S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender

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S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: VT Battle Tender
Also see
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Cargo 150 Tons
Cost MCr583,683.406
in quantity MCr466,946.72
Crew 8,032 with 1,000 marines
Officers 1,089
Enlisted 6,943
Hardpoints 10,000
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-4
Maneuver 4 G
Model 7fibx2
Origin Talokan Armed Forces
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 1,000,000 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–13
USP VT-Y7444G4-093307-98839-L
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender is a warship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender is an unstreamlined dispersed structure hulled support vessel. It is constructed as a long-range design. It is incapable of independent wilderness refueling. They rely on support vessels. The vessel is a TL-13 design. The name of the class sprang from a top secret, work requisition document.

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 S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender class is constructed using a 60,000 dTon hull built in a unstreamlined dispersed configuration.
  • x40 primary airlocks and x100 secondary service airlocks are located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by several large hatches with loading ramps. It has vacuum cargo transfer locks with grapples.
  • The configuration of the hull typically stays in orbit and relies on service vessels.
2. Crew x8,032 personnel:
  • x500 command, x2,400 engineering, x1,709 gunnery, x423 flight, x2,000 services, and x1,000 marines.


  • There are 4,019 staterooms. Double occupancy accommodations are available for all .

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

3. Performance The vessel mounts a Cobalt Dynamics Jump 4 drive, four Magnum Flow Reactionless 1G drives, and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-4 and 4G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 4. It is a long-range design: the internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a single jump 4, with drop tanks for an additional jump 4 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 hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient Model/7fib computer: with a full backup computer is installed on the back up bridge, flight command/auxiliary control. There are multiple holo-dynamically reconfigurable Workstations.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors include the following. • Active IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Active Sensor) • Laser / Light Sensors (Passive Sensor) • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) – also called LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • Prismatic (anti-laser) aerosol (countermeasure) • Magnetic Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Neutrino Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Passive IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Passive Sensor) • RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • All-weather RADAR (improved function in a variety of environmental conditions) (Active Sensor) • RADAR Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • RADAR Jammer (Active ECM) • Radiation Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Radio Detector (Communications Equipment) (Passive Sensor) • Radio Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • Radio Jammer (Active ECM) • UV Detector (ultraviolet radiation) (Passive Sensor) Gravitic Equipment • Densitometer (gravitic sensor) (Passive Sensor) Navigational Aids • Inertial Locator (navigational aid, data improvement)

5. Hardpoints x10,000 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 is:
  • x300 triple missile turrets, 30 factor 7 batteries.
  • x50 100 ton factor 3 meson gun bays.
  • x100 100 ton factor 8 particle accelerator bays.
  • x450 100 ton factor 9 missile bays.
  • x1,000 triple Beam Laser turrets, 100 factor 9 batteries.
  • x1,000 dual fusion gun turrets, 100 factor 8 batteries.
7. Defenses 2 x factor 3 Nuclear Dampers, and 2 x factor 3 Meson Screens.
  • x1,000 triple Sand Caster turrets, 100 factor 9 batteries.
  • x100 100 ton factor 7 repulsor bays.
8. Craft Flight Section
  • x20 3 dton Air Rafts

The S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender usually carries two comapnies of small Grav APCs for the direct action team to deploy and ex-filtrate. The vehicle is housed in a dedicated hanger.

  • x200 20T Fighters
  • x8 20,000T Battle Riders
  • x7 2,000T Light Riders
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 440,000 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.

Droptanks Examples of the class in military service are routinely fitted with Droptanks capable of supporting an additional jump-4 for extended range operations.

10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr583,683.406
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr466,946.72 (not including subcraft).
11. Construction Time 240 weeks individually, 192 weeks in quantity.
  • 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 150 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built for Talokan Armed Forces these are unstreamlined, unarmored vessels designed for moving battle riders into direct combat. Hindered by no armor, they do have redundant systems to absorb some critical hits. They carry abundant secondary weapon systems, but must rely on their riders guns to kill enemy ships of the line. The prototype is the center piece of the fleet. weapons. The dispersed hull allows rapid launch and recovery of craft. The twenty fighter squadrons are used to cover marines and screen the ship when launching and recovery riders.

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.