Kodan class Corvette

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Kodan class Corvette
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TBD
Type: EG Corvette
Agility 2
Also see Escort - Corvette
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 4.0 Tons
Cost MCr594.13
Qty:MCr 475.304
Crew 16
Enlisted 12
Officers 4
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 7
Hull Oreo Pattern Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-4
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/9 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP EG-GU64
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 700 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Kodan class Corvette is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The ship carries the mandated Alfred Class Gunboat. A noble decided that every ship in the fleet should carry one of these 90 ton Gunboats. The ship has scoops, but no fuel purification. Its partially streamlined close configuration hull is not armored. It is capable of gas giant refueling. The ship has 6-G acceleration, but only 2-Agility, and is rated for Jump-4 range, to keep up with imperial fleets. It carries seven turrets; a pair of triple missile turrets, a dual fusion gun turret, two triple beam laser turrets, a particle accelerator turret and a triple sand caster turret is its only defensive counter measure.

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 Kodan class is constructed using a 700 Ton "Oreo Pattern" 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 5 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by a large door and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x16 personnel.
  • x2 Officers.
  • x14 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There are 8 Staterooms. All 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-4 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-4 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-4 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/9 fib ship 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 x7 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 Kodan class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • x1 triple Sandcaster turret, forming its own battery.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Gunboat is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 90 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 322 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is not equipped with fuel purification equipment.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr594.13
  • Architects Fee: MCr5.941
11. Construction Time 104 weeks (24 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 4 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Kodan class Corvette sees service in Fleets across the Domain of Sylea and beyond. It was designed to be produced in shipyards across the Domain and was intended for general Imperial service, and as such it bore no particular cultural or political influences within its architecture. However, it was designated for service with the 146th Fleet stationed in Oreo Subsector, and consequently the eccentric but influential 14th Duke of Oreo became involved in the project.

The 14th Duke was a direct descendant of the aristocratic Halls families, the pre-Imperial rulers of Oreo Subsector. When the Oreo Worlds, the proto-polity they controlled, was absorbed into the expanding Third Imperium they gained a privilege known as the "Oreo Settlement". This mandated that any vessels that were to serve with the 146th Fleet – the designation given to the former Oreo Worlds flotilla and considered by the 14th Duke to be his "personal Fleet" – must be locally designed and manufactured. The privilege had been granted by Cleon I himself and the Duke insisted that it must be honored.

The demand was utterly impractical and strategically suicidal, and the Navy resisted the proposal, eventually resulting in the direct intervention of the Archduke of the Domain. She ruled that all vessels of the Kodan class, no matter where they served, were to carry an Alfred class Gunboat, a small combat craft that was the personal design of the 14th Duke himself. The Alfred was a capable vessel and all parties found the resolution acceptable. The current Duke has maintained his father's policy and as a result many classes of warship operating within the Domain carry at least one Alfred. Some naval officers resent the ongoing Noble influence on naval architecture: others see the broader political benefits that such indulgences can bring.

Oreo Pattern Hulls[edit]

"Oreo Pattern" hulls are a naval design feature that grew out of the "Oreo Settlement", and which was initially implemented in Oreo Subsector of Massilia Sector for economic reasons following the Civil War. Fundamentally, it is the process of creating hybrid technology ships. Unarmored hulls are locally built at lower tech levels, transported aboard commercial vessels, and fitted out as TL-15 warships at the more advanced shipyards in the region. "Oreo Pattern" starships have proven just as capable as their counterparts originating in other regions of the Imperium and it is now an accepted quirk of warships originating within the Domain of Sylea. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Military Corvette:

  1. Type EG class Military Corvette
    1. Antarian class Corvette
    2. Banya class Light Fleet Corvette
    3. Berka class Heavy Fleet Corvette
    4. Fiery class Gunned Escort
    5. Flare class Gunboat
    6. Foxtrot class Corvette
    7. Gunbuster class Corvette
    8. Kalaron class Corvette
    9. KE7 Virulent class Corvette
    10. Kodan class Corvette
    11. Lakr class Corvette
    12. Lawful Means class Corvette
    13. Menace class Corvette
    14. Ming class Corvette
    15. Oegveng class Gunned Corvette
    16. Polaris class Corvette
    17. Rule of Man class Gunboat
    18. TC8 Nedric class Corvette
    19. Type RG class Assault Gunship
    20. Ueghzgi class Corvette

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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Ronald B. Kline, Jr.