Smelchak class Battleship

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Smelchak class Battleship
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: BP Pocket Battleship
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 47 Tons
Cost MCr164,528.376 (base)
MCr131,622.701 (qty)
Crew 1386
(including 400 Marines)
Enlisted 896
Officers 90
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2000
Hull TBD
Illustration No
Jump J-4
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 400
Model TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 400 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference TBD
Size 200,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining TBD
Tech Level TL–15
USP BP-S2469J4-999909-999T7-1
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Smelchak class Battleship is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Smelchak class Battleship is constructed for the Imperial Navy and examples of the class may be encountered across the Third Imperium. It carries almost a battalion of marines, all equipped with assault drop capsules. The flight section includes two cutters and two ship's boats. A single squadron of ten heavy 50-Ton fighters is carried for overwatch and CAS. There is a frozen watch to replace crew losses.

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 Smelchak class is constructed using a 200,000 Ton hull built in a generally Conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving fair atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors.
  • The vessel has hardened and contoured ventral surfaces, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x1,386 personnel, including x400 Marines.
  • x90 Officers, plus x26 Marine Officers.
  • x896 Enlisted.


  • There are 693 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.
  • There are 918 Low Berths: these hold the Frozen Watch. The low berths are tended by the vessel's medical staff.

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 Propulsion:
  • Jump-4
  • 6-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-9
  • 18,000-EPs
  • Agility-6

The vessel mounts a Jump-4 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-9, giving performance of Jump-4 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an Agility rating of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-4 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 hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/9fib computer: the vessel has a backup Model/9fib computer.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints 2,000 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 a Smelchak 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 9.
8. Craft Flight Section

The subcraft are housed in dedicated hangers: the hangers can be sealed and have a total volume of 858 Tons.

Drop Capsules

There are 40 Drop Capsule tubes and their associated loading equipment.

  • There is dedicated holding space containing an additional 360 Drop Capsules.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 98,000 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr164,528.376
  • Architects Fee: MCr1,645.284
11. Construction Time 224 weeks (52 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 47.0 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Smelchak class Battleship is constructed for the Imperial Navy and examples of the class may be encountered within Imperial territory and beyond its borders.

Class Members[edit]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Pocket Battleship:

  1. Type BP class Pocket Battleship
    1. Artemsus class Strike Battleship
    2. Chtrfiak class Battleship
    3. Courageous class Battleship
    4. Fauve class Battleship
    5. Fenris class Dreadnought
    6. Furious Anger class Battleship
    7. Ixobis class Dreadnought
    8. Kline class Battleship
    9. Kokirrak class Dreadnought
    10. Lefaen class Battleship
    11. Marat class Battleship
    12. Pador class Dreadnought
    13. Plankwell class Dreadnought
    14. Prince Ian II class Battleship
    15. Prince Morris I class Battleship
    16. Prince Roger III class Battleship
    17. Sarriaklir class Battleship
    18. Smelchak class Battleship
    19. Sutherland class Ship of the Line
    20. Tronskia class Dreadnought
    21. Type VB class Battleship
    22. Viepchakl class Battleship
    23. Voroshilef class Battleship
    24. Yrkath Ossu E*Wr class Battleship

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.