Triton Missile Submarine
|Triton Missile Submarine|
|Manufacturer||Jeanette Naval Yards|
|Use||Heavy Fire Support, Undersea Mobile Command Center|
|Tech Base||Star League (Nontournment Legal)|
|Chassis Type (Size)||Naval Vessel (Large Template D)|
|Fuel (Type/Range)||Unlimited Range|
|Armament|| 6 x Arrow IV Artillery Launchers |
6 x LR Torpedo/20 Launchers
|Armor||(BAR 10) 39 tons|
|Crew|| 16 officers |
The Triton Missile Submarine was developed by the Draconis Combine after liberating the world of Jeanette during Operation Bulldog. DCMS High Command decided to try an experimental missile submarine design to defend such worlds based on ancient Terran examples. For expense reasons, High Command decided to not include WarShip-grade Capital Weapons in their new submarine, planning instead for it to act as a tactical Fire Support vessel. In addition, they designed the ship to function as a mobile undersea command post, following lessons learned from the Clan Invasion.
The Triton Class was constructed to provide artillery fire support for troops, especially those for those equipped with TAG gear. In peace time, the ship can be used a transport vessel, since the hull was based on that of civilian cargo vessels. This gives the ship long duration for its crew, which has prompted some civilian authorities to have the Tritons built for civilan use.
Only three ships of the class have been constructed thus far, as High Command is still evaluating these ships' performance and the economic feasibility for use on other worlds.
 Armament & Capabilities
The ship's only close in weaponry are six 20-tube Long Range Torpedo launchers, (three mounted in the bow, and 1 launcher mounted in each of the left, right, and rear arcs), with six tons of ammunition for them.
Other features include Communication Equipment, docking units, a field kitchen, ten maritime escape pods, a MASH unit with one operating theater, and a searchlight mounted on the front of the ship. Twenty second-class passenger quarters provide adequate accommodations.
 Cargo Capacity
The Triton class can carry 5,975 tons of cargo accessible through four doors.
 Design Quirks
 Known ships of the Class
- DCS Triton'
- DCS Polaris
- DCS Athens
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 176, "Triton Missile Submarine Profile"
- ↑ Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 168
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 176