Decisive Action class Destroyer

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Decisive Action class Destroyer
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: DD Destroyer
Also see
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Cargo 50 Tons
Cost MCr9,429.578
in quantity MCr7,543.662
Crew 140 with 50 marines
Officers 23
Enlisted 117
Hardpoints 90
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-4
Maneuver 1 G
Model 7fibx2
Origin Talokan Armed Forces
Passengers 0 High/Med 70 Low
QSP TBD
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 9,000 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–13
USP DD-J1419G3-083300-730E9-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Decisive Action class Destroyer is a warship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Decisive Action class Destroyer is streamlined needle/wedge hulled escort vessel. It is constructed as a long-range design. It is fitted with fuel scoops and capable of wilderness ocean refueling. The vessel is a TL-13 design. The name of the class sprang from an overly optimistic marketing campaign.

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]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Decisive Action class Destroyer class is constructed using a 9,000 dTon hull built in an streamlined needle/wedge configuration.
  • x4 primary airlocks and x8 secondary service airlocks are located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by several large hatches with loading ramps. It has vacuum cargo transfer locks with grapples.
  • The configuration of the hull typically stays in orbit and relies on service vessels.
2. Crew x140 personnel:
  • 11 command, 23 engineering, 32 gunnery, 6 flight, 18 services, and 50 marines.

Accommodations

  • There are 76 staterooms. Double occupancy accommodations are available for all except for the CO and XO.

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

3. Performance The vessel mounts a Cobalt Dynamics Jump 4 drive, one Magnum Flow Reactionless 1G drives, and a Power Plant-9, giving performance of Jump-4 and 1G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 1. It is a long-range design: the internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a single jump 4, with drop tanks for an additional 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 hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient Model/7fib computer: with a full backup computer is installed. There are multiple holo-dynamically reconfigurable Workstations.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors include the following. • Active IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Active Sensor) • Laser / Light Sensors (Passive Sensor) • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) – also called LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • Prismatic (anti-laser) aerosol (countermeasure) • Magnetic Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Neutrino Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Passive IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Passive Sensor) • RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • All-weather RADAR (improved function in a variety of environmental conditions) (Active Sensor) • RADAR Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • RADAR Jammer (Active ECM) • Radiation Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Radio Detector (Communications Equipment) (Passive Sensor) • Radio Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • Radio Jammer (Active ECM) • UV Detector (ultraviolet radiation) (Passive Sensor) Gravitic Equipment • Densitometer (gravitic sensor) (Passive Sensor) Navigational Aids • Inertial Locator (navigational aid, data improvement)

5. Hardpoints x90 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 is:
  • x1 factor E spinal mounted meson gun.
  • x3 100 ton factor 9 missile bays.
  • x9 dual Beam Laser turrets, 1 factor 7 battery.
  • x1 single plasma gun turret, 1 factor 3 battery.
7. Defenses 2 x factor 3 Nuclear Dampers, and 2 x factor 3 Meson Screens.
8. Craft Flight Section
  • x4 3 dton Air Rafts

The Decisive Action class Destroyer usually carries a platoon of small Grav APCs for the direct action team to deploy and ex-filtrate. The vehicle is housed in a dedicated hanger.

  • x1 80 dton Cargo Shuttle
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 4,410 dTons.
  • 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.

Droptanks Examples of the class in military service are routinely fitted with Droptanks capable of supporting an additional jump-4 for extended range operations.

10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr9,429.578.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and a MCr 94.296 design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr7,543.662 (not including subcraft).
11. Construction Time 152 weeks individually, 122 weeks in quantity.
  • 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 50 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built for Talokan Armed Forces these are streamlined, unarmored vessels designed to hit hard and fade away. They carry a compact spinal mounted meson gun. Hindered by no armor, they do have redundant systems to absorb some critical hits. They lost maneuver drives and are slower as a result. A larger than normal set of fusion reactors were required to power the spinal mounted meson gun, they lost most of their other energy weapons as a result. An attempt to used asteroid hulls for this class failed. They also carry a marine platoon, with limited vehicle support. They are less capable in marine support and recovery. Their 70 low berths help with survivability or extra troops.

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.