KE4b Horde class Sloop

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KE4b Horde class Sloop
Mavuzog Claws Symbol.png
Korsumug Empire vessel
Type: ES Sloop
Category ACS
Size 400 Tons
Hull Configuration Sphere Hull
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer 2x Model/4 fib
Jump J-2
Maneuver 5 G
Hardpoints 4
Staterooms 10
Crew 15
    Officers 4 (+1 Pilot)
    Enlisted 10
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 3 Tons
Fuel tank 104 Tons
Origin Korsumug Empire
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr465.439 (base)
MCr372.352 (qty)
Architect fee MCrAde Stewart
Quick Ship Profile ES-4P52
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Escort
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Classic Traveller Book 5 High Guard.

The KE4b Horde class Sloop is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Horde class is a combat vessel of the Korsumug Empire.

Examples of the class serve with the Immortal Legion Fleet.

Image Repository[edit]

KE4b Horde class Sloop
KE4b Sloop.png

KU1a Fetch class Launch.
KU1a Launch.png

General Description[edit]

The Horde class is an armored combat craft with 5-G and J-2 performance. It is a slightly flattened irregular sphere that carries missiles and is able to hold its own in a firefight.

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 KE4b Horde class Sloop is constructed using a 400 dTon hull built in a spherical configuration. The hull is partially streamlined and has moderate atmospheric capability: its atmospheric handling characteristics are reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
2. Crew x15 personnel.
  • x4 command, x2 engineering, x5 gunnery, x2 flight, and x2 service.
    • The command crew consists of the Captain, the Executive Officer, an electronics officer (commo and sensor ops), and a pilot/navigator.
    • Each crew section has a senior officer.


  • There are 10 Staterooms.
    • Staterooms are configured to what the Jaibok consider to be comfort.
    • All Staterooms are given over to the crew. 5 are single occupancy and are set aside for selected command personnel and the marine officer: the remaining 5 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-5 drive, and a fusion Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-2 and 5-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 5 and an emergency agility of 5. 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.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 fib computer. A backup Model/4 fib is installed in engineering.

The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a sophisticated sensor array, and has an avionics suite.

5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the class.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Lancer class is:

x2 triple Missile turrets, grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.

7. Defenses The hull is plated, braced and structurally reinforced. It has an armor rating of 4.

x2 triple Sandcaster turret, grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.

  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section:

x1 10-dTon Fetch class Launch.

The subcraft is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 10 dTons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 104 dTons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr465.439
  • Architects Fee: MCr4.655
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all vessels in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr372.352

The price does not include the cost of the subcraft:

With its subcraft, a discounted Cataclysm class costs MCr377.280

11. Construction Time 64 weeks as standard, 52 weeks in bulk.
  • 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 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Horde class Sloop is a common type of ship used by the Korsumug Empire, typically serving as part of a patrol force. Early low-jump examples of the class served on the Korsumug Main, where they saw frequent active service. There are no exact records of the number that have been built.

The type was designed by the Jansa, a minor race closely allied with the Jaibok. A number of redesigns with more powerful drives were fielded as the Korsumug Empire began to venture to worlds further from the Main. This ultimately resulted in the KE5c variant, equipped with a Jump-3 drive.

Examples of the Horde class can be encountered throughout Mavuzog Sector and Theta Borealis Sector.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities:
The vessel is a well-rounded, armored craft with a good reputation among its crews. They operate in a variety of roles.

Physiologically, neither Jaibok nor Jansa cope well with low berths and they are not routinely fitted to Korsumug vessels.

  • Earlier variants of the class were fitted with low berths in order to transport prisoners, a feature that has been removed as internal space issues have become more pressing.

Class Naming Practice/s:
Vessels of the Korsumug Empire are given alphanumeric designations and callsigns by other interstellar states. KE refers to Korsumug Empire (a designation applied to all Korsumug combat units), 4 is a multiple of hundreds of tons of displacement and also indicates at a glance the number of weapons mounts, and 'b' refers to the version of the vessel, relating to its construction tech level and bracketing its maximum jump potential. Type codes will often repeat: 'Horde' is an easy to remember name to identify the specific type of vessel.

  • Individual vessels are generally named by their crews.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Sloop:

  1. Type ES class Sloop
    1. Antarian class Schooner
    2. Belton class Sampan
    3. Castle class Sloop
    4. Flower class Sloop
    5. KE4 Horde class Sloop
    6. Predator class Sloop
    7. River class Sloop
    8. Rule of Man class Schooner
    9. TC4 Attaray class Schooner
    10. TC5 Galores class Sloop
    11. Victrix class Multimission Sloop

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