Oceanic Union Defence Force

OUDF Modules & Ship Examples

 

OUDF Public Beta-Test

The systems and ship designs for the OUDF indicated below are beta-test versions and any final version that would appear in print may be different.  Please use these new systems and designs in your battles and your feedback is appreciated.  

 

OUDF Background & Basic Hulls

 

OUDF Ship Examples

 

 

OUDF Modules

 

Standard Module

Quite commonly fitted to escort carriers, but also sometimes on others when operating against missile-using enemy.

Cost : 32 NPV (24 CPV)

Crew : 2 Officers, 6 Ratings

2 Class 2 Batteries, 2 Class 1 Batteries, 2 Point Defence Systems

Gunpack Module

The most usual module for Cruisers.

Cost : 32 NPV (24 CPV)

Crew : 3 Officers, 5 Ratings

3 Class 2 Batteries, 1 Class 1 Battery, 1 Point Defence System 

Missile Module

Used mainly by escort ships to support carriers with additional missile fire.

Cost : 32 NPV (24 CPV)

Crew : 2 Officers, 6 Ratings

1 Class 2 Battery, 1 Extended Range Salvo Missile Rack, 1 Point Defence System
Other versions exist replacing the ER-SMR with either 2 MT racks or a single MR-SMR, plus a Class 1 Battery.

Defence Module

At least one, and often several, ships in a fleet will be equipped with this module. This is also a popular module to put on Escort Carriers.

Cost : 34 NPV (26 CPV)

Crew : 4 Officers, 4 Ratings

2 Class 1 Batteries, 4 Point Defence Systems, 1 Area Defence Fire Control System. 

Torpedo Module

Produced as an interim measure until Spider class vessels were available.

Cost : 33 NPV (25 CPV)

Crew : 3 Officers, 5 Ratings

1 Class 2 Battery, 1 Pulse Torpedo Tube, 1 Fire Control System, 1 Point Defence System 

Raider Module

Standard light attack transport.

Cost : 20 NPV (10 CPV)

Crew : 2 Officers, 6 Ratings

1 Point Defence System, 1 Hanger containing space for 10-tonne, or 1 20-tonne landing craft, 40 tonnes troop accommodation. 

Survey Module

Cost : 20 NPV (10 CPV)

Crew : 5 Officers, 3 Ratings

1 Point Defence System, Hanger space for a variety of probes, landers and buoys. Accommodation space for lab instruments, sensors, and exploration teams. Can be easily re-configured into a Raider Module. 

Diplomatic Transport (VIP) Module

Cost : 20 NPV (12 CPV)

Crew : 6 Officers, 2 Ratings

1 Point Defence System, 1 Class 2 Battery. Extensive and luxurious accommodations for VIPs, a very popular export model. 

Secure Transport Module

It is suspected that several VIP modules sold for export have been converted to this configuration for use by Pirates and Smugglers. In OU service, it is used for high-value cargo, or for transport in insecure areas.

Cost : 20 NPV (12 CPV)

Crew : 2 Officers, 6 Ratings

1 Point Defence System, 1 Class 2 Battery. 40 Tonnes cargo space. 

Cargo Module

Cost : 8 NPV (0 CPV)

Crew : 1 Officer, 7 Ratings

80 Tonnes cargo space 

Research Module

Cost : 8 NPV (0 CPV)

Crew : 8 Officers

Fitted with a variety of sensors and scientific analysis equipment. 

   

OUDF Ship Examples

OUPS DESTROYER Guadalcanal

Fitted out as a Gunpack destroyer

NPV 131 / CPV 107 

OUPS DESTOYER Fly

In her most common role as armed light transport

NPV 119 / CPV 92

OUPS DESTROYER Sepik

Fitted out as a recon/raider

NPV 119 + cost of lander(s) (usually 6, 125 total) 

CPV 92 + cost of lander(s)

OUDFS DESTROYER Yarra

In the common Fleet Escort configuration

NPV 133 / CPV 109

OUDFS LIGHT CRUISER Numbat

As originally fitted for the Torpedo Cruiser role, before the Spider class was constructed.

