Rule of Man class Gunboat
|Rule of Man class Gunboat|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: EG Gunboat|
|Computer||No information yet available.|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|Origin||Rule of Man|
|Architect||Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
|Year Operational||No information yet available.|
|Quick Ship Profile||No information yet available.|
|Canon||Unpublished, non-canon design|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
Rule of Man class Gunboats were common Terran vessels that saw service towards the end of the Second Imperium. They were small warships mainly used on patrol, military, and anti-corsair missions. The few surviving examples of the class are historical artifacts housed in museums or kept in private collections.
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 design is constructed using a 400 Ton hull built in a squat Cone configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-8, giving performance of Jump-2 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for the 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.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 112 Tons.|
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel is MCr491.934
|11.||Construction Time||64 weeks (15 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 4 Tons.
Rule of Man class Gunboats were common Terran vessels that saw service towards the end of the Second Imperium. It was a typical starship of its period, with an armored hull, over-engineered Jump-2 drives and powerful 6-G maneuver drives. The rugged little ships were popular and saw service long into the Long Night. Hundreds of examples of the vessel still exist, though most are derelict, skeletal hulks that populate "mothball fleet" graveyards dating to the Rule of Man. A few examples have been restored.
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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