Varella class Fleet Tender

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Varella class Fleet Tender
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Type: VTU Fleet Tender
Agility 5
Also see Subcraft Carrier - Tender
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 2,500.0 Tons
Cost MCr725,974.1
Qty: 580,779.28
Crew 9,786
Enlisted 9,000
Officers 786
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10,000
Hull Dispersed Structure Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-4
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 1,000
Model Model/7 fib
Origin Varellan Empire
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 1,000,000 Tons
Size-cat WCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
USP VTU-Y7466G4-093307-98837-Z
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Varella class Fleet Tender is an absolutely huge warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 6-G and 4-1 performance with a Unstreamlined Dispersed Structure Hull. Built for the Varellan Empire, the Varella Class Fleet Tender is an unstreamlined dispersed structure with fuel purification. The ship is capable of 6 G's of acceleration and good agility. There is enough internal fuel storage for a single Jump-4. A back up Model/7 fib ship computer is carried. To refuel the vessel is dependent on its riders to scoop fuel, which it refines.

  • It carries very heavy armament and a defensive suite. It is equipped with a nuclear damper and meson screen in the event of battle damage. The volume of fire is intended to fend off attackers because once the defenses are penetrated the hull is vulnerable.
  • It ordinarily carries a large complement of subcraft and drones when needed. The designed intention of the ship is to deliver meson armed battle riders to the battle lines. The nearly countless shoals of nuclear missiles and fighter squadrons are used to distract enemy ships during launch and recovery operations and to provide over watch during refueling. The marine regiment has drop capsules.
  • It has a 9,786 sophont crew and 1,000 marines.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 1,000,000 tons.
2. Crew 9,786 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-4
  • 6-G acceleration
    • 460,000.0 tons of fuel.
  • Power Plant-6
  • 60,000-EPs
  • Agility-5
4. Electronics Model/7 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x10,000 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:

The vessel mounts the following weapon systems:

  • x9,400 triple missile turrets, firing as 940 batteries,
  • x100 triple sand caster turrets, firing as 10 batteries
  • x10 fusion gun bays,
  • x10 particle accelerator bays,
  • x10 repulsor bays,
  • x10 meson gun bays and
  • x100 triple laser turrets, firing as 10 batteries.
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones Complement:
9. Fuel Treatment On Board Fuel Purification
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Number in Class: 9.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Ultraheavy Tender:

  1. Type VTU class Ultraheavy Tender
    1. Gorodish class Fleet Tender
    2. Jacent Capital class Fleet Tender
    3. Nianemiev class Battle Carrier
    4. Shinar class Fleet Tender
    5. Uurogin class Fleet Tender
    6. Varella class Fleet Tender

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.