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Tethys-class Troop Transport


This vessel class is based upon a one-off design manufactured in Old Expanses Sector. The Tethys is used primarily by colonial navies to carry troop or personnel reinforcements at as low a cost as possible. This is accomplished by the use of the old Vilani "meat locker" idea, shoving a reinforced company's worth of troops into emergency low berths for short jaunts to an active deployment area. Otherwise the craft is rather mediocre in terms of armament and performance. Some versions swap out the low berths for sickbays or additional small craft stowage. Revival of the frozen troops is usually affected only upon arrival, as the ships small medical staff is primarily concerned with maintaining life support. A shuttle is provided for troop embarkation, and sufficient cargo space is provided for their gear and supplies.

About sixty of these ships are known to have survived Behind the Claw, and serve primarily with the RQS Auxiliary, though it is rumored that the Corelians have illegally copied the class for their own fleet and for possible sale to other Spinward States. The ship has a distinctive appearance: a "boom" needle comprising a narrow spire between a thick droopy nose at the front, and a substantial engineering section aft.

Note: Based upon the original FASA design, with CT stats courtesy of Richard Perks.

General Data
Displacement: 1,000 Hull Armor: 280
Length: 90m Volume: 14,000 cu. m.
Price: MCr 563.578 Target Size: M
Configuration: Needle SL Tech Level: F (15)
Mass (L/E): 11,265.888 tons/9,851.88 tons
Power Plant: TL-15 2064 MW Fusion (One Year Duration) (300 MW/Hit)
Jump Performance: Jump-3 (933.33 m3 per parsec, 2800 m3 for J-3)
G-Rating: 3G Heplar (500 MW/G), CG Lifters (Hi-Eff, 100 MW)
G-Turns: 56 (62.5 m3 each), 100.8 using jump fuel
Fuel Tankage: 6300 m3+206.4 m3 for power plant
Maint: 239
Computer: 3xTL-15Fb (1.1 MW)
Commo:3x1000 AU Radio (20 MW), 3x1000 AU Maser (0.6 MW), 20x300,000 km
Laser (Range:10, 0.15 MW)
Avionics: Imaging EMS, Grav/Inertial Positioning, 190 km NOE
Sensors: PEMS 180,000 km Fixed Array (Range:6, 0.2 MW), 240,000 km, Folding Array (Range:8, 0.3 MW), AEMS 3x420,000 km (Range:14, 23 MW), ECM/ECCM: EMM (14 MW)
Workstations: 13 Bridge plus 17 Normal
20x220 MJ Lasers in 10xRemote Barbettes (Loc:6-15, Arcs:All, 6.11 MW, Barbette Volume:84 m3) arranged as five batteries
Weapon Performance
220 MJ DLB 9:1/12-37 18:1/12-37 36:1/12-37 72:1/10-31
Fire Control
5xTL-15 msl/bm MFD (Range:10, -6 DMs, 1 Crew, 0.06 MW)
Life Support: Extended (2.8 MW), AG/GC (6G, 70 MW)
Crew: 40 (4 Maneuver, 4 Electronics, 5 Gunnery, 14 Engineering, 3
Maintenance, 3 Small Craft, 5 Command, 2 Medics)
Crew Accomodations: 2 Small Staterooms (Single Occupancy), 19 Small Staterooms (Double Occupancy)
Passenger Accomodations: 56 Emergency Low Berths (Quadruple Occupancy)
Airlocks: 10
Cargo: 281.66 m3 (20.12 tons), Large Cargo Hatch
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 95 ton Shuttle (Docking Ring), One Launch Port
Other Fittings: None
Features: Fuel Scoops (10%, 1.13 hours), Fuel Processing Plant (48 hours, 3.94 MW)
115.064 MW Surplus

System Damage Tables

PP: 7H LS: 38H MFD: 2h
JD: 9H ELS: 19H EMM: 2H
MD: 2H LwBt: 2h EMMR: (14h)
ACG: 2H SSR: 2h PEMS: 1H
FPP: 2H AG: 2H LB: 2H

Damage Location Table

Location Surface Internal
1 1-17: Ant 1-16: Elec, 17-20: Qtrs
2-3 1-19: Ant, 20: AL 1-8: Qtrs, 9-20: Hold
4-5 1-19: Ant, 20: AL 1-4: Elec, 5-20: Hold
6-9 1-19: Ant, 20: AL 1-15: Qtrs, 16-17: LB, 18-20: Hold
10 1-11: Ant 1-4: LB, 5-20: Hold
11 1-11: Ant 1-4: LB, 5-6: DRing, 7-20: Hold
12-15 1-15: Ant, 16-19: LP 1-2: LB, 3-11: DRing, 12-20: Hold
16-17   1-10: Eng, 11-20: Hold
18-19   1-5: Eng, 6-20: Hold
20 1-15: EMMR 1: Elec, 2-19: Eng, 20: Hold