Krivak class Frigate

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Krivak class Frigate
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: FG Frigate
Also see Frigate
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 42 Tons
Cost MCr3,331.492 (base)
MCr2,665.194 (discounted)
Crew 50
Officers 12
Enlisted 38
Hardpoints 33
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-3
Maneuver 6 G
Model No information yet available.
Origin Kostov Confederate Republic
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 3,300 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–12
USP FG-C4366F2-491100-76008-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Krivak class Frigate is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Krivak class Frigates serve with the navy of the Kostov Confederate Republic, a member state of the Solomani Confederation. They are fast and nimble craft with a well balanced array of weapons but they have a poor track record for safety, with a number of examples being lost in service.

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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Krivak class is constructed using a 3,300 Ton hull built in a Close Structure configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are 6 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x50 personnel.
  • x11 command, x13 engineering, x14 gunnery, x7 service, and x1 flight. There are x4 marines.


  • There are 28 staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.

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-3 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-3 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-3 and giving 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 utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/6fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • 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 has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints 33 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 Krivak 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 4.
8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.


The APC is housed in a sealable compartment with external doors and with a volume of 7.8 Tons. It can be launched and docked while the Krivak is in motion.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1,188 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 MCr3,331.492
  • Architects Fee: MCr33.315
11. Construction Time 136 weeks (31 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 42.0 Tons. The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background[edit]

Krivak class Frigates serve with the Kostov Confederate Navy of the Kostov Confederate Republic, a member state of the Solomani Confederation. 120 examples of the Krivak class were constructed and 113 remain in service. They are occasionally called upon for Confederation service.

The crews of Krivak class vessels engage in good-natured though fierce rivalry with their counterparts aboard Leningrad class Destroyers. Despite its smaller size, the Krivak can deliver a harder blow than its heavier cousin. The Leningrad crews have learned to keep their mouths shut: the hardy and versatile Frigates are clearly the better craft.

Class Members[edit]

  • Krivak (Class Leader)
  • Smetlivyy: Destroyed in action, Pirate ambush
  • Bystryy: Destroyed, reactor containment failure
  • Moskva: Damaged in collision, scrapped
  • Varyag: Missing, presumed lost
  • Tula: Scrapped, structure stress damage
  • Bryansk: Scrapped, hull particle abrasion, asteroid damage
  • Karelia: Missing, presumed lost

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.