Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser
|Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: CA Heavy Cruiser|
|Cost|| MCr48,349.663 (base)|
(including 42 marines)
|Model||No information yet available.|
|Origin||Protectorate of Leset|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|QSP||No information yet available.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser is a warship.
Built for the Protectorate of Leset this partially streamlined cylindrical structure hull is capable of gas giant refueling with fuel scoops. It features a TL–12 drives with 6-G acceleration and 2-Agility. The hull is lightly armored to resist low intensity weapons fire. The weapons include a massive meson spinal mount and fourteen heavy missile bays to destroy enemy ships of the line. Offense is favored over defense.
Basic Ship Characteristics
Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|2.||Crew|| x449 crew. This includes 21 command (with medical), 160 engineering, 139 gunnery, 3 flight, 84 service, and 42 marines.
|3.||Performance||Jump-2, 6-G acceleration, Power-6 2,520-EP, Agility-2.|
|4.||Electronics||(x2) Model 6 fib computers.|
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for
|7.||Defenses||x60 triple sand caster turrets, repulsor bay, factor 2 armor, (2) factor 1 meson screens, (2) factor 1 nuclear dampers.|
|8.||Craft||x1 50 ton Landing Craft|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification|
|11.||Construction Time||162 weeks to build, 129 weeks in quantity.|
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 300.0 tons.|
History & Background (Dossier)
Some feel the ship was never truly finished. A single prototype was delivered and the accountants were not pleased with the price tag. Five production hulls were ordered with guarantees to bring the unit price down and speed delivery. The shipyards assigned additional work shifts and delivered on time and budget. These are new ships added in light of recent escalating military tension in the region. The expanded arms race has seen a dramatic jump in fleet tonnage. These ships have a massive cargo bay for modular customization for mission specific requirements. Some carry a small fighter compliment, other garrison more marines and drop capsules. Some use more fuel bladders to support smaller combatants. The largest possible offensive weapons package was shoe horned into the smallest hull that would hold them. Classified locally as a heavy cruiser in deference to the ship killing capacity, it is weakly defended and can not resist protracted bombardment. System back ups were included to resist battle damage.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science