Carrack-Class Light Cruiser, ILC Dirjha

Imperial Navy Vessel, assigned to Princess Raven Palpatine


Craft: Damorian Manufacturing╣s Carrack
Type: Light Cruiser
Length: 350 meters
Scale: Capital Ship
Crew: 1,092
Troops: 142
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x1
Nav Computer: Yes
Hyperdrive Backup: Yes
Sublight Speed: 4D
Maneuverability: 2D
Hull: 5D

dir╣jha (dur╣ zha) n, [Rihannsu: dirjha] 1. a short tri-bladed dagger used for stabbing.

Weapons:


10 Heavy Turbolasers (fire separately)
Fire Control: 1D
Damage: 7D


Five Tractor Beam Projectors
Fire Control: 2D
Damage: 4D


20 Laser Cannons (fire separately)
Fire Control: 3D
Damage: 2d

Shields: 2d+2


Captain: Captain Damon Rhomarck, Imperial Navy

Current Assignment: To serve Lady Raven Palpatine as personal transport and protect her person at all times.


Background/Personal History

Prelude

Game History & Information

An old yet reliable ship in the Imperial Fleet is the Damorian Manufacturing Corporations╣s Carrack-Class Light Cruiser. This vessel╣s 10 turbolaser batteries allow the Carrack to engage larger opponents with a reasonable chance of success. Backing up the heavy guns are a number of smaller laser cannons for point defense against starfighters and missiles. Refitted vessels have also been equipped with tractor beam projectors.

Layered bulkheads and compartmentalization, combined with a unique modular life support system, assures maximum crew survival in case of hull breachings. On numerous occasions, Imperial salvage craft have retrieved Carrack debris and found live crew members on board. These bulkheads also lend strength to the hull, allowing a Carrack to survive an attack that would destroy a similarly-sized vessel.

Compartmentalization does have one major draw-back though. Such a defense system takes up an inordinate amount of space. As a result, the Carrack-class is one of the largest light cruisers not equipped with internal hangar bays. Instead, each Carrack carries four TIE recon starflghters docked on an external rack. These small ships are used for courier missions and scouting duty.

To compensate for the lack of starfighter support, Carrack cruisers are equipped with powerful engines that make them among the fastest of the Empire╣s capital ships.

Current doctrine teams these cruisers with smaller vessels and assigns them to patrol duty in pacified or semi-pacified sectors. They also serve as personal transports for important planetary governors and Moffs.

Additional Information: The ILC Dirjha was modified in accordance with Lady Raven Palpatine╣s needs, and now carries a standard Imperial shuttle and two TIE recon starfighters in place of the four standard TIE recon starfighters, a powerful communications array and complete medical facilities.

The ILC Dirjha travels with occasional escort.

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