Cameron (WarShip class)

This article is about the WarShip. For other uses, see Cameron.
Cameron TRO2750.jpg
Production information
Manufacturer Daussault-Shimmon Enterprises
Introduced 2688
Production Year 2688[1]
Use Battlecruiser
Tech Base Star League
Cost 9,367,525,000 C-bills[2]
Technical specifications
Mass 860,000 tons
Length 839 m
Sail Diameter 1,450 m
Fuel 1,000 tons
Burn Rate
Safe Thrust 1 g
Top Thrust 1.5 g
Sail Integrity 5
KF Drive Integrity 18
LF Battery No
Armor 779.5 tons of Ajax 7PK300 Ferro-Carbide
DropShip Capacity 2
Crew 287[3]
  • 48 Officers
  • 193 Enlisted
  • 46 Gunners

(Crew Types)[4]

  • 40 Pilots / Engineers
  • 52 Junior Officers / Other Crew (Non-Engineers)
  • 195 Secondary Engineers

Bay Personnel: 42

Grav Decks 2, both 75 meter diameter
Escape Pods/Life Boats 30 escape pods, 20 life boats
Heat Sinks 2,430 double heat sinks
Structural Integrity 80
BV (1.0) 134,202[5][3]
BV (2.0) ???


Despite its illustrious name, the Cameron-class battlecruiser was a massive boondoggle, heavily flawed, and a literal death trap for its crews. The result of contradicting requirements of the Star League Defense Force seeking to fill the wide gap between the navy's battleships and its cruisers and a peacetime budget freeze imposing enormous cost restrictions on the defense forces. Politicians and nobles of the 2650s mirrored the prevalent at-large view of the SLDF during peacetime, questioning the necessity of large military budgets. The small firm of Daussault-Shimmon Enterprises of New Earth beat out the other bidders for the contract, but when the first complete ships were launched in 2688, the Cameron obviously fell short of the sleek, powerful vessel promised by its designers.[3][6][7]

The Admirals desired a command ship for the huge convoys traveling the Periphery, but frugally. While carrying an impressive weapon loadout, the Cameron could only match the acceleration of a battleship, due to the fact it was 50,000 tons over its design weight. Despite the flawed nature of the design, 40 of the ships were ordered; fear of public disapproval and yet further slashing of the SLDF budget made the Star League Admiralty afraid to admit they'd made a mistake. This was to have tragic results when the SLS Saint Joan and all hands were lost due to design flaws which an investigation revealed had been covered up by engineers at Daussault-Shimmon in order to save the contract. Senior admirals resigned, the scandal led to the nationalization of the company,[8] and the remaining vessels were relegated to transport duties.[3][6][7]

Ironically being removed from frontline service allowed them to survive the Amaris-Kerensky Civil War, despite the small number produced, the surviving examples continue in service in the modern era. Once the various flaws of the Cameron were corrected, both ComStar and the Clans have found the class to be a plodding but sturdy design that has proven to be an excellent mobile command center. Amusingly, not even the advanced technology available to the Clans has boosted the performance of the class to match the original design specifications.[3][6]


While featuring lackluster speed, there were no complaints about the Cameron's weaponry, with four turrets housing the two Maelstrom AR-10 tubes, a capital class launcher that can fire missiles of any size, along with six other turrets carrying two Super Rand Heavy NPPCs, the largest particle projection cannon available. Combined with a secondary armament of 16 Pontiac-25 Series NAC/25 autocannons, ten Tronel-55 NL55 naval lasers, and the ability to carry 16 fighters, these weapons give the ship a tremendous offensive capability.[3][6][7]



While there is little difference between the Cameron-class vessels used by the SLDF and the Com Guards, save correcting its flawed systems and increasing its bay personnel bunks to accommodate the increased fighters to a Binary, like many vessels in their toumans, Clan Camerons have been retrofitted with Lithium-Fusion Battery systems.[3][6]

Named Vessels[edit]

See Category:Individual Cameron-class WarShips



  1. MUL online date for the Cameron (WarShip class)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 154: "Cameron Profile"
  4. BattleSpace rulebook, p. 63
  5. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 305
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Technical Readout: 3057, p. 156: "Cameron WarShip Profile"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Technical Readout: 2750, p. 140: "Cameron"
  8. BattleSpace sourcebook, p. 57