:HEADER Corvette Fer-de-lance EB-KS64, TL 15, 1000 tons, MCr 640.6
 
 :COMMENTS
During the height of the Third Frontier War (979 to 986), high losses in civilian shipping and among transport vessels impressed into Imperial service resulted in the issuance of an Admiralty specification for a mid-sized escort vessel expressly for close protection of unarmed transport craft. The design which was finally accepted was the Fer-de-lance class destroyer escort.

Performance characteristics for this class make it capable of staying with most Imperial fleets (jump-4, 6-G acceleration), and thus this type of vessel can be found escorting most squadrons as well as more typical convoys.

The 1,000-ton hull is equipped with the Gayle Field type 04 jump drive, the 4x68[o] Ganged Forelle field generator maneuver drive, and the Torgee PL j/60 power plant, and is capable of Jump-4 and 6G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports a 4 parsec jump, at 90t per parsec, and one month of operations. Attached to the bridge is a Computer Model/7 fib. It has two modular cutters. There are four officer staterooms, six spacer niches, and no low berths. Installed weaponry include 2 Bay Salvo Racks, 1 B2 Sandcaster, 6 B2 Beam Lasers, and 1 B1 CommCaster. The ship does not have cargo space. The ship has a streamlined hull, with scoops for frontier refueling.

The ship requires a crew of 10: three pilots (one for the cutter), two astrogators, four engineers, five gunners, and one medic. Barracks support gunners and a full platoon of troops.

:HISTORY

STATISTICS Table showing tail numbers and construction information for the Chrysanthemum class Series FS92. Information correct as of 001-1096. Building Keel Laid First Current Tail ID Shipyard Down Flight Status ____________ __________________ _________ _________ _________ FS92-A20 Yard 11 No. 2 209-1090 235-1092 Lost 1103 FS92-A35 Mars 303-1090 250-1091 In Service FS92-A55 Yard 17 159-1091 119-1093 Missing FS92-A62 Piorabanti 318-1091 332-1093 Captured FS92-A97 Yard 16 No. 1 152-1092 321-1093 Lost 1100 FS92-B15 Vlandian No. 1 333-1092 66-1095 In Service FS92-B33 Yard 22 No. 1 315-1092 258-1095 In Service FS92-B68 Yard 16 No. 1 177-1093 300-1096 Building FS92-B86 Delvani 110-1093 77-1096 In Service FS92-B88 Highlans 167-1093 198-1094 In Service FS92-B97 Mars 289-1093 261-1095 Lost 1097 FS92-C06 Vlandian No. 2 274-1093 24-1095 Missing FS92-C25 Yard 11 No. 2 209-1093 306-1094 Captured FS92-C28 Yard 16 No. 2 279-1093 120-1096 Scrapped FS92-C34 Sabaald 244-1093 198-1095 In Service FS92-C40 Clan Severn 43-1094 123-1096 Scrapped FS92-C55 Highlans 105-1094 264-1097 Fitting Out FS92-C60 Ling Standard 147-1094 144-1097 In Service FS92-C83 Zagado 178-1094 325-1097 Captured FS92-C89 GSB, AG 245-1094 162-1095 Fitting Out :DATA Vol No Label MCr Notes ----- -- ------------------------------ ----- ------------------------------ 1000 Streamlined Hull, lifters 72 S, lifters 360 Jump Fuel (4 parsecs) 0 4 parsec jump, at 90t per parsec 66 Plant Fuel (one month) 0 one month 1 Fuel Scoops 0.1 1 Fuel Purifiers 0.1 105 Imp Jump Drive-4 (V) 105 J 4 45.5 Mod PowerPlant-6 (Q2) 45.5 P 6 1 AR Ant Communicator 1.5 1 AR Ant Jammer 1.5 1 AR Ant Neutrino Detector 1.5 1 AR Ant EMS 1.5 1 AR Ant Stealth Mask 1.5 1 AR Ant Visor 1.5 36 2 Platoon Barracks 2 (22) 4 sq + R4 O1/O2 1 Crew Common Fresher 1 10 crew 40 AV=60. 2 Kinetic Charged 0 14 Computer Model/7 fib 78 2 4 Air Lock 0.4 2 Life Support Long Term 2 40 person-months 1 Life Support Standard 1 10 person-months 8 4 Officer Stateroom 0.4 1 crew 10 10 Spacer Niche 1 1 crew 1 2 Crew Shared Fresher 1 4 crew 40 10 Crew Lounge 0 100 2 AR Bay Salvo Rack 30 2.5 D B2 Sandcaster 2.1 104 2 Cutter + Grapples 30 15 6 D B2 Beam Laser 15 3 AR B1 CommCaster 8 14.75 Ult Maneuver Drive-6 (Q2) 236 6 G 18 Spacious Bridge 1.1 2cc 7op 0ws -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 997 TOTALS 641