Qatan class Escort Corvette

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Qatan class Escort Corvette
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Distant Fringe vessel.
Type: ECE Escort Corvette
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Destroyer Escort
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0.0 Tons
Cost MCr360.540 (base)
MCr288.432 (qty)
Crew 10
Enlisted 8
Officers 2
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 4
Hull [[TBD Hull]]
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/TBD
Origin The Last Line
Passengers 0 High/Med
0 Low
QSP DE-DS42
Reference Ron Kline Design
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Qatan class Escort Corvette is a light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a lightly armored fully streamlined conical structure with fuel scoops and on board fuel purification for wilderness ocean refueling. The ship is capable of Jump-2, and carries enough internal fuel for a Jump-2 with a Jump-1 reserve. They are fitted with 28 days of extra power plant fuel and well as another Jump-2 drop tank for increased range when crossing rift zones. The maneuver drives develop 4G acceleration with a 2-Agility rating. It carries a Model/4 fib ship computer adjacent to the main bridge.

It is armed with two triple missile turrets, a double plasma gun turret and a triple beam laser turret.

The crew consists of a pilot, navigator, medic, 4 gunners and 3 engineers.

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 computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Built locally at Jesel for the The Last Line, which is the youngest state within the Distant Fringe, located in the coreward/spinward quadrant of Halcyon Sector. They use this class as a fleet escort.

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]

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]

Military Vessel - Escort - Close Escort:

  1. Type EC class Close Escort
    1. Athune class Close Escort
    2. Breaker class Corvette
    3. Bunker class Close Escort
    4. Convoyer class Close Escort
    5. Cozzi class Corvette
    6. Durt class Escort Corvette
    7. Egek'aa class Corvette
    8. Emerald class Escort Corvette
    9. Eradicator class Escort Corvette
    10. Esqua class Escort Corvette
    11. Gazelle class Close Escort
    12. Gem class Close Escort
    13. Grisha class Corvette
    14. Hatchet class Light Corvette
    15. Hopkins class Escort Corvette
    16. Javelin class Escort Corvette
    17. Jimenez class Escort Corvette
    18. KE8 Blockade class Lancer
    19. KE9 Unleashed class Escort Corvette
    20. Kotaka class Escort Corvette
    21. Lancer class Corvette
    22. Malcolm class Corvette
    23. Mongoose class Close Escort
    24. Patrol class Close Escort
    25. Qatan class Escort Corvette
    26. Risa class Close Escort
    27. Shalis class Patrol Corvette
    28. Sieno class Close Escort
    29. Sii'kha class Escort Corvette
    30. Stalwart class Corvette
    31. Sultanhisar class Escort Corvette
    32. TC9 Forgald class Escort Corvette
    33. Toad SR7T class Yacht / Warsloop
    34. Type CE class Close Escort
    35. Type EC class Corvette
    36. Vaward class Close Escort
    37. Wasinki class Corvette
    38. Wyvern class Escort Corvette
    39. Xebec class Explorer

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), 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