Rule of Man class Gunboat

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Rule of Man class Gunboat
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: EG Gunboat
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Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 4 Tons
Cost MCr491.934 (base)
MCr393.547 (qty)
Crew 14
Enlisted 12
Officers 2
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 4
Hull [[{{{hull}}}]]
Illustration {{{illustration}}}
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model No information yet available.
Origin Rule of Man
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat [[]]
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–11
USP EG-42268D2-240000-32002-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Rule of Man class Gunboat is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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[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 craft) 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 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.
  • There are 3 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The design is a tail-lander. The vessel has sturdy fixed legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x14 personnel.
  • 2 Officers.
  • 12 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There are 7 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple emergency lockers.
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.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a standard sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints.
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.
  • x1 triple Sandcaster turret, forming its own battery.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Vehicles
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 112 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr491.934
  • Architects Fee: MCr4.919
11. Construction Time 64 weeks (15 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 4 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Military Corvette:

  1. Type EG class Military Corvette
    1. Antarian class Corvette
    2. Banya class Light Fleet Corvette
    3. Berka class Heavy Fleet Corvette
    4. Fiery class Gunned Escort
    5. Flare class Gunboat
    6. Foxtrot class Corvette
    7. Gunbuster class Corvette
    8. Kalaron class Corvette
    9. KE7 Virulent class Corvette
    10. Kodan class Corvette
    11. Lakr class Corvette
    12. Lawful Means class Corvette
    13. Menace class Corvette
    14. Ming class Corvette
    15. Oegveng class Gunned Corvette
    16. Polaris class Corvette
    17. Rule of Man class Gunboat
    18. TC8 Nedric class Corvette
    19. Type RG class Assault Gunship
    20. Ueghzgi class Corvette

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.

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