TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser

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TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser
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Type: CF Colonial Cruiser
Agility X
Also see Cruiser
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 20.0 Tons
Cost MCr1,541.268 (base)
MCr1,233.014 (qty)
Crew 78
Enlisted 48
Officers 30
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era {{{era}}}
Hardpoints 18
Hull [[{{{hull}}}]]
Illustration {{{illustration}}}
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model No information yet available.
Origin Trooles Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference {{{ref}}}
Size 1,800 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP CC-A3244E2-450000-52008-2
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The vessel has a partially streamlined cylinder structure hull. It is fitted with fuel scoops and fuel purification plant allowing it to perform wilderness gas giant refueling. These partially streamlined cylinders fill an important Light Carrier role in the fleet, with a marine squad along for the ride. It has two fighter squadrons. An extra computer helps manage the flight operations.

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 TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser is constructed using a 1,800 Ton hull built in a partially streamlined cylindrical structure configuration. The hull is capable of wilderness gas giant refueling.
  • The vessel has three airlocks. The cargo hold is accessed by a large bay doors that also serves to anchor docking clamps for service vehicles.
2. Crew x78 personnel:
  • x11 command, x5 engineering, x9 gunnery, x41 flight, x4 service and x8 marines in 42 double occupancy staterooms.


  • There are 42 Staterooms.
    • All Staterooms are given over to the crew. All crew quarters are double occupancy.
  • There are no Low Berths.

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-4 drive, and an upgraded fusion Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-2 and 4-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2 and an emergency agility of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration. It is fitted with drop tanks, should extended range operations be required.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge are (2) Model/5 fib computer.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a basic sensor array, and has an avionics suite. They have system range laser, microwave and radio communication arrays.
5. Hardpoints x18 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the class.
6. Armament TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser are fitted with weapon systems for naval service.
  • x4 Triple beam laser turrets firing as a single factor 5 battery
  • x1 100 ton Factor-8 missile bay
  • x2 Dual plasma gun turret firing as four Factor-2 batteries.
7. Defenses Factor-4 hull armor.
  • x2 Triple sand caster turrets firing as a single Factor-5 batteries.
8. Craft x20 10T TC01 Skull Rider class Light Fighters
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 432 Tons. They are delivered with a new set of optional jump 2 drop tanks, which can be fitted as needed.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in 8 hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,541.268 (base)
MCr1,233.014 (qty)
  • Architects Fee: MCr15.413
11. Construction Time 216 weeks as standard, 173 weeks in bulk.
  • 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 20 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser class is used by the Trooles Confederation. The TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser is a "cruiser" class deployed by the Trooles Confederation. Examples of the class can be encountered throughout the coreward parts of Theta Borealis Sector.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Warship - Frontier Cruiser:

  1. Type CF class Frontier Cruiser
    1. Bdaarikhar class Scout Cruiser
    2. Fulda class Scout Cruiser
    3. Kinunir class Vanguard Cruiser
    4. Lightning class Frontier Cruiser
    5. Manx class Fleet Intruder
    6. Nam Pak class Scout Cruiser
    7. Nemesis class Intruder Cruiser
    8. Pinq class Scout Cruiser
    9. TC18 Hocdef class Colonial Cruiser

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