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Rash'tik Battle Tender

Owner

E'chekri Empire
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 1798
Out of Service n/a
Source Death of Dreams
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated April 20, 2005
No Image Available
Description:
The Qu’lesst’s heavy use of small combat vessels required the implementation of dedicated tenders to service and base these ships in the field. The Rash’Tik class of heavy tenders made its debut several years after the end of the Lotannan War. Rash’Tik Battle Tenders were heavily armed for auxiliary vessels. The E’chekri armed their tenders specifically so that they could defend themselves, should they be drawn into battle.

The central rounded portion of the ship’s hull is open cavity into which small ships can move in and dock, where they can be tethered via umbilicals to the tender. Once docked, the crew of these small craft can disembark while the Rash’Tik’s work crews began servicing their vessel. Rash’Tiks never went into battle with attack craft or any other small vessel docked internally. It took considerable time to prep a ship for launch or detachment, too long for rapid deployment in battle. Tenders caught unawares could not launch their embarked attack craft in time to respond, typically resulting in the destruction of both units.

This class served throughout the Great War. After the years of the war, the usefulness of these tenders waned. Supply lines leading from the homeworlds to the frontlines were secure and reliable, and the E’chekri navy had begun concentrating its energies on growing its capital ship fleet, placing less emphasis on the quantitative benefits of attack frigates. This was not to say that they were abandoning its tender/attack shp dynamic; the E’chekri were simply adopting a new emphasis to help better combat their enemies.

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Rash'tik Battle Tender - SCS
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