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'''Battleships''' are the latest technological development, and have replaces [[heavy cruisers]] as the new flagships of the line. These galactic dreadnoughts (hull size 20) are the mightiest vessels to travel between the stars, and carry about 400 crew members. A battleship has excellent maneuverability and acceleration, and can absorb considerable damage. In addition, the new and durable engines mounted on these ships allow 12 jumps between overhauls. The biggest disadvantage of the battleship is its extreme cost; only three have been commissioned at the current time. Battleships have never fought in ship-to-ship battles, so their effectiveness is a matter of theory.
 
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|{{Template:Ship
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|Name = ''Clinton''-class Battleship (retrofit)
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|Image = [[File:UPF_Battleship_silhouette.png|300px]]
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|HP = 120
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|ADF = 2
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|DCR = 200
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|MR = 2
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|HS = 20
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|Crew = 400
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|Engines = 6 Size-C [[Atomic Drives]]
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|Weapons = [[Disruptor Beam Cannon]], 3 [[Laser Batteries]], 3 [[Rocket Batteries]] (3 shots each, plus 1), [[Proton Beam Battery]], 2 [[Electron Beam Batteries]], 8 [[Torpedoes]], 4 [[Seeker Missile]]s
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|Defenses = [[Reflective Hull]], [[Proton Screen]], [[Electron Screen]], [[Stasis Screen]], 12 [[ICM]]s
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|Other Equipment = None}}
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|{{Template:Ship
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|Name = ''Clinton''-class Battleship (early model)
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|Image = [[File:UPF_Battleship_silhouette.png|300px]]
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|HP = 120
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|ADF = 2
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|DCR = 200
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|MR = 2
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|HS = 20
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|Crew = 400
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|Engines = 6 Size-C [[Atomic Drives]]
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|Weapons = 4 [[Laser Batteries]], 3 [[Rocket Batteries]] (3 shots each, plus 1), 8 [[Torpedoes]]
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|Defenses = [[Reflective Hull]], 4 [[Masking Screen]], 9 [[ICM]]s
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|Other Equipment = None}}
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'''Battleships,''' aka '''Dreadnoughts,''' have replaced [[Heavy Cruiser|heavy cruisers]] as the flagships of the line. Dreadnoughts are the mightiest vessels to travel between the stars. The UPF has only a few of them, and they usually stay near the larger space stations. Battleships have never fought in ship-to-ship combat, so their effectiveness is a matter of theory.
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* ''Hull Points: ''120
   
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* ''Acceleration/Deceleration Factor: ''2
 
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Known UPF ships:
 
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* ''Maneuver Rating: ''2
* UPFS Admiral Clinton ([[Strike Force NOVA]], formerly with [[Task Force Cassidine]])
 
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* ''Damage Control Rating:'' 200
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* ''Weapons: ''2 to 4 laser (or xaser) assault-cannons, 3 to 6 laser (or xaser) batteries, 8 (anti-matter) torpedoes, 10 missile batteries; disintegrator assault-cannon, 1 or 2 proton (or anti-matter) batteries, 2 to 3 electron (or ion) batteries, 4 seeker missiles; 2 concussion mines<ref>'''''Star Frontiers Knight Hawks:'' Military Ship Construction''' by Daniel R. "Delta" Collins; September 2013 (Delta's D&D Blogspot)</ref>
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* ''Optional Weapons: ''comet gun (4 shots), 12 to 20 gravity well-projectiles
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* ''Defenses:'' reflective hull, 4 masking screens (or x-screens), 12 to 20 ICMs, electron (or ion) screen, proton (or antimatter) screen, stasis screen
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* [[hull size|''Hull Size:'']] 20
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* ''Crew Members:'' 400
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A dreadnought has excellent maneuverability and acceleration; it can also absorb considerable damage. In addition, the durable engines mounted on these ships allow 12 jumps between overhauls. The biggest disadvantage of the battleship is its extreme cost; only three have been commissioned.
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The first time a battleship saw action was in the [[Battle of Fortress Kdikit]], where the ''Admiral Clinton ''led UPF forces to a narrow victory (the Sathar were wiped out, but the dreadnought lost half her crew and the fortress had to be abandoned). Since then, the battleships have had a major retrofit to increase overall firepower, as weapon development grew in the onslaught of Sathar invasions. During the [[Second Sathar War]], all three battleships proved instrumental for driving out the invading Sathar fleets.
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{{HeadingA|Ships of the Line}}
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! scope="col" style="vertical-align: top;"|Known UPF Ships (all ships are ''Clinton''-class retrofits):
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* UPFS Admiral Clinton ''(ex-Quasar)'' ([[Strike Force NOVA]], formerly with [[Task Force Cassidine]])
 
* UPFS Admiral Harsevoort ([[Task Force Cassidine]])
 
* UPFS Admiral Harsevoort ([[Task Force Cassidine]])
 
* UPFS Admiral Morgaine ([[Task Force Prenglar]])
 
* UPFS Admiral Morgaine ([[Task Force Prenglar]])
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[[Category:Ship]]
 
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[[Category:Military Ship]]
 
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{{HeadingA|D20 Future Ships}}
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HumanBattleship.jpg|Human Battleship
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</gallery>
 
[[Category:Ships]]
 
[[Category:Military Ships]]

Latest revision as of 00:21, 14 April 2021

Battleships, aka Dreadnoughts, have replaced heavy cruisers as the flagships of the line. Dreadnoughts are the mightiest vessels to travel between the stars. The UPF has only a few of them, and they usually stay near the larger space stations. Battleships have never fought in ship-to-ship combat, so their effectiveness is a matter of theory.

  • Hull Points: 120
  • Acceleration/Deceleration Factor: 2
  • Maneuver Rating: 2
  • Damage Control Rating: 200
  • Weapons: 2 to 4 laser (or xaser) assault-cannons, 3 to 6 laser (or xaser) batteries, 8 (anti-matter) torpedoes, 10 missile batteries; disintegrator assault-cannon, 1 or 2 proton (or anti-matter) batteries, 2 to 3 electron (or ion) batteries, 4 seeker missiles; 2 concussion mines[1]
  • Optional Weapons: comet gun (4 shots), 12 to 20 gravity well-projectiles
  • Defenses: reflective hull, 4 masking screens (or x-screens), 12 to 20 ICMs, electron (or ion) screen, proton (or antimatter) screen, stasis screen
  • Crew Members: 400

A dreadnought has excellent maneuverability and acceleration; it can also absorb considerable damage. In addition, the durable engines mounted on these ships allow 12 jumps between overhauls. The biggest disadvantage of the battleship is its extreme cost; only three have been commissioned.

The first time a battleship saw action was in the Battle of Fortress Kdikit, where the Admiral Clinton led UPF forces to a narrow victory (the Sathar were wiped out, but the dreadnought lost half her crew and the fortress had to be abandoned). Since then, the battleships have had a major retrofit to increase overall firepower, as weapon development grew in the onslaught of Sathar invasions. During the Second Sathar War, all three battleships proved instrumental for driving out the invading Sathar fleets.

Ships of the Line

Known UPF Ships (all ships are Clinton-class retrofits):

D20 Future Ships

  1. Star Frontiers Knight Hawks: Military Ship Construction by Daniel R. "Delta" Collins; September 2013 (Delta's D&D Blogspot)
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