TC9 Forgald class Destroyer Escort

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TC9 Forgald class Destroyer Escort
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: DE Destroyer Escort
Also see
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Cargo 4 Tons
Cost MCr518.423 (base)
MCr414.739 (qty)
Crew 41
Officers 32
Enlisted 9
Hardpoints 9
Hull {{{hull}}}
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Model No information yet available.
Origin Trooles Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 900 Tons
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–11
USP DE-97222E2-040000-40005-3
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The TC9 Forgald class Destroyer Escort is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The TC9 Forgald class Destroyer Escort is a destroyer escort class deployed by the Trooles Confederation. Examples of the class can be encountered throughout the coreward parts of Theta Borealis Sector. The vessel has a unstreamlined dispersed structure hull. It is fitted with on board fuel purification plant, but is unable to conduct independent wilderness refueling operations.

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 TC9 Forgald class is constructed using a 900 Ton hull built in a unstreamlined dispersed structure configuration. The hull is incapable of wilderness refueling.
  • The vessel has four airlocks. The cargo hold is accessed by a large bay doors that also serves to anchor docking clamps for service vehicles.
2. Crew x41 personnel.
  • x1 pilot, x1 navigator, x4 engineers, x1 medic, x3 gunners, and x31 flight crew.

Accommodations

  • There are 20.5 Staterooms.
    • All Staterooms are given over to the crew. All crew quarters are double occupancy.
  • There are no Low Berths.

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-2 drive, and an upgraded fusion Power Plant-2, giving performance of Jump-2 and 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a Jump-2 and has a jump 1 internal reserve, and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration. It is fitted with drop tanks, should extended range operations be required.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge are a pair of Model/5 fib computers.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a basic sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
    • They have system-range laser, microwave and radio communication arrays.
5. Hardpoints x9 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the class.
6. Armament TC9 Forgald class Destroyer Escorts are fitted with weapon systems for naval service.
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
8. Craft Flight Section
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 288.0 Tons. They are delivered with a new set of optional jump 2 drop tanks, which can be fitted as needed.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in 8 hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr518.423 (base)
MCr414.739 (qty)
  • Architects Fee: MCr5.184
11. Construction Time 108 weeks as standard, 86 weeks in bulk.
  • 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 4.0 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The TC9 Forgald class Destroyer Escort class is used by the Trooles Confederation. These unstreamlined dispersed structures are another commercial merchant frame pressed into military service by desperate member worlds. Inexpensive, it is intended to provide CSP abilities to destroyer flotillas. The three squadrons of light 10-Ton Fighters are the main offensive and defensive power of this vessel. More of an escort carrier, they eschew marines in favor of more pilots and space fighters. They do carry a 40-Ton TC04 Valkyrie class Dropship as an interface vessel to reach planet surfaces when needed. They have impressive operational range but lack acceleration and agility. The weapon load is typical and can assist in its own defense but poses only a small threat to enemy ship's of the line. There are no service and flight line maintenance crews embarked. Keeping fighters rearmed, refueled and ready for combat can be difficult for this ship. The tempo of operations can suffer as a result. The subcraft are all pressed into service to skim fuel for their mother-craft.

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.