Swordsman-class Cruiser

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Class Overview
Name: Swordsman-class Cruiser
Designation: C
Manufacturer: The Initiative
Succeeded By: Samurai-class Cruiser
Completed: Twenty-seven
Decommissioned: Twenty-one
Destroyed: Six
Technical Specifications
Function: Cruiser
Size: Length: 220 Meters
Beam: 30 Meters
Draft: 15 Meters
Standard Complement: 350 Officers & Crew
Armaments: 14x - 24x Coilguns
2x Missile Silos
Hull: Titanium Alloy
Auxiliary Craft: 4x Porter-class Shuttles

The Swordsman-class Cruisers were constructed prior to the Fall of Earth for use against the United Earth Forces. For the Swordsman-class cruiser, unlike later classes, the version number was not included in the hull number.

History

The Swordsman-class Cruiser was designed in the early 2020s, with the first warships ready prior to the Fall of Earth. Compared to later classes of vessel, the Swordsman-class would be considered primitive, and easily destroyed by a modern frigate or destroyer. Because of their relatively crude construction, the Swordsman-class cruiser lacked many modern technologies, such as artificial gravity, energy shielding, in addition to a number of other technologies.

The last of the Swordsman-class were decommissioned in the early 22nd century in 2132 CE, four years after the initial Samurai-class Cruisers completed their shakedown cruises. Following the Fall of Earth, many of Swordsman-class were converted into colony ships and cargo vessels; while the remainder were transferred to the System Defense Forces until they were sold to merchants agreeing to put them into the Civilian System Patrol (CSP). The majority of these have been decommissioned or removed from the CSP after being fully demilitarized.

Basic Specification

Size

  • Length: 220 Meters
  • Beam: 30 Meters
  • Draft: 15 Meters
  • Decks 4

Crew Complement

  • Minimum: Twenty (Limited Functionality)
  • Standard: 350
  • Maximum: 700

Engines

  • Sublight: Electrodeless Plasma Thruster

Power Plant

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

Hull Composition

  • Hull: Titanium Alloy
  • Armor Plating: Ceramic Plating, Case-hardened Steel, Synthetic Composites

Sensor Systems

  • Sensor: LIDAR (War Era)

Defensive Systems

  • Composite Armor
  • Close-in Weapons System

Armament

  • Mark I (War-Era)
    • (??) Anti-Fighter/Missile Close in Weapons Batteries
    • (4) 12-inch Coilgun Batteries
    • (10) 4-inch Coilgun Batteries
    • (2) Missile Silos
    • Cybernetic Warfare Suite
  • Mark II (Post-War)
    • (??) Anti-Fighter/Missile Close in Weapons Batteries
    • (8) 12-inch Coilgun Batteries
    • (16) 4-inch Coilgun Batteries
    • (2) Missile Silos
    • Cybernetic Warfare Suite

Auxiliary Craft

Known Vessels