SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender

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SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender
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Homegrown civilian subcraft carrier serving industrial concerns.
Type: GJ Mining Tender
Agility 2
Also see Industrial Vessel - Mining Tender
Architect James Kundert
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 678.2 Tons
Cost MCr1315.6,
Qty: MCr1052.48
Crew 86
Enlisted 70
Officers 16
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 40
Hull Cube Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-1
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/2
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP GJ-04U21
Reference Fan: James Kundert
Size 4,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender is a mining starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 2-G and J-1 performance with a unstreamlined cube hull.

The SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender was designed on Inar (Deneb 1213) in 1049, the Sternmetal Horizons Company Store class ship serves as home base for 10 Bathysphere class Prospector's Cutters. Being an unstreamlined tail-sitter hull, it also carries two Bubble class Fuel Cutters, which can serve double duty if needed.

The SI-049 is normally used as a mobile mining base within a single system. It only uses its nominal jump ability