Kiev class Fleet Tender

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Kiev class Fleet Tender
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type: VTM Fleet Tender
Agility X
Also see Subcraft Carrier - Tender
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 112.5 Tons
Cost MCr161,601.47 (base)<
MCr129,281.176 (discounted)
Crew 1,694
Enlisted 1524
Officers 170
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2,000
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC No information currently available.
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Miltech Collective Hull Foundries, Star City
Marines 0
Model No information currently available.
Origin Kostov Confederate Republic
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information currently available.
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 200,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP VTM-S4335F4-191106-878K6-4
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Kiev class Fleet Tender is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Kiev class Fleet Tenders serve with the navy of the Kostov Confederate Republic, a member state of the Solomani Confederation. They are the primary capital ship of the Kostov Confederate Navy and lead all major fleet operations.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 Kiev class is constructed using a 200,000 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 120 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has hardened ventral surfaces, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x1,694 personnel.
  • x170 Officers.
  • x1,524 Enlisted.


  • There are 847 staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy. Although the quarters aboard a Kiev class are cramped, they are well laid out and make maximum use of the limited space.

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-3 drive, a Maneuver-3 drive, and a Power Plant-5, giving performance of Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 3. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-3 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 creates a jump bubble around the vessel.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/6fib 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 2,000 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 a Kiev 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 1.
  • x100 triple sandcaster turrets, typically grouped into 10 batteries of 10 linked turrets.
  • The vessel is fitted with a nuclear damper unit.
  • The vessel is fitted with a meson screen generator.
  • 6 100-Ton bays, mounting Repulsors
8. Craft Flight Section

Battle Riders

The Missile Boat hangers face onto a central Dispersal Column located at the head of the vessel's Launch Tube. The Battle Rider hangers, lying close to the skin of the vessel, have large armored doors. The hangers can be sealed in an emergency and have a total volume of 44,920 Tons.

Launch Tube
The vessel has a Launch Tube capable of launching vessels of up to 60 Tons displacement: it is designed to rapidly deploy the ship's complement of Missile Boats.


  • 10 x 6-Ton Grav APCs,
  • 10 x 6-Ton Grav Tanks
  • 10 x 6-Ton SP Guns.

The vehicle hangers are a series of sealable compartments with a total volume of 234 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 70,000 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 MCr161,601.47
  • Architects Fee: MCr1,616.015
11. Construction Time 224 weeks (52 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 112.5 Tons. The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Kiev class Fleet Tenders serve with the Kostov Confederate Navy of the Kostov Confederate Republic, a member state of the Solomani Confederation. 6 examples of the Kiev class are currently in service: they function as the flagship for most fleet maneuvers.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Medium Tender:

  1. Type VTM class Medium Tender
    1. Beaumonde class Fleet Tender
    2. Bulwark class Fleet Tender
    3. Holy Mother class Fleet Tender
    4. Iinen class Fleet Tender
    5. Kiev class Fleet Tender
    6. Oromet Delight class Fleet Tender
    7. Syndrome class Fleet Tender
    8. Valiant Guardian class Fleet Tender

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.