Cordell class Battleship
|Cordell class Battleship|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: BB Battleship|
|Crew||1,151 with 100 Marines|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|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.
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
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.||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.
|2.||Crew|| x1,151 personnel, including 100 Marines.
|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.|
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/9fib computer: the vessel has a backup Model/9fib computer.
|5.||Hardpoints|| x1,400 hardpoints.
|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.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 68,600 Tons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr103,079.878
|11.||Construction Time|| 213 weeks (49 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments|| Standard cargo capacity amounts to 46.0 Tons.
History & Background (Dossier)
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)
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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 Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science