Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat

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Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat
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Type: HSVL System Defense Boat
Category ACS
Size 2,000 Tons
Hull Configuration [[{{{hull}}}]]
Tech Level TL–13
Computer 7fib
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 20
Staterooms 0
Crew 88 with 50 marines
    Officers 16
    Enlisted 72
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 30.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Talokan Armed Forces
Manufacturer Petros Felix Electric Boat Werks, Inc, LLC
Cost MCr2,792.675
in quantity MCr2,234.14
Illustration No
Canon Unpublished, fan design
Designer Ronald B. Kline Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat is a warship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat is a heavily armored streamlined needle/wedge hull capable of wilderness ocean refueling. The vessel is a TL-13 design. The name of the class sprang from an overly optimistic marketing campaign. Seven of this class are carried into battle by the S-1a class Space Command Battle Tender.

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 The Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat class is constructed using a 2,000 dTon hull built in an streamlined needle/wedge configuration.
  • x2 primary airlocks and x4 secondary service airlocks are located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by several large hatches with loading ramps. It has vacuum cargo transfer locks with grapples.
  • The configuration of the hull typically stays in orbit and relies on service vessels.
2. Crew x88 personnel:
  • 11 command, 8 engineering, 14 gunnery, 1 flight, 4 services, and 50 marines.


  • There are 47 staterooms. Double occupancy accommodations are available for all.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

3. Performance The vessel mounts six Magnum Flow Reactionless 1G drives, and a Power Plant-10, giving performance of 6G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for the power plant to have 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient Model/7fib computer: with no backup computer installed. There are multiple holo-dynamically reconfigurable Workstations.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors include the following. • Active IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Active Sensor) • Laser / Light Sensors (Passive Sensor) • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) – also called LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • Prismatic (anti-laser) aerosol (countermeasure) • Magnetic Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Neutrino Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Passive IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Passive Sensor) • RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • All-weather RADAR (improved function in a variety of environmental conditions) (Active Sensor) • RADAR Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • RADAR Jammer (Active ECM) • Radiation Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Radio Detector (Communications Equipment) (Passive Sensor) • Radio Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • Radio Jammer (Active ECM) • UV Detector (ultraviolet radiation) (Passive Sensor) Gravitic Equipment • Densitometer (gravitic sensor) (Passive Sensor) Navigational Aids • Inertial Locator (navigational aid, data improvement)

5. Hardpoints x20 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out is:
  • x1 100 ton factor 9 missile bays.
  • x6 triple Beam Laser turrets, 1 factor 7 battery.
  • x2 double fusion gun turrets, 1 factor 5 battery.
7. Defenses Factor 13 integral hull armor, 1 x factor 3 Nuclear Dampers, and 1 x factor 3 Meson Screens.
8. Craft Flight Section
  • x2 3 dton Air Rafts

The Eclipse Serpens class Light System Defense Boat usually carries a section of small Grav APCs for the direct action team to deploy and ex-filtrate. The vehicles are housed in a dedicated hanger.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 200 dTons. Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr2,792.675.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and a 27.927 design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr2,234.14 (not including subcraft).
11. Construction Time 132 weeks individually, 106 weeks in quantity.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 30 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built for Talokan Armed Forces these are massively armored streamlined needle/wedge hulls, capable of ocean refueling. The best protected vessels in the fleet. They have to trust their missile bay to kill most targets. They carry a marine platoon. They are fast and agile. They are most vulnerable when launching and recovering to their tender. They have scoops and fuel purification to help refuel their tender, a slow and laborious process. They can do orbital insertions but may have to land to recover troopers quickly. Their marine scouts are typically equipped with PGMP-13s, Grav Belts and TL–13 Battle Dress.

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

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