Kline class Battleship

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to: navigation, search
Kline class Battleship
Wiki Navy.png
TBD
Type: BP Pocket Battleship
Agility X
Also see Battleship
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 156 Tons
Cost MCr92,234.842
Qty: MCr 186,415.968
Crew 1,722
Enlisted X
Officers X
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2,000
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines X
Model Model/TBD
Origin Darrian Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 200,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Kline class Battleship is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

They are not the most advanced, they are a technological compromise. They serve in several task forces and planetary squadrons according to the guidelines set forth under the Darrian Navy/Fleet Composition manuals. Their crew includes a couple of marine companies. They have a partially streamlined cylindrical hull fitted with scoops for wilderness refueling but lack the room for refineries, making fuel contaminants a problem over time. They are capable of Jump-3 and 3 Gs acceleration. They carry a pair of model 6 fib computers, and less armor than equivalent Sword Worlds Confederation designs like the Joyeuse class Battleship.

They lack support vehicles and spacecraft. They are incapable of recovering their own marines from the surface of a world without help. Darrian marine units often use Combat armour and Battle Dress when available, which incorporate Grav Belts for that reason. They are dependent on fleet and squadron level support elements and are not deployed for independent operations without fleet auxiliaries. The cargo bay is often used to house some low displacement, marine grav vehicles to assist with these tasks.

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 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]

The Kline class Battleship was commissioned by the Darrian Navy to serve on the line of battle. Historically, the thick belts of secondary weapons have been expanded from hard won battlefield experience to fend off Sword World fighter designs. They have fared better with longer range engagements and try to avoid close in, slugging matches. Surprisingly, their modest speed and agility has been sufficient to out maneuver the more ponderous Sword World designs. They have been shown to be incapable of coping with modern Zhodani or Imperial ships of the line.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Pocket Battleship:

  1. Type BP class Pocket Battleship
    1. Artemsus class Strike Battleship
    2. Chtrfiak class Battleship
    3. Courageous class Battleship
    4. Fauve class Battleship
    5. Fenris class Dreadnought
    6. Furious Anger class Battleship
    7. Ixobis class Dreadnought
    8. Kline class Battleship
    9. Kokirrak class Dreadnought
    10. Lefaen class Battleship
    11. Marat class Battleship
    12. Pador class Dreadnought
    13. Plankwell class Dreadnought
    14. Prince Ian II class Battleship
    15. Prince Morris I class Battleship
    16. Prince Roger III class Battleship
    17. Sarriaklir class Battleship
    18. Smelchak class Battleship
    19. Sutherland class Ship of the Line
    20. Tronskia class Dreadnought
    21. Type VB class Battleship
    22. Viepchakl class Battleship
    23. Voroshilef class Battleship
    24. Yrkath Ossu E*Wr class Battleship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article has Metadata
62px-Information icon.svg.png This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.

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.