Hotspur class Sloop of War

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Hotspur class Sloop of War
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Type: EH Sloop of War
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Sloop of War
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 40.0 Tons
Cost MCr2,211.881
Qty: MCr 1,769.505
Crew 65
Enlisted 52
Officers 13
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 20
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
Jump J-2
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 24
Model Model/6 fib
Origin Unity of Sed
Passengers 0 High/Med 32 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 2,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP FG-B1256F2-051100-55009-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Hotspur class Sloop of War is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

These TL–12 vessels are light escorts and are not rated to stand in the line of battle. They are are in service with the Unity of Sed Navy.

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 2,000 tons (standard), 28,000 cubic meters. Fully streamlined needle/wedge structure hull.
2. Crew 65 with 24 marines. 11 command, 7 engineering, 14 gunnery, 5 flight, and 4 services. Double occupancy 35.5 staterooms.
3. Performance Jump-2, 5-G acceleration. Power plant-6. 120 EP. Agility-3. They carry enough fuel, internally for a single jump 2. They can carry drop tanks with 28 days of power plant fuel and an additional jump 2 as needed.
4. Electronics (x2) Model 6 fib computers. They have a pair of model 6 fib computers mounted adjacent to the bridge
5. Hardpoints 20 hardpoints.
6. Armament One 100 ton missile bay, four dual fusion gun turrets, four triple beam laser turrets.
7. Defenses Two triple sand caster turrets. There are factor 1 nuclear dampeners and meson screens with back ups.
8. Craft There are 2 x 30T Ship's Boats. The marines have two Unity of Sed 6T G-Carriers and four capsule launchers with 20 assault capsules ready for orbital insertion.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification. They are equipped with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling.
10. Cost MCr2,211.881
Qty: MCr1,769.505
11. Construction Time 126 weeks standard. 101 weeks in quantity.
12. Comments These have been recently completed as part of a massive arms race against their enemies The Last Line. Armor has been sacrificed to keep unit costs down.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built at Jaradin for the Unity of Sed. These ships operate within the Far Home Sector. They carry almost enough lowberths for a full low watch. These have often been used to transport additional psionic fanatics, which are too dangerous to leave conscious. These special forces are unleashed on unsuspecting targets and can be quite shocking, disproportional with their numbers.

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]

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 Vessel - Escort - Heavy Escort:

  1. Type EH class Heavy Escort
    1. Analex class Heavy Brig
    2. Blade class Heavy Frigate
    3. Eslar class Heavy Frigate
    4. Hogan class Frigate
    5. Honor class Frigate
    6. Hotspur class Sloop of War
    7. Hygiea class Heavy Frigate
    8. Insanity class Sloop of War

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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak