Lauritson class Picket Ship

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Lauritson class Picket Ship
Lauritson- Picket-Ship-TNE-B-McDevitt-THUMB-Chall-76-pg-36 04-Oct-2019d.png
The bridge of a Lauritson class Picket Ship
Type: B Fleet
Category ACS
Size 400 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Computer Model 5/fib
Jump J-5
Maneuver 5 G
Hardpoints 3
Staterooms 10
Crew 22
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 0.7 Tons
Fuel tank 190 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Cost MCr347.88
Quick Ship Profile B-CS33
Universal Ship Profile B-3455762-300000-40100-0
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Canon Published, non-canon design
Designer Dave Nilsen
Design System TNE
Era New Era
Reference Challenge 76 34, 36.

The Lauritson class Picket Ship is a TL–14 Picket Ship.


The Lauritson Unsupported Picket Ship (UPS) is a Gazelle-class Close Escort modifed to perform as a fleet or independent ("unsupported") picket. As with its Gazelle forebear, the Lauritson is a tight design, requiring four of its 22 crewmembers to "hot bunk."

Of the extra crew above the Gazelle complement, one mans the drone control MFD at a workstation in the ventral drone pod, one mans a bridge "repeater" station for the drone MFD as the second electronics crew member, another is dedicated maintenance crew for the sensor drones, and the fourth is a medic, carried because the Unsupported Picket Ships (UPS)s are often used for long-duration independent missions.

The drone pod displaces the small craft carried by the Gazelle, plus the ventral laser barbette, totalling 26 tons. The pod has space for three MOLRASP (Maneuvering Off-board Long Range Active Sensor Platform) drones. These drones are detailed at the bottom of the page. The "Lad" notation under sensors is a ladar sensor.

Without drop tanks, the Lauritson consumes 889.872 MW. With tanks attached, only 739.872 MW are needed. Although streamlined with the drop tanks attached, the Lauritson only has contra-grav performance for 300 tons, not 400. 2,665 m3 of fuel total, 1,345 carried in two 50-ton drop tanks, 1,320 internal. 1,120 m3 fuel for Jump-3 with tanks attached, 1,260 m3 for Jump-5 without tanks. Fuel purification machinery (7.6 MW), 10.52 hours to refine 2,665 m3. Drop tanks are armored to same level as ship, and equipped with EMM.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Lauritson class Picket Ship deploying MOLRASP class Sensor Drones.
    Lauritson-UPS-T20-B-McDev-Chall-76-pg-36 06-Oct-2019b.png

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 400 tons. Streamlined Wedge Hull.
2. Crew x22 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/3 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x3/4 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones A variable number of drones and one smallcraft when necessary.
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr347.88
11. Construction Time 16 months singly; 11 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: Despite remanufacturing and reengineering, the design still contains many redundant features from the base design of the Gazelle class Close Escort.

Class Naming Practice/s: Lauritson class Picket Skips: Four of these sophisticated Gazelle variants serve in the Covenant Navy, including the Covenant's Fleet Flagship, Standley Cherrie. The Lauritsons carry crack crews.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

12 Representative Fleet (B) Classes[edit]


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Fourth Imperium This ship was originally designed using Traveller The New Era ship design rules.
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