Oromet class System Defense Boat

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Oromet class
System Defense Boat
Protectorate Logo.gif
Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: HSL System Defense Boat
Category BCS
Size 5,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Needle Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer Model/5 fib
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 50
Staterooms 0
Crew 48
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 38
    Marines 302
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 0.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Protectorate of Leset
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr6,569.75 (base)
MCr5,255.8 (qty)
Quick Ship Profile HSL-05S60
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see System Defense Boat
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 Oromet class System Defense Boat is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 6-G and J-0 performance with a streamlined needle hull. The TL–11 streamlined needle/wedge hulls have the best armor available at this technology level. They are capable of 6-G acceleration and have a 3-Agility rating. They are equipped with fuel scoops for wilderness ocean refueling but have no fuel refineries. They have a model/5 fib ship computer mounted adjacent to the bridge.

  • It carries heavy armament and a powerful, militarydefensive suite. The weapons include ten triple beam laser turrets, ten dual fusion gun turrets, a particle accelerator bay, and two missile bays for offense.
  • It ordinarily carries no subcraft, no ship's vehicles, and drones only when needed.
  • It has a 48 sophont crew and 302 marines. They are optimized to carry as many marines as possible in a hull this size. They carry a small battalion of 302 marines. Each squadron of fifty SDBs carries a full marine division of 15,100 marines. Support, logistics ships are required for material support. The SDBs can land the troops directly on planetary surfaces for direct action, and provide close support.

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 5,000 tons (standard), 70,000 cubic meters.
2. Crew 48 crew: x11 command, x18 engineering, x9 gunnery& x10 services
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/5 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints Three 100 ton bays and twenty turrets hardpoints.
6. Armament 2 missile bays, 1 particle accelerator bay, 10 triple beam laser turrets and 10 dual fusion gun turrets.
7. Defenses Factor-11 Armor.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops .
10. Cost MCr6,569.75 standard. MCr 5,255.8 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 144 weeks (36 months) standard. 115 weeks (29 months) in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built at Oromet for the Protectorate of Leset. These ships operate within the Far Home Sector. There are in service with the Protectorate Naval Forces. They are deployed throughout Protectorate systems for defense. They can be carried one at a time to other systems by Leset class Fleet Tenders. These ships are more expensive than their transports. Groups of fifty SDBs are deployed in all loyal systems for defense. 5,000 in service.

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]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: 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]

Paramilitary Vessel - Defensive Vessel - System Defense Boat:
Type HSB class System Defense Boat AKA Type SB class System Defense Boat

  1. Type HSL class Light System Defense Boat
    1. Arden class System Defense Boat
    2. Chiang class System Defense Boat
    3. Hive Protector class System Defense Boat
    4. Oromet class System Defense Boat
    5. Purvaine class System Defense Boat
    6. Rim Republic class System Defense Boat
    7. Tristar class System Defense Boat
    8. Val Marin class System Defense Boat
    9. Yunus class System Defense Boat
    10. Zydeterranal class System Defense Boat

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