Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser

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Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser
Atlantic Heavy-Cruiser-CT-THUMB-Supp-9-pg-33 16-Sept-2019c.jpg
The bridge and primary capital turrets on an Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser.
Type: CH Heavy Cruiser
Agility 5
Also see Cruiser
Architect Timothy B. Brown
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 200.0 Tons
Cost MCr47,544.71
Crew 492
Enlisted 432
Officers 60
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 750
Hull Close Structure Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC 1020
Jump J-4
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/9 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP CH-0GP54
Reference Fighting Ships 32-33.
Size 75,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP CH-Q4459J3-A66900-909N9-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Comments: The Atlantic class heavy cruiser is typical of the Imperial designs for such ships: a long flattened structure studded with weaponry, flaring aft for rudimentary control surfaces useful in fuel skimming. Well-armed and well-armored, it fulfills the basic design requirement of meeting the enemy and winning in battle. [1]

The Atlantic class, however, is fast approaching obsolesence, and is not the equal of more modern vessels in the Imperium and neighboring regions. The slight disadvantage of 5-G acceleration and Agility-5 are telling in otherwise equal engagements, and make the class inferior enough to affect strategic judgements concerning its commitment. [2]

An upgrade program to enhance the class was considered, but decided against because of cost, although a number of enhanced prototypes have been reported. This class of cruiser has lately proven popular with the Navy for independent missions, especially beyond the Imperial borders. Used alone, the ships are capable of a variety of diplomatic and scientific operations. Used in squadrons, they provide a useful show of force or reinforcement for friendly client-states. The ship's cargo hold can be used to barrack up to 100 marines for small commando operations, boarding parties, and general ship defense. [3]

Reportedly, some examples of the Atlantic class have been fitted with black globe force field generators. This has not been confirmed. [4]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser on patrol.
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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. Schematic views of an Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser.
    Atlantic-CT-TD-7-Joe-Fugate 14-Oct-2019d.jpg

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. [5]

Basic Ship Characteristics [6]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 75,000 tons (standard) or 75 ktons. 1,050,000 cubic meters. [7]
2. Crew 60 officers, 432 ratings. [8] Total: 492 crew.
3. Performance Jump-4. 5-G. Power plant-9. 6,750-EP. Agility-5. [9]
4. Electronics Model/9 fib ship computer. [10]
5. Hardpoints One spinal weapons mount. Six 100-ton bays. Thirty 50-ton bays. 375 hardpoints. [11]
6. Armament One meson gun spinal mount (Factor-N). Six 100-ton particle accelerator bays. Thirty 50-ton missile bays. 210 triple laser turrets organized into 21 batteries. [12]
7. Defenses Nuclear damper (Factor-9). 165 triple sandcaster turrets organized into 55 batteries. Meson screen (Factor-6). Armored hull (Factor-10). [13]
8. Craft Three small craft of assorted tonnages. [14]
9. Fuel Treatment Integral fuel scoops and on-board fuel purification plant. [15]
10. Cost MCr59,430.89 standard. MCr47,544.71 in quantity. [16]
11. Construction Time 50 months singly; 37 months in quantity. [17]
12. Comments An upgrade program to enhance the class was considered, but was decided against because of cost, although a number of enhanced prototypes have been reported.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This class of cruiser has lately proven popular with the Navy for independent missions, especially beyond the Imperial borders. Used alone, the ships are capable of a variety of diplomatic and scientific operations. Used in squadrons, they provide a useful show of force or reinforcements for friendly client-states. The ship's cargo hold can be used to barrack up to a hundred marines for small commando operations, boarding parties, and general ship defense.

The original TL-14 versions of the Atlantic class Heavy Cruisers were used during Third Frontier War. Shortly after the war was over, the fleet elements from the Spinward Marches were retired to Dynam (Lishun 1219).

Class Construction Details[edit]

Construction: Atlantic class heavy cruisers were produced by a variety of yards throughout the Imperium, including within the Spinward Marches. Ling Standard Products constructed four examples at Mora/Mora in the period 1020 to 1030. The last Atlantic to be produced first flew in 1050 at Deneb. [18]

A total of 794 ships were ultimately produced, of which approximately 500 remain in service. Depending on progress in current ship construction, and on the astrographical region, the Atlantic class heavy cruiser may be considered a first line or a second line ship. They are being phased into second line assignments by the Navy as rapidly as newer vessels can be obtained. [19]

Class Disposition Details[edit]

Transfers: Approximately sixty examples of the Atlantic class have been transferred, sold, or disposed of to client-states of the Imperium. Recipients include several Vargr nations along the Corridor, Aslan colonial governments allied with or friendly to the Imperium, and many local human worlds within the Imperium. [20]

Produced: 794, In Service: 500.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Heavy Cruiser:

  1. Type CH class Heavy Cruiser
    1. Arakoine class Strike Cruiser
    2. Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser
    3. Aubaka class Battle Cruiser
    4. Bastion class Battle Cruiser
    5. Blake class Heavy Cruiser
    6. Canton class Control Cruiser
    7. Chazhdr class Light Cruiser
    8. Conquest class Heavy Cruiser
    9. Cynical Son class Battlecruiser
    10. Dacrows Mire class Battlecruiser
    11. Dadiat class Heavy Cruiser
    12. Dauntless class Heavy Cruiser
    13. Effendi class Heavy Cruiser
    14. Elaezoe class Cruiser
    15. Elfen Lied class Heavy Cruiser
    16. Eurisko class Heavy Cruiser
    17. Fulcrum class Battlecruiser
    18. Gateway class Heavy Cruiser
    19. Gauntlet class Battlecruiser
    20. Glenaurian class Heavy Cruiser
    21. Gridlow class Heavy Cruiser
    22. Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser
    23. Honre class Asteroid Battle Cruiser
    24. Hu Gi Singh class Battlecruiser
    25. Iridium Vow class Battlecruiser
    26. Joker class Battle Cruiser
    27. Kagori class Battlecruiser
    28. Kalradin class Battlecruiser
    29. Kas'Drak class Strike Cruiser
    30. Kirov class Cruiser
    31. Mercury class Heavy Cruiser
    32. Minsk class Heavy Cruiser
    33. Mongol Risen class Cruiser
    34. Narmo class Heavy Cruiser
    35. Neivrdlalh class Heavy Cruiser
    36. Nightrim class Heavy Cruiser
    37. Nordica class Battlecruiser
    38. Normandy class Heavy Cruiser
    39. Panjiach class Heavy Cruiser
    40. Planet class Heavy Cruiser
    41. Pukushik class Cruiser
    42. Refined class Heavy Cruiser
    43. Regal class Battlecruiser
    44. Repulse class Heavy Cruiser
    45. Rugiceps class Light Cruiser
    46. Scapa class Heavy Frigate
    47. Sentinel class Heavy Cruiser
    48. SH70K class Heavy Cruiser
    49. Shtiaba class Light Cruiser
    50. Tash class Heavy Cruiser
    51. Tliabazhdrinzh class Heavy Cruiser
    52. Trend class Support Cruiser
    53. Umbra class Battlecruiser
    54. Viatoris class Heavy Cruiser
    55. Vieblazhdr class Heavy Cruiser
    56. Vonk class Cruiser
    57. Vrapkenchkinj class Light Battlecruiser
    58. Windhorst class Heavy Cruiser
    59. Xing!kir class Light Cruiser
    60. Xundar class Heavy Cruiser

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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