Lydia class Medium Cruiser

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Lydia class Medium Cruiser
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Type: CM Light Cruiser
Category BCS
Size 36,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer Model/5 fib
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 360
Staterooms 0
Crew 377
    Officers 60
    Enlisted 317
    Marines 36
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 20.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin The Last Line
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCrMCr. 36,156.289
MCr. 28,925.031 in quantity
Architect fee Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Quick Ship Profile CM-0CS62
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Light Cruiser
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Lydia class Medium Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Lydia class Light Cruiser is a lightly armored, streamlined needle/wedge configuration hull equipped for ocean refueling as needed. This light cruiser class is equipped for Jump-2 range and 6 G acceleration and 4-Agility. They can be fitted with drop tanks for 28 days of extra power plant fuel, and an additional Jump-2 drop tanks, as well. It carried enough fuel internally for a single Jump-2 with a Jump-1 reserve. They are considered extended range warships. They carry a pair of model/5 fib ship computer adjacent to the bridge.

For defense, there are ten batteries of triple sand caster batteries, and two repulsor bays. There is factor 4 hull armor cladding to defend against criticals. It is equipped with fuel scoops and fuel purification for ocean wilderness refueling. It can carry a pair of 30 ton ship's boats for ship to surface operations. For offense, there are ten batteries of triple beam laser turrets, six missile bays and two particle accelerator bays. Two fighter squadrons provide combat space patrols, to screen versus enemy fighters and missile strikes. The small marine platoon can deploy from meteoric orbital assault and is recovered by the ship's boats.

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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 36,000 tons.
2. Crew 377.
3. Performance Jump-2, 6G acceleration, power plant-6, 2,160 EPs, Agility-4.
4. Electronics (x2) Model/5 fib.
5. Hardpoints 360 hardpoints.
6. Armament 100 triple beam laser turrets, 60 dual plasma gun turrets, 2 particle accelerator bays, 6 missile bays.
7. Defenses Factor-4 Armor, 100 triple sand caster turrets, two repulsor bays.
8. Craft x20 Fighters, x2 Ship's Boats.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification.
10. Cost MCr36,156.289.
Cost in Quantity: MCr28,925.031
11. Construction Time Architects Fee: MCr361.563, 184 weeks in quantity 148 weeks.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The 504,000 cubic meter hull requires 44 months singly and 35 months in quantity for construction time. These hulls were involved in a recent expansion of fleet operations, and a great boon in new ship building and a rapid expansion of the fleet. This is a dramatic increase in capacity to cope with the war efforts versus the dreaded Unity of Sed. The significant draw-back was the inability to fit spinal mounted weaponry in the hull. The admiralty's insistence on 6G acceleration precluded they heavy spinal mounted weapon systems.

They serve with the The Last Line's Thele Squadron in the Natar Subsector.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Medium Cruiser:

  1. Type CM class Medium Cruiser
    1. Addaran class Cruiser
    2. Aek Naz class Battlecruiser
    3. Alderbaran class Heavy Cruiser
    4. Antrim class Heavy Frigate
    5. Arliliushruu class Medium Cruiser
    6. Assassin class Light Cruiser
    7. Aurlikro class Light Cruiser
    8. Berserker class Light Cruiser
    9. Bullard Dempsey class Cruiser
    10. Dlevrrk class Light Cruiser
    11. Drag class Screening Cruiser
    12. Eso Ilian class Cruiser
    13. Eviscerator class Remote Offensive Unit
    14. Fearless class Medium Cruiser
    15. Forfar class Heavy Frigate
    16. Gallant class Light Cruiser
    17. Gionetti class Light Cruiser
    18. Hamidiye class Light Cruiser
    19. Harbinger class Medium Cruiser
    20. Heng-O class Small Cruiser
    21. Irloom class Light Cruiser
    22. Lord Adrian class Light Cruiser
    23. Lydia class Medium Cruiser
    24. MaKwaWo class Heavy Cruiser
    25. Moot Point class Light Cruiser
    26. Nara class Light Cruiser
    27. Nidashiajobr class Light Cruiser
    28. Rull class Light Cruiser
    29. Samuelson class Medium Cruiser
    30. SEH class Light Cruiser
    31. Starburst class Light Cruiser
    32. Sting class Medium Cruiser
    33. Sunderland class Heavy Frigate
    34. Tal Varisa class Light Cruiser
    35. Thin Red Line class Light Cruiser
    36. Tyrian Lordship class Light Cruiser
    37. Victory Complete class Cruiser
    38. Yesto class Light Cruiser
    39. Yiesieltsie class Light Cruiser

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 Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak