Minsk class Medium Battleship

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Minsk class Medium Battleship
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TBD
Type: BM Medium Battleship
Agility X
Also see Battleship
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 111.5 Tons
Cost MCr159,331.382 (base)
MCr127,465.106 (discounted)
Crew 1,414
Enlisted 1,198
Officers 216
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1,500
Hull Close Structure Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-3
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 201
Model Model/TBD
Origin Kostov Confederate Republic
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 150,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP BE-R4345F4-991106-878K6-4
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Minsk class Medium Battleship is a line warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Minsk class Battleships serve with the navy of the Kostov Confederate Republic, a member state of the Solomani Confederation. They are powerful vessels featuring a spinal-mounted meson gun as their primary weapon system. They carry a 201-man Marine task force.

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 The Minsk class is constructed using a 150,000 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 46 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 x1,414 personnel.
  • x75 command, x450 engineering, x253 gunnery, and x300 service. There are x201 Marines and x135 flight crew.

Accommodations

  • There are 710 staterooms. A few of the senior staff have individual cabins: all other quarters are double occupancy. Accommodations aboard a Minsk class are cramped and poorly laid out and are considered to be inferior.
  • There are 707 Low Berth: these hold the Frozen Watch. The low berths are tended by the vessel's medical staff.

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-4 drive, and a Power Plant-5, giving performance of Jump-3 and 4-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 3 and an emergency agility of 4. 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 utilizes a hull grid.
  • 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 1,500 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 an Minsk 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 9.
8. Craft Flight Section

Individual flights of Missile Boats are housed within open hangers that face onto Flight Operations Decks. The total hanger space is 3,120 Tons.

Landing Craft

  • x2 60-Ton Landing Craft

The Landing Craft hanger is a sealable compartment with a volume of 156 Tons.

Vehicles

  • x10 6-Ton Grav APCs.
  • x10 6-Ton Grav Tanks.
  • x10 6-Ton SP Guns.

The vehicles are housed in sealable compartments that have a total volume of 234 Tons.

Drop Capsules

There are twenty Drop Capsule tubes and their associated loading equipment

  • There is dedicated holding space containing an additional 180 Drop Capsules.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 52,500 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 MCr159,331.382
  • Architects Fee: MCr1,593.314
11. Construction Time 216 weeks (50 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 111.5 Tons. The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Minsk class battleships serve with the Kostov Confederate Navy of the Kostov Confederate Republic, a member state of the Solomani Confederation. Eight examples of the Minsk class are currently in service: they are hard-hitting and form an important instrument of Kostov political policy. They are occasionally called upon for Confederation service.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Medium Battleship:

  1. Type BM class Medium Battleship
    1. Connecticut class Medium Battleship
    2. Cordell class Battleship
    3. Dauntless class Battleship
    4. Domain class Medium Battleship
    5. Grendal class Battleship
    6. Harp class Battleship
    7. Hedron class Battleship
    8. Howe class Battleship
    9. Illinois class Battleship
    10. Jeremiah O'Brien class Battleship
    11. Joyeuse class Battleship
    12. Kalere class Dreadnought
    13. Kearsage class Battleship
    14. Maine class Battleship
    15. Malos Lobos class Battleship
    16. Minsk class Medium Battleship
    17. Murrain class Medium Battleship
    18. Prince Colin III class Medium Battleship
    19. Sylea class Battleship
    20. Sylean class Battleship
    21. Tenjada class Battleship
    22. Vander class Battleship
    23. Virginia class Battleship

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.