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Type JL class Espionage Vessel

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Type JL class Espionage Vessel
Free-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-36 03-July-2018a.jpg
Type: SIS Espionage Vessel
Agility 3
Also see Scout Vessel
Architect William W. Connors
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 40.0 (540 kliters) Tons
Cost MCr117.352
Crew 5
Enlisted 3
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/3 Fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 6 High/Med 10 Low
Reference The Travellers' Digest 17 21.
Size 200 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Type JL class Espionage Vessel is an intelligence starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 3-G and J-3 performance with a streamlined wedge hull.

EL-AHRAIRAHII: In order to allow its agents to move freely throughout the Domain of Deneb, the Order of the White Star has commissioned half a dozen vessels. They are designed so as to pass for typical type-A free traders, though they are actually sophisticated craft intended for the multitude of covert missions which the White Star undertakes. [2]

El-Ahrairah's electromagnetic masking is designed to make the craft look like a typical free trader to outside scans. Only when she is clearly not behaving like a mundane craft (i.e., running for a jump point at 3 gravities) is her true nature apparent. The ship's transponder can be altered to provide false identification of the vessel with little effort. [3]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An top down image of a Beowulf class Free Trader, one of the most common Type A class Free Trader variants. In this case, it is really a Type JL class Espionage Vessel camouflaged as a Free Trader.
    Free-Trader-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-358 25-July-2018a.jpg
  2. Q-Ship, Spy Ship, or Free Trader?
    Intelligence-Vessel-JL-MT-Ade-Stewart 17-Oct-2019a.png

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [4]

Basic Ship Characteristics [5]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 200 tons. Streamlined Wedge Hull.
2. Crew x5 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/3 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x2 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones x1 subcraft
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr117.352
11. Construction Time 12 months to build, 9 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Intelligence vessels are often converted from run-of-the-mill tramp vessels or liners to blend in with conventional traffic on the trade lanes. A vessel like this would be inconspicuous in many locations throughout Charted Space. [6]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: The vessel is noted for its very powerful electronic warfare and sensor suites. They are very capable and top of the line. It is rumored to have special, experimental psionic equipment. [7]

Class Naming Practice/s: In keeping with the conventions employed by free traders, these ships are named for mythological characters, specifically those known for stealth, cunning, and deception. The vessels assigned to operatives has been renamed El-ahrairah, a name most suited to this type of ship. [8]

The name means "Enemies-Thousand-Prince" or "Prince with a Thousand Enemies" and is believed to be a mythical trickster "Rabbit" totem from ancient Terran myths. [9]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Vessel - Scout Vessel - Stealth Scout:

  1. Type SIS class Covert Scout
    1. Gishiash class Stealth Scout
    2. Lake class Surveillance Vessel
    3. S-223 Moon Raven class Covert Surveillance Scout
    4. Type JL class Espionage Vessel

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  2. Gary L. ThomasJoe Fugate. "Psionic Knights." The Travellers' Digest 17 (1989): 21.
  3. Gary L. ThomasJoe Fugate. "Psionic Knights." The Travellers' Digest 17 (1989): 21.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  6. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  7. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  8. Gary L. ThomasJoe Fugate. "Psionic Knights." The Travellers' Digest 17 (1989): 21.
  9. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak