Harp class Battleship

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Harp class Battleship
Distant Fringe Logo.gif
Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: BM Battleship
Category BCS
Size 100,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer Model/6 fib
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Hardpoints 1,000
Staterooms 0
Crew 766
100 Marines
    Officers 153
    Enlisted 613
    Marines 100
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 0.95 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Distant Fringe
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr111,373.134 (base)
MCr89,098.507 (qty)
Quick Ship Profile BM-0KS42
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Battleship
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 Harp class Battleship is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 4-G and J-2 performance with a streamlined hull. The fully streamlined, and armored needle/wedge structure hull is fitted with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling. It has jump 2 range and 4 G acceleration with a 2 agility rating. It carries enough internal fuel for a jump 2 with a jump 1 reserve. They can carry a jump 2 drop tank as well for long range strikes into Sath Alliance territory when needed. It is tanker dependent for longer range fleet maneuvers. It carries a model 6 fib computer, a back up computer and extra screen generators in the event of battle damage.

  • It carries heavy armament and an extensive defensive suite. They are armed with two particle accelerator bays, two repulsor bays, five hundred triple sand caster turrets, one hundred and twenty triple beam laser turrets, and one hundred and twenty dual fusion gun turrets. There are fourteen heavy missile bays and the most powerful meson spinal mount in the sector.
  • It carries one company of 100 rapid response jump troops. It carries two 20 ton recovery boats to transport troops. They are supported by a squadron of ten 10 ton light fighters and a platoon of 4 dton Grav tanks.
  • It has a 766 sophont crew and 100 marines.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 / Hull 100,000 tons.
2. Crew x866 crew.
  • x100 marines
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/6 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x1,000 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones x10 10T Light Fighters, x2 20T Recovery Boats, x4 4T Grav Tanks, x70 Drop Capsules
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr111,373.134
11. Construction Time 48 months to build, 44 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built by Pador after 208 weeks for the prototype and 167 weeks for the production models at huge expense. They are half the size of their big brothers the Pador class Dreadnoughts. In keeping with the Pador Military Forces fleet's internal security mission, this class was designed with a defensive mindset. 9 in service. Built to be the ships of the line for combat duty in the Far Home Sector, capable of acting as a strategic deterrent in the Distant Fringe.

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]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: 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 - Medium Battleship:

  1. Type BM class Medium Battleship
    1. Connecticut class Medium Battleship
    2. Cordell class Battleship
    3. Dauntless class Battleship
    4. Domain class Medium Battleship
    5. Grendal class Battleship
    6. Harp class Battleship
    7. Hedron class Battleship
    8. Howe class Battleship
    9. Illinois class Battleship
    10. Jeremiah O'Brien class Battleship
    11. Joyeuse class Battleship
    12. Kalere class Dreadnought
    13. Kearsage class Battleship
    14. Maine class Battleship
    15. Malos Lobos class Battleship
    16. Minsk class Medium Battleship
    17. Murrain class Medium Battleship
    18. Prince Colin III class Medium Battleship
    19. Sylea class Battleship
    20. Sylean class Battleship
    21. Tenjada class Battleship
    22. Vander class Battleship
    23. Virginia class Battleship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article has metadata.
62px-Information icon.svg.png This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.
This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  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