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Production information
Manufacturer Titan Yards, ComStar[1]
Introduced 3062
Production Year 3062[2]
Use Destroyer
Tech Base Star League
Cost 14,418,612,000 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 540,000 tons
Length 590 meters
Sail Diameter 1200 meters
Fuel 4,000 tons
Burn Rate 39.52
Safe Thrust 1.5 g
Top Thrust 2.5 g
Sail Integrity 4
KF Drive Integrity 12
LF Battery Yes
Armor Improved Ferro-Aluminum
DropShip Capacity 4
Crew 250[1]
  • 42 Officers
  • 175 Enlisted
  • 33 Gunners

Bay Personnel: 40
Marines: 252

Grav Decks 1 x 115 and 1 x 125 meter diameters
Escape Pods/Life Boats 100/150
Heat Sinks 486 double (972)
Structural Integrity 60
BV (1.0) 45,152[1][3]
BV (2.0) 65,486


The Suffren-class destroyer is among the first generation of post–Clan Invasion WarShips, and ComStar's first new WarShip design since the Dante in 2941.

The Suffren Project was initiated after the Battle of Tukayyid and the subsequent Reformation. While the Com Guards had a large array of old SLDF WarShips, Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht desired a vessel which would not be familiar to the Clan toumans. The project lacked the pace of comparable Successor State WarShip programs because of these existing vessels, with virtual reality technology similar to that used by the Precentor Martial to coordinate the fighting on Tukayyid used to discover and resolve design flaws while awaiting the Titan Yards to be upgraded to produce the most modern design possible. Such artificial WarShip enactments allowed ComStar to skip the expensive prototype stage of the class.[1]

While expected in 3058, issues delayed the introduction of the class until the early 3060s. Ultimately only two examples were constructed prior to the loss of the Titan Yards to the Word of Blake in late 3061.[4][5]

The vessel's use of such materials as ferro-aluminum armor and double heat sinks mark the Suffren as the height of advanced tech, capable of unleashing and weathering impressive nose and broadside barrages, and includes a lithium-fusion battery as standard.


The Suffren features an arsenal of a fairly even mix of conventional anti-aerospace and capital class weaponry. The nose bays feature two NAC/40s and a trio of heavy naval PPCs, twin Gauss rifles, eight ER large lasers, two Artemis IV FCS enhanced LRM-20s and six small pulse lasers for point defense, the aft bays mirroring the nose save for excluding the naval PPCs. The fore and aft angles feature three naval laser 45s, two ER, and three standard large lasers each, with twin NAC/20s, a medium naval PPC, double LRM-20s and six point defense small pulse lasers mounted in each broadside.


Beyond its four DropShip capacity and sizable 92,727 tons of stores, the Suffren is designed to carry eight small craft and a full marine Level II, allowing the destroyer to repel boarding attempts on itself or seize control of any non-Clan vessels with ease.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Technical Readout Revised: 3057, pp. 122: "Suffren (Destroyer)"
  2. MUL online date for the Suffren
  3. AeroTech 2 Record Sheets, p. 288
  4. Shattered Sphere, p. 108: "The Free Rasalhague Republic"
  5. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 46