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Fleet Service Station

Imperial fleet operations required that each sector maintain at least
two mobile stardocks or deepdocks in addition to a handful of stationary
orbital docks for fleet maintenance and construction. Most of these docks
tended to be modular and easily reconfigured, however, not all of them
were.

The KDY Type IX stardock was one of the few non-modular stardocks used
by the Imperial Navy. Also unlike other fleet deepdocks, the Type IX was
not designed for construction of new starships but merely the repair and
resupply of existing craft.

The Type IX was a rare sight and was only found in sectors hosting heavy
fleet action. It was able to dock up to fifteen heavy cruisers, six star
destroyers and numerous small vessels at a time. Even the Empire's Super
Star Destroyers could be docked in numbers ranging up to four if need be.

The Type IX was a mobile battle platform, carrying extensive weaponry to
fend off even the most impressive assault force - assuming anything could
penetrate the full escort force assigned to all stardocks at the height
of the Empire.

The resupply of starships was a critical aspect of any long-term deep space
operation. Typically fleet tenders and cargo vessels would ferry out new
supplies and replacement troops to the battle fleet. Unfortunately, this
was not always adequate. Space battle tends to render many vessels damaged
to the point where they can no longer serve their role without undergoing
extensive repair at a fleet deepdock. The Type IX was able to resupply
and repair these combat vessels with the utmost efficiency. If need be,
the station itself could be moved into or near a combat zone - usually
somewhere outside of a target star system - via space tugs. The station's
escort force could also be called upon as reinforcements if the situation
became dire.

The few Type IXs that the Empire had were rarely moved, simply because
doing so was an incredibly difficult action. They were equipped with a
nav computer and a Class Four hyperdrive motivator but relied on specially
designed space tugs to move it from location to location.

New Republic Intelligence was able to catalog the existance of at least
three of these mobile stardocks, confirming the destruction of one due to
sabotage, eventually capturing another and completely losing track of the
third.

Craft: Kuat Drive Yards' Type IX Stardock
Type: Fleet service station
Scale: Capital
Length: 3,240 meters (diameter), 4,470 meters (height)
Crew: 56,629; gunners: 810; skeleton: 15,690/+15
Crew Skill: Astrogation 4D, capital ship gunnery 4D, capital ship
            shields 4D+2, starship gunnery 4D
Passengers: 25,000 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 2,000,000 metric tons
Consumables: 6 years
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x4
Nav Computer: Yes
Space: 0; relies on space tugs
Hull: 11D
Shields: 5D
Sensors:
        Passive: 50/1D
        Scan: 125/2D
        Search: 230/3D
        Focus: 6/4D
Weapons:
200 Turbolaser Batteries
        Fire Arc: 50 front, 50 left, 50 right, 50 back
        Crew: 2
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 2D
        Space Range: 1-10/25/50
        Damage: 5D
80 Quad Laser Cannons
        Fire Arc: 40 dorsal turret, 40 ventral turret
        Crew: 1
        Scale: Starfighter
        Skill: Starship gunnery
        Fire Control: 4D
        Space Range: 1-3/12/25
        Damage: 4D
125 Concussion Missile Launchers
        Fire Arc: 25 front, 25 left, 25 right, 25 back, 15 dorsal, 10 ventral
        Crew: 2
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Control: 2D
        Space Range: 2-12/30/60
        Damage: 9D
40 Tractor Beam Projectors
        Fire Arc: 10 front, 10 left, 10 right, 10 back
        Crew: 1
        Skill: Capital ship gunnery
        Fire Contol: 4D
        Space Range: 1-5/15/30
        Damage: 7D

Starship Complement:
        144 starfighters
                72 TIE fighters
                36 TIE bombers
                36 TIE interceptors
        10 Skipray blastboats
        10 Assault gunboats
        3 Gamma assault shuttles
        5 Delta escort shuttles
        25 Lambda shuttles
        12 Stormtrooper transports


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