Orcrist class System Defense Boat

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Orcrist class System Defense Boat
Sword World Symbol Small.png
Symbol of the Sword Worlds
Type: HS System Defense Boat
Agility 4
Also see System Defense Boat
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 1.0 Tons
Cost MCr621.3
Crew 18
Enlisted 16
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 4
Hull Needle Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 8
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Sword Worlds Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 2 Low
QSP HS-DS60
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP HS-41067E2-B00000-40003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Orcrist class System Defense Boat is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 6-G and J-0 performance with a streamlined needle hull. Packs of these prowl most sword world systems, in system defense squadrons. They are also thrown into fleet operations aboard various fleet assets like the Sword of Vengeance class Battle Tenders.

  • It carries very light armament and a defensive suite. They feature very thick armor, a pair of beam laser turrets and a pair of missile turrets.
  • It ordinarily carries no subcraft, a ship's vehicle, and drones when needed. They deploy a single squad of marines as a boarding party, equipped with their own 4-ton Air/Raft. This is often replaced with a small Grav APC or the like.
  • It has a 18 sophont crew and 8 marines. The crew includes a pilot, navigator, 5 engineers, 1 medic, 2 gunners, and 8 marines. They share 9 staterooms.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A fictional chit in the style of Fifth Frontier War representing a squadron of Orcrist class SDBs. The color of the counter indicates its allegiance to the Sword Worlds Confederation.
    SDB Fictional-FFW-Chit Sword Worlds-J0 08-Oct-2019.png

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 400 tons.
2. Crew 18 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/5 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones 4dton Air/Raft
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops
10. Cost MCr621.3
497.04 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 64 weeks to build, 51 weeks in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Deployed in great numbers, they rely on their thick hull armor to keep them safe. They specialize in dismantling enemy boats, fighters, and support vessels. Capital ships have less to fear from them, none the less, they have an excellent combat record in preventing successful planetary assaults. In the event of imperial marine landings, they constantly harass and disrupt operations. They continue serving in all sword world planet defense squadrons. Originally inspired sword world naval architects preferred spherical hulls, like the ubiquitous Broadsword class Mercenary Cruisers. Once meson spinal mounts became the premiere weapons for killing capital ships, it became necessary to switch to a better hull configuration. Needle/wedge hull forms proved more survivable in combat. The lower technology sword world designs have so few advantages against the imperial fleet, every advantage counts.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - System Defense Boat:

  1. Type HS class System Defense Boat
    1. Orcrist class System Defense Boat

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.