KJ400d Scourge class Battleship
|KJ400d Scourge class Battleship|
Korsumug Empire vessel.
|Type: BL Battleship|
|Hull Configuration||Cylinder Hull|
|Streamlining||Partially Streamlined Hull|
|Computer||2x Model/6 Fib|
|Officers||120 (+124 pilots)|
|Fuel tank||13,600 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Cost||MCr33,924.34 (base) |
|Architect fee||MCrAde Stewart|
|Quick Ship Profile||BL|
|Also see||Capital Ship|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Classic Traveller Book 5 High Guard.|
The Scourge class is a combat vessel of the Korsumug Empire.
- The class is operated by the Imperial Korsumug Navy.
- The vessel is a Jansa design.
- It is largely crewed by Jansa.
- It is a TL–13 design.
Examples of the class serve with the Glorious Triumph Fleet.
The Scourge class is a battleship with 2-G and J-3 performance. It is built around a powerful spinal meson accelerator, the best available by tech level, and also mounts multiple heavy missile batteries and clusters of laser turrets that are most commonly used in a point defense capacity. Defenses include its heavily armored skin, sandcaster batteries, screens and dampers, as well as extensive electronic countermeasures and jamming. The vessel is partially streamlined, is capable of independent refuelling operations, and can make surface landings.
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 KJ400d Scourge class Battleship is constructed using a 40,000 dTon hull built in a cylinder configuration. The hull is partially streamlined and has moderate atmospheric capability: its atmospheric handling characteristics are entirely reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.|
There are 320 Staterooms.
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Jump-3 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a fusion Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-3 and 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-3 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.|
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/6 fib computer. A backup Model/6 fib is installed in engineering.|
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Scourge class is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is plated, braced and structurally reinforced. It has an armor rating of 7.|
The vessel is fitted with x3 Launch Tubes.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 13600 dTons.|
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel is MCr33,924.340
The price does not include the cost of the subcraft:
|11.||Construction Time||186 weeks as standard, 149 weeks in bulk.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 5 dTons.|
The Scourge class Battleship is a rarely seen but much discussed type of capital ship used by the Korsumug Empire, typically serving as the core vessel for a defensive force. There are no exact records of the number that have been built, but there are known to be relatively few of them due to construction yard limitations. No extant examples of the ship have been captured by other interstellar states.
The type was designed by the Jansa, a minor race closely allied with the Jaibok. Jansa serve as the majority of the crew: Jaibok are inefficient and disorganised on large vessels and where there are Jaibok aboard, they are assigned specific roles best suited to their temperament.
The Scourge class is a relatively new design of vessel, having been constructed to counter large combat vessels fielded by the Principality of Mavuzo and the Sorority of Hygiea. Examples of the class are occasionally encountered throughout Mavuzog Sector and Theta Borealis Sector: they always have large numbers of escorts.
- The class are primarily manufactured on Esmeria, in Taltan Subsector of Mavuzog Sector.
- They are parcelled out in small numbers to active fleets.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
The entire vessel is built around a spinal meson accelerator (which takes up a fifth of the internal volume) and the large fusion plant that powers it. The vessel is contained within a heavily armored and reinforced cylindrical hull. All the other major structural elements have the feel of having been fitted around the gun. Access to components and equipment is often awkward and cramped.
- Accommodations aboard the vessel are squeezed into convenient corners and available spaces.
Malign class cruisers are deliberately constructed to resemble the larger Scourge class battleship, which are feared for their meson gun armament and tracked closely by offworld interests. Despite their size difference the two classes of vessel have a similar profile and energy signature and are easily confused. The Korsumug Empire uses this to its advantage, using the cruisers to distract its enemies, enabling it to move and position the more dangerous battleships unobserved.
Class Naming Practice/s:
Vessels of the Korsumug Empire are given alphanumeric designations and callsigns by other interstellar states. KJ refers to Korsumug Empire–Jansa-operated (a designation applied to all very large Korsumug combat units due to the crew limitations that Jaibok suffer), 400 is a multiple of hundreds of tons of displacement and also indicates at a glance the number of weapons mounts, and 'd' refers to the version of the vessel, relating to its construction tech level and bracketing its maximum jump potential. Type codes will often repeat: 'Scourge' 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
- Type BL class Light Battleship
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