Horizon class Passenger Liner

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Horizon class Passenger Liner
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Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type: R Liner
Also see Liner
Blueprint No
Cargo 360 Tons
Cost MCr4,450.284 (base)
MCr3,560.228 (qty)
Crew 101
Officers 21
Enlisted 80
Hardpoints 60
Hull Conical Hull
Jump J-2
Maneuver 3 G
Model Model/4
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 400 High/Med 200 Low
QSP Not applicable.
Reference Adie Alagoric Stewart
Size 6000 Tons
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP R–F223341–090000–80000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Fringian Passenger Liner is a starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Passenger Liner is a large commercial transport commonly encountered along Star Lanes within the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Luxury Liner and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

Image Repository[edit]

J2 6000dT Passenger Liner.jpg
A Horizon class Passenger Liner.

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 Passenger Liner is constructed using a 6,000 Ton hull built in a generally conical configuration. The hull is streamlined, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls.
  • 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 landing legs, allowing surface landings.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: x101
  • x11 command, x12 engineering, x7 gunnery, and x18 service, of which 6 double up as flight crew for the smallcraft when required. In addition, the vessel carries x50 stewards and x3 medical staff.

There are 600 Staterooms.

  • x65 Staterooms are given over to crew quarters. The command crew (and any celebrities working aboard the ship) have individual cabins: all other quarters are double occupancy.
  • x400 Staterooms are available to Passengers. The stewards see to their needs.
  • x135 staterooms are fitted out as shops and boutiques, entertainment complexes, casinos, spas and gymnasiums, restaurants, cafes, and other similar amenities.

There are 200 Low Berths.

  • The Low Berths are tended by the vessel's medical staff, assisted by properly trained stewards.

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

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • There are multiple Emergency Lockers.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-3 drive, and a Power Plant-3, giving performance of Jump-2, 3-G acceleration, and producing 180 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 2 and an emergency agility of 3. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-2 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/4 Computer: the vessel has a backup Model/4 Computer.
5. Hardpoints x60 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are considered standard for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific routes.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Passenger Liner is:

x30 triple Beam Laser turrets, forming three batteries of 10 linked turrets

7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.

x30 triple Sandcaster turrets, forming three batteries of 10 linked turrets

The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft Flight Section

The subcraft are housed in dedicated hangars located at strategic points around the vessel: the hangars can be sealed and have a total volume of 429 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1,380 Tons.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr4,450.284
  • 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 MCr3,560.228.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
11. Construction Time 123 weeks (29 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 360 Tons.
  • 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. Passenger Liners generally follow predetermined routes, often with extended layovers at locations to allow tourism and sightseeing.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant VesselLiner:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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