Rule of Man class Schooner

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Rule of Man Schooner
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: ES Schooner
Agility X
Also see
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 4 Tons
Cost MCr717.034 (base)
MCr573.627 (discounted)
Crew 19 (including 4 Marines)
Enlisted 13
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 4
Model No information yet available.
Origin Rule of Man
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP ES-62266E2-640000-42003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Rule of Man class Schooner is a very light warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Rule of Man class Schooners 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.

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 The Rule of Man class is constructed using a 600 Ton hull built in a generally Conical 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 vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x19 personnel, including 4 Marines.
  • x2 Officers.
  • x13 Enlisted.

Accommodations

  • There are 9.5 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-6, giving performance of Jump-2 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 4 and an emergency agility 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/5fib 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.
5. Hardpoints x6 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it 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 6.
8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.

Vehicles

The Air/Raft hanger is a sealable compartment with a volume of 4 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 156 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 MCr717.034
  • Architects Fee: MCr7.170
11. Construction Time 96 weeks (22 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 Schooners were common Terran vessels that saw service towards the end of the Second Imperium. It was a typical starship of its period, with a heavily armored hull, over-engineered Jump-2 drives and powerful 6-G maneuver drives. They were rugged and durable and were among the first Terran-built vessels to venture into the vast unexplored territories "Behind the Claw". Few examples survived the Long Night.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Vessel - Escort - Sloop:

  1. Type ES class Sloop
    1. Antarian class Schooner
    2. Belton class Sampan
    3. Castle class Sloop
    4. Flower class Sloop
    5. KE4 Horde class Sloop
    6. Predator class Sloop
    7. River class Sloop
    8. Rule of Man class Schooner
    9. TC4 Attaray class Schooner
    10. TC5 Galores class Sloop
    11. Victrix class Multimission Sloop

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.