Kao Chu class Light Escort

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Kao Chu class Light Escort
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Type: EM Light Escort
Agility 6
Also see Escort
Architect Robert Dean
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr1,292.4
Crew 42
Enlisted X
Officers X
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines X
Model Model/TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Imperial Glisten Navy Ship

The Kao Chu class Light Escort is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Kao Chu class Light Escort vessels of the Imperial Glisten Navy were officially referred to as destroyers when constructed, despite the fact that vessels in their displacement class are more typically rated as light escorts or close escorts. This peculiarity in IGN nomenclature was adjusted to match Imperial norms after the Fifth Frontier War, and the survivors of the initial class of 300 were re-designated as 'light escorts'. As the Type 1107 destroyers became available after the war, the Chus were placed in mothballs at Glisten, and several of the ships which had been severely damaged during the war and hastily repaired were scrapped. At the time of the Emperor's assassination, the Naval Department at Glisten was considering transferring some of the mothballed ships to local planetary navies, or selling some with weapons packages removed as couriers. There was little public interest in the latter concept, and the former was shelved when the Aslan advance made it necessary to reactivate the ships to support the Imperial Navy in the Trojan Reach sector.

Following the war, most of the active vessels were re-equipped with Type-1112 class Landing Boats in place of their original pinnaces. The statistics shown below reflect this change. The vessel typically operates at 26% power, enough for life support and 1-G maneuver, allowing up to 60 days per fuel load.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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 xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Destroyer:

  1. Type DD class Destroyer
    1. TBD class TBD

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.