Bramble class Gunboat
|Bramble class Gunboat|
The nose and chin turret on a Bramble class Gunboat. Historical vessel.
|Type: ZEPG Experimental Gunboat|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Year Operational||Circe -2397|
|End of Service||Not in active service.|
Qty: MCr 630.24
|Quick Ship Profile||ZEPG-FS62|
|Also see||Special Mission Ship|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
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.
- A Bramble class Gunboat under spaceflight.
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||600 tons. Streamlined Cone Hull.|
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Model/5 ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||None|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fueling Equipment:|
|11.||Construction Time||14 months to build, 12 months in quantity.|
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
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
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