Uffan class Monitor

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Uffan class Monitor
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Type: HML Monitor
Agility X
Also see Defensive Ship - Monitor
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0.0 Tons
Cost MCr2,578.346 (base)
MCr2,062.677 (discounted)
Crew 48
Enlisted 36
Officers 12
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 40
Hull Buffered Planetoid Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 11
Model Model/3 fib
Origin Uffan Strategic Space Forces
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 4,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP HML-D9011C2-F00000-00007-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Uffan class Monitor is a defensive warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

They are unstreamlined buffered planetoid hulls with 1-G and J-0 performance. They float drifting throughout the system on long parabolic orbital tracks. They have a very low power signature, the tiny fusion power plant and maneuver drive package only requires a pair of dedicated engineers. The lack of combat agility is seen as a limitation of the design. When they light up targets, usually from ambush the four massive missile barrages, combined with the virtual immunity to return fire, make them surprisingly effective for a relatively primitive design.

  • They are massively armored to resist all surface strikes. Only meson weapons and nuclear ordinance have any chance to damage these ships. The vessel is a fusion-tunneled buffered asteroid: the interior compartments are protected by heavy armor plates and the craft has extensive structural bracing. The design is built around its four large missile bays.
  • It ordinarily carries two pinnaces. They are reliant on their subcraft for interface operations and refueling.
  • It has a 48 sophont crew and 11 marines. They carry a small section of marines for boarding actions and inspections.

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 / Hull The Uffan class Monitor class is constructed using a 4,000 Ton fusion-tunneled Buffered Planetoid hull. It is unstreamlined and cannot operate in anything denser than Trace atmospheres without risking catastrophic structural failure.
  • There are 8 airlocks located around the vessel.
2. Crew x48 personnel. 11 command, 2 engineering, 9 gunnery, and 8 service. There are 11 Marines.
  • Staterooms: 27 double occupancy.
  • Lowberths: 24 for a low watch or additional marines.

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 Maneuver-1 drive and a Power Plant-1, giving performance of 1-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge are two Model/3 fib computers: with automatic fail over mirroring.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment and a standard sensor array.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
5. Hardpoints x40 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out is:
  • x4 100-Ton bay, mounting heavy missile launchers. They are fitted to use nuclear ordinance.
7. Defenses In addition to the inherent protection offered by its planetoid structure the hull is plated, structurally reinforced, and built with secure bulkheads and compartments that give it a High Guard armor rating of 15.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft x2 40T Pinnace subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 40 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr2,578.346
  • Architects Fee: MCr25.783
11. Construction Time 115 weeks 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 The ship has a 35 dton cargo hold. There are five currently in service.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Uffan class Monitor class System Defense Monitors are built for Uffan (world). They form the basic battle line of the Uffan Strategic Space Forces. Uffan class Monitor class system defense vessels serve with Uffan Strategic Space Forces, the armed forces of the Uffan (world).

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - Defensive Ship - Light Monitor:

  1. Type HML class Light Monitor
    1. Cabon class System Monitor
    2. Colby class Monitor
    3. Donnager class Monitor
    4. Harris class Monitor
    5. Khaar's Will class System Monitor
    6. MacHeany class Monitor
    7. Shiishu class Monitor
    8. Stormrider class Monitor
    9. Thaakh class Monitor
    10. Uffan class Monitor
    11. Warden class System Monitor

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.