Rule of Man class Brig

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Rule of Man class Brig
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: DE Brig
Also see
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Cargo 4 Tons
Cost MCr889.789
Qty: MCr 711.831
Crew 29
Officers TBD
Enlisted TBD
Hardpoints 8
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Model TBD
Origin Solomani
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 800 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–11
USP DE-8626652-640000-42003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Rule of Man class Brig is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Rule of Man class Brigs were common Terran vessels that saw service towards the end of the Second Imperium. They were small warships mainly used on patrol, military, and anti-corsair missions. The few surviving examples of the class are historical artifacts housed in museums or kept in private collections.

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 design is constructed using an 800 Ton hull built in a Flattened Sphere configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are 5 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by a door that lowers to become a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew 29 personnel.
  • 3 Officers.
  • 26 Enlisted, including a Man-at-Arms.

Accommodations

  • There are 17 Staterooms. The senior staff have individual cabins: all other 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-2 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-2 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 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 is a Model/5 computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints 8 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 the class is:
7. Defenses The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 6.
  • 1 triple Sandcaster turret, forming its own battery.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Vehicles

The Air/Raft hanger can be sealed and has a volume of 4 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 208 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • 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 MCr889.789
  • Architects Fee: MCr8.898
11. Construction Time 112 weeks (26 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 4 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems. The hold also serves as a ship's locker.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Rule of Man class Brigs were common Terran vessels that saw service towards the end of the Second Imperium. It was a typical starship of its period, with a heavily armored hull, over-engineered Jump-2 drives and powerful 6-G maneuver drives. The rugged little ships were popular and saw service long into the Long Night. Hundreds of examples of the vessel still exist, though most are derelict, skeletal hulks that populate "mothball fleet" graveyards dating to the Rule of Man. A few examples have been restored.

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.