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Shivva Patrol Frigate

design by Pete Gray

The Shivva is a venerable design, almost three hundred years old. First constructed at Shivva/Shivva (Foreven 0403) in the 920s. Dozens of different versions exist or have existed during its long history, as the Zhodani merely recycled the basic hull form through many different evolutions, mostly of TL 13 and 14 construction. The version below is the current Post-Collapse variant (otherwise known as the Shivva Mk 27) and is used by the Zhodani Navy and its allies for border and quarantine patrol. This particular model also exists in considerable numbers with quarantine forces in the Avalar Consulate and the Thirz Empire.

The Shivva has seen service in the last three Frontier Wars, primarily in screening light attack squadrons. The ship is neither very robust or fast or long legged, but it is without peer as a small carrier and picket ship.

Designer Notes: Considerable variance exists between this design and the design listed in various CT and GT technical manuals. I have no apologies for this. The original Shivva had a shuttle, and two more 8 or 10 ton fighters. Alas, space limitations required that I delete them, and beef up the design with streamlining and 3-G. All in all, the designs capabilities are not dramatically different from the published Shivva.

Shivva Patrol Frigate

General Data

Displacement: 600 tons Hull Armor:117
Length: 75 meters Volume: 8400 m3
Price: 376.265 MCr Target Size: S
Configuration: Needle SL Tech Level: 14
Mass (Loaded/Unloaded): 6697.6 tons/6181 tons (Values do not include fighter contingent)

Engineering Data

Power Plant: TL-14 1134 MW Fusion PLant (88.2 MW/Hit, one year duration. 12.59 MW surplus)
Jump Performance: 3 (560 m3 per parsec, 1680 m3 for J-3)
Jump Fuel: 1680 m3
G-Rating: 3-G Heplar (300 MW/G) High Efficiency CG lifters (60 MW)
G-Turns: 56 with J-3 reserve (210 m3 each), 67.2 with J-2 reserve. 78.4 with J-1 reserve
Maint: 288


Computer: 3 TL-14 Fb (1.0 MW each)
Commo: 1000 AU radio (20 MW), 1000 AU Maser (0.6 MW)
Avionics: TL-10 Flt, TL-15 NOE
Sensors: PEMS 180,000 km folding array (Range: 6, 0.2 MW), AEMS 300,000 km (Range: 10, 15 MW)
Controls: 11 Bridge plus 9 normal


Offensive 6 RLB-360-0 Remote Laser Barbettes (10 MW each)
Defensive: 2 TL-14 Sandcasters. Decoys (300 each of Anti-Radar, Anti-IR and Anti-Laser. -1 DM versus TL-14, -2 versus lower TL.)
Master Fire Directors: 4 TL-14 300,000 km MFDs (Range: 10, 0.04 MW, -5 Dms)

Name Short Medium Long Extreme
360 MJ LB 10:1/15-48 20:1/15-48 40:1/9-29 80:1/5-15


Life Support: Extended (1.68 MW)
Grav Compensation: 5Gs (42 MW)
Crew: 34 (2 Manuever, 1 Electronics, 3 Gunnery, 9 Engineering, 4 Maintenance, 1 Medic, 8 Small Craft, 6 Command)
Crew Accommodations: 2 Small Staterooms (Single Occupancy), 16 Small Staterooms (Double Occupancy)
Passenger Accomadation: None
Other Facilities: Sickbay (0.8 MW)
Cargo: 334 m3 2 Small Cargo Hatches
Small Craft and Launch Facilities: 8 Aozpenj 8 ton fighters in Docking Rings. One Spacious Hangar (24 tons) for maintenance and arming. 8 Launch Ports
Air Locks: 6

Damage Tables

Location     External      Internal

1            Ant           1-4: Elec, 7-16: Qtrs,
                           15-20: Hold
2-5          1-8: Ant      1-5: Elec, 7-13: Qtrs,
                           13-20: Hold
6-7          AL, LP        1-2: LB, 3-6: Elec
                           7-20: Hold
8-9          AL            1-2: LB, 3-20: Hold
10-11        Ant           1-2: LB, 3-4: SC, 3-20:
12-13        LP            Hold
14-15        CH            Hold
16-19        Decoy         1-12: Eng, 13-20: Hold
20                         Eng

Systems Damage:

PP:  4H       SC:  1H
JD:  4H       AG:  1H
MD:  1H       SR:  2h
CG:  2H      MFD:  2h
FPP: 4H      EMM:  1H
LS:  8H     EMMR:  (8h)
ELS: 4H   Hangar: 12H
LB:  1H       SB:  1H

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