Fer-de-Lance class Destroyer Escort

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Fer-de-Lance class Destroyer Escort
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: DE Destroyer Escort
Agility 5
Also see Destroyer
Architect Timothy B. Brown
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 0.0 Tons
Cost MCr930.54
Qty: MCr744.43
Crew 4 officers, 10 ratings
Enlisted 10
Officers 4
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-4
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/9 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fighting Ships 15.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP DE-A4469J2-000000-50003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Fer-de-Lance class Destroyer Escort is one of the more commonly encountered Imperial destroyer escorts and was produced in large manufacturing runs from several different shipyards.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Performance characteristics for this class make it capable of staying with most Imperial fleets (Jump-4, 6-G acceleration), and thus this type of vessel can be found escorting most squadrons as well as more typical convoys. [1]

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 1,000 tons (standard) or 1.0 kton. 14,000 cubic meters. [4]
2. Crew 4 officers, 10 ratings. [5] Total: 14 crew.
3. Performance Jump-4. 6-G. Power plant-9. 90-EP. Agility-6. [6]
4. Electronics Model/9 fib computer. [7]
5. Hardpoints x10 hardpoints. [8]
6. Armament Six triple laser turrets organized into three batteries. Four triple missile turrets organized into four batteries. [9]
7. Defenses None. [10]
8. Craft Two 50-ton cutters. [11]
9. Fuel Treatment On-board fuel scoops and fuel purification plant. [12]
10. Cost MCr930.54 standard. MCr744.43 in quantity. [13]
11. Construction Time 30 months singly; 21 months in quantity. [14]
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Comments: During the height of the Third Frontier War (979 to 986), high losses in civilian shipping and among transport vessels impressed into Imperial service resulted in the issuance of an Admiralty specification for a mid-sized escort vessel expressly for close protection of unarmed transport craft. The design which was finally accepted was the Fer-de-lance class Destroyer Escort. [15]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship- Destroyer Escort :

  1. Type DE class Destroyer Escort
    1. Agrippa class Destroyer Escort
    2. Aurdesko class Destroyer Escort
    3. Chrysanthemum class Destroyer Escort
    4. Fer-de-Lance class Destroyer Escort
    5. Gable class Destroyer Escort
    6. Ipltsiedle class Destroyer Escort
    7. Isokaze class Destroyer Escort
    8. Lucifer class Destroyer Escort
    9. Moshulu class Destroyer Escort
    10. Mossip class Destroyer Escort
    11. Nederland class Destroyer Escort
    12. Shamshir class Destroyer Escort
    13. Snow class Destroyer Escort
    14. Type D47 class Destroyer Escort
    15. Type HDE class Destroyer Escort
    16. Tyrian Lordship class Destroyer Escort
    17. Velroi class Escort Destroyer
    18. Zdieench class Destroyer Escort
    19. Zhdits class Destroyer Escort
    20. Zhosibadle class Destroyer Escort

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  6. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  7. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  8. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  9. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  10. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  11. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  12. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  13. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  14. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.
  15. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 15.