Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender

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Oromet Delight
class Fleet Tender
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: VTM Battle Tender
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Subcraft Carrier- Tender
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No.
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 1,000.0 Tons
Cost MCr64,604.906
in quantity MCr 51,683.9248
Crew 1,355
Enlisted 1,010
Officers 345
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1,260
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 184
Model Model/6 fib
Origin Protectorate of Leset
Passengers 0 High/Med 678 low watch Low
Reference Ref: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 126,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP VT-R7223F4-091106-88809-N
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender is an auxiliary warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender is part a very recent surge in major warship production. A huge arms race has swollen fleet sizes with massive combatants, hereto for very uncommon on the distant fringe. It was designed to transport as many of the numerous Oromet Class System Defense Boats into combat as possible and to facilitate rapid redeployment of defensive assets along expected pathways of enemy advance. Operating within Halcyon Sector: two have been completed, making a bold statement of deterence to any would be military adventures by neighboring hostile states.

The 184 marines are a reinforced company with 20 capsule launchers and 106 stored assault capsules. They have eight 6T Leset class Grav APCs. It can carry enough fuel for a single Jump-2 but is fitted to accept Jump-2 drop tanks to extend its operational range.

  • The vessel is a TL-12 design.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 The Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender class is constructed using a 126,000 dTon hull built in a dispersed structure configuration. The hull is not streamlined, and requires fleet support for refueling operations.
  • 2 primary airlocks and 5 secondary service airlocks are located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors.
  • The configuration of the hull prevents surface landings.
2. Crew 1,355 personnel.
  • x63 command, x215 engineering, x177 gunnery, x184 marines, x252 service, and x464 flight.


  • There are 680.5 staterooms. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all crew.
  • The cryo section contains 678 Low Berths, for the low watch or additional reinforced battalion of assault troops.

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-2 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power Plant-3, giving performance of Jump-2 and 2G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 2. It has internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a single jump-2s 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 are a pair of efficient Model/6 fib computers.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced fire control and target tracking sensor array, and an elaborate avionics suite.
    • It has advanced active and passive EMS sensor suites and triple redundant laser, maser and radio communication links with multiple frequency agile channels at system wide range. The vessel can degauss and has electronic protective circuits, and EM masking for stealth, despite its gravitational mass signature
  • It has a military transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x1,260 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for the class is:
7. Defenses The hull structurally reinforced, and fitted with secure bulkheads and compartments.
  • x280 triple sandcaster turrets, grouped into 28 batteries, each with 10 linked turrets, 10 repulsor bays, (2) factor 1 meson screens, (2) nuclear dampers.
8. Craft Flight Section
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 28,980 dTons.
  • 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.

Examples of the class are routinely fitted with Droptanks capable of supporting an additional jump-2 for extended range operations.

10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, with out subcraft, is MCr64,604.906.
  • The single production model complete thus far cost MCr. 51,683.9248, the production run qualified for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit.
11. Construction Time 262 weeks (5 years) individually.
  • 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 1,000 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender is a new class of warship: it was built in secret and is supplanting the older Leset class Fleet Tender as the preeminent command and control flagship of the Protectorate of Leset fleet. Designed and built in the Leset system, the Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender is designed to take full advantage of the stockpile of Oromet Class System Defense Boats available but stranded for lack of transport. Working together the fleet can more 31 SDBs at one time. The 22 fighter squadrons are carried to support surface, fleet operations as well as provide a combat space patrol to screen the launching and recovery operations of the x12 5,000 ton SDBs. Now that news of their existence has leaked into the press, the class is expected to operate on fleet maneuvers throughout the Distant Fringe region.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Class Naming Practice/s: Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Medium Tender:

  1. Type VTM class Medium Tender
    1. Beaumonde class Fleet Tender
    2. Bulwark class Fleet Tender
    3. Holy Mother class Fleet Tender
    4. Iinen class Fleet Tender
    5. Kiev class Fleet Tender
    6. Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender
    7. Syndrome class Fleet Tender
    8. Valiant Guardian class Fleet Tender

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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak