Senator class Battle Tender
|Senator class Battle Tender|
|Type: VT Battle Tender|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
Qty: MCr 6,733.31
|Crew||162 with 23 marines|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|5 in service|
The Senator class Battle Tender is a warship.
- It is a military ship and a Battle Tender.
- Please also see AAB article: Ships of the Distant Fringe.
- Please also see AAB article: Warships of the Distant Fringe.
Designed and built at Denirad for the High Senate. These ships operate within the Far Home Sector. The TL–11 unstreamlined dispersed structure hulls carry enough fuel, internally for a single jump 2, with a jump 2 reserve for strategic withdrawal. They can carry drop tanks for an additional jump 2 as needed. There are in service with the High Senatorial Navy. They are equipped with on board fuel purification for wilderness refueling but can not scoop their own fuel. They carry a squadron of ten light fighters, a section of 23 marines and two Val Marin Class System Defense Boats. The weapons include two particle accelerator bays, ten dual plasma gun turrets for point defense, ten triple beam laser turrets, and twelve missile bays for offense. The defenses include two repulsor bays, and twenty triple sand caster turrets. They have a pair of model 5 fib computers mounted adjacent to the bridge and are capable of 2 G acceleration and have a 1 agility rating. There are five of these tenders in the fleet, so far and more are planned.
No information yet available.
General Description & Deck Plans
- Tonnage: 20,000 tons (standard), 280,000 cubic meters.
- Crew: 11 command, 28 engineering, 37 gunnery, 40 services, 23 marines
- Performance: Jump 2, 2G acceleration. Power plant-2. 400 EP. Agility 1.
- Electronics: (2) Model 5 fib computers.
- Hardpoints/Armament: Two particle accelerator bays, 12 missile bays, 10 dual fusion gun turrets, 10 triple beam laser turrets.
- Defenses: Two 100 ton repulsor bays, 20 triple sand caster turrets
- Craft: 10 x 10 Ton Fighters, 2 x 3,000 Ton Light Battle Riders
- Fuel Treatment: On Board Fuel Purification
- Cost: MCr 8,416.638 standard. MCr 6,733.31 in quantity.
- Construction Time: 174 weeks standard. 140 weeks in quantity.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||TBD tons.|
|4.||Electronics||Model/TBD fib computer.|
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
|7.||Defenses||No information yet available.|
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
No information yet available.
Distant Fringe Vessels
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.
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.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science