Xuesen class Destroyer

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Xuesen class Destroyer
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: DL Destroyer
Agility {{{agility}}}
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Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 5 Tons
Cost MCr2,975.61 (base)
MCr2,380.504 (discounted)
Crew 57 (plus 188 marines)
Enlisted 51
Officers 6 (plus 5 marine officers)
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 33
Hull [[TBD Hull]]
Illustration No
IOC No information yet available.
Jump J-2
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 188
Model No information yet available.
Origin Saldazar Security Squadron
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 3,300 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP DL-C4266E3-040000-12708-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Xuesen class Destroyer is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Xuesen class Destroyers serve with the navy of Saldazar, a powerful independent world lying within the Distant Fringe.

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 The Xuesen class is constructed using a 3,300 Ton hull built in a Close Structure configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are 11 airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew 245 personnel, including 188 Marines.
  • 6 Officers, plus 5 Marine Officers
  • 51 Enlisted

There are 125.5 Staterooms. All personnel have double occupancy quarters.

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-2 drive, a Maneuver-6 drive, and a Power Plant-6, giving performance of Jump-2 and 6-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2 and an emergency agility of 6. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 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 Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/5fib: the vessel has a backup computer model/5fib.
  • There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel.
  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, an advanced sensor array, and has an avionics suite.
    • It is fitted with backup commo and sensor systems.
  • It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated ECM package.
5. Hardpoints 33 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 an Xuesen class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • x1 triple sandcaster turret, forming its own battery.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Dropships are housed in dedicated hangers: the hangers are sealable compartments with a total volume of 156 Tons.

Drop Capsules

There are 20 Drop Capsule tubes and their associated loading equipment.

  • There is dedicated holding space containing an additional 168 Drop Capsules.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 858 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 MCr2,975.61
  • Architects Fee: MCr29.756
11. Construction Time 136 weeks (31 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 5 Tons. The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Xuesen class Destroyers serve with the Saldazar Security Squadron, the navy of Saldazar.

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]

Military Ship - Warship- Light Destroyer:

  1. Type DL class Light Destroyer
    1. Black Adder class Destroyer
    2. Cadiz class Fast Destroyer
    3. Easter class Destroyer
    4. Felid class Destroyer
    5. Fraydon class Destroyer
    6. Gazulin Guardian class Destroyer
    7. Herrick class Destroyer
    8. Hostel class Destroyer
    9. Kayatenga class Destroyer
    10. Leningrad class Destroyer
    11. Liberte class Destroyer
    12. Longbow class Destroyer
    13. McClaren class Destroyer
    14. Midu Agashaam class Destroyer
    15. Mont-DE class Destroyer Escort
    16. Orpheus class Destroyer
    17. Penedur class Destroyer
    18. Pulmigory class Destroyer
    19. Restrained class Destroyer
    20. Strider class Destroyer
    21. Striker class Destroyer
    22. Tyrian Lordship class Destroyer
    23. War Hound class Destroyer
    24. Xuesen class Destroyer
    25. Zhdiak class Light Destroyer

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