Plankwell class Dreadnought

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Plankwell class Dreadnought
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: BP Pocket Battleship
Agility X
Also see Dreadnought
Architect Timothy B. Brown
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon ship design.
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCr150,618.52
Crew 1,163
Enlisted 983
Officers TBD
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 530 (2,000)
Hull Slab Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC TBD
Jump J-4
Maneuver 5 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/9 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP BP-0LU54
Reference Fighting Ships TBD.
Size 200,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP BP-S4458J4-A73909-967T9-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Plankwell class Dreadnought is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Modular Construction: Plankwell class dreadnaughts were built using a modular design and construction technique which has proven cost-effective in commercial ship-building. A central strut or keel serves as a foundation, bracing the drives and aligning the spinal mount, while all other parts of the ship are mounted to brackets or strengthened points along it. The technique allows separate construction of the various modules (such as quarters, electronics areas, fuel tankage, and control areas), with a final mating of all the various components being performed only after the drives and keel have been tested and accepted. There was some initial concern that the connecting points would be focusses for weakness in battle, but the losses of two separate Plankwells in combat has been attributed by investigating boards to strategic misdirection. [1]

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. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 200,000 tons (standard) or 200.0 ktons. 2,800,000 cubic meters. [4]
2. Crew 180 officers, 983 ratings. [5] Total: 1,163 crew.
3. Performance Jump-4.
4. Electronics Model/9 fib computer. [7]
5. Hardpoints One spinal weapons mount. Fifty 100-ton bays. Eighty 50-ton bays. 630 hardpoints. [8]
6. Armament One meson gun spinal mount (Factor-T). Eighty 50-ton missile bays. 100 triple beam laser turrets organized into ten batteries. Thirty dual fusion gun turrets organized into fifteen batteries. 400 particle accelerator turrets organized into 40 batteries. [9]
7. Defenses Fifty 100-ton repulsor bays. 100 triple sandcaster turrets organized into 25 batteries. Nuclear damper (Factor-9). Meson screen (Factor-3). Armored hull (Factor-10). [10]
8. Craft Five 50-ton small craft of assorted designs. [11]
9. Fuel Treatment Integral fuel scoops and on-board purification plant. [12]
10. Cost MCr150,618.52 standard. MCr120,494.82 in quantity. [13]
11. Construction Time 56 months singly; 40 months in quantity. [14]
12. Comments None.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is a famed warship class.

The Plankwell class dreadnaught is a more specialized ship than the multi-task oriented Tigress class. Lacking the extensive troop complement and the large fighter screen, the Plankwell fulfills a more traditional battleship role, as the center of a fleet of supporting ships. [15]

For decades, the Imperial Fleet in the Spinward Marches has included at least one BatRon of Plankwell class ships, but recently (1102), the last such squadron was rotated to the strategic reserve in Corridor Sector. Sentiment in Naval and Sector circles runs high in favor of the return of at least one BatRon to the Marches. [16]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Plankwell class dreadnaughts are named for notable admirals in the Imperial Navy. The class name is taken from Grand Admiral Olav hault-Plankwell, a sector admiral in the Spinward Marches who rose to Grand Admiral of the Marches and led the defeat of the Outworld Coalition during the First Frontier War (589 to 604). Following his victory in 604, he lead the fleet to the Core, personally dispatched the Empress Jaqueline I, and took over the government. The result was the long, bloody Civil War; Olav was the first of the Emperors of the Flag. Although Olav is in disrepute as an Emperor. Grand Admiral Plankwell is still remembered and honored for his achievements as a naval commander in the First Frontier War; significantly, his name has not been assigned to any ship in the new Cleon class Battle Riders, named for Emperors of the Imperium. [17]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Pocket Battleship:

  1. Type BP class Pocket Battleship
    1. Artemsus class Strike Battleship
    2. Chtrfiak class Battleship
    3. Courageous class Battleship
    4. Fauve class Battleship
    5. Fenris class Dreadnought
    6. Furious Anger class Battleship
    7. Ixobis class Dreadnought
    8. Kline class Battleship
    9. Kokirrak class Dreadnought
    10. Lefaen class Battleship
    11. Marat class Battleship
    12. Pador class Dreadnought
    13. Plankwell class Dreadnought
    14. Prince Ian II class Battleship
    15. Prince Morris I class Battleship
    16. Prince Roger III class Battleship
    17. Sarriaklir class Battleship
    18. Smelchak class Battleship
    19. Sutherland class Ship of the Line
    20. Tronskia class Dreadnought
    21. Type VB class Battleship
    22. Viepchakl class Battleship
    23. Voroshilef class Battleship
    24. Yrkath Ossu E*Wr class Battleship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40-41.
  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), 40.
  5. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  6. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  7. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  8. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  9. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  10. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  11. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  12. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  13. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  14. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  15. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  16. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.
  17. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 40.