D Class Destroyer
Type: D Class
Designation: Heavy Destroyer (1st Rate)
Manufacturer: Suffixaeta (and licence holders)
Size: 100000 d-tons
Cost as New: Unknown
Jump Capability: Jump 4, 4 parsecs
Manoeuvre Capability: 6 G nuclear thruster, 20 G-hours
Powerplant: 2 x fusion reactors, auxiliary chemical plant, emergency power
Crew: 850 (normal complement)
Cargo: 1000 d-tons (internal, pressurised)
Hangar: Capable of handling 380 tons of small craft
Weaponry: 24 double railgun barbettes (class 2)
80 triple missile turrets
200 double autocannon turrets
10 torpedo bays
Targeting: 4 Target Tracking Arrays (railgun)
10 Target Tracking Arrays (point defence)
Sensors: 4 Type V distributed arrays, 1 with improved signal processing
Accommodation: 585 staterooms
Artificial Gravity: 0.13G internal hamster cages
One of the mainstays of sector fleets, the D class has been in use in various forms for well over a hundred years. Designed to deliver large quantities of heavy ordnance throughout a sector, and in the face of heavy fire, these vessels are only operated by navies with a strong commitment to expeditionary military operations. As with all 1st Rate naval vessels, their combat ability is reduced by the requirement to carry large amounts of fuel.
Batch III vessels were produced between 2265 and 2294, and include HMS Devastator, HMS Dauntless and Duchess.
Batch IV vessels, currently in production, include Daring, Duke and HMS Dempsey.