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Designed and built at [[Urcor (world)|Urcor]] for the [[Worlds of The Leader]].  These ships operate within the [[Far Home Sector]].  The {{TL|11}} hulls have jump 2 drives and carry enough internal fuel for two range 2 jumps, and carry drop tanks with 28 days of power plant fuel and an additional jump 2 as needed.  This the current prototype for a new class to succeed the [[Sariwon Class Corvette]]s.  This ships is currently undergoing trials on an extended shake down cruise with the '''Glorious Leader's Benevolent Patrol Squadron'''.  The ship shares several design features with the slightly smaller corvette and is fitted with a model 5 fib computer adjacent to the bridge.  The largest native build vessel in the fleet.  Armament is a pair dual plasma gun turrets, firing as four batteries, and a pair of triple beam laser turrets firing as a single battery.  They have a fully streamlined saucer structure hull equipped with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling.  The gunboat is built as an enlarged and improved version of its predecessor.  They retain the tiny boarding part for customs inspections and bribery collecting shake downs.  The unused missile magazine now makes a great stowage for smuggling.  They are fast but the seven high energy weapons rob its agility.
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Designed and built at [[Urcor (world)|Urcor]] for the [[Worlds of The Leader]].  These ships operate within the [[Far Home Sector]].  The {{TL|11}} hulls have jump 2 drives and carry enough internal fuel for two range 2 jumps, and carry drop tanks with 28 days of power plant fuel and an additional jump 2 as needed.  This the current prototype for a new class to succeed the [[Sariwon Class Corvette]]s.  This ships is currently undergoing trials on an extended shake down cruise with the '''Glorious Leader's Benevolent Patrol Squadron'''.  The ship shares several design features with the slightly smaller corvette and is fitted with a model 5 fib computer adjacent to the bridge.  The largest native build vessel in the fleet.  Armament is a pair dual plasma gun turrets, firing as four batteries, and a pair of triple beam laser turrets firing as a single battery.  They have a fully streamlined saucer structure hull equipped with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling.  The gunboat is built as an enlarged and improved version of its predecessor.  They retain the tiny boarding part for customs inspections and bribery collecting shake downs.  The unused missile magazine now makes a great stowage for smuggling.  They are fast but the ten high energy weapons rob its agility.
  
 
Upon entering service the prototype was called upon to contact some exploration and system surveys regardless of their sensor limitations.  Originally, the majority of the system surveys had been conducted by civilian vessels which had additional scientific equipment, naval and governmental crews on board. However, since the new economic reforms, and the depletion of the civilian resources, the civilian vessels must venture much further out on extended voyages, thus were no longer available for survey operations. Duties which had previously been assigned under the planned economy era prior to the economic reform. Consequently, the Navy must come up with their own solutions to meet these new demands, and the conversion of the gunboat was one of the answers: it is new and reliable enough to perform the duties of low speed orbital surveying tasks within the confines of the leader's territorial interests.
 
Upon entering service the prototype was called upon to contact some exploration and system surveys regardless of their sensor limitations.  Originally, the majority of the system surveys had been conducted by civilian vessels which had additional scientific equipment, naval and governmental crews on board. However, since the new economic reforms, and the depletion of the civilian resources, the civilian vessels must venture much further out on extended voyages, thus were no longer available for survey operations. Duties which had previously been assigned under the planned economy era prior to the economic reform. Consequently, the Navy must come up with their own solutions to meet these new demands, and the conversion of the gunboat was one of the answers: it is new and reliable enough to perform the duties of low speed orbital surveying tasks within the confines of the leader's territorial interests.

Revision as of 00:43, 4 September 2017


Shantou Class Gunboat
Type: PG Gunboat
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Cargo 0.35 Tons
Cost MCr 425.713
Qty: MCr 340.57
Crew 16 with 3 marines
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Maneuver 5 G
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Size 455 Tons
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One in service


Description

Designed and built at Urcor for the Worlds of The Leader. These ships operate within the Far Home Sector. The TL–11 hulls have jump 2 drives and carry enough internal fuel for two range 2 jumps, and carry drop tanks with 28 days of power plant fuel and an additional jump 2 as needed. This the current prototype for a new class to succeed the Sariwon Class Corvettes. This ships is currently undergoing trials on an extended shake down cruise with the Glorious Leader's Benevolent Patrol Squadron. The ship shares several design features with the slightly smaller corvette and is fitted with a model 5 fib computer adjacent to the bridge. The largest native build vessel in the fleet. Armament is a pair dual plasma gun turrets, firing as four batteries, and a pair of triple beam laser turrets firing as a single battery. They have a fully streamlined saucer structure hull equipped with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling. The gunboat is built as an enlarged and improved version of its predecessor. They retain the tiny boarding part for customs inspections and bribery collecting shake downs. The unused missile magazine now makes a great stowage for smuggling. They are fast but the ten high energy weapons rob its agility.

Upon entering service the prototype was called upon to contact some exploration and system surveys regardless of their sensor limitations. Originally, the majority of the system surveys had been conducted by civilian vessels which had additional scientific equipment, naval and governmental crews on board. However, since the new economic reforms, and the depletion of the civilian resources, the civilian vessels must venture much further out on extended voyages, thus were no longer available for survey operations. Duties which had previously been assigned under the planned economy era prior to the economic reform. Consequently, the Navy must come up with their own solutions to meet these new demands, and the conversion of the gunboat was one of the answers: it is new and reliable enough to perform the duties of low speed orbital surveying tasks within the confines of the leader's territorial interests.

Contrary to the commonly held, but erroneous belief that the Navy is following the tradition of maintaining weaponry on many of its auxiliaries (though there is certainly some degree of this), the retention was primarily for economic reasons: to avoid fully conversion costs, the original armament(s) were retained unless they were no longer serviceable. Consequently, many of vessels maintain some of their former fighting capabilities.

Tonnage: 455 tons (standard), 6,370 cubic meters.
Crew: 2 officers, 14 ratings
Performance: Jump 2. 5G acceleration. Power plant-5. 22.75 EP. Agility 2.
Electronics: Model 5 fib computer.
Hardpoints/Armament: Two dual plasma gun turrets, and two triple beam laser turrets.
Defenses: Factor 1 armored hull.
Craft: None
Fuel Treatment: Fuel scoops with fuel purification plant
Cost: MCr 425.713 standard. MCr 340.57 in quantity.
Construction Time: 79 weeks standard. 63 weeks in quantity.
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