Templar-class Battleship

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Class Overview
Name: Templar-class Battleship
Designation: B
Manufacturer: The Initiative
Succeeded By: Praetorian-class Battleship
Planned: 10
Completed: 10
Decommissioned: 6
Destroyed: 4
Technical Specifications
Function: Warship
Size: Length: 330 Meters
Beam: 45 Meters
Draft: 23 Meters
Standard Complement: 500 Officers & Crew
Hull: Titanium Alloy
Auxiliary Craft: 8x Porter-class Shuttles

The Templar-class Battleship was the first class of battleship ever fielded by The Initiative, during the War of Secession, prior to the Fall of Earth.

History

The Templar-class of Battleship was designed to be able to out-gun the United Earth Force's (UEF) cruisers which were rapidly approaching being an equal to the Swordsman-class Cruisers. Construction on the first Templar-class battleships began in 2020 CE, after the UEF began harassing Initiative transports.

Following the Fall of Earth, the Templar-class was largely decommissioned with many of the vessels being converted into colony ships. Those that were not decommissioned and converted remained in service until the first Samurai-class cruisers were entering service, because of the Samurai-class' ability to outgun the aging Templar-class. The last remaining Templar-class vessels were decommissioned, with a handful being sold to the largest interstellar corporations for anti-pirate operations, under the mandate that the vessels be registered to the Civilian System Patrol.

Basic Specifications

Size

  • Length: 330 Meters
  • Beam: 45 Meters
  • Draft: 23 Meters
  • Decks: 6

Crew Complement

  • Minimum: 45 (Limited Functionality)
  • Standard: 500
  • Maximum: 1,000

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: Ceramic Plating, Case-hardened Steel, Synthetic Composites

Sensor Systems

  • Sensor: LIDAR (War Era)

Defensive Systems

  • Composite Armor
  • Reactive Armor
  • Close-in Weapons System

Armament

  • (??) 20MM Coilgun Anti-Air Batteries
  • (10) 35CM Coilgun Batteries
  • (30) 24CM Coilgun
  • (10) Torpedo Tubes
  • Cybernetic Warfare Suite

Auxiliary Craft

Known Vessels