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General Shipyards can only make 5000T ships 10 17.86%
General Shipyards can make much bigger ships 46 82.14%
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Default How big is General Shipyards?

General Shipyards was introduced in The Kinunir, the very first Traveller adventure. The library data had this to say about it:
The largest starship manufacturer in the Regina Subsector, with yards at Regina, Efate, and Pixie. Originally a military contractor. General no longer produces ships for military use, instead concentrating on the more lucrative commercial market. The yard at Regina is capable of producing ships up to 5000 tons, while the subsidiary yards at Pixie and Efate are limited to 600 tons per ship, and devote most of their attention to annual maintenances.
This was before HG came out and changed the size of ships in the OTU drastically. Being able to build 5000T ships was seriously impressive -- it was the largest size of ship possible.

Now, however, 5000T is small potatoes. The largest ship possible is 200 times bigger, and the total shipyard capacity of Regina by TCS rules is 700,000T, 140 times as much as GS is capable of (Although it might be argued that GS might be able to build several 5000 ships concurrently). So should General Shipyards be reimagined to make it plausible as the largest starship manufacturer in the Regina subsector? Or should it stay with the canonical shipyard capacities, relegating it to a position as very much not the largest starship producer in the subsector?


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