Jeremiah O'Brien class Battleship

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Jeremiah O'Brien class Battleship
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: BB Battleship
Also see Battleship
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No.
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 300 Tons
Cost MCr119,022.055 (base)
MCr95,217.644 (qty)
Crew 1,028
120 Marines
Officers 91
Enlisted 817
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 1180
Hull Sphere Hull
Illustration {{{illustration}}}
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Marines 120
Model Model/6 fib.
Origin Sudi Verisian Navy
Passengers 0 High/Med
4 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference Ron Kline Design
Size 118,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP BB-R5244F4-A91106-888K9-1
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Jeremiah O'Brien class Battleship is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Jeremiah O'Brien class Battleships serve with the navy of Sudi Verisia, an important world lying within the Distant Fringe region.

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 The Jeremiah O'Brien class is constructed using a 118,000 Ton hull built in a generally Spherical Configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are 86 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has contoured and hardened ventral surfaces, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x1,028 personnel, including 120 Marines.
  • x91 Officers, plus 5 Marine Officers.
  • x817 Enlisted.

Accomodations

  • There are 514 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.
  • There are 4 Low Berths. These function as a part of the ship's medical section.

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-2 drive, a Maneuver-4 drive, and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-2 and 4-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 and one additional consecutive Jump-1 (an "emergency retreat") 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 creates a jump bubble around the vessel.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/6fib: the vessel has a backup computer Model/6fib.
  • 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 1180 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 a Jeremiah O'Brien 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 10.
8. Craft Flight Section
  • x4 30-Ton Ship's Boats
  • x12 10-Ton Light Fighters

The subcraft are housed in dedicated hangers: the hangers are sealable compartments with a total volume of 212 Tons.

Vehicles

  • x4 4-Ton Grav APCs.

The APC hanger is a sealable compartment with a volume of 20.8 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 40,120 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 MCr119,022.055
  • Architects Fee: MCr1,190.221
11. Construction Time 211 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 300 Tons. The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Jeremiah O'Brien class Battleships are part of the Sudi Verisian Navy, a part of the military forces of the world of Sudi Verisia.

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]

The vessels in the class are named for former First Admirals of the Sudi Verisian Navy and are numbered non-sequentially. They are the Jeremiah O'Brien (BB-02), the Chester G Morant (BB-05), the Ignasia de Socado (BB-06), and the Emilius Drakken (BB-08).

  • 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]

Paramilitary Vessel - Scout/Courier:

  1. Type S class Scout/Courier
    1. Asia class Scout

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