Heward class Troop Transport
|Heward class Troop Transport|
|Type: IT Troop Transport|
|Also see||Combat Transport|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr65,007.114 (base)|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Hull||Oreo Pattern Hull|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Streamlining||Partially Streamlined Hull|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Heward class Troop Transport is a warship.
The Heward class Troop Transport was originally designed for service with the Fleets of the Domain of Sylea. The hull is built in a streamlined Wedge configuration to improve atmospheric operations and assist in wilderness refuelling. It has excellent performance and is agile, though it has no hull armor, instead relying on its defensive systems for protection. The Heward class is designed to transport a regiment of 3,000 marines and has adequate Drop Capsules to deploy the entire force, as well as twenty 30-Ton Away Boats to assist in Marine operations. The design process was strongly influenced by the former Duke of Oreo Subsector, in Massilia Sector, a keen amateur naval architect and an influential figure in the Imperial court. In compliance with the "Oreo Settlement" the ship carries an Alfred class Gunboat.
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General Description & Deck Plans
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Basic Ship Characteristics
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||The Heward class is constructed using a 90,000 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.|
|2.||Crew|| x3,696 personnel, including x3,000 Marines.
|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 3 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-4 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.|
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the Model/9 fib ship computer: no backup computer is installed.|
|5.||Hardpoints|| 900 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for a Heward class is:
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.|
|8.||Craft|| Flight Section
There are 300 Drop Capsule tubes and their associated loading equipment.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 44,100.0 Tons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr65,007.114
|11.||Construction Time|| 205 weeks (47 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments|| Standard cargo capacity amounts to 971 Tons.
The Heward class Transport sees service in Fleets across the Domain of Sylea and beyond. It was designed to be produced in shipyards across the Domain and was intended for general Imperial service, and as such it bore no particular cultural or political influences within its architecture. However, it was designated for service with the 146th Fleet stationed in Oreo Subsector, and consequently the eccentric but influential 14th Duke of Oreo became involved in the project.
The 14th Duke was a direct descendant of the aristocratic Halls families, the pre-Imperial rulers of Oreo Subsector. When the Oreo Worlds, the proto-polity they controlled, was absorbed into the expanding Third Imperium they gained a privilege known as the "Oreo Settlement". This mandated that any vessels that were to serve with the 146th Fleet – the designation given to the former Oreo Worlds flotilla and considered by the 14th Duke to be his "personal Fleet" – must be locally designed and manufactured. The privilege had been granted by Cleon I himself and the Duke insisted that it must be honored.
The demand was utterly impractical and strategically suicidal, and the Navy resisted the proposal, eventually resulting in the direct intervention of the Archduke of the Domain. She ruled that all vessels of the Giant class, no matter where they served, were to carry an Alfred class Gunboat, a small combat craft that was the personal design of the 14th Duke himself. The Alfred was a capable vessel and all parties found the resolution acceptable. The current Duke has maintained his father's policy and as a result many classes of warship operating within the Domain carry at least one Alfred. Some naval officers resent the ongoing Noble influence on naval architecture: others see the broader political benefits that such indulgences can bring.
"Oreo Pattern" hulls are a naval design feature that grew out of the "Oreo Settlement", and which was initially implemented in Oreo Subsector of Massilia Sector for economic reasons following the Civil War. Fundamentally, it is the process of creating hybrid technology ships. Unarmored hulls are locally built at lower tech levels, transported aboard commercial vessels, and fitted out as TL-15 warships at the more advanced shipyards in the region. "Oreo Pattern" starships have proven just as capable as their counterparts originating in other regions of the Imperium and it is now an accepted quirk of warships originating within the Domain of Sylea. 
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science