Caryatid class System Defense Boat

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Caryatid class System Defense Boat
Caytid-SDB-T5-THUMB-Boyd-Stone 02-Sept-2019c.jpg
A Caryatid class System Defense Boat cruising near the center of a star system, a homegrown subsector navy SDB.
Type: HSVL System Defense Boat
Category ACS
Size 500 Tons
Hull Configuration Cylinder Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Engineering
Computer Model/1 fib
Jump J-0
Maneuver 5 G
Armaments
Hardpoints 5
Accommodations
Staterooms 0
Personnel
Crew 6
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 3
    Marines 3
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 20.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Construction
Origin Third Imperium
Architect Jim Kundert
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Price
Cost MCr605.021,
MCr484.017 in Qty.
Statistics
Images
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Source
Also see Defensive Ship
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Jim Kundert
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Caryatid class System Defense Boat is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 5-G and J-0 performance with a unstreamlined cylinder hull. Slightly larger than the TL–15 Dragon SDB, the Caryatid is a unstreamlined tail-sitter tall cylinder, with its decks arranged perpendicular to the direction of thrust. This allows the SDB to turn off its internal gravitics while maintaining station in a gas giant or on a world, thus reducing its densitometer profile.

  • It carries heavy armament and a defensive suite.
  • It ordinarily carries a launch and no drones. Unlike the Dragon, this design includes a 20-ton launch and 3 ship's troops, allowing it to perform customs inspections.
  • It has a 6 sophont crew and 3 marines.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Caryatid class System Defense Boat coming into a spaceyard for routine maintenance..
    Carytid-SDB-T5-RESIZE-Botd-Stone 02-Sept-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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Duchy of Inar based out of Inar (world) has a vibrant TL-14 or TL-E ship building industry, known for innovative designs and clever Naval Architecture. They are best known for their unstreamlined cylinder hull tail-sitter ship designs and sphere hulled smallcraft specialized for star system defense. They also build some of the finest fusion guns and ECM systems in Imperial Space.

The Carytid-class was not designed and built on Inar, but it uses engineering that later become known as Inari.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Naming Practice: The Caryatid series are typically named after sculpture and famous statuary. Crews do tend to get attached to them and give them a personal name. Some crews get superstitious and paint on nose art or perform interesting ceremonies on the craft including an old Terran custom with a bottled alcohol known as Champagne.

Vessel Peculiarity: The vessels are known for underperforming air filtration systems to which a home-grown fix of growing aromatic herbs or using air fresheners has arisen. Some vessels practical have a homegrown hydroponics lab near their central air filtration systems to prevent crewsophont stink from accumulating too heavily. Vargr crew are often the but of crew stink jokes with their more overt bodily odors, especially when wet.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

  1. Type HSVL class Very Light System Defense Boat
    1. Avoram class System Defense Boat
    2. Caryatid class System Defense Boat
    3. Condor class System Defense Boat
    4. Dragon class System Defense Boat
    5. Drakkon class System Defense Boat
    6. Dzegkno class System Defense Boat
    7. Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat
    8. Exarch class System Defense Boat
    9. Farnex class System Missile Defense Boat
    10. Fazachu class System Defense Boat
    11. Flash class System Defense Boat
    12. Frundsberg class System Defense Boat
    13. Grunt class System Defense Boat
    14. Gundong class System Defense Boat
    15. Harrier class System Defense Boat
    16. Holdfast class Heavy System Defense Boat
    17. Jugendworld class System Defense Boat
    18. K1074 class Heavy System Defense Boat
    19. K282 class Heavy System Defense Boat
    20. K56 class System Defense Boat
    21. Khanate class System Defense Boat
    22. Kuomsi class System Defense Boat
    23. Nassin class System Defense Boat
    24. Penner class System Defense Boat
    25. Pounce class System Defense Boat
    26. Ramrod class Missile Boat
    27. Reginald class System Defense Boat
    28. Ronix class Asteroid Patrol Boat
    29. Roye class System Defense Boat
    30. Scorpion class System Defense Boat
    31. Sentry class System Defense Boat
    32. Shukugan class System Defense Boat
    33. Stedlas class System Defense Boat
    34. Thele class System Defense Boat
    35. Torch class System Defense Boat
    36. Wasp class System Defense Boat
    37. Wolvesbane class System Defense Boat
    38. Wyvern class System Defense Boat
    39. Wyrm class System Defense Boat
    40. Zhodatl class System Defense Boat
    41. Zhodq class System Defense Boat
    42. Zydpedallion class System Defense Boat
    43. Zydpharn class System Defense Boat

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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