Agrippa class Destroyer Escort

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Agrippa class Destroyer Escort
Terran Confederation Logo Small.gif
Historical vessel.
Type: DE Destroyer Escort
Agility X
Also see Destroyer
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 20.0 Tons
Cost MCr1,143.578 (base)
MCr 914.862 (qty)
Crew 51
Enlisted 40
Officers 11
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 20
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Terran Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP DE-KS62
Reference Extracted from GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP DE-A1267E2-340000-52000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Agrippa class Destroyer Escort is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This vessel was constructed for the Terran Confederation Navy and commonly referred to as the Agrippa class Corvette. Typical missions for the Agrippa class included convoy escort and perimeter patrol. Its jump capacity and high acceleration qualified it as a true escort, often deployed to run alongside destroyer squadrons.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An Agrippa class Destroyer Escort on patrol in deep space.
    Agrippa class Destroyer Escort.jpg

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 1000 Tons, streamlined needle configuration.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: x51
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Bridge, Model/5fib Computer. No backup computer is installed.
5. Hardpoints x10 Hardpoints.

Note that the stated weaponry is calculated according to GURPS Traveller and does not match hardpoint usage in other versions of the rules. An alternative weapons array is provided.

6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for an Agrippa class is:

Suggested High Guard variant weapons fit out:

7. Defenses Heavy Armor-3
  • x1 Triple Sandcaster turret, forming an independent battery.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Drop Capsules: x1 (plus x19 Ready)
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Tankage: 270 Tons
10. Cost MCr1,143.578.
MCr914.862 in quantity.
  • Architects Fee: MCr11.436
11. Construction Time 30 months or 120 weeks
12. Comments Cargo Hold: 20.0 Tons

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Agrippa-class corvette was first designed after the Third Interstellar War (after -2362), in response to growing saber-rattling activity along the Imperial rim. Capable of extremely high acceleration, it was able to get to a trouble spot in minimal time. Its heavy emphasis on beam weapons permitted it to deal out harsh damage at close range, or to act as a missile shield for convoys.

The vessel first saw action during the Fourth Interstellar War (-2349 to -2346), remaining in service throughout the later Interstellar Wars period and into the Rule of Man. Few examples of the class survived the Long Night.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Ships of the Agrippa class were named after famous “wet-navy” officers of the pre-spaceflight era on Terra. The class ship itself was named after Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, possibly the greatest naval commander of the late Roman Republic, an ancient Terran polity.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship- Destroyer Escort :

  1. Type DE class Destroyer Escort
    1. Agrippa class Destroyer Escort
    2. Aurdesko class Destroyer Escort
    3. Chrysanthemum class Destroyer Escort
    4. Fer-de-Lance class Destroyer Escort
    5. Gable class Destroyer Escort
    6. Ipltsiedle class Destroyer Escort
    7. Isokaze class Destroyer Escort
    8. Lucifer class Destroyer Escort
    9. Moshulu class Destroyer Escort
    10. Mossip class Destroyer Escort
    11. Nederland class Destroyer Escort
    12. Shamshir class Destroyer Escort
    13. Snow class Destroyer Escort
    14. Type D47 class Destroyer Escort
    15. Type HDE class Destroyer Escort
    16. Tyrian Lordship class Destroyer Escort
    17. Velroi class Escort Destroyer
    18. Zdieench class Destroyer Escort
    19. Zhdits class Destroyer Escort
    20. Zhosibadle class Destroyer Escort

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.