Cordell class Battleship

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Cordell class Battleship
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: BB Battleship
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Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 46 Tons
Cost MCr103,079.878
Qty:MCr 82,463.902
Crew 1,151 with 100 Marines
Officers 132
Enlisted 1,019
Hardpoints 1,400
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-4
Maneuver 5 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 140,000 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–15
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Cordell class Battleship is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Cordell class Battleship was designed for service with the Fleets of the Domain of Sylea. The primary weapon is the large Meson Gun spinal mount, giving the vessel a powerful punch. It carries multiple spare and secondary systems, including a backup Model/9fib computer and an extra nuclear damper and meson screen. The design process was strongly influenced by the former Duke of Oreo Subsector, in Massilia Sector, a keen amateur naval architect and an influential figure in the Imperial court. In compliance with the "Oreo Settlement" the ship carries an Alfred class Gunboat. It also has a pair of 20-Ton Gigs for use in Marine operations.

The Cordell is not a popular class of vessel. The Imperial Admiralty was not pleased with how Fleet Procurement chose to cut corners with the design. The life support and environmental systems are of particularly low quality, and there are reports of gravitic failures.

  • The vessel is a TL-15 design.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Cordell class is constructed using a 140,000 Ton hull built in a Close Configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has hardened and contoured ventral surfaces, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x1,151 personnel, including 100 Marines.
  • x126 Officers, plus 6 Marine Officers.
  • x925 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There are 575.5 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-4 drive, a Maneuver-5 drive, and a Power Plant-9, giving performance of Jump-4 and 5-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 5. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-4 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/9fib computer: the vessel has a backup Model/9fib computer.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x1,400 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for an Cordell class is:
7. Defenses The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 8.
8. Craft Flight Section

The subcraft are housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 169 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 68,600 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr103,079.878
  • Architects Fee: MCr1,030.799
11. Construction Time 213 weeks (49 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 46.0 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Cordell class Battleship sees service in Fleets across the Domain of Sylea and beyond. It was designed to be produced in shipyards across the Domain and was intended for general Imperial service, and as such it bore no particular cultural or political influences within its architecture. However, it was designated for service with the 146th Fleet stationed in Oreo Subsector, and consequently the eccentric but influential 14th Duke of Oreo became involved in the project.

The 14th Duke was a direct descendant of the aristocratic Halls families, the pre-Imperial rulers of Oreo Subsector. When the Oreo Worlds, the proto-polity they controlled, was absorbed into the expanding Third Imperium they gained a privilege known as the "Oreo Settlement". This mandated that any vessels that were to serve with the 146th Fleet – the designation given to the former Oreo Worlds flotilla and considered by the 14th Duke to be his "personal Fleet" – must be locally designed and manufactured. The privilege had been granted by Cleon I himself and the Duke insisted that it must be honored.

The demand was utterly impractical and strategically suicidal, and the Navy resisted the proposal, eventually resulting in the direct intervention of the Archduke of the Domain. She ruled that all vessels of the Cordell class, no matter where they served, were to carry an Alfred class Gunboat, a small combat craft that was the personal design of the 14th Duke himself. The Alfred was a capable vessel and all parties found the resolution acceptable. The current Duke has maintained his father's policy and as a result many classes of warship operating within the Domain carry at least one Alfred. Some naval officers resent the ongoing Noble influence on naval architecture: others see the broader political benefits that such indulgences can bring.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.