Harp class Battleship

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Harp class Battleship
Distant Fringe Logo.gif
Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: BB Battleship
Also see Battleship
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No.
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr111,373.134 (base)
MCr89,098.507 (qty)
Crew 766
100 Marines
Officers 153
Enlisted 613
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1000
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 100
Model Model/6 fib
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 0 High/Med
0 Low
QSP Not Applicable
Reference Ron Kline Design
Size 100,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP BB-R1245F3-991106-888K9-1
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Harp class Battleship is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The fully streamlined, and armored needle/wedge structure hull is fitted with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling. It has jump 2 range and 4 G acceleration with a 2 agility rating. It carries enough internal fuel for a jump 2 with a jump 1 reserve. They can carry a jump 2 drop tank as well for long range strikes into Sath Alliance territory when needed. It is tanker dependent for longer range fleet maneuvers. It carries a model 6 fib computer, a back up computer and extra screen generators in the event of battle damage.

They are armed with two particle accelerator bays, two repulsor bays, five hundred triple sand caster turrets, one hundred and twenty triple beam laser turrets, and one hundred and twenty dual fusion gun turrets. There are fourteen heavy missile bays and the most powerful meson spinal mount in the sector.

It carries one company of 100 rapid response jump troops. It carries two 20 ton recovery boats to transport troops. They are supported by a squadron of ten 10 ton light fighters and a platoon of 4 dton Grav tanks.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 subcraft) 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 / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built by Pador after 208 weeks for the prototype and 167 weeks for the production models at huge expense. They are half the size of their big brothers the Pador class Dreadnoughts. In keeping with the Pador Military Forces fleet's internal security mission, this class was designed with a defensive mindset. 9 in service. Built to be the ships of the line for combat duty in the Far Home Sector, capable of acting as a strategic deterrent in the Distant Fringe.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Warship - Battleship:

  1. Type TBD class Battleship
    1. Harp class Battleship

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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak