Tigress class Dreadnought

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Tigress class Dreadnought
Tigress-Jaquays-CT-Sup-11-Ftng-Shps-Pg-39 20-July-2018a.jpg
Aft view of ship focussing on smallcraft hangars.
Type: BA Heavy Battleship
Agility 6
Also see Dreadnought
Architect Timothy B. Brown
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published canon design.
Cargo 10,155.0 Tons
Cost MCr347,009.48
Crew 4,915
Officers 388
Enlisted 4,227
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 400
Hull Sphere Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC 1101
Jump J-3
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/9 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP BB-Z63U
Reference Fighting Ships 38-39.
Size 500,000 Tons
Size-cat FCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP BA-V5368J4-F97909-967T9-30
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Tigress class Dreadnought is probably the best known warship within the Third Imperium.

Description (Specifications)

Construction: The Tigress class is produced using an armored spherical hull with the single spinal meson gun mounted centrally. A large armored port protects the gun during non-combat operations; the port itself contains focusing equipment for the weapon beam. [1]

Within the sphere, layered decks hold the various on-ship functions such as quarters, computer, and electronic equipment, fuel treatment, and maintenance areas. Appended to the back of the sphere is a large heavy fighter launch and recovery installation. Fighters are launched to the rear, to starboard, and recovered from the rear, to port; this arrangement prevents them from entering the meson beam when it is in use, as well as providing some armored bulk between the fighters and the enemy. [2]

Image Repository

  1. A typical deployed Tigress with smallcraft in action (...viewed from the aft).

Tigress-Jaquays-CT-Sup-11-Ftng-Shps-Pg-39 20-July-2018a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans

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. [3]

Basic Ship Characteristics [4]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 500,000 tons standard, 7,000,000 cubic meters, Sphere Configuration. [5]
2. Crew x388 Officers, x4,227 Ratings, x300 Pilots. [6] Total: x4,915 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Bridge, Model/9 fib computer. [8]
5. Hardpoints x1 Spinal Mount, x22 100-ton bays, x430 50-ton bays, x400 hardpoints. [9]
6. Armament x1 Factor-T Meson Spinal Mount, x430 50-ton Missile Bay (Factor-9), x100 Triple Beam Laser Turrets organized into x10 Batteries (Factor-9), x100 Dual Fusion Gun Turrets organized into x50 Batteries (Factor-6), x100 Particle Accelerator Turrets organized into x10 Batteries (Factor-7). [10]
7. Defenses x22 100-ton Repulsor Bays (Factor-9), x100 Triple Sandcaster Turrets organized into x10 Batteries (Factor-9), x1 Nuclear Damper (Factor-9), x1 Meson Screen (Factor-7). [11]
8. Craft x300 50 ton Heavy Fighters, x3 50 ton Launch Tubes. [12]
9. Fuel Treatment x190,000 Tons Fuel, On Board Fuel Scoops, On Board Fuel Purification Plant. [13]
10. Cost MCr438,099.469 singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr4,337.619), MCr347,009.48 in quantity. [14]
11. Construction Time 228 Weeks Singly (57 months), 182 Weeks (46 months) in Quantity. [15]
12. Comments x2,461 Staterooms, x10,155.0 Tons cargo. [16]

History & Background (Dossier)

Comments: Although some older Battleships of greater displacement remain in service, the Tigress Class Dreadnought is the largest line-of-battle vessel currently in service with the Imperial Navy in the Spinward Marches Sector. Each BatRon of Tigress class vessels is virtually a fleet unto itself, as each ship carries thirty squadrons of heavy fighters (with ten FHs per squadron). A BatRon of eight ships carries 2,400 heavy fighters. [17]

At present, only one Tigress class BatRon is deployed in the Spinward Marches, assigned to 23rd Fleet, at Rhylanor. Additional Tigress class BatRons are generally assigned one per sector. [18]

Typical Class Deployment

Deployment: In war, the ideal deployment of any BatRon is together, as a unit. In peace, various Tigresses are often scattered throughout a region on peacekeeping missions, or to show the flag. Several individual Tigresses have been deployed among the worlds of the Five Sisters Subsector to enforce the Amber Zone blockade of Candory and Andor. [19]

Similarly, Pantheress was dispatched (much to the chagrin of the Zhodani government) to receive the body of the Imperial Ambassador to Cronor upon her death by assassination in 1104. Given the circumstances of her death, it was difficult for the Consulate to object. The ship's weaponry was ceremonially sealed, but that would mean little in an actual fight. Imperial newstapes treated it as a propaganda coup for months. [20]

Selected Class Members

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes

Warship - Dreadnoughts:

References & Contributors (Sources)

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38-39.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  6. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  7. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  8. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  9. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  10. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  11. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  12. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  13. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  14. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  15. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  16. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  17. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  18. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  19. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.
  20. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 38.