NPV 209 / CPV 186 

OUDFS LIGHT CRUISER Nandi

One of two VIP transports in OU service.

NPV 196 / CPV 173

OUDFS LIGHT CRUISER Nandi

As she has occasionally appeared during attempted ambushes of diplomats

NPV 208 / CPV 185 

OUDFS HEAVY CRUISER Tiki

(Tuvalue Block I)

As she appeared at the battle of Esperance

NPV 275 / CPV 260

OUDFS HEAVY CRUISER Taronga

(Tuvalu Block I)

Fitted out as a survey cruiser

NPV 235 + cost of landers (usually 6, 241 total) 

CPV 222 + cost of landers 

OUDFS HEAVY CRUISER Tahiti

(Tuvalu Block II)

Gunpack Configuration

NPV 267 / CPV 252

OUDFS ESCORT CARRIER Woranora

In standard configuration

NPV 346 + cost of fighters (usually 48, one squadron of standard and one squadron of heavy, 394 total)

CPV 279 + cost of fighters (108 for 1 std + 1 hvy)

OUDFS ESCORT CARRIER Wanganui

This ship has a reputation for suddenly appearing out of nowhere, executing a surgical raid against valuable assets, and vanishing back into space.

NPV 334 + cost of lander(s) and fighters( usually 6 for the lander(s), 20 for a squadron of heavy fighters, 360 total) 

NPV 249 + fighters and landers

OUDFS BATTLECRUISER Dunedin

The normal wartime Dunedin loadout is a pair of Gunpack modules (left-overs from OUPF River-class ships that were destroyed by the Kraks before they could pick up their wartime equipment)

NPV 367 / CPV 379

OUDFS BATTLECRUISER Dongara

The OUDFS Dongara and others have been used as fast "blockade runners" carrying a cargo module and a landing craft module.

NPV 331 + cost of lander(s)

CPV 306 + cost of lander(s)

 

OUDFS BATTLESHIP Canberra

In a common configuration.

Coomas almost invariably operate with three Gunpack or Standard modules, though very occasionally they carry an Defence/Escort module instead. So far no Coomas have been seen carrying civilian/auxiliary modules.

NPV 419 / CPV 449

OUDFS CARRIER Auckland

In a common configuration.

The Aucklands usually carry an Defence/Escort or Standard module.

NPV 435 + fighters

CPV 355 + fighters

OUDFS CARRIER Armindale

In a second common configuration.

NPV 437 + fighters

CPV 357 + fighters

 

OUDFS MODULAR FLEET AUXILIARY Jervis Bay

In a common configuration.

The most varied of the new designs are (of course) the Jervis Bays. Their normal loadout when operating in combat zones is a Standard module, possibly one Defence/Escort module and the remaining 8-9 wells filled with various auxiliary/civilian modules (ranging from pure cargo modules to troop landers to sickbays to ortillery). 

NPV 354 + landers

CPV 276 + landers 

OUDFS MODULAR FLEET AUXILIARYs Jaika Jaika and Jerildree

As outfitted during the Siege of Sol

During the Siege of Sol the OUDFS Jaika Jaika and OUDFS Jerilderee carried 8 Gunpack modules each.  In the two remaining slots the Jaika Jaika carried a Defence/Escort module and one of the old Numbat P-torp modules, while the OUDFS Jerilderee had *two* P-torp modules - not because they expected to use the P-torps much (single-arc P-torps don't agree very well with thrust-2 engines!), but because they needed the extra FCS capacity.  Both ships survived the Siege; after the first couple of encounters, the Kra'Vak generally preferred to stay well away from them!

OUDFS Jaika Jaika NPV 523 / CPV 586 

OUDFS Jerideree NPV 522 / CPV 585

OUDFS HEAVY BATTLESHIP Brisbane

In a conjectural configuration.

Brisbane class heavy battleships would, if they existed, most likely be equipped with one Defence/Escort module and three Gunpack or Standard modules

NPV 490 / CPV 553 

 

OUDF Background & Basic Hulls