Fer-de-Lance class Destroyer Escort

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Fer-de-lance class Destroyer Escort
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
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Type: VE [[Destroyer Escort]]
Category ACS
Size 1000 Tons
Hull Configuration Unstreamlined Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Engineering
Computer Model/6 fib
Jump J-4
Maneuver 6 G
Fuel Treatment Scoops, Intakes, Bins
Armaments
Hardpoints 10
Offensive Lx6,Mx4
Accommodations
Staterooms 14
Personnel
Crew 14
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 10
High/Mid Passengers 0
Payload
Cargo 2 Tons
Fuel tank 468 Tons
Carried craft Cutters(2)
Construction
Origin Third Imperium
End of Service Still in active service.
Price
Cost MCr692
Architect fee
Statistics
Quick Ship Profile VE-KU64
Universal Ship Profile DE-A4469J2-000000-50003-0
Images
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Source
Also see Destroyer Escort
Canon Published, canon design
Design System Traveller5
Era 1105
Reference Fighting Ships 15.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard and Traveller5.

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]

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. 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]

Using a 1000-ton, TL15 hull, the Fer-de-lance Class Destroyer Escort mounts jump drive-V, ultimate maneuver drive-N2, and power plant-Q2, giving a performance of jump-4 and 6G acceleration. The design is undertonned, giving it a +2 agility. Fuel tankage supports a 4 parsec jump, at 90t per parsec, and 2 months of operations. Attached to the bridge is a Computer Model/6 fib. There are 4 staterooms, 10 rating niches, and no low berths. Installed weaponry include 6 T3 Beam Lasers, and 4 T3 Missiles. Cargo capacity is 2 tons. The ship has an unstreamlined hull, with scoops, intakes, and bins for frontier refueling.

The ship carries 2 Modular Cutters. The ship has 14 crew.

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. [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]

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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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