Baleen class Heavy Tanker
|Baleen class Heavy Tanker|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: TF Tanker|
|Cargo|| 300 Tons|
Tankage 22200 Tons
|Cost|| MCr18685.440 (base)|
|Hull||Dispersed Structure Hull|
|Passengers||14 High/Med 20 Low|
|Reference||Ade Alagoric Stewart|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Baleen class Heavy Tanker is a mercantile starship.
This is a generic class of civilian vessel.
The Heavy Tanker is a large commercial tanker encountered within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Bulk Cargo Carrier and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The vessel is a TL-11 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics
Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage||The Heavy Tanker is constructed using a 40,000 dTon hull built in a conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: 222
There are 150 Staterooms.
There are 20 Low Berths. These are tended by the vessel's medic.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of Jump-2, 1-G acceleration, and producing 800 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 Computer: the vessel has a backup Model/4 Computer.|
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Heavy Tanker is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 8,800 dTons.
The vessel is designed to be capable of skimming and refining fuel from wilderness sources.
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel, complete with its complement of subcraft, is MCr18,685.440.|
|11.||Construction Time|| 184 weeks (46 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 300 dTons.|
- Vessels of this type are operated by commercial Gas Traders.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities. They are nicknamed "Fuglies".
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Baleen class Heavy Tanker
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science