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Fer-De-Lance-class Destroyer Escort

              DE-A4469J2-000000-50003-0 MCr744.13 1 ktons
batteries bearing               3   4             TL=15
        batteries               3   4             Crew=14
Fuel=490. EP=90. Agility=6. Two Cutter.

Tonnage: 1,000 tons (standard). 14,000 cubic meters.
Crew: 4 officers, 10 ratings.
Performance: Jump-4. 6-G. Power plant-9. 90 EP. Agility 6.
Electronics: Model 9/fib computer
Hardpoints: Ten hardpoints.
Armament: Six triple laser turrets organized into 3 batteries. Four triple missile turrets organized into 4 batteries.
Defenses: None.
Craft: Two 50-ton cutter
Fuel Treatment: Integral fuel scoops;.fuel purification plant.
Cost: MCr930.54 standard. MCr744.43 in quantity.
Construction Time: 30 months singly; 21 months in quantity.

   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-sizes escort vessel expressly for close protection of unarmed transport craft. The design which was finally accepted was the Fer-de-Lance class Destroyer Escort.
    Peformance 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.