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Minori-Class Hospital Ship

The Minori-Class Hospital Ship is a state of the art medical ship for the Star Army of Yamatai. It is a variant of the Henry Chen-class Training Ship design. It became available in YE 32.

Minori-Class Hospital Ship

About the Minori-class

The Minori-Class is named after Ketsurui-Chinomai Minori and is the replacement for the Jihi-Class Medical Ship. The goal was to make a smaller, more versatile ship while reducing the cost in manufacturing. The Minori-class also features the latest medical equipment available to the Star Army of Yamatai. The Minori is fully capable of fulfilling the objectives of its predecessor.

  • A mobile medical center to place in the logistical attachments of fleets on the front lines.
  • A vessel capable of receiving soul survivor pods inbound from battlefields.
  • A vessel capable of providing planetary settlements within the Empire with humanitarian aid and assistance.
  • A hospital ship to accompany colonization fleets.


During the first year of the Second Mishhuvurthyar War casualties were heavy, fleets were decimated and planets were ravaged for seemingly no more reason that to cause pain and suffering. The need to rapidly deploy medical services increased. Design work started early in YE 32 with the first prototype rolling out near the middle of the year. The Minori-Class was a balance of providing medical aid, resurrection, and soldier creation on a mobile platform that can go where ever it is needed quickly.


Minori-Class Top view

The Minori has the same basic lines as the Nougaku-Class Agriculture Vessel it has the Star Army Medical emblem on the top as well as the Star Army Hinomaru. Its hull is painted Star Army blue, and the fins are painted teal. The point defense system of twenty Star Army Anti-Fighter Turret, Type 31 can be seen dotting the perimeter. The three large Turbo Aether Plasma Drive drives are also prominent.

Statistical Data


Class: Minori-Class Hospital Ship

Nomenclature: Ke-L6-3a

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 32

Production: TBD

Crew and Accommodations

Crew: 375 (350 Enlisted, 25 Officers)

Emergency Capacity: 750 people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.

Hospital: 500 patient capacity

Mass Cloning: 1,000 soldier temporary holding area.


  • Length: 369.5 meters ( 1,211.96 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)

Propulsion and Range


  • Atmospheric: Cruise: 2,283 kmph (3,675 mph) Maximum: 6,125 kmph (3,806 mph)
  • Turbo Aether Plasma .3c (~89,937 kilometers per second) (~55,884 miles per second)
    • Minimum: Resting motionless
    • Cruising Speed: 10,000c (~1.144 ly/h)
    • Maximum Speed: 12,500c ( 1.43 ly/h)
  • Hyperspace Drive: 394,470c ( 0.75ly/m)

See Star Army of Yamatai Starship Speeds for a comparison of the Nougaku's speeds with other ships of the Star Army of Yamatai. This ship is equipped with Anti-FTL field countermeasures.

Durability and Maintenance

  • Service Lifespan: Estimated 20 years of constant use, although this could certainly be extended.
  • Refit Cycle: Frequent minor updates through the PANTHEON system and a refit once every two or three years.

Damage Capacity

See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.

  • Hull: 40
  • Shields: 40 (Threshold 2)


Inside the Minori-Class


The Minori avionics are located in the bow on deck seven, and contains the following sensors:

Passive Omni-directional Sensors

Active Omnidirectional Sensors

Uni-directional Sensors (Passive)

Drone Bay

The Minori has an assortment of drones, and the bay is where they are prepared, launched, and recovered. The drones are maintained and launched from the starboard side. The drones are recovered on the port side. The recovery bay also contains equipment necessary for decontaminating recovered drones. Variable Configuration Mission Adaptive Drone - Space are equipped for search and rescue as well as recovery of Soul Savior Pods. The Variable Configuration Mission Adaptive Drone - Aerial are typically used on planet to search for personnel.


These decks comprise a complete Star Army Standard Hospital Center.

Mass Cloning Facility

This three deck area contains all the features of a Mass Cloning Facility, Type 30.

Mess and Galley


There is one Star Army Galley, scaled for the use of the Minori crew. It is located on deck nine.


There is one Standard Star Army Dining Hall scaled for the use of the Minori crew. It is located on deck nine.


The Minori uses Standard Passageways for horizontal travel, and Star Army Zero-gravity Passageways for vertical travel.


Ship Crew

There are 175 Standard Crew Cabins with seven Star Army Laundry Rooms. They are located on deck nine. There are also communal showers, and communal toilet facilities.

There are 25 Standard Officers' Cabins with one Star Army Laundry Room. They are located on deck nine.

One Star Army Standard Captain's Suite located on deck nine.

There are also two crew baths, one for enlisted usage, and the other for officers.

Recreation / Fitness Area

Located on deck ten of the Minori 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.

Soul Savior Pod Retrieval

This section has a modified Standard Star Army Airlock with an extend-able robotic arm for pulling retrieved Soul Savior Pods into for processing. Ke-O5-1a - VCMAD - Space are used to locate a Soul Savior Pod and bring it to the arm. Once brought in the pods are decontaminated, inspected and then the contents downloaded and sent to the

Minori-Class Bottom view

Vehicle bay

There is one vehicle bay on the Minori. 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.


This section only lists the systems that are different from the Henry Chen-class Training Ship.

STL Propulsion

The Minori-Class features three large Turbo Aether Plasma Drive drives for STL travel. Thus enabling the ship to operate without difficulty in Anti-FTL Field zones by not relying on its Continuum Distortion Drive for propulsion.

Minori-Class Aft view

Due to their proximity to the shuttle bay, it is recommended that the aether engines be turned off during shuttle takeoff and landing operations.

Weapons Systems

The Minori is armed strictly for defense. Its only weaponry is as follows


OOC Notes

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