Polaris class Corvette
|Polaris class Corvette|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: EG Escort|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Cost|| MCr182.766 (base)|
|IOC||No information yet available.|
|Origin||Bain Defense Squadron|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|QSP||No information yet available.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Polaris class Corvette is a combatant warship.
Polaris class Corvettes were designed for service with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, a world lying in Spica Sector and a member of the Solomani Confederation. The design is a lightly armored, streamlined cone structure. It is fitted with both fuel scoops and a purification plant to enable wilderness refueling. The vessel is fitted with a single triple laser turret, giving it a reasonable all-round capability. The energy requirements of the weapons systems and the large computer limits the vessel's agility. The vessel is a TL-10 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage|| The Polaris class is constructed using a 155 Ton hull built in a generally Conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
|2.||Crew|| x2 personnel.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-13, giving performance of Jump-1 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
|5.||Hardpoints|| x1 hardpoint.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for an Polaris 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 2.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 40.3 Tons.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr182.766
|11.||Construction Time|| 44 weeks (10 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments|| Standard cargo capacity amounts to 2.4 Tons.
Polaris class Corvettes were designed for service with the Bain Defense Squadron, the space force of Bain, an advancing Solomani world lying in Spica Sector. Though the Polaris class are tiny by the standards of most Solomani Confederation vessels they are occasionally called upon for Confederation service, where their speed, small size and inconspicuous nature are an advantage.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type EG class Military Corvette
- Antarian class Corvette
- Banya class Light Fleet Corvette
- Berka class Heavy Fleet Corvette
- Fiery class Gunned Escort
- Flare class Gunboat
- Foxtrot class Corvette
- Gunbuster class Corvette
- Kalaron class Corvette
- KE7 Virulent class Corvette
- Kodan class Corvette
- Lakr class Corvette
- Lawful Means class Corvette
- Menace class Corvette
- Ming class Corvette
- Oegveng class Gunned Corvette
- Polaris class Corvette
- Rule of Man class Gunboat
- TC8 Nedric class Corvette
- Type RG class Assault Gunship
- Ueghzgi class Corvette
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science