Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser

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Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: CM Cruiser
Category BCS
Size 42,000 Tons
Hull Configuration [[Cylindrical Hull]]
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer No information yet available.
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 420
Staterooms 0
Crew 449
(including 42 marines)
    Officers 56
    Enlisted 393
    Marines 42
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 300 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Protectorate of Leset
Year Operational No information yet available.
Cost MCr48,349.663 (base)
MCr38,679.731 (qty)
Architect fee Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Quick Ship Profile No information yet available.
Blueprint No
Illustration No
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 Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Built for the Protectorate of Leset this partially streamlined cylindrical structure hull is capable of gas giant refueling with fuel scoops. It features a TL–12 drives with 6-G acceleration and 2-Agility.

The hull is lightly armored to resist low intensity weapons fire. The weapons include a massive meson spinal mount and fourteen heavy missile bays to destroy enemy ships of the line. Offense is favored over defense.

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 craft) 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 42,000 tons.
2. Crew x449 crew. This includes 21 command (with medical), 160 engineering, 139 gunnery, 3 flight, 84 service, and 42 marines.
  • Staterooms: 227.5 double occupancy
  • Low berths: 0
3. Performance Jump-2, 6-G acceleration, Power-6 2,520-EP, Agility-2.
4. Electronics (x2) Model 6 fib computers.
5. Hardpoints x420
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for
  • x1 factor K spinal mounted meson gun, 1 x particle accelerator bay, 14 missile bays, 60 triple beam laser turrets, and 60 dual fusion gun turrets. .
7. Defenses x60 triple sand caster turrets, repulsor bay, factor 2 armor, (2) factor 1 meson screens, (2) factor 1 nuclear dampers.
8. Craft x1 50 ton Landing Craft
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification
10. Cost MCr48,349.663
Qty: MCr38,679.731
11. Construction Time 162 weeks to build, 129 weeks in quantity.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 300.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Some feel the ship was never truly finished. A single prototype was delivered and the accountants were not pleased with the price tag. Five production hulls were ordered with guarantees to bring the unit price down and speed delivery. The shipyards assigned additional work shifts and delivered on time and budget. These are new ships added in light of recent escalating military tension in the region. The expanded arms race has seen a dramatic jump in fleet tonnage. These ships have a massive cargo bay for modular customization for mission specific requirements. Some carry a small fighter compliment, other garrison more marines and drop capsules. Some use more fuel bladders to support smaller combatants. The largest possible offensive weapons package was shoe horned into the smallest hull that would hold them. Classified locally as a heavy cruiser in deference to the ship killing capacity, it is weakly defended and can not resist protracted bombardment. System back ups were included to resist battle damage.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Medium Cruiser:

  1. Type CM class Medium Cruiser
    1. Addaran class Cruiser
    2. Aek Naz class Battlecruiser
    3. Alderbaran class Heavy Cruiser
    4. Antrim class Heavy Frigate
    5. Arliliushruu class Medium Cruiser
    6. Assassin class Light Cruiser
    7. Aurlikro class Light Cruiser
    8. Berserker class Light Cruiser
    9. Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser
    10. Dlevrrk class Light Cruiser
    11. Drag class Screening Cruiser
    12. Eso Ilian class Cruiser
    13. Eviscerator class Remote Offensive Unit
    14. Fearless class Medium Cruiser
    15. Forfar class Heavy Frigate
    16. Gallant class Light Cruiser
    17. Gionetti class Light Cruiser
    18. Hamidiye class Light Cruiser
    19. Harbinger class Medium Cruiser
    20. Heng-O class Small Cruiser
    21. Irloom class Light Cruiser
    22. Lord Adrian class Light Cruiser
    23. Lydia class Medium Cruiser
    24. MaKwaWo class Heavy Cruiser
    25. Moot Point class Light Cruiser
    26. Nara class Light Cruiser
    27. Nidashiajobr class Light Cruiser
    28. Rull class Light Cruiser
    29. Samuelson class Medium Cruiser
    30. SEH class Light Cruiser
    31. Starburst class Light Cruiser
    32. Sting class Medium Cruiser
    33. Sunderland class Heavy Frigate
    34. Tal Varisa class Light Cruiser
    35. Thin Red Line class Light Cruiser
    36. Tyrian Lordship class Light Cruiser
    37. Victory Complete class Cruiser
    38. Yesto class Light Cruiser
    39. Yiesieltsie class Light Cruiser

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak