Bramble class Gunboat

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Bramble class Gunboat
Bramble-Fighter-T5-THUMB-Fan-Smelchak 28-Oct-2019c.jpg
The nose and chin turret on a Bramble class Gunboat. Historical vessel.
Type: ZEPG Experimental Gunboat
Agility 6
Also see Special Mission Ship
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 3.0 Tons
Cost MCr787.8
Qty: MCr 630.24
Crew 18
Enlisted 15
Officers 3
EOS Not in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
IOC Circe -2397
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/2
Origin Terran Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP ZEPG-FS62
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP ZPG-6226952-300000-42003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Bramble class Gunboat is a very light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 6-G and J-2 performance with a streamlined cone hull. The Bramble class Gunboat was a small production run, experimental class of gun boats. The ships were popular with crews as they were sleek and agile. They were easy to fly and performed well.

  • It carries medium armament and a special defensive suite. The weapons included a pair of triple missile turrets, a pair of triple beam laser turrets and a pair of dual plasma gun turrets. Their plasma cannons were grouped into four batteries for close in point defense against enemy missile barrages.
  • It ordinarily carries no subcraft, no ship's vehicles, and drones only when needed.
  • It has a 18 sophont crew and no marines. They had a crew of 18 which included a command pilot, navigator, medic, 9 engineers, and 6 gunners. They had nine staterooms with double occupancy.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Bramble class Gunboat under spaceflight.
    Bramble-Fighter-T5-RESIZE-Fan-Smelchak 28-Oct-2019b.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 600 tons. Streamlined Cone Hull.
2. Crew 18 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/5 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x6 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones None
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr787.8 .
11. Construction Time 14 months to build, 12 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Battle of Agidda in (-2397) is the first and last time they ever saw combat duty and their performance is credited with ending the production line. Even though the Terran Confederation consider it a victory, during the Second Interstellar War against the First Imperium.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: However, the lack of fuel refineries made them vulnerable to misjumps from unrefined fuel. Their lack of fiber optic computer redundancy made them vulnerable to radiation damage. The armor cladding and energy absorbent platelets were too light to protect from heavy bombardment.

Class Naming Practice/s: They were built at the Brother's Boatyards on a local moon, this series of Gunboats was discontinued after only a brief production run. Eventually serving with the Terran Confederation Navy one prototype, the Terran Naval Service (TNS) Bramble, was tested by the local Naval Base, and a production run was ordered. It was halted after only three ships were completed, the TNS Albacon, TNS Missiletoe, and the TNS Watchful. One battered example survives today in a fleet space museum.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Escort - Gunboat:

  1. Type CE class Close Escort
    1. Bramble class Gunboat

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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