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
Category ACS
Size 600 Tons
Hull Configuration Cone Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer Model/2
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 6
Staterooms 0
Crew 18
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 15
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 3.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Terran Confederation
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Year Operational Circe -2397
End of Service Not in active service.
Cost MCr787.8
Qty: MCr 630.24
Quick Ship Profile ZEPG-FS62
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Special Mission Ship
Canon Published, 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 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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