Archer-class Frigate

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Class Overview
Name: Archer-class Frigate
Designation: FF
Manufacturer: The Initiative
Succeeded By: Knight-class Frigate
Planned: 27
Completed: 27
Decommissioned: 10
Destroyed: 17
Technical Specifications
Function: Escort
Size: Length: 140 Meters
Beam: 18 Meters
Draft: 14 Meters
Standard Complement: 150 Officers & Crew
Armaments: 20x Coilguns (6 & 10-inch)
4x Torpedo Tubes
2x Grappling Cannons
Hull: Titanium Alloy
Auxiliary Craft: 4x Porter-class Shuttle

The Archer-class Frigate was designed during the War of Secession. The first of the Archer-class frigates was launched in early 2021 CE alongside the first Striker-class Destroyers. Along with the Striker-class, the Archer-class was intended to be a defensive escort for Templar-class battleships, Swordsman-class cruisers, as well as transports carry new recruits from Earth prior to the Fall of Earth and it's subsequent quarantine.

History

The Archer-class Frigate was created for use against the United Earth Fleet during the War of Secession. The first Archer-class vessels were launched in 2021 CE alongside the first Striker-class destroyers. Following the end of the war, many of the Archer-class frigates were kept on as patrol vessels and armed couriers. The class was kept in service until the mid-2300s when it was phased out rapidly in favor of the new Knight-class frigates.

Because of the dangers of jumping without shields, and the lack of development in shielding technology until the mid-2200s, the Archer-class has the second highest loss rate of it's contemporaries, second only to Striker-class destroyers.

Basic Specifications

Size

  • Length: 140 Meters
  • Beam: 18 Meters
  • Draft: 14 Meters
  • Decks: 4

Crew Complement

  • Minimum: 20 (War Era) / 10 (Post War)
  • Standard: 150 Officers & Crew
  • Maximum: 350

Engines

  • Sublight: Electrodeless Plasma Thruster

Power Plant

  • Primary: Nuclear Reactor (War Era)
  • Primary: Antimatter Reactor (Post War)
  • Secondary: Photo-voltaic Cell

Hull Composition

  • Hull: Titanium Alloy
  • Armor Plating: 1 meter Case-hardened Steel, Titanium, & Ceramic Composite Plates over a .75 meter thick synthetic diamond sheath (Post-war retrofits)
  • Armor Plating: Synthetic composites, case-hardened steel, ceramic plates (War era)

Sensor System

  • Sensor: LIDAR (War Era)

Armament

  • Mark I
    • (20) 6-inch Coilgun Batteries
    • (4) Torpedo Tubes
    • (2) Grappling Cannons
  • Mark II
    • (20) 10-inch Coilgun Batteries
    • (4) Torpedo Tubes
    • (2) Grappling Cannons

Auxiliary Craft

Other Systems

Deck Listing

  • Deck 1: Bridge, Communications Center, Coilgun Battery & Magazine, Grappling Hook Battery
  • Deck 2: Brig, Embarked Marine Quarters, Crew Quarters, Mess Hall, Infirmary
  • Deck 3: Torpedo Magazine, Hangar, Reactor, Storage, Water Reclamation
  • Deck 4: Coilgun Battery & Magazine, Grappling Hook Battery

Known Vessels

Credits

  • Image: DeviantArt
    • Credit to JJasso. Used with permission.