Norland class Fleet Tender

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Norland class Fleet Tender
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: VT Fleet Tender
Also see
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 2,070 Tons
Cost MCr44,822.228 (base)
MCr35,857.782(qty)
Crew 1,260
(including 500 Marines)
Officers 81
Enlisted 679
Hardpoints 800
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-4
Maneuver 2 G
Model No information yet available.
Origin Langemarck Coalition
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 80,000 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–13
USP VT-Q7424G3=093307-98807-A
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Norland class Fleet Tender is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Norland class Fleet Tender 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. Norlands 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 Norland class is constructed using an 80,000 Ton hull built in a Dispersed Structure configuration. The hull is unstreamlined and cannot operate in anything denser than Trace atmospheres without risking catastrophic structural failure.
  • The vessel is constructed around two long parallel spines attaching modular sections.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors.
  • The vessel is not capable of surface landings and risks catastrophic structural failure in significant gravity wells.
2. Crew x1,260 personnel, including 500 Marines.
  • x81 Officers, plus 25 Marine Officers.
  • x679 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There are 630 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-4 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-4 and 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2. 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 creates a jump bubble around the vessel.
  • 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 is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x800 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 Norland class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Fighters attach to dedicated docking points located on the hull.

Bigcraft

The Bigcraft attach to dedicated docking points located on the hull.

Drop Capsules

There are 50 Drop Capsule tubes and their associated loading equipment.

  • There is dedicated holding space containing an additional 450 Drop Capsules.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 35,200 Tons.
  • 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 MCr44,822.228
  • Architects Fee: MCr448.222
11. Construction Time 201 weeks (46 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 2,070 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Norland class Fleet Tenders are built for the Langemarck Royal Navy. Their primary function is to deploy, resupply and recover Frundsberg and Jugendworld class System Defense Boats. They carry four full squadrons of Gruenor Spike class Light Interceptors as well as a full battalion of Marines drawn from the Langemarck Fusilier Regiments. In addition to the supplies and munitions they carry, their spacious cargo holds are used to transport heavy equipment and vehicles for the Marines.

The class have also been used to transport Nederland class Destroyer Escorts or Das Reich class Light Carriers.

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.