Type: Destroyer, Penetration and Attack, Khyber Class
Registry Number: DPA-0004
Nominal Complement: 215 (figures subject to minor variation due to casualties, promotions, and unforeseen personnel vacancies)
Specifications: Mass, 16,200 metric tons (light loadout–this is the nominal mass), 30,800 metric tons (full load); length, 97 meters; beam, 9.5 meters
Internal Configuration: Decks: 3; Frames: 12
Performance: top sublight speed, .963 c; compression drive, 1575 c cruise, 2120 c emergency; maximum acceleration, 150 G (intertially compensated); turn rates, 38 degrees per second in pitch and yaw, 92 degrees per second in roll
Maximum Unsupported Endurance: 75 days. In practice, this stated endurance is optimistic. Under combat conditions, the ship would exhaust its stores of consumables, particularly fuel and munitions, in 45 to 60 days.
History: First Spaceframe Weld: 25 October 2312; Initial Fission Reactor Criticality 28 March 2313; Initial Fusion Startup: 2 April 2313; Launched: 4 April 2313; Space Trials, Pre-Commissioning Availability to Contractors, Shakedown Cruise: 4 April-22 May 2313; Commissioned: 29 May 2313. First Commanding Officer, Commander Allen K. Oscar, relieved for cause 17 January 2315; succeeded by and currently under the command of Lieutenant Commander Maxime Tindall Robichaux, installed 21 January 2315.
Lead Design Firm: The Boudreaux and Thibodeaux Aerospace Corporation, Arceneaux City, Planet Nouvelle Acadiana
Prime Contractor: Hephaestus Fleet Yards and Naval Constructors, Inc., 40 Eridani A IV
Main: Svavarsdottir & Sigurdson Astrodynamics, GmbH, Model SSNR F-104 Fusion Reactor, 1.8 Terawatt Rating
Aux: Westinghouse Space Systems, Inc., Model OS15W Pressurized Water Fission Reactor, 50 Megawatt Rating
Initial Weapons Installations: [TO BE ADDED]
Class Naming: Ships in this class are named for strategically or historically significant mountain passes and ocean straits. As of May 1, 2315 the following ships of this class have been commissioned: Khyber, Gibraltar, Messina, Cumberland, Hormuz, Khardung La, Bosphorus, Manassas, Malacca, and Brenner. The projected size of the class is 85 ships.