Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat

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Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: HSDB Light Monitor
Agility {{{agility}}}
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Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 15.0 Tons
Cost MCr659.399 (base)
MCr527.519 (qty)
Crew 18
Officers 3
Enlisted 15
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 9
Hull [[{{{hull}}}]]
Illustration No
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-1
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model No information yet available.
Origin Kingdom of Peladon
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 900 Tons
Size-cat [[]]
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–10
USP PB-98155D2-350000-31004-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat is used by the Royal Peladon Navy, a branch of the military of the Kingdom of Peladon in Theta Borealis Sector. It serves as a Destroyer Escort. The hull is roughly sculpted into a tapered, generally conical shape but it is not streamlined. It has large internal fuel tanks allowing it to perform multiple jumps. The craft is fast and relatively agile and mounts a range of weaponry enabling it to deal with a variety of threats. It carries a small launch that is used to harvest fuel.

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 Ronix class is constructed using a 900 Ton planetoid hull. The hull is unstreamlined and cannot operate in anything denser than Trace atmospheres without risking catastrophic structural damage.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors.
  • The vessel is not capable of surface landings.
2. Crew x18 personnel.
  • x3 Officers.
  • x15 Enlisted.


  • There are 9 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-1 drive, a Maneuver-5 drive, and a Power Plant-5, giving performance of Jump-1 and 5-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4 and an emergency agility of 5. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for three consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • 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/4fib computer: the vessel has a backup Model/4fib computer.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment and a standard sensor array.
    • 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 x9 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons and defensive systems are typical for the class. Alternative fit-outs may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Ronix class is:
7. Defenses The natural structure of the planetoid hull gives the vessel a High Guard armor rating of 3.
  • x2 triple Sandcaster turrets, typically grouped into one battery of 2 linked turrets.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section
  • x1 15-Ton Launch.

The Launch is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 15 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 315 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 MCr659.399
  • Architects Fee: MCr6.594
11. Construction Time 116 weeks (27 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 15 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Ronix class serves with the Royal Peladon Navy: there are ten examples currently in service. They operate within the territory of the Kingdom, flying the flag and enforcing the will of the Throne. They are typically assigned to systems that lack their own system defense squadrons.

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.