Ulysses class Long-Range Scout

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Ulysses class Long-Range Scout
Distant Fringe Logo.gif
TBD
Type: LU Long-Range Scout
Agility X
Also see Science Vessel
Architect Ade Stewart
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 25.0 Tons
Cost MCr413.848 (base)
MCr331.079 (qty)
Crew 20
Enlisted 16
Officers 4
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/3
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 0 High/Med 10 Low
QSP LS-FS32
Reference Fan: Ade Alagoric Stewart
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP LU–6223332–050000–40003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Ulysses class Long-Range Scout is a science research starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 3-G and J-2 performance. The Ulysses class is a survey vessel occasionally encountered within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Research Ship and is constructed as a long-range design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Ulysses class Long-Range Scout.
    J2 600 dTon Long-Range Scout.jpg

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 Long-Range Scout is constructed using a 600 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving a good atmospheric performance that is entirely reliant on its gravitic systems.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: 20

x9 Command, x2 Engineering, x5 Gunnery, x3 Service, and x1 Medic.

Accommodations

There are 20 Staterooms.

There are 20 Low Berths, typically used for specimen storage.

  • The Low Berths may also be used to place the crew into hibernation when the vessel is required to remain on station for extended periods.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • The vessel has a secure locker with a capacity of 2 dTons.
  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • There are multiple Emergency Lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-3 drive and a Power Plant-3, giving performance of 3-G acceleration and producing 18 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 3. The internal fuel tankage gives the power plant 6 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/3 Computer: the vessel has a backup Model/3 Computer.
5. Hardpoints x6 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the design. Alternative weaponry may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Long-Range Scout is:

x2 triple Beam Laser turrets, grouped into one battery of 2 linked turrets

x2 triple Missile turrets, grouped into one battery of 2 linked turrets

7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.

x2 triple Sandcaster turrets, grouped into one battery of 2 linked turrets

The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 267 dTons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr413.848.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr331.079.
  • The vessel is a standard design. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
11. Construction Time 96 weeks (24 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 25 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Ulysses class is classified as a Research Ship and is typically employed in commercial planetary surveys and resource exploration as well as astrographic exploration. It is also used to support military operations and conduct espionage. The Ulysses is broadly representative of the type and has a typical fit out of weapons systems and onboard electronics.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

A number of companies manufacture ships equivalent to the Ulysses class. They vary in hull shape and internal layout but all share the same basic design and all have very similar capabilities and performance characteristics.

  • Each variant class is named by the company that produces it, but these organizations generally draw on traditional naming protocols. It is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.
  • Individual vessels within a class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes but are traditionally named by their first crew. This is considered a serious affair and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Science Vessel:

  1. Type TBD class Research Ship
    1. Ulysses class Long-Range Scout

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.