DuQuesne class SD
Name: DuQuesne class
Type: Superdreadnought
Affiliation: Sign HavenArmedForces People's Republic of Haven
Date Introduced: 1879 PD
Succeeded By: Haven class
Mass: 7,939,250 tons
Length: 1,349 m
Beam: 196 m
Draught: 550 m
Acceleration: 407.5 G (n-space)
4,092 G (hyper)
Crew: 4825

– 626 Naval officers
– 3,550 Naval enlisted
– 35 Marine officers
– 614 Marine enlisted
Flag staff
– 15 officers
– 85 enlisted

Power: 5 RF/9 Golfech 3 Fusion Reactors
Electronics: AG-2(a) Gravitic Detection Array
AR-2 Phased Radar Array
- Flight III: AR-7(b) Phased Radar Array
AL-3 Lidar Array
SLCF-17 116x104-channel DCS
Armament: 92 LM-8 capital ship missile tubes

8 L/300 capital ship lasers
12 G/398 grasers
24 L/280 Capital ship lasers
24 G/357 grasers (20)
8 500cm graser (0)
80 LMC-8(c) countermissile tubes
72 P/16x8 anti-missile lasers

Magazines: 11412 L13(a) capital ship missiles

24080 C2 countermissiles
20 LAD-5 tethered ECM decoys

Auxiliary Craft: 8 DB-100 Mercure-class cutters

6 D-435 Ouragan-class pinnaces

The DuQuesne class was a class of superdreadnoughts built and used by the People's Navy. It was named for the creator of the DuQuesne Plan.

Class Design Edit

The design was the largest warship to be built by the Havenite Navy. The class was designed to take a more conservative approach with a mix of missile tubes, beam weapons, active defenses, and armor. The design lineage hearkens back to the Hempstead-class dreadnought and breaks with the modern Havenite doctrine of win the engagement in the first salvo.

As of 1905 PD there were five flights in the design. Flight II vessels had an improved sidewall strength and hammerhead armor. Flight III vessels replaced a quarter of the broadside point defense clusters with countermissile tubes. The AR-2 Phased Radar Array was upgraded to the AR-7(b) system.

Flight IV vessels had a re-arrangement of a number interior spaces for ease of maintenance, while improving the sidewalls. Flight V vessels got three more salvos of magazine storage to each broadside through use of an improved feed mechanism.

After the Flight IV upgrades, the class became one of the most sought after billets in the Navy due to its comfortability and versatility. The class has one of the best rates of uptime and readiness. This was due to the incorporation of many lessons learned from the near-continuous military expansion of the Republic.

A Flight VI study was considered to reduce missile tube broadside to forty-four, but it has not gotten any support.

Construction Notes Edit

PNS DuQuesne, the first vessel to be laid down, was commissioned in 1879 PD, introducing the largest class of superdreadnoughts to be built at the time. (JIR2)

Service in other naviesEdit

Eleven DuQuesne-class superdreadnoughts captured at the Third Battle of Yeltsin's Star were given to the Grayson Space Navy and refitted as the Manticore's Gift class. (HH5)

18 ships were used by Manticore until the ceasefire. They were sold to the Grayson Space Navy. ("House of Steel")

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References Edit

DuQuesne-class superdreadnoughts
People's Republic of Haven Navy PNS DuQuesne | PNS Alphand | PNS Baudin | PNS Charette | PNS D'Allonville | PNS D'Iberville PNS Forbin | PNS Guichen | PNS Joseph Tilden | PNS Lepanto | PNS Mouchez | PNS Rousseau | PNS Salamis
Grayson Space Navy GNS Manticore's Gift | GNS Courageous | GNS Furious | GNS Glorious | GNS Magnificent | GNS Terrible | GNS Vengeance

Havenite Starship Classes
Astra (CLAC) | Aviary | Bastogne | Brilliance | Champion | Charles Wade Pope | Chevalier | Conqueror | Desforge | DuQuesne | Durandal | Frigate | Fouchart | Haven | Hempstead | Lion | Mars | Nouveau Paris | Roughneck | Sovereign of Space | Sultan | Sword | Temeraire | Tiger | Tonnerre | Triumphant | Trojan | Warlord | Warrior
Non-Warships Astra | Longstop | Trumbull
Small Craft Cimeterre | Foudre | Fracteur | Mercure | Ouragan | Program 13 | Razzia | Transall