TC5 Galores class Sloop

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TC5 Galores class Sloop
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: ES Close Escort
Category ACS
Size 500 Tons
Hull Configuration TBD Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 4 G
Hardpoints 5
Staterooms 0
Crew 12
    Officers 2
    Enlisted 10
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 30 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Trooles Confederation
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr490.434
392.347 in (qty).
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The TC5 Galores class Sloop is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The vessel has a fully streamlined conical structure hull. It is fitted with fuel scoops and fuel purification plant allowing it to perform wilderness ocean refueling. Armed with three independent batteries of missile to track and kill multiple small targets, this approach made it less capable versus capital ships of the line. They carry enough fuel for a jump 2 and hold a jump 1 reserve for tactical retrograde operations in the face of superior enemy forces. The admiralty sought a high offensive power to tonnage ratio. They proved under powered against larger enemy frigates. They used the beam lasers rather than the cheaper pulse lasers They have proved to be excellent raiders against merchant shipping and shore installations. Streamlined and with enough acceleration to visit larger planetary gravity wells.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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 500 tons.
2. Crew 12 crew: x1 pilot, x1 navigator, x5 engineers, x1 medic and x4 gunners in 6 double occupancy staterooms. There are no lowberths.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-2, Maneuver 4-G acceleration, Power plant-5, 25-EPs, Agility-3.
4. Electronics Model 5 fib computer.
5. Hardpoints x5 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • x2 triple beam laser turrets firing as a single factor 4 battery.
  • x3 triple missile turrets firing as three factor 2 batteries.
7. Defenses Factor-3 hull armor.
8. Craft x1 4T TC004 Rambler class Grav APC, x1 20T Gig
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops and On Board Fuel Purification.
10. Cost MCr490.434
MCr. 392.347.
11. Construction Time 80 weeks to build, 64 weeks in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The TC5 Galores class Sloop serves with the Trooles Confederation. Examples of the class can be encountered throughout the coreward parts of Theta Borealis Sector.

TC5 Galores class Sloop was quite different from a civilian or mercantile sloop, which was a general term for a jump capable vessel scaled up from system cutters. Some carry a ketch or a gig while retaining their mobility and modest cargo capacity. During the last war huge numbers of sloops were built to support larger vessels. They are economical in terms of manpower which was important due to the chronic shortfall in trained starmen.

The Navy made extensive use of the sloop, against enemy privateers, slavers, and smugglers. They have served as fleet couriers, carrying secret communications, vital persons and materials, and performing reconnaissance duties for the fleet. In a famous scandal the sub-contractor responsible for the modular passenger quarters fitted into the cargo bay had a serious defect. Several power and life support sub-systems suffered cascade failures resulting some loss of VIP life.

In general, a sloop would be under the command of a master and commander rather than a full captain, although in day-to-day use the commanding officer of any naval vessels would be addressed as "captain". A sloop was generally the equivalent of the corvettes of enemy navies. They had some level of hull protection to lessen internal damage and critical hits.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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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

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