Peset class Asteroid Monitor

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Peset class Asteroid Monitor
Rimward Federation Logo.gif
Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: BML Light Monitor
Also see Asteroid Monitor
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0.0 Tons
Cost MCr816.02 (base)
MCr652.816 (qty)
Crew 9
Officers 2
Enlisted 7
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull Buffered Planetoid Hull
Illustration No
IOC No data available.
Jump J-0
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Rimward Federation
Passengers 0 High/Med
0 Low
QSP BML-KP20
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP BML-A9022E1-H00000-00008-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Peset class Asteroid Monitor is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

They have a Model/5 fib computer mounted adjacent to the bridge and are capable of 2 G acceleration and have 1-Agility rating. They are unstreamlined hulls harvested from the system's planetoid belt. They have no capabilities for wilderness refueling operations, unassisted.

The TL–11 buffered asteroid hulls have the thickest armor reinforcement possible at this technology level. This renders them, all but immune to all attacks except meson weapons and radiation.

They can carry a 2 dton Air/Raft and a 10 ton Launch. They are armed with a 100 ton missile bay.

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 / Hull 1,000 tons (standard), 14,000 cubic meters.
2. Crew x1 Pilot, x1 Navigator, x4 Engineers, x1 Medic, and x2 Gunners.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/5 fib computer.
5. Hardpoints x10 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Factor-H armor.
8. Craft / Subcraft x1 2-dton Air/Raft, x1 10-ton Launch
9. Fuel Treatment None.
10. Cost MCr816.02 standard. MCr652.816 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 30 months (120 weeks) standard. 24 months (96 weeks) in quantity.
12. Remarks Standard cargo capacity amounts to 0.0 tons.
  • Peset's typically rely on prepositioned supply caches hidden throughout a star system.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This class was designed and built at Peset for the Rimward Federation. These ships operate within the Far Home Sector. There are in service with the Federation Navy. Four of these ships can be carried by a Merant class Fleet Tender. Eight in service.

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]

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".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Warship - Asteroid Monitor:

  1. Type EP class Asteroid Monitor
    1. Peset class Asteroid 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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak