Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Poor Richard-Class Escort Carrier

Ship: Poor Richard
Class: Poor Richard
Type: Escort Carrier
Architect: Galtswelt Shipbulding
Tech Level: 11

CVE-6722222-050000-30000-0 MCr 293.268 600 Tons
Bat Bear 2 2 Crew: 35
Bat 2 2 TL: 11

Cargo: 11, Fuel: 158, EP: 12, Agility: 1
Craft: 50T Modular Cutter, 30T Fuel Module, 6 x 15T Kurnass Fighter-Interceptor, 12 x 6T Dagger Attack Fighter
Fuel Treatment: On Board Fuel Purification
Architects Fee: MCr 2.613 Cost in Quantity: MCr 241.014

Detailed Description

HULL: 600 tons standard, 8,400 cubic meters, Dispersed Structure Configuration
CREW: Pilot, Navigator, 3 Engineers, Medic, 4 Gunners, 25 Flight Crew
ENGINEERING: Jump-2, 2G Manuever, Power plant-2, 12 EP, Agility 1
AVIONICS: Bridge, Model/2 Computer
ARMAMENT: 2 Triple Beam Laser Turrets organised into 2 Batteries (Factor-3)
DEFENCES: 4 Triple Sandcaster Turrets organised into 2 Batteries (Factor-5)
CRAFT: 50 ton Modular Cutter (Crew of 1, Cost of MCr 30), 30 ton Fuel Module (MCr 2.000), 6 x 15 ton Kurnass Fighter-Interceptors (Crew of 2, Sold Separately), 12 x 6 ton Dagger Attack Fighters (Crew of 1, Sold Separately)
FUEL: 158 Tons Fuel (2 parsecs jump and 28 days endurance, plus 26 tons of additional fuel), No Fuel Scoops, On Board Fuel Purification Plant
MISCELLANEOUS: 17.5 Staterooms, 11 Tons Cargo
COST: MCr 263.881 Singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr 2.613), MCr 209.014 in Quantity, plus MCr 32.000 of Carried Craft
CONSTRUCTION TIME: 99 Weeks Singly, 79 Weeks in Quantity

COMMENTS: Even with the construction of the Victorious class fleet carriers there was still a perceived need in the UMCN for ships to replace the ageing and less than ideal units of the Ranger class in the escort carrier role.

All four units of the Poor Richard class ("Bonhomme" was considered to be a bit too Froggish) were built at Galtswelt and were named for old American or British aircraft carriers.

The four units of the class were:

Poor Richard

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