Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser

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Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: CH Heavy Cruiser
Agility 6
Also see Cruiser
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 45 Tons
Cost MCr48,350.962 (base)
MCr38,680.770 (qty)
Crew 529
Enlisted 475
Officers 54
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 600
Hull Needle Hull
Illustration No
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 CH-TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 60,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP CH-P1469J3-894409-999J9-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser is built for general Imperial service. It is a special design that is sometimes referred to as a "War Cruiser". The class is fast and agile, but with a smaller spinal mounted meson gun and with lighter screens than ships of the line. Their designated role is to actively hunt down pirates, corsairs and privateers, though they are handy and adaptable and find themselves employed in a variety of other roles.

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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Halsey Keats class is constructed using a 60,000 Ton hull built in a Wedge configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving fair atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x529 personnel.
  • x54 Officers.
  • x475 Enlisted, including x60 Security.

Accommodations

  • There are 264.5 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.

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

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Jump-4 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-9, giving performance of Jump-4 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-4 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/9fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x600 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 for a Halsey Keats class is:
7. Defenses The hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 8.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Gig is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 26 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 29,400 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr48,350.962
  • Architects Fee: MCr483.510
11. Construction Time 198 weeks (46 months) as standard.
  • 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 45 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The given mission of the Halsey Keats class is to protect commerce, not by escorting merchant vessels but by tracking down and eliminating enemy commerce raiders and pirates. They are relatively inexpensive when purchased in bulk and are optimized for hunting small fast targets. The Vargr name for the ship roughly translates as Fierce Predator.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Heavy Cruiser:

  1. Type CH class Heavy Cruiser
    1. Arakoine class Strike Cruiser
    2. Atlantic class Heavy Cruiser
    3. Aubaka class Battle Cruiser
    4. Bastion class Battle Cruiser
    5. Blake class Heavy Cruiser
    6. Canton class Control Cruiser
    7. Chazhdr class Light Cruiser
    8. Conquest class Heavy Cruiser
    9. Cynical Son class Battlecruiser
    10. Dacrows Mire class Battlecruiser
    11. Dadiat class Heavy Cruiser
    12. Dauntless class Heavy Cruiser
    13. Effendi class Heavy Cruiser
    14. Elaezoe class Cruiser
    15. Elfen Lied class Heavy Cruiser
    16. Eurisko class Heavy Cruiser
    17. Fulcrum class Battlecruiser
    18. Gateway class Heavy Cruiser
    19. Gauntlet class Battlecruiser
    20. Glenaurian class Heavy Cruiser
    21. Gridlow class Heavy Cruiser
    22. Halsey Keats class Heavy Cruiser
    23. Honre class Asteroid Battle Cruiser
    24. Hu Gi Singh class Battlecruiser
    25. Iridium Vow class Battlecruiser
    26. Joker class Battle Cruiser
    27. Kagori class Battlecruiser
    28. Kalradin class Battlecruiser
    29. Kas'Drak class Strike Cruiser
    30. Kirov class Cruiser
    31. Mercury class Heavy Cruiser
    32. Minsk class Heavy Cruiser
    33. Mongol Risen class Cruiser
    34. Narmo class Heavy Cruiser
    35. Neivrdlalh class Heavy Cruiser
    36. Nightrim class Heavy Cruiser
    37. Nordica class Battlecruiser
    38. Normandy class Heavy Cruiser
    39. Panjiach class Heavy Cruiser
    40. Planet class Heavy Cruiser
    41. Pukushik class Cruiser
    42. Refined class Heavy Cruiser
    43. Regal class Battlecruiser
    44. Repulse class Heavy Cruiser
    45. Rugiceps class Light Cruiser
    46. Scapa class Heavy Frigate
    47. Sentinel class Heavy Cruiser
    48. SH70K class Heavy Cruiser
    49. Shtiaba class Light Cruiser
    50. Tash class Heavy Cruiser
    51. Tliabazhdrinzh class Heavy Cruiser
    52. Trend class Support Cruiser
    53. Umbra class Battlecruiser
    54. Viatoris class Heavy Cruiser
    55. Vieblazhdr class Heavy Cruiser
    56. Vonk class Cruiser
    57. Vrapkenchkinj class Light Battlecruiser
    58. Windhorst class Heavy Cruiser
    59. Xing!kir class Light Cruiser
    60. Xundar class Heavy Cruiser

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.