Prince John III class Battleship

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Prince John III class Battleship
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Type: BH Heavy Battleship
Category FCS
Size 320000 Tons
Hull Configuration TBD Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer Model/TBD
Jump J-3
Maneuver 6 G
Hardpoints 3,200
Staterooms 0
Crew 1,200
    Officers X
    Enlisted X
    Marines X
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 6,400 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Principality of Caledon
Architect Mitchberg
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr176
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Battleship
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Ref: Mitchberg
40 in service

This Heavy Battleship is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The James III class of battleships is the combat backbone of the Caledonian Navy.

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 / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available. In the 1060s, when word of the Imperial dreadnoughts began circulating, the Caledonian military undertook a study of the concept.

The designers rejected the idea of the "all in one" dreadnought - a la the Tigress Class Dreadnought, which combined carrier and battleship functions. Caledonian fleet architects - including Admiral Euan Urquehart, the chief of the Navy's Design Establishment at the time, judged the Tigresses to be a flawed compromise that tried to do too much in one platform; too big to armor to Caledonian doctrinal specifications, operating too close to the action to truly operate effectively as a carrier (again, according to Caledonian doctrine).

As a result, Urquehart designed a battleship that was very large compared to existing Caledonian designs (the 240,000 ton Morris I, Roger II and Ian III classes), but entirely focused on fighting effectively in the line of battle.

Like all Caledonian battleships, the Johns prioritize their designs to favor...:

  1. Protection - Armor, damage control and structural integrity.
  2. Firepower, both offensive and defensive
  3. Speed. Caledonian battleships are of fairly average speed and agility - but rely on the Caledonian fleet's strategic mobility (and the skills of its commanders) to facilitate choosing the place and time of the battles, rather than raw maneuver speed.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Contruction: The Johns were built as follows:

  • 26 at the Armstrong Yard at the Caledon up port starting in 1068
  • 12 at the Admiralty Yard at Douglass
  • 2 at the Fairmile Yard on Stirling

40 have been completed so far. The completed ships serve in all of the RCN's task forces with single-digit numbers except for Task Forces 2 and 3.

The class is no longer in production; the last unit, Regent John Munroe was commissioned in 1090. Many have been refitted to almost Stuart IV standard. They are intended to serve for many years to come.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Heavy Battleship:

  1. Type BH class Heavy Battleship
    1. Aedekho class Dreadnought
    2. Arrghonz class Dreadnought
    3. Charming class Battleship
    4. Cheveldi class Battleship
    5. Chiqrr class Battleship
    6. Concord class Battleship
    7. Dirqral class Battleship
    8. Dominator class Battleship
    9. Formidable class Dreadnought
    10. Grendal class Dreadnought
    11. Kirunika'rra class Battleship
    12. Jotvobl class Battleship
    13. Khurkish class Dreadnought
    14. Mastigo class Battleship
    15. Mother of War class Battleship
    16. Mukusi class Strike Battleship
    17. Oblivion class Battleship
    18. Okedi class Battleship
    19. Pride of Talokan class Battleship
    20. Prince John III class Battleship
    21. Prince Stuart IV class Battleship
    22. Retribution class Battleship
    23. Shianzpla class Battleship
    24. Staklen class Frontier Battleship
    25. Triumph class Battleship
    26. Usan class Dreadnought
    27. Wavel class Battleship

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