Dewclaw class Fleet Scout

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Dewclaw class Fleet Scout
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TBD
Type: SF Fleet Scout
Agility 1
Also see Scout Vessel
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 1.0 Tons
Cost MCr103.8
Crew 3
Enlisted 2
Officers 1
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-4
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 1
Model Model/TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 1 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 100 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Dewclaw class Fleet Scout is a scouting starship.

Description (Specifications)

It is a small scout vessel with 3-G, J-4 performance. Overall the design is a somewhat delusional and uninspired one.

  • Selecting missiles for its weapon suite is somewhat strange in that it is too small to carry reloads, and once expended the ship lacks protection. In addition, even if the missiles pack a charge, it is somewhat out of character with its mission of reconnaissance and scouting. The missiles tend to give their commanders delusions of glory, when the function of the ship is to get the word back to those who need it.
  • It ordinarily carries no subcraft nor drones.
  • It has a three sophont crew and one marine. The lone heroic marine is a staple in Aslan legend, to sally forth and capture an enemy merchant single handedly is a common fantasy. Imperial commanders usually leave this berth empty to give the crew more room.

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 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]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 100 tons.
2. Crew 3 with 1 Marine.
3. Performance J-4, 3-G, Agility-1.
4. Electronics x1 Model/1 Computer. It has a relatively large computer to ensure missile hits in an ECM rich environment and a crude back up.
5. Hardpoints 1 hardpoint.
6. Armament The trio of nuclear tipped missiles are its only protection.
7. Defenses This small scout can take some critical hits without being put out of action.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment The lack of fuel scoops and a purification plant severely limits its flexibility.
10. Cost MCr103.8.
11. Construction Time 8 months.
12. Comments None.

History & Background (Dossier)

Serving with the 55th Fleet, this design is fitted with redundant frozen crew. It is used both in the Third Imperium and the Aslan Hierate.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes

Paramilitary Vessel - Scout/Courier:

  1. Type S class Scout/Courier
    1. Dewclaw class Fleet Scout

References & Contributors (Sources)

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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.