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Nougaku-Class Agriculture Vessel

The Ke-L6-2a Nougaku-class Agriculture Vessel is a variant of the Henry Chen-class Training Ship that became available in YE 31.

Under the Military Buildup Limitations, the Nougaku are considered warships.

About the Nougaku

The Nougaku-class Agriculture Vessel is a combination of mobile farm, and cargo ship. It is customizable by the owning organization.

The Nougaku has four separate facilities for growing and processing produce. They are the Arboretum, Aeroponics, Hydroponics, and Fish farms.

Star Army Logistics

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).

Yamatai Star Empire - Department of Colonization

Ships owned by Colonization fulfill these functions:

  • Deliver fresh food and provisions to resupply a colony.
  • Deliver plants, fish and animals for introduction to a colony world to establish or augment the local food supply. If necessary the above items can be genetically modified to adapt them to the destination world.

History

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.

Appearance

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.

Statistical Data

General

Crew and Accommodations

Crew: 375 (350 Enlisted, 25 Officers). 750 people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.

Dimensions

  • 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)

Propulsion and Range

Speeds

  • Atmospheric: Cruise: 2,283 kph (3,675 mph) Maximum: 6,125 kph (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 Nougaku-class Agriculture Vessel

Deck Sections
One Arboretum
Two Arboretum
Three Hydroponics
Four Aeroponics
Five Fish Farm
Six Fish Farm
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

Arboretum

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.

Aeroponics

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.

Armory

The Nougaku has a Standard Star Army Armory. It is located on decks ten and eleven.

Avionics

The Nougaku 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)

Bridge

The Nougaku has a Standard Medium Starship Bridge (Sakura type) it is located on deck seven.

Cargo Area

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.

Computer Room

The Nougaku has a Standard Computer Room. It is located under the bridge.

Engineering

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

Fabrication Area

The Nougaku Star Army Fabrication Area. It is located on deck twelve.

Fish Farm

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.

Freight Elevator

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.

Hydroponics

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.

Laundry Room

The Nougaku has eight Standard Laundry Rooms. They are located deck nine.

Lounge

The Nougaku has a Standard Crew Lounge. Located on deck eight.

Maintenance Conduits

The Nougaku uses Standard Maintenance Conduits to allow the crew to maintain the many systems onboard.

Medical Center

Mess and Galley

Galley

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

Mess

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

Mission Specific Cargo bay

The Mission Specific Cargo bay, is a modified Standard Star Army Cargo Area.

Logistics ships

This area located in the forward half of decks thirteen and fourteen contains meat lockers and freezers.

Department of Colonization ships

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.

Passageways

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

Post Office

The Nougaku has a Standard Star Army Post Office located on deck eight.

Quarters

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.

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

Recreation / Fitness Area

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.

Ship's Store

The Nougaku has a Star Army Ship's Store. One is located on deck eight.

Shuttle Bay

The Nougaku has a Star Army Shuttle Bay located on the stern of the ship. It is located on decks ten and eleven.

Vehicle bay

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.

Wardroom

The Nougaku has one Standard Star Army Wardroom. It is located on deck seven.

Weapon placements

Ship Systems

Armored Hull

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.

Combined Field System

The Nougaku uses a Ke-L6-S3100 Combined Field System of Ketsurui Fleet Yards design for shields.

Computer and Sensor Systems

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.

Emergency Systems

The Nougaku contains all Star Army Emergency Systems.

Blast Shutters

On the Nougaku, blast shutters are located:

  • at the entrances to the armory (always locked and closed)
  • at the entrance to the bridge
  • at the entrance to the computer room (always locked and closed)
  • at the entrances to engineering
  • at the entrances to the recreation area
  • at the entrances to the wardrooms
  • at the entrances to the mess & galley areas
  • at the entrances to the shuttle bay.
  • at the entrances to the vehicle bay.
  • at the entrances to the cargo bays.
  • on every deck level in the main passageway and cargo lift shaft (between two and three, etc.)

Damage Control Stations

There are ten Standard Damage Control Stations on every deck of the Nougaku.

Escape Pods

The Nougaku is equipped with 75 Star Army Escape Pod, Type 30s. They are positioned in strategic locations.

Soul Savior Pod

The Nougaku carries a Soul Savior Pod.

Life Support System

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.

Cooling System

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.

Power Systems

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.

Propulsion

Distortion drive

The Nougaku uses a Ke-L6-P3100 Continuum Distortion Drive of Ketsurui Fleet Yards design for its propulsion. It has no auxiliary engines, the CDD handles STL and FTL travel.

Hyperspace Fold

The Nougaku uses a Ke-L6-P3101 hyperspace fold engine of Ketsurui Fleet Yards design. See: Hyperspace Travel

Weapons Systems

The Nougaku is armed to defend itself.

Vehicle Complement

Shuttles

Ground Vehicles

Images

  • Top view

  • Bottom view

OOC Notes

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stararmy/starship_classes/nougaku.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/24 19:01 by wes