Hughes class Light Cruiser

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Hughes class Light Cruiser
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Type: CL Light Cruiser
Agility X
Also see Cruiser
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 2.5 Tons
Cost MCr16,070.373 (base)
MCr12,856.298 (qty)
Crew 231
Enlisted 170
Officers 19
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 220
Hull Oreo Pattern Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-4
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 45
Model Model/9 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP CL-0BU64
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 22,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP CL-L446AJ3-099909-969N9-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Hughes class Light Cruiser is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Hughes class Light Cruiser was originally designed for service with the Fleets of the Domain of Sylea. The primary weapon is the very powerful Meson Gun spinal mount, giving the vessel a punch far above its weight. In order to deal with potential critical damage stemming from its lack of hull armor, it carries multiple spare and secondary systems, including a backup Model/9 fib computer and an extra nuclear damper and meson screen. 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. It also has a pair of 20-Ton Gigs for use in Marine operations.

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 / Hull The Hughes class is constructed using a 22,000 Ton hull built in a Close Structure configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel.
  • The vessel has sturdy fixed legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x231 personnel, including x45 Marines.
  • x19 Officers, plus x2 Marine Officers.
  • x170 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There are 115.5 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-10, giving performance of Jump-4 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility 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 lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/9 fib computer: the vessel has a backup Model/9 fib computer.
  • 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 is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x220 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 it is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
8. Craft Flight Section

The subcraft are housed in a dedicated hanger: The hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 169.0 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 11,000 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 MCr16,070.373
  • Architects Fee: MCr160.704
11. Construction Time 176 weeks (41 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 2.5 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Hughes class Light Cruiser 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 Hughes 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[edit]

"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. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Light Cruiser:

  1. Type CL class Light Cruiser
    1. Amazone class Light Cruiser
    2. Atsah class Light Cruiser
    3. Basilos class Pocket Cruiser
    4. Blue Ridge class Command Cruiser
    5. Blunt Force class Light Cruiser
    6. Death's Head class Light Cruiser
    7. Delightful class Light Cruiser
    8. Dimin class Pocket Cruiser
    9. Foghoks class Heavy Cruiser
    10. Grinder class Light Cruiser
    11. Griswold class Light Cruiser
    12. Guanxou class Light Cruiser
    13. Gvergh class Cruiser
    14. Holy Avenger class Pursuit Cruiser
    15. Hughes class Light Cruiser
    16. Ikired*Ni class Medium Cruiser
    17. Imporis class Light Cruiser
    18. Intrepid class Cruiser
    19. Iroieah class Light Cruiser
    20. K'shek class Light Cruiser
    21. Ka'sch class Battle Cruiser
    22. Khiirshag class Light Cruiser
    23. Kilbride class Light Frigate
    24. Lenat class Light Cruiser
    25. Lon Mardos class Light Cruiser
    26. Montrose class Light Frigate
    27. Oumuamua class Light Cruiser
    28. Plizhdrint class Light Cruiser
    29. Pteron class Battle Cruiser
    30. Pugnacious class Battle Cruiser
    31. Resadiye class Light Cruiser
    32. Riavl class Light Cruiser
    33. Sabre class Light Cruiser
    34. Salazar class Light Cruiser
    35. Sanoet class Light Cruiser
    36. Sarmonocci class Light Cruiser
    37. SH20K class Light Cruiser
    38. Shizhdr class Light Cruiser
    39. Swooping Victory class Defense Cruiser
    40. Tacoolu class Light Cruiser
    41. Terminus class Light Cruiser
    42. Terrible class Light Cruiser
    43. Ticonderoga class Light Cruiser
    44. Trundi Fringe class Light Cruiser
    45. Type C31 class Cruiser
    46. Valeria class Light Cruiser
    47. Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser
    48. Vosh class Security Cruiser
    49. Warhound class Light Cruiser
    50. Weakhto class Cruiser
    51. Winston class Light Cruiser
    52. Zhdavldlits class Light Cruiser
    53. Zydar class Light Cruiser

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  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 Ronald B. Kline, Jr.