Fer-de-lance class Destroyer Escort

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Fer-de-lance class Destroyer Escort
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Published, canon design.
Type: DE Destroyer Escort
Also see Destroyer Escort
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr930.54
Qty: MCr744.43
Crew 4 officers, 10 ratings
Officers 4
Enlisted 10
Hardpoints 10
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-4
Maneuver 6 G
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 1,000 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–15
USP DE-A4469J2-000000-50003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Fer-de-lance class Destroyer Escort is one of the more commonly encountered Imperial destroyer escorts and was produced in large manufacturing runs from several different shipyards.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Performance characteristics for this class make it capable of staying with most Imperial fleets (Jump-4, 6-G acceleration), and thus this type of vessel can be found escorting most squadrons as well as more typical convoys. [1]

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. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 1,000 tons (standard) or 1.0 kton. 14,000 cubic meters. [4]
2. Crew 4 officers, 10 ratings. [5] Total: 14 crew.
3. Performance Jump-4. 6-G. Power plant-9. 90-EP. Agility-6. [6]
4. Electronics Model/9fib computer. [7]
5. Hardpoints 10 hardpoints. [8]
6. Armament Six triple laser turrets organized into three batteries. Four triple missile turrets organized into four batteries. [9]
7. Defenses None. [10]
8. Craft Two 50-ton cutters. [11]
9. Fuel Treatment On-board fuel scoops and fuel purification plant. [12]
10. Cost MCr930.54 standard. MCr744.43 in quantity. [13]
11. Construction Time 30 months singly; 21 months in quantity. [14]
12. Comments None.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Comments: During the height of the Third Frontier War (979 to 986), high losses in civilian shipping and among transport vessels impressed into Imperial service resulted in the issuance of an Admiralty specification for a mid-sized escort vessel expressly for close protection of unarmed transport craft. The design which was finally accepted was the Fer-de-lance class Destroyer Escort. [15]

Selected Destroyer Escort Variant Classes[edit]

Destroyer Escorts:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
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  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  6. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  7. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  8. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
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  11. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  12. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  13. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  14. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  15. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.