Goliath class Provincial Freighter

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Goliath class Provincial Freighter
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: TB Transport
Also see Freighter
Blueprint No
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 2200 Tons
Cost MCr1501.957 (base)
MCr1201.566 (qty)
Crew 37
Officers 8
Enlisted 29
Hardpoints 35
Hull Conical Hull
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Model Model/2
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 25 High/Med 100 Low
QSP No information yet available.
Reference None
Size 3500 Tons
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP MT–C212221–080000–00005-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard

The Goliath class Provincial Freighter is a large commercial starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A generic class of civilian vessel, the Provincial Freighter is a commercial transport typically encountered operating within clusters of stars 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-9 design.

Image Repository[edit]

J1 3500dT Freighter.jpg
A Goliath class Provincial Freighter.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

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]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Provincial Freighter is constructed using a 3,500 dTon hull built in a generally conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp.
  • The vessel has sturdy retractable legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew x37 personnel.
  • x9 command, x5 engineering, x7 gunnery, and x11 service, of which one serves as flight crew for the Ship's Boat when required. In addition, the vessel carries x4 passenger stewards and a medic.

Accommodations

  • There are 48 Staterooms.
    • 23 Staterooms are given over to the crew. The command crew have individual cabins: all other crew quarters are double occupancy.
    • Up to 25 High Passengers may be carried. The stewards attend to their needs.
  • There are 100 Low Berths, primarily used to transport livestock.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off.
  • There are multiple Emergency Lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of Jump-1 and 2-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 2. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-1 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/2 computer: the vessel has a backup Model/2 computer.
5. Hardpoints x35 hardpoints.
  • The listed weapons systems are typical for the design. Alternative weaponry may be designated for specific routes.
  • There are 3 unused hardpoints and 3 dTons are set aside for fire control.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Provincial Freighter is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
8. Craft Flight Section

The subcraft is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hangers can be sealed and has a total volume of 40 dTons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 220 dTons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr1,501.957
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr1,201.566.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
11. Construction Time 84 weeks (21 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 2,400 dTons.
  • The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

A number of companies manufacture ships equivalent to the Goliath class. They vary in hull shape and internal layout but all share the same basic design and all have very similar capabilities and performance characteristics.

  • Each variant class is named by the company that produces it: these organizations generally draw on traditional naming protocols. It is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.
  • Individual vessels within a class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes but traditionally are named by their first crew, though from a list of approved options. This is considered a serious affair and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Transport:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak