Tacoolu class Light Cruiser

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Tacoolu class Light Cruiser
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Long Range Scout Cruiser
Type: CL Light Cruiser
Agility 1
Also see Cruiser
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 13.0 Tons
Cost MCr8,340.942 (base)
MCr6,672.754 (qty)
Crew 128
Enlisted 113
Officers 15
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 100
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-6
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/9 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP CL-0AS16
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 10,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP CL-K1618J3-099949-99999-1
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Tacoolu class Light Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 1-G and J-6 performance with a streamlined oreo pattern wedge hull. The Tacoolu class Light Cruiser is employed on the fringes of Imperial space, where long-range capability is a necessity to cross between widely scattered stars. They are built to "live off the land", with over-engineered machinery, multiple redundancies, and wilderness refuelling capabilities.

Image Repository[edit]

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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 / Hull The Tacoolu class is constructed using a 10,000 Ton hull built in a Needle configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good 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 and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x128 personnel.
  • x15 Officers.
  • x113 Enlisted, including x10 Security.

Accommodations

  • There are 64 Staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy.
  • There are 64 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 The vessel mounts a Jump-6 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a Power Plant-8, giving performance of Jump-6 and 1-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-6 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/9 fib ship computer: no backup computer is installed.
  • 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 contains additional extremely sensitive specialist surveillance and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints x100 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 Tacoolu class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
8. Craft Flight Section

The subcraft are housed in dedicated hangers: the hangers can be sealed and have a total volume of 286 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 6,800 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 The basic cost of the vessel is MCr8,340.942
  • Architects Fee: MCr83.409
11. Construction Time 160 weeks (37 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 13.0 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Tacoolu class vessels have had more than their fair share of first encounters and border skirmishes and a number of examples of the class have been lost. The intended mission of Tacoolu class Light Cruisers is covert operations: they are spy-ships. They are used for intelligence gathering, data retrieval, reconnaissance, and other surveillance activities. A common practice is to use their Black Globes for concealment. Examples of the class are known to serve with the 146th Fleet, the 172nd Fleet, the 283rd Fleet and the 314th Fleet.

Oreo Pattern Hulls[edit]

"Oreo Pattern" hulls are a naval design feature that grew out of the "Oreo Settlement", and which was initially implemented in Oreo Subsector of Massilia Sector for economic reasons following the Civil War. Fundamentally, it is the process of creating hybrid technology ships. Unarmored hulls are locally built at lower tech levels, transported aboard commercial vessels, and fitted out as TL-15 warships at the more advanced shipyards in the region. "Oreo Pattern" starships have proven just as capable as their counterparts originating in other regions of the Imperium and it is now an accepted quirk of warships originating within the Domain of Sylea. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: 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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Ronald B. Kline, Jr.