Kao Chu class Medium Escort

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Kao Chu class Medium Escort
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Type: EM Light Escort
Category ACS
Size 1,000 Tons
Hull Configuration TBD Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Computer Model/TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 10
Staterooms 0
Crew 42
    Officers X
    Enlisted X
    Marines X
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr1,292.4
Architect fee MCrRobert Dean
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Escort
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Imperial Glisten Navy Ship

The Kao Chu class Medium Escort is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Kao Chu class Medium Escort vessels of the Imperial Glisten Navy were officially referred to as destroyers when constructed, despite the fact that vessels in their displacement class are more typically rated as light escorts or close escorts. This peculiarity in IGN nomenclature was adjusted to match Imperial norms after the Fifth Frontier War, and the survivors of the initial class of 300 were re-designated as 'light escorts'. As the Type 1107 destroyers became available after the war, the Chus were placed in mothballs at Glisten, and several of the ships which had been severely damaged during the war and hastily repaired were scrapped. At the time of the Emperor's assassination, the Naval Department at Glisten was considering transferring some of the mothballed ships to local planetary navies, or selling some with weapons packages removed as couriers. There was little public interest in the latter concept, and the former was shelved when the Aslan advance made it necessary to reactivate the ships to support the Imperial Navy in the Trojan Reach sector.

Following the war, most of the active vessels were re-equipped with Type-1112 class Landing Boats in place of their original pinnaces. The statistics shown below reflect this change. The vessel typically operates at 26% power, enough for life support and 1-G maneuver, allowing up to 60 days per fuel load.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Medium Escort:

  1. Type EM class Medium Escort
    1. Border Prowler class Provincial Cruiser
    2. Cyclone class War Corvette
    3. Halaheike class Pocket Warship
    4. Kao Chu class Medium Escort

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