SH20K class Light Cruiser

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SH20K class Light Cruiser
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: CL Light Cruiser
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Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint {{{blueprint}}}
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 40 Tons
Cost MCr17,893.886
MCr14,315.109 in (qty).
Crew 255
Enlisted 201
Officers 54
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 200
Hull [[{{{hull}}}]]
Illustration {{{illustration}}}
IOC TBD
Jump J-3
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 20
Model Model 6
Origin Sorority of Hygiea
Passengers 0 High/Med 16 Low
QSP TBD
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 20,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining {{{aerodynam}}}
Tech Level TL–12
USP SC-2636661-000000-04002-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The SH20K class Light Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

SH20K class Light Cruisers are TL–12, streamlined needle/wedge hulls capable of wilderness ocean refueling. They support the battle line and can take advantage of the Sorority class Fleet Tenders to extend their range. They have a smaller particle accelerator spinal mounted weapon, and lack hull armor which limits their ability to engage heavier classes of vessels. They conduct commerce raids and deep reconnaissance for the Sorority of Hygiea navy.

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 20,000 tons.
2. Crew x255 crew 130.5 staterooms, x11 command, x60 engineering, x77 gunnery, x47 flight, x40 services, and x20 marines.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-3
  • 4-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-5
  • 1,000-EPs
  • Agility-1
4. Electronics (x2) Model 6 computers.
5. Hardpoints x200 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • x15 dual fusion gun turrets, firing as three factor 6 batteries.
  • x15 triple beam laser turrets, firing as three factor 6 batteries.
  • x12 100 ton factor 9 missile bays.
  • x1 spinal mounted factor E particle accelerator.
7. Defenses x2 Factor-1 Nuclear Dampers, x2 Factor-1 Meson Screens
  • x5 triple sand caster turrets, firing as a single factor 7 battery.
  • x1 100ton factor 6 repulsor bay.
8. Craft x2 50T Cutters, x20 20T Light Fighters
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification.
10. Cost MCr17,893.886
MCr14,315.109 in (qty).
11. Construction Time 174 weeks to build, 139 weeks in quantity.
12. Comments 7,000 tons of fuel, Jump-3 drop tanks
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to 40.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The SH20K class Light Cruisers, are considered inexpensive and are capable of wilderness ocean refueling without assistance. They use their particle accelerator in conjunction with heavy missile batteries to cripple enemy vessels. The size of this main weapon limited their acceleration. The planned 6-G maneuver drives had to be replaced at the last minute by less powerful units, and two fusion reactors were removed from the power plant array. Less powerful secondary weapon batteries are another result of their heavy weapon focus. The planned forged crystaliron and dense composite hull armor was never fitted at the orbital shipyards. Instead they got redundant screens and two light fighter squadrons. They feature good range, especially if the Jump-3 drop tanks can be employed.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Light Cruiser:

  1. Type CL class Light Cruiser
    1. Amazone class Light Cruiser
    2. Atsah class Light Cruiser
    3. Basilos class Pocket Cruiser
    4. Blue Ridge class Command Cruiser
    5. Blunt Force class Light Cruiser
    6. Death's Head class Light Cruiser
    7. Delightful class Light Cruiser
    8. Dimin class Pocket Cruiser
    9. Foghoks class Heavy Cruiser
    10. Grinder class Light Cruiser
    11. Griswold class Light Cruiser
    12. Guanxou class Light Cruiser
    13. Gvergh class Cruiser
    14. Holy Avenger class Pursuit Cruiser
    15. Hughes class Light Cruiser
    16. Ikired*Ni class Medium Cruiser
    17. Imporis class Light Cruiser
    18. Intrepid class Cruiser
    19. Iroieah class Light Cruiser
    20. K'shek class Light Cruiser
    21. Ka'sch class Battle Cruiser
    22. Khiirshag class Light Cruiser
    23. Kilbride class Light Frigate
    24. Lenat class Light Cruiser
    25. Lon Mardos class Light Cruiser
    26. Montrose class Light Frigate
    27. Oumuamua class Light Cruiser
    28. Plizhdrint class Light Cruiser
    29. Pteron class Battle Cruiser
    30. Pugnacious class Battle Cruiser
    31. Resadiye class Light Cruiser
    32. Riavl class Light Cruiser
    33. Sabre class Light Cruiser
    34. Salazar class Light Cruiser
    35. Sanoet class Light Cruiser
    36. Sarmonocci class Light Cruiser
    37. SH20K class Light Cruiser
    38. Shizhdr class Light Cruiser
    39. Swooping Victory class Defense Cruiser
    40. Tacoolu class Light Cruiser
    41. Terminus class Light Cruiser
    42. Terrible class Light Cruiser
    43. Ticonderoga class Light Cruiser
    44. Trundi Fringe class Light Cruiser
    45. Type C31 class Cruiser
    46. Valeria class Light Cruiser
    47. Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser
    48. Vosh class Security Cruiser
    49. Warhound class Light Cruiser
    50. Weakhto class Cruiser
    51. Winston class Light Cruiser
    52. Zhdavldlits class Light Cruiser
    53. Zydar class Light Cruiser

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.