Dranzhrin class Consular Corvette

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Dranzhrin class Consular Corvette
Type: KD Consular Corvette
Agility X
Also see Expedition Ship
Architect Bleddyn Wilson
Blueprint Yes
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 20.0 Tons
Cost MCr552.03
Crew 24
Enlisted 18
Officers 6
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 8
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
Jump J-4
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 10
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Zhodani Consulate
Passengers 6 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fan: Bleddyn Wilson
Size 800 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Dranzhrin class Consular Corvette is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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 800 tons.
2. Crew x6 Officers, x18 Petty Officers & Ratings, x10 Consular Guards crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/5 fib computer.
5. Hardpoints x8 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses Armor Factor -2 and sandcasters
8. Craft / Subcraft 2 x 10dt Light Fighters , 1x20 dt Ship’s Launch
9. Fuel Treatment Scoops and Purification Plant
10. Cost MCr552.03.
11. Construction Time 112 weeks to build, 90 months in quantity.
12. Remarks No information yet available.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to 20.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Dranzhrin class Consular Corvette is a ship serving with the Zhodani Navy.

Class Notes: Built on Zhodane (Zhdant; the home world of the Zhodani) the Consular Corvettes are designed to service the needs of the senior members (retired) of the Qlomdlabr (supreme council) who continue to carry on the work of the Consulate. These senior members are often charged with executing public projects and or diplomatic missions on behalf of the Triumvirate (the three supreme executive consuls) of the supreme council. It is not uncommon to encounter these vessels in frontier regions and outside of the Consulate. They are not designated as warships. Yet, because of the missions and their political significance they are heavily armed. This branch of the consular guard with seconded naval personnel maintain the small ships to aid the Supreme Council in administrating the Consulate. The consular registry indicates there are 236 corvettes in service throughout Zhodani space. The crews of the Consular Corvettes are highly trained and represent the cream of the Zhodani Consular Guard and Navy.

Class Notes[edit]

Command Team- The command team of the frigate is composed of two highly trained line officers the Ship's Captain is usually a Commander and a proficient command pilot-navigator, yet promising Lt. Commanders have been known to sit in the highly prized captain's chair. The captain always selects the executive officer for performance and compatibility; the XO hold's the rank of Lt. Commander or Lieutenant. The executive officer besides being a capable pilot himself always has the unenviable position of being multi tasked as the ship's protocol officer, communication/combat electronic warfare officer and the PMS 4 coordinator. In combat both the Captain and XO are found on the bridge.

  1. Flight Section- The 4 Pilot-Officers of the flight section assigned to the frigate and are trained as starship and small craft pilot/navigators additionally all are psionic adepts. They rotate watches on the bridge standing a 6 in 36 and Ship's Launch duty when needed. Battle condition assignments are for the flight section: the two carried fighters and psionic fighter director. In combat the ship's launch pilot is assigned to the bridge to assist the Captain with piloting the vessel. Each Pilot officer has a single stateroom.
  2. Engineering Section- Engineering is staffed by a Chief Engineer (Lieutenant), MPA (Warrant Officer) and two engineering senior petty officers. They are assisted by two engineering droids who carry out the scheduled preventive maintenance tasks and assist monitoring the drives. The engineering section stands a 6 in 24 watch in the drive space. At battle stations the Chief Engineer and one petty officer are present in the drive space. The MPA and remaining petty officer serve as a damage control party. All EVA 5 operations are conducted by four EVA repair droids and are controlled remotely from the engineer's module on the drive deck. The Chief Engineer is quartered in a single stateroom. The MPA has a half stateroom to him/herself and the petty officers double bunk.
  3. Gunnery Section- A Master Gunner (Warrant Officer) leads five highly proficient petty officers man the gunner's modules that remotely control the ship's sand caster countermeasures, and 4 doube beam laser turrets and two triple missile turrets. When not at battle stations they are assigned ship husbandry duties and assist the rest of the crew with daily preventive maintenance tasks. The Master Gunner has a half stateroom, where as the petty officers bunk together in an expanded berth.
  4. Medical Officer- The ship's surgeon has a modest sickbay and is assisted by highly capable medical droid. The sickbay contains 4 beds and a modular surgical suite. The ships surgeon is usually a Doctor with several years of practice behind him. The appointment usually given to a medical service Lt. Commander. His/her stateroom is adjoining the sickbay. Also adjacent to sick bay are 6 low berths. They are sometimes used to transport additional consul's staff or as emergency low berths in times of distress.
  5. Steward & Services Technician- When a Steward (Warrant Officer) of outstanding culinary reputation and customer service skills is appointed to a consular frigate it is the pinnacle assignment of their career. The consuls select them personally after an interview and sampling their culinary talent. Multi-tasked on such a small vessel the Steward is responsible for stores, the mess, and entertainment. On top of that he /she is trained to assist the ship's medical officer and act as the medic in his absence. The Steward is the only warrant officer with a full stateroom. He is assisted by a mess specialist /protocol droid. The Steward's battle station assignment is in the sick bay assisting the ship's surgeon.
  6. Consul and Intendents- The Consul, when embarked, occupies the large stateroom (triple sized) with all the trappings and appoints expected of a senior member of the supreme council. As always the consul has his/her personal Intendent, valet/handmaiden, and personal secretary in tow. Often with larger retinues the valet and secretary double bunk, leaving the additional stateroom free for another Intendent or other personal staff.
  7. Consular Guards- The Consul's personal guard consists of a Guard Captain and 9 highly trained commissioned specialists selected from the ranks of the Consular Guard's Commandos They are vigilant with the personal security of the Consul. There is always one Commando always on guard outside the consul's stateroom. In battle conditions two are assigned to the consul for bodily protection and the rest act as ship's troops and assist in damage control efforts. The Captain has his own stateroom and the commissioned specialists each occupy a half stateroom.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Corvette:

  1. Type TBD class Corvette
    1. Dranzhrin class Consular Corvette

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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.