Last Armada class Armored Cruiser
|Last Armada class Armored Cruiser|
|Type: CA Cruiser|
|Also see||Armored Cruiser|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon starship design.|
|Cost|| MCr31,326.932 (base)|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 150 Low|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Last Armada class Armored Cruiser is a warship.
The Armored Cruiser is a historical design produced in the Terran Confederation during the early 22nd century. These ships fled the Destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium in 2147AD, forming the fighting core of the Last Armada and carrying with them the last remnants of Terran culture and independence. The class were extremely sturdy and reliable and endured more than a century of spaceflight. They ultimately found and settled the Demon Cluster, the Distant Fringe. The vessel is constructed as a long-range design and has extended range capability.
- The vessel is a TL-11 design.
No information yet available.
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|| The Armored Cruiser is constructed using a 38,000 Ton hull built in a Wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
|2.||Crew|| x304 personnel (34 Officers, 270 Enlisted).
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power Plant-4, 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 two consecutive Jump-2s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/5fib computer: the vessel has a backup Model/5fib computer.
|5.||Hardpoints|| x380 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 4.|
|8.||Craft|| Flight Section
The Shuttle is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 78 Tons.
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 16,720 Tons.
Examples of the class are fitted with Droptanks capable of supporting an additional jump-2.
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr31,326.932
|11.||Construction Time|| 185 weeks (43 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments|| Standard cargo capacity amounts to 22 Tons.
History & Background (Dossier)
The Last Armada class Armored Cruiser is a class of warships designed and built for the Expedition. This class of vessel is historical – no extant examples are known to exist. They were constructed under the aegis of the Expedition to escort the vessels of the Last Armada on their perilous voyage into the unknown. Because of the demands for greater range, requiring additional onboard fuel, the design were armored similarly to strike cruisers of the era rather than traditional heavy cruisers. The 2G acceleration and low agility were also necessary trade-offs.
The over-engineered, extra-thick hull plating added greater structural strength to the design, allowing it to survive the extremely long voyage through unexplored space. The hull armor primarily served as shielding for the precious cargo of life rather than to protect the ship from serious battle damage. The armored hull helped to limit long-term radiation exposure, shielding embryos from lethal dosages delivered by high speed, short wavelength particles.
Selected Class Members
- Destiny Bastion, the vessel on which Lieutenant Alisa Zelig, the author of the Zelig Journal, served. The vessel made it to Year One.
- Hope Triumphant, a Dissident Fleet vessel commanded by Keslo Rann, the founder of the mythical Rann's Worlds in Lucent Sector.
- Resolve Aspirant, a Last Armada vessel recorded as "lost" in the Zelig Journal. Its supporting tanker, the Versatility Grace, disappeared at the same time.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type CA class Armored Cruiser
- Last Armada class Armored Cruiser
References & Contributors (Sources)
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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