Provision class Medium Tanker

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Provision class Medium Tanker
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Published, canon starship design.
Type: TF Transport
Also see Tanker
Blueprint No
Canon {{{canon}}}
Cargo 0.0 Tons
Tankage: 4,200.0 Tons
Cost MCr4521.430 (base)
MCr3617.144 (discounted)
Crew 61
Officers TBD
Enlisted TBD
Hardpoints 80
Hull TBD Hull
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Model Model/4
Origin Distant Fringe
Passengers 5 High/Med 0 Low
QSP TBD
Reference TBD
Size 8000 Tons
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Provision class Medium Tanker is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A generic class of civilian vessel, the Medium Tanker is a large commercial hydrogen fuel transporter commonly encountered throughout the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Tanker and is constructed as a conventional design, although in all respects it qualifies as a long-range vessel. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

  • The vessel is a TL-11 design.
  • Vessels of this type are employed as Gas Traders.

Image Repository[edit]

J2 8000 dT Tanker.jpg
A Provision class Medium Tanker.

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 8,000 tons.

The Medium Tanker is constructed using an 8000 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.

  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • The hull includes internal grav plates and inertial compensators. All accessible sections of the hull have life support.
  • The commercial liquid hydrogen tanks are served by refrigeration and pumping equipment.
2. Crew x61 crew.

The Medium Tanker requires x61 crew: 9x command, 14x engineering, 11x gunnery, and 24x service, of which 1 serves as flight crew for the lifeboat when required. In addition the vessel has 3x purification engineers.

3. Performance Propulsion:

The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power plant-2, giving performance of Jump-2 and 2G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 2. There is internal fuel tankage of 1,760 dTons, sufficient for one Jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration. The vessel has a purification plant capable of purifying both internal and commercial fuel

  • The engineering section has a main control room. The purification facilities have a separate control center.
  • The jump drive utilises a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Model/4 computer.

Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/4: the vessel carries an additional backup computer model/4. There is a secure locker with a capacity of 1 dTon. There are 40 staterooms. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all except the command crew. There is sufficient accommodation for 5 passengers. Commercial fuel tankage amounts to 4200 dTons.

  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment and a sensor suite.
5. Hardpoints xTBD 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 it is:
  • The ship is fitted with 80 turrets. These are grouped into:
  • Five sandcaster batteries, each consisting of 10 linked triple turrets
  • Three beam laser batteries, each consisting of 10 linked triple turrets
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft The ship carries a 50 dTon Lifeboat in a dedicated hangar.
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.

The basic cost of the vessel, complete with a Lifeboat, is MCr4521.430.

  • Both craft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces their price to MCr3617.144.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

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.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Vessel - Tanker:

  1. Type TBD class Tanker
    1. Provision class Medium Tanker

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.