Fenris class Dreadnought

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Fenris class Dreadnought
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: BP Dreadnought
Category BCS
Size 200,000 Tons
Hull Configuration [[Spherical Hull]]
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer (x2) Model/6 fib
Jump J-2
Maneuver 5 G
Hardpoints 2,000
Staterooms 0
Crew 2,145
    Officers 304
    Enlisted 1,841
    Marines 510
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 860.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Wolf Joint Military Command
Cost MCr236,977.907
MCr. 189,582.326 in quantity
Architect fee MCrRonald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Dreadnought
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Fenris class Dreadnought is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Fenris class Dreadnought is a TL–12 heavily armored, partially streamlined sphere configuration hull. This dreadnought class is equipped for Jump-2 range and 5 G acceleration and 2-Agility. It carries enough fuel internally for a single Jump-2. The WSS Fenris is fitted with a pair of Model/6 fib computers adjacent to the bridge.

For defense, there are twenty batteries of triple sand caster batteries, and twenty repulsor bays. There is Factor-12 hull armor cladding to defend against critical hits. It is equipped with fuel scoops and fuel purification for gas giant wilderness refueling. It can carry twenty 60 ton Cutters for ship to surface operations. For offense, there are forty batteries of triple beam laser turrets, twenty-two batteries of fusion guns, seventy missile bays and twenty particle accelerator bays. Two fighter squadrons provide combat space patrols, to screen versus enemy fighters and missile strikes. The marine battalion can deploy from meteoric orbital assault and is recovered by the cutters. It has an armored cavalry troop with nine massive 10T Grav APCs.

The 2,800,000 cubic meter hull requires 224 weeks singly and will only take 180 weeks in quantity for construction of future follow on unit orders. This class was commissioned as part of a massive expansion of fleet operational capacity. The new arms race demands worlds procure ships of the line as soon as possible to safeguard their sovereignty. The computer technology limits the vessel's size and the meson gun spinal mount is considered the most powerful available on the Distant Fringe.

Image Repository[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 200,000 tons.
2. Crew 2,145,double occupancy in 1,072.5 staterooms.
3. Performance 5-Gs acceleration
  • Jump-2
  • Power-5
  • 10,000-EPs
4. Electronics (x2) Model/6 fib.
5. Hardpoints 2,000 hardpoints.
6. Armament x400 triple beam laser turrets
7. Defenses Factor-12 Armor
8. Craft x20 60T Cutters
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification.
10. Cost MCr236,977.907
MCr189,582.326 in quantity.
11. Construction Time Architects Fee: MCr2,369.779, 224 weeks and 180 weeks in quantities.
12. Comments A Capital Ship. Only the flagship is currently deployed.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This is the flagship of the Wolf (world) Navy under the auspices of the Wolf Joint Military Command. The Fenris leads the first battle squadron of the fleet. Hard to hurt, but not particularly hard to hit. It can bulldoze through most enemy lines of battle. The defensive mindset means it carries less fuel and has less range than the more numerous Pador class Dreadnoughts, but a larger marine compliment and more defensive systems. It serves to anchor the defense and deterrence mission of the Wolf System Navy and patrols in the Paradise Subsector. The WSS Fenris carries a massive number of heavy missile bays, and as a result some internal fuel supply was lost, curtailing operational range, without tanker support.

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]

Military Ship - Warship - Pocket Battleship:

  1. Type BP class Pocket Battleship
    1. Artemsus class Strike Battleship
    2. Chtrfiak class Battleship
    3. Courageous class Battleship
    4. Fauve class Battleship
    5. Fenris class Dreadnought
    6. Furious Anger class Battleship
    7. Ixobis class Dreadnought
    8. Kline class Battleship
    9. Kokirrak class Dreadnought
    10. Lefaen class Battleship
    11. Marat class Battleship
    12. Pador class Dreadnought
    13. Plankwell class Dreadnought
    14. Prince Ian II class Battleship
    15. Prince Morris I class Battleship
    16. Prince Roger III class Battleship
    17. Sarriaklir class Battleship
    18. Smelchak class Battleship
    19. Sutherland class Ship of the Line
    20. Tronskia class Dreadnought
    21. Type VB class Battleship
    22. Viepchakl class Battleship
    23. Voroshilef class Battleship
    24. Yrkath Ossu E*Wr class Battleship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak