Telemon class Survey Scout

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Telemon class Survey Scout
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Type: SL Survey Scout
Category ACS
Size 400 Tons
Hull Configuration Dispersed Structure Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Computer Model/4
Jump J-3
Maneuver 2 G
Hardpoints 4
Staterooms 0
Crew 9
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 4
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 47.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin [[Produced by Third Imperium; Rediscovered and produced by Fourth Imperium]]
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr261.498
Architect fee MCrMichael Taylor, Omer Golan
Quick Ship Profile SL-DU23
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Scout Vessel / Donosev class Survey Scout
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Scout Ships 21-25.
This ship first appeared as a TNE design, and was later converted to Mongoose Traveller.

The Telemon class Survey Scout is an exploratory starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Telemon class Survey Scout of the Fourth Imperium has a different hull form to its higher-tech predecessor, the Donosev. It mounts an array of sensors and is designed for stealth, allowing data to be gathered covertly. It is likely that the Navy has acquired several examples as intelligence ships. Scout vessels normally carry a token armament only, as they are not expected to become involved in combat.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. The cobbled together but highly functional Telemon class Survey Scout.
    Telemon-1248-Brian-Gibson 01-May-2019a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

The port cylinder houses the bridge, computer system, avionics, staterooms and the port maneuver drive. A passageway links the port cylinder with the starboard cylinder, which houses the primary powerplant, port maneuver drive, Jump drive, Cutter module bay, a small 7 dton cargo bay and the observation lounge. The Cutter bay is normally empty because the fuel module is attached to the Cutter. In those circumstances, the Cutter bay is operated as an additional cargo bay. The observation lounge has a huge bubble window and doubles as a relaxation lounge, but its primary function is as a sensor suite, with three sensor workstations controlling the Model/5’s extensive sensor arrays.

B Deck, which is “below” the A deck, consists entirely of fuel, except for the starboard 40 ton cargo bay, which is accessed from A Deck’s lift. Loading and unloading is undertaken via an extendable iris airlock, allowing ship-toship transfer of cargo.

Transferring the Cutter module to the Cutter is a simple process. The Cutter module bay doors are opened, and small thrusters “push” the module clear of the Survey Scout. The Cutter then maneuvers to pick up the module. A similar process is undertaken when stowing the module. --Scout Ships

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft / Subcraft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks No information yet available.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Telemon class Survey Scout of the Fourth Imperium is based on an older design that was still produced in some small numbers across the Third Imperium, but had been mostly replaced by the newer Donosev class survey scout.

For anticipated survey updates in far spinward space in the late 1000s, the IISS in the Spinward Marches sought a less sophisticated and less distinctive survey vessel than the Donosev, and settled on the older survey ship the Donosev had replaced, generally named for Knighted Scouts. An unknown number were built and dispatched during the closing years of the Second Survey, while a very few landed in civilian hands. One of the last built, named for Sir Dur Telemon, was dispatched to the Imperial core during the late stages of the Rebellion to collect intelligence on what was, to the Domain of Deneb, no longer friendly territory. The Telemon never returned.

Almost 120 years later, as the shattered remains of the Imperial core sought to fight wars it hadn't asked for, the Telemon was found drifting in Gushemege. The shipwrights of the new Fourth Imperium found the design easy to reproduce. and it quickly became the new standard for the fledging Scout Service of the Fourth Imperium, with the doomed Telemon giving its name to the new class of vessels.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: The original ship of the Third Imperium was generally named for Knighted members of the IISS. The naming practices of the Fourth Imperium ship are unclear, but likely similar.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Vessel - Scout Vessel - Light Scout:

  1. Type SL class Light Scout
    1. Aurskos class Light Scout
    2. Brilliant class Scout
    3. C-7 class Scout
    4. Caliphate class Scout
    5. Collective class Scout
    6. Eiriksson class Scout
    7. Elbing class Scout
    8. Hraye class Scout
    9. Saladin class Fleet Scout
    10. SLC2 Ahouhi class Scout
    11. Talon class Scout
    12. Telemon class Survey Scout

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