Methuselah class System Defense Monitor

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Methuselah class System Defense Monitor
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Type: HMS System Defense Monitor
Agility X
Also see Defensive Ship - Monitor
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 8,612.0 Tons
Cost MCr648,796.85
Qty: MCr 519,037.48
Crew 5,839
Officers X
Enlisted X
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 7,500
Hull Buffered Planetoid Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 900
Model Model/TBD
Origin Caliphate of Estalia
Passengers 0 High/Med 2,920 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 750,000 Tons
Size-cat FCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Methuselah class System Defense Monitor is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Built for the Caliphate of Estalia this is a heavily armored and reinforced, buffered planetoid hull structure. As a result it is unstreamlined and incapable of wilderness refueling. It features TL–12 drives with 3 G acceleration and 3 agility. It has hangar capacity for twenty 90 ton Kaufman Class Dual Environment Fighters which function as SDBs. It can also carry twenty 60 ton marine recovery boats. It is fitted with a 90 ton capacity launch tube facility. The 900 marines have drop capsules and use 20 G-Carriers. Built to withstand considerable punishment they are essentially immune to surface explosions and weapon impacts. Only meson weapons can produce interior explosions and nuclear weapons can cause radiation damage to interior systems. The design features abundant back up features including; a complete low watch, a model 6 fib computer, nuclear dampers and meson screens. The weapons suite features a spinal mounted meson gun and 400 heavy missile bays. There are 252 batteries of sand casters, ten repulsors, sixty batteries of beam lasers, ten fusion gun bays, and ten particle accelerator bays.

These war moons are inspired by early Solomani sub light asteroid colonizers. The squadron of ten hide among the rings of the gas giants waiting for refueling prey. With the arsenal at their command only a large squadron of advanced Battleships would stand any chance against them.

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 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]

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Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Monitor:

  1. Type TBD class Monitor
    1. Methuselah class System Defense Monitor

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.