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Insanity class Sloop of War
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Type: EH Sloop
Agility X
Also see Escort
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 3.0 Tons
Cost MCr1,711.573 (base)
MCr1,369.258 (qty)
Crew 32
Enlisted 28
Officers 4
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 16
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/TBD
Origin Solomani Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 1,600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP ES-A4266E2-650000-42008-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Insanity class Sloop of War is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Insanity class Sloop-of-war was a common Terran vessel that saw service towards the end of the Second Imperium. They were small warships mainly used on patrol, military, and anti-corsair missions. The few surviving examples of the class are historical artifacts housed in museums or kept in private collections.

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 craft) 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 Insanity class is constructed using a 1,600 Ton hull built in an elongated Cone configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving excellent atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are 11 airlocks located around the vessel.
  • The vessel has a sturdy retractable undercarriage, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x32 personnel.
  • 4 Officers.
  • 28 Enlisted, including 2 Men-at-Arms.


  • There are 18 Staterooms. The senior staff have individual cabins: all other 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-2 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-2 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 5 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 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/5fib 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 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 16 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 an Insanity 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 6.
  • x1 triple Sandcaster turret, forming its own battery.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 416 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 MCr1,711.573
  • Architects Fee: MCr17.116
11. Construction Time 122 weeks (28 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 3 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Insanity class Sloops-of-war were common Terran vessels that saw service towards the end of the Second Imperium. It was a typical starship of its period, with an armored hull, over-engineered Jump-2 drives and powerful 6-G maneuver drives. These extremely rugged vessels were popular and saw service long into the Long Night. A number of examples of the class still exist.

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.