Diaspora class Battlecruiser

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Diaspora class Battlecruiser
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: CB Battlecruiser
Category BCS
Size 200000 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Computer Model/8 fib
Jump J-4
Maneuver 5 G
Hardpoints X
Staterooms 0
Crew 1,785
    Officers X
    Enlisted X
    Marines X
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 40.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Manufacturer [[Mark Cylo Shipyard]]
Year Operational 963
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr130,481
Architect fee {{{architect}}}
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Cruiser
Canon Published, canon design
Designer William Prankard
Era 1105
Reference Fighting Ships 21.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Diaspora class Battlecruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

First introduced in 963, the Diaspora Class of Battle Cruiser (named for the worlds of the Diaspora sector) weighed in at 200,000 displacement tons, just a little smaller than some of its battleship cousins (and a lot larger than the battleriders). The class represented the height of TL-14 technology at the time, and marked a departure from the usual Imperial ‘Capital Ship or Heavy Cruiser; nothing in between’ policy.

Based around a spinal meson gun, the Diasporas are extremely heavily armed for their size, as befits their mission profile. Lightly armored compared to the battleships, the Diasporas have exceptional speed and agility and are capable of heading an assault fleet on their own.

A highly successful design, the production models were firm favorites of their commanding officers but they unfortunately never really got the chance to prove themselves in combat. Shifts in naval doctrine back towards the cruiser/ battleship divide meant that production of the class was curtailed early.

However this did not relegate the Diaspora class to the scrap heap by any means. The Diasporas were based on tried and tested technologies and proved highly reliable, and though they were never produced in large numbers they remain in service across the Imperium.

112 Diasporas were constructed before production was cancelled. Of those 33 are no longer in service. 16 have been destroyed in action against the Solomani, 7 have been retired due to metal fatigue problems, 4 destroyed in non-Solomani related actions, 3 converted to research vessels, the Prestwick was lost in Jump space, the Napiiresha suffered a major reactor overload which led it to being scrapped, and the Garaag was destroyed recently in a mysterious incident at Otimmatu which is still being investigated and is being treated as a sensitive issue.

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Battlecruiser:

  1. Type CB class Battlecruiser
    1. Akrzhdiats class Heavy Cruiser
    2. Audacious class Battlecruiser
    3. Diaspora class Battlecruiser
    4. Duneed class Battle Cruiser
    5. Exorcist class Battle Cruiser
    6. Gzong!xk class Battlecruiser
    7. Invincible class Heavy Cruiser
    8. Majestic class Battle Cruiser
    9. SH100K class Battle Cruiser
    10. Spider class Battle Cruiser
    11. Vitatus class Battlecruiser

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