Biter class Close Escort

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Biter class Close Escort
Sword World Symbol Small.png
Type: EL Close Escort
Category ACS
Size 500 Tons
Hull Configuration Cone Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer Model/6 fib
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Hardpoints 4
Staterooms 0
Crew 18
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 7
    Marines 8
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 17.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Sword Worlds Confederation
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr653.534
Architect fee MCr6.535
Quick Ship Profile EL-ES22
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Escort
Canon Unpublished, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Biter class Close Escort is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Although this ship was designed as a close escort, it is slow. It saving grace is that it carries heavy armor and can withstand more massive punishments than most ships of its class.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A fictional chit in the style of Fifth Frontier War representing a squadron of Biter class Close Escorts. The color of the counter indicates its allegiance to the Sword Worlds Confederation.
    Close-Escort Fictional-FFW-Sword-Worlds-J2 02-Oct-2019.png

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

It carries a squad of marines for boarding actions and an assault sled for ground attacks, which provides it with a more flexible mission profile.

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 500 tons. Streamlined cone configuration.
2. Crew 18 crew.
  • x3 Officers, x7 Enlisted.
  • x8 Marines.


3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Bridge. Model/6 fib computer.
5. Hardpoints x5 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for a Biter class is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:

The vessel does not have screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft / Drones x1 4-ton Grav Sled.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Tankage: 120 tons.
10. Cost MCr653.534
  • MCr522.827 in quantity.
  • Architect's Fee: MCr6.535
11. Construction Time 20 months to build.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: The class are named for astrographic and geographical features within the Biter system.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Light Escort:

  1. Type EL class Light Escort
    1. Biter class Close Escort
    2. C-4 class Interceptor
    3. Chasseur class Close Escort
    4. Cleaver class Close Escort
    5. Edinburgh class Light Frigate
    6. Eitehr class Frigate
    7. Ekawsiykua class Escort
    8. Freya class Patrol Cutter
    9. K'Thud class Warship
    10. Kalarak class Lancer
    11. Kalaron class Escort
    12. Kearsarge class Close Escort
    13. Lancer class Light Escort
    14. Oppenheimer class Light Escort
    15. Osa class Missile Sloop
    16. Plokl class Escort
    17. Primarch class Ketch
    18. Reckless Errand class Close Escort
    19. Rift class War Galley
    20. Samardin class Patrol Sloop
    21. Sargon class Close Escort
    22. Turku class Light Escort
    23. Type 043 Yuan class Mine Countermeasure Ship
    24. Type-21 class Missile Sloop
    25. Wolf class Strike Escort
    26. Yarra class War Sloop

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