P. F. Sloan class Fleet Escort

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P. F. Sloan class Fleet Escort
PF-Sloan-Escort-THUMBNAIL-Supp-9-FS-Paul-Jaquays 25-July-2019b.jpg
A typical PF Sloane in deep space, nearly devoid of visible stars.
Type: EU Fleet Escort
Agility 4
Also see Escort
Architect Timothy B. Brown
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 40.0 Tons
Cost MCr4,168.16 Standard
MCr3,334.526 In Quantity
Crew 40
Enlisted 32
Officers 8
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 30
Hull Cylinder Hull
Illustration Yes
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 EU-5KU64
Reference Fighting Ships 18.
Size 5,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP EU-E3469J2-502200-90009-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The P. F. Sloan class Fleet Escort is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a partially streamlined cylinder hulled vessel with 6-G and J-4 performance.

  • It carries significant armament and a comprehensive defensive suite.
  • It ordinarily carries three cutters and a light complement of drones.
  • It has a 40 sophont crew and no marines.

The P. F. Sloan class Fleet Escort is intended for routine fleet security and support. Fleet escorts are assigned in quantity for local or system defense any time that several squadrons or a fleet are present. If it is remembered that Sloans are lightly armed and armored, then their performance can be seen as admirable, although they cannot withstand major engagements. [1]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A typical PF Sloane in deep space, nearly devoid of visible stars.
    PF-Sloan-Escort-Supp-9-FS-Paul-Jaquays 22-March-2019a.gif
  2. A "Sloan" firing on a Corsair Vessel.
    Sloan-class Challenge-25-Part-2 17-May-2019b.jpg
  3. A "Sloan" under transit within a Star System.
    Sloan-class Challenge-25-Part-1 17-May-2019a.jpg

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. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 5,000 tons (standard) or 5.0 ktons. 70,000 cubic meters. [4]
2. Crew x8 officers, x32 ratings. [5] Total: 40 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/9 fib ship computer. [7]
5. Hardpoints Two 50-ton bays; 30 hardpoints. [8]
6. Armament Two 50-ton missile bays. Thirty triple beam laser turrets organized into three batteries. [9]
7. Defenses Armored hull (Factor-5). Nuclear damper (Factor-2). Meson screen (Factor-2). [10]
8. Craft Three 50-ton cutters. [11]
9. Fuel Treatment This ship is equipped with fuel scoops. Its fleet escort role allows it to dispense with fuel purification plants. [12]
10. Cost MCr 4,168.16 standard. MCr3,334.526 in quantity. [13]
11. Construction Time 38 months singly; 25 months in quantity. [14]
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 40.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The P. F. Sloan class Fleet Escort is intended for routine fleet security and support. Fleet Escorts are assigned in quantity for local or system defense any time that several squadrons or a fleet are present. If it is remembered that Sloans are lightly armed and armored, then their performance can be seen as admirable, although they can not withstand major engagements.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Naming Practice/s: The namesake ship of the class was named after a venerated Terran rock star musician / entertainer. Subsequent ships were named after entertainers from across the Third Imperium including Solomani, Vilani, Suerrat, and other races and groups. They are also informally known as Philip Gary Schleins or Flips. [15]

Peculiarities: The designed is noted for having very well designed galleys, but very poorly designed air filtration systems, meaning that the pleasant smells of a good meal, or the horrible smells of a bad meal are known to linger throughout the ship. Flatulence from lattuce or cabbage-based meals are infamous throughout the Imperial Navy. [16]

Selected Fleet Escort Variant Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Superheavy Escort:

  1. Type EU class Superheavy Escort
    1. Dead Sun class Frigate
    2. Dunfermline class Light Frigate
    3. Hazard class Frigate
    4. Krivak class Frigate
    5. P. F. Sloan class Fleet Escort

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  6. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  7. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  8. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  9. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  10. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  11. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  12. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  13. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  14. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 18.
  15. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  16. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak