Rodgers class Skiff

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Rodgers class Skiff
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Impounded pirate skiff
Type: UML Skiff
Category Smallcraft
Size 20 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Airframe Hull
Tech Level TL–7
Computer Model/1 Flt
Jump J-0
Maneuver 2 G
Hardpoints 1
Staterooms 0
Crew 2
    Officers 1
    Enlisted 1
    Marines 2
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 3 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Manufacturer Various pirate lords among the Shoals and beyond.
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr19.35 MCr. prototype
Quick Ship Profile UML-2A20
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Utility Craft / Launch
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Rodgers class Skiff is a smallcraft.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 2-G acceleration and J-0 performance with a streamlined 20 dton hull.

Image Repository[edit]

The classic lawn dart rocket, a streamlined needle. They frequently feature either the shiny silver chrome finish or lurid color scapes, of an aposematic warning nature. Replete with skulls and crossbones, they often cut a rather dramatic sight to behold.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

This is a surplus impounded vessel, a captured and re-flagged pirate ship. It has 2G's acceleration and a powerful factor 5 thorium fission reactor coupled with solar panels, a fuel cell and batteries which combine to produce 500MW which is just enough to power the laser pulsar in combat. It is modest with a spin habitat with one small craft stateroom in each end. The flight crew have one end and the two marines share the other. There is a three ton cargo bay.

Weapons: The rocket launcher has three ready missiles and storage for nine more in a magazine. The three ready loads are a probe, a HE dog fight missile with IR seeker, and a thermo nuclear Mk 48 ship killer torpedo, with radio link command guidance and optical terminal homing and home on jammer options.

The LADAR and laser communication array are fused with the multi-task CLAWS (complete, long axis weapons system) the laser array can be over powered and used as a single pulse weapon battery. This can be used for point defense against missiles with the appropriate software loaded in the model 1 computer. 2/4 maneuver, target, launch

The counter measures launcher has a water canister effective against laser and missiles, a IR nova flare cartridge, chaff/window canister for foiling targeting radars, and an ECM pod for decoying and jamming active seeking missiles.

Your mission is to capture enemy base/outpost and re-flag it. Colonization Assets

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 20 tons.
2. Crew 2 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-0
  • 2-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-5
  • 1-EPs
  • Agility-0
4. Electronics Model/1 ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones none
9. Fuel Treatment none
10. Cost MCr19.35.
11. Construction Time 10 months to build, 8 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Build by pirates from beyond the Shoals Planetoid Belt. Recently used in operations in orbit of the moon Tawnos.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship- Smallcraft - Utility Craft:

  1. Type UML class Launch
    1. Constance class Launch
    2. Damgarrii class Passenger Launch
    3. Generic Launch / Lifeboat
    4. Gillow class Launch
    5. Last Armada class Launch
    6. Rodgers class Skiff
    7. Stead class Modular Launch
    8. Venters class Launch

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