Winston class Light Cruiser

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Winston class Light Cruiser
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: CL Light Cruiser
Agility 1
Also see Light Cruiser
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 62.0 Tons
Cost MCr18,402.783 (base)
MCr14,722.226 (qty)
Crew 164
Enlisted 141
Officers 23
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 150
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model 4 fib
Origin Winston Democracy
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 15,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
USP CL-K6119D3-090000-85J06-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Winston class Light Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Winston class Light Cruisers serve with the navy of the Winston Democracy, a polity lying to rimward of the Solomani Confederation. The vessel is built around a huge fusion power plant large enough to charge the big spinal mounted particle accelerator that runs the length of the ship's keel. The rest of its firepower is limited to turrets. Winstons are fundamentally gun platforms: they are slow and have little agility but punch far above their weight.

  • The vessel is a TL-10 design.

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 The Winston class is constructed using a 15,000 Ton hull built in a flattened sphere configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving a good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
  • There are 10 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
2. Crew x164 personnel.
  • x11 command, x47 engineering, x61 gunnery, x30 service, and x15 security.

Accommodations

  • There are 84 staterooms. All quarters are double occupancy. Accommodations aboard a Winston are considered to be inferior.

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-1 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a Power Plant-9, giving performance of Jump-1 and 1-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant four weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics The vessel is fitted with an efficient Model 4/fib 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 an avionics suite.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints 150 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 Winston class is:
7. Defenses The hull is not armored.
  • x20 triple sandcaster turrets, typically grouped into two batteries of 10 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 4,350 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 MCr18,402.783
  • Architects Fee: MCr184.028
11. Construction Time 167 weeks (39 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 62 Tons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Winston class Light Cruisers are part of The Democratic People's Defense Forces, the military of the Winston Democracy. They are designed to operate alongside Stormbringer class Fleet Tenders. They carry enough fuel for two jumps, to allow them to keep pace with the Stormbringers.

Accommodations aboard Winstons are notoriously poor, with cramped and inconveniently sited quarters and limited personal storage space.

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. Gvergh class Cruiser
    13. Holy Avenger class Pursuit Cruiser
    14. Hughes class Light Cruiser
    15. Ikired*Ni class Medium Cruiser
    16. Imporis class Light Cruiser
    17. Intrepid class Cruiser
    18. K'shek class Light Cruiser
    19. Ka'sch class Battle Cruiser
    20. Khiirshag class Light Cruiser
    21. Kilbride class Light Frigate
    22. Lenat class Light Cruiser
    23. Lon Mardos class Light Cruiser
    24. Montrose class Light Frigate
    25. Oumuamua class Light Cruiser
    26. Plizhdrint class Light Cruiser
    27. Pteron class Battle Cruiser
    28. Pugnacious class Battle Cruiser
    29. Resadiye class Light Cruiser
    30. Riavl class Light Cruiser
    31. Sabre class Light Cruiser
    32. Salazar class Light Cruiser
    33. Sanoet class Light Cruiser
    34. Sarmonocci class Light Cruiser
    35. SH20K class Light Cruiser
    36. Shizhdr class Light Cruiser
    37. Swooping Victory class Defense Cruiser
    38. Tacoolu class Light Cruiser
    39. Terminus class Light Cruiser
    40. Terrible class Light Cruiser
    41. Ticonderoga class Light Cruiser
    42. Trundi Fringe class Light Cruiser
    43. Type C31 class Cruiser
    44. Valeria class Light Cruiser
    45. Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser
    46. Vosh class Security Cruiser
    47. Warhound class Light Cruiser
    48. Weakhto class Cruiser
    49. Winston class Light Cruiser
    50. Zhdavldlits class Light Cruiser
    51. Zydar class Light Cruiser

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