Draper class Frigate

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Draper class Frigate
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: EF Frigate
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Frigate
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 8.0 Tons
Cost MCr755.284
MCr. 604.347 in quantity
Crew 17
Enlisted 13
Officers 4
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 7
Hull [[TBD Hull]]
Illustration No
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Saldazar Security Squadron
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 700 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP FG-74266E2-240000-32004-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Draper class Frigate is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

There are five of these ships currently in service.

They can be carried by Trundi Fringe class Light Cruisers. This is an escort and patrol vessel used in an anti-piracy role. They carry enough fuel for a Jump-2 with a Jump-1 reserve.

Image Repository[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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) when necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 700 tons, partially streamlined close configuration.
2. Crew x17 crew includes the Pilot, Navigator, 8 Engineers, 1 Medic, 5 Gunners, 1 Flight Crew, 8.5 staterooms, double occupancy.
3. Performance Jump-2
4. Electronics (x2) Model/5 fib computers.
5. Hardpoints x7 hardpoints.
6. Armament Arsenal:
7. Defenses Factor-2 hull armor, x1 triple sand caster turret as 1 battery.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification.
10. Cost MCr755.284.
11. Construction Time 25 months (98 weeks).
12. Comments None.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Viewed as inexpensive when purchased in bulk, this ship is designed and built by Saldazar (1633 Far Home) A341753-B after 98 weeks for the prototype and 79 weeks for the production models at modest expense. In keeping with the Saldazar Security Squadron's internal security mission, this class was designed with a defensive mindset.

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]

Warship - Frigate:

  1. Type TBD class Frigate
    1. Draper class Frigate

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  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