Stations on every deck of the Nougaku.
The Nougaku is equipped with 75 Type 30 Escape Pods. They are positioned in strategic locations.
The Nougaku carries a Soul Savior Pod.
The Nougaku's Life support systems is of Ketsurui Fleet Yards design. It is intended to handle the requirements of 1175 Nekovalkyrja or Yamtaians. It carries the same system as the Henry Chen-class Training Ship to handle the environmental needs of the produce sections.
All major heat-generating pieces of equipment are paired with Ketsurui Fleet Yards appropriately-sized heat absorbers, which rapidly and effectively absorb thermal radiation and convert it to usable energy.
The primary power source for the Nougaku is the Ke-L6-G3100 Aether generator. Secondary power is provided by four Ke-L6-G3101 fusion reactors. Fuel for the reactors is collected by the Matter Collection System and stored for later use.
The Nougaku is armed to defend itself.