Used by the military forces of Serendip Belt, the Freemantle is designed as a light military warship capable of projecting the authority of Serendip beyond its own borders. It isn't designed to go toe-to-toe with the large planetoid warships of Neubayern, but is a relatively cheap ship that can act as an escort vessel for civilian fleets, or take on most pirate threats.
It is a 1,600t hull, capable of J-3 which allows it to move around the Islands quickly without need to stick to the usual J-2 trade routes. It's primary weapon is a medium-bay mounted particle beam, but is also equipped with lasers and missiles.
It carries a small contingent of marines, as well as two assault shuttles, for boarding other craft.
|TL 12||Patrol Frigate||TONs||Power||MCr|
|Hull||1,600 tons, Close Structure||-||320|
|Power Plant||2 x TL 12 Fusion, 600||80||-1200|
|Jump Fuel||3 Parsecs||480||-|
|Power Fuel||8 weeks||16||-|
|Weapons||6 x Triple Missile Turrets||6||-|
|8 x Triple Turrets: Pulse + 2xBeam||8||96|
|Medium Bay, Particle Beam||100||45|
|Staterooms||40 Double Occupancy||160||-|
|10 Staterooms (officers)||40||-|
|12 Low berths||12||-|
|Hangers||2 x 40t Hangers||160||-|
|Carries 2 assault Pinnaces||-||-|
|Computer||Computer/20, TL 12||-||-|
|Electronic Warfare/1, 10||-||-|
|Fire Control/4, 20||-||-|