Nederland class Destroyer Escort

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to: navigation, search
Nederland class Destroyer Escort
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: DE Destroyer Escort
Also see
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr978.562 (base)
MCr782.850 (qty)
Crew 39
Officers 5
Enlisted 34
Hardpoints 10
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-4
Maneuver 5 G
Model No information yet available.
Origin Langemarck Coalition
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 1,000 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–13
USP DE-A2456G2-043300-44006-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Nederland class Destroyer Escort is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Nederland class Destroyer Escort is built for the Langemarck Royal Navy, the space arm of the military forces of the Langemarck Coalition in Vanguard Reaches Sector. The design trades off a longer range against decreased agility. Nederlands are capable craft that form an important part of the Coalition's defenses.

  • The vessel is a TL-13 design.

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 Nederland class is constructed using a 1,000 Ton hull built in a generally Conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x39 personnel, including 12 Marines.
  • x3 Officers.
  • x24 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There are 19.5 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.
  • There are 8 Low Berths. They are tended by the vessel's medical staff.

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 is an emergency locker.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-4 drive, a Maneuver-5 drive, and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-4 and 5-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 5. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-4 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 utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/7fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a standard 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 x10 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 an Nederland class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Gig is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 20 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 460.0 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 MCr978.562
  • Architects Fee: MCr9.786
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
11. Construction Time 120 weeks (28 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 The vessel does not have a cargo hold.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Nederland class Destroyer Escorts are built for the Langemarck Royal Navy. They are versatile craft that are employed in a variety of roles, including power projection, trade protection, and fleet duties. They are small enough to be carried by a Fleet Tender, greatly extending the potential strike range. The vessel carries a 20-Ton Gig and a Marine squad drawn from the Langemarck Fusilier Regiments.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article has Metadata

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.