Temarn class Asteroid Monitor

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Temarn class Asteroid Monitor
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Type: HMP Asteroid Monitor
Category BCS
Size 20,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Buffered Planetoid Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer Model/5 fib
Jump J-0
Maneuver 2 G
Hardpoints 200
Staterooms 0
Crew 204
    Officers 34
    Enlisted 170
    Marines 24
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 9.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Yimin Jiti
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr22,129.578
Qty:MCr 17,703.662
Blueprint No
Illustration No
Also see Defensive Ship - Monitor
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 Temarn class Asteroid Monitor is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The buffered planetoid hull is harvested from this system's belt. The ship has 2G maneuver drive and 2 agility. There are equipped with on board fuel purification, but are not well equipped for wilderness refueling, without assistance. It can carry a drop tank for an additional 28 days of power plant fuel so it can stay on station longer. These TL–11 craft are fitted with a pair of the best computers available, military grade Model/5 fib computers adjacent to the bridge.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 20,000 tons.
2. Crew x204 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/5 fib computer.
5. Hardpoints x200 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • Factor A meson spinal mount, ten 100 ton factor 8 missile bays, one factor 7 particle accelerator bay, ten dual plasma gun turrets in one factor 6 battery, and ten triple beam laser turrets in one factor 8 battery.
7. Defenses Integral factor 6 armor, ten triple sand caster turrets in one factor 9 batter, and one factor 4 repulsor bay.
8. Craft / Subcraft x1 3T Narit Air Raft, x2 20T Launches
9. Fuel Treatment On Board Fuel Purification
10. Cost MCr22,129.578.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks No information yet available.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to 9.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

These are a set of four massive asteroid monitors for the defense of the system in which they were built. These were built at Temarn, by the Yimin Jiti. 4 in service.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - Defensive Ship - Planetoid Monitor:

  1. Type HMP class Planetoid Monitor
    1. Defender class Planetoid Monitor
    2. Empress Troyhune class Planetoid Monitor
    3. Guardian class Asteroid Monitor
    4. Hukkert class Monitor
    5. Methuselah class System Defense Monitor
    6. Obsidian class Asteroid Monitor
    7. Peset class Asteroid Monitor
    8. Porton class Asteroid Monitor
    9. Quesha FR-6 class Buffered Asteroid Monitor
    10. Sable class Heavy System Defense Monitor
    11. SH2K Frost G class Medium Asteroid Monitor
    12. SH7K Fromaag class Heavy Asteroid Monitor
    13. Temarn class Asteroid Monitor
    14. Type M2M class Planetoid Battle Station

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 Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak