TARDIS Technical Index

Dry Dimension Dockyard Cradles

(a.k.a. Berthing Cradles)

TARDIS Berthing Cradle

The TARDIS is then piloted to a Berthing Bay in the Dry Dimension Dockyard Cradles on Gallifrey and registered. Each TARDIS is given a Registration Code. These codes can be used to identify which Time Lord is responsible for a given capsule. All the Berthing Bays contain rows of Berthing Cradles, each capable of holding one TARDIS when it is not in use. The excess energy from telepathic discussions held in Gallifreyan Artron Forums is routed to these bays to supply the timeships.

There are hundreds of TARDISes on Gallifrey. Most TARDISes are designed to serve as mobile research laboratories and it takes a team of 6 researchers to make full use of TARDIS's capabilities. For this reason they rarely travel in groups. It is common for only a couple of TARDISes to be off Gallifrey at any given time.

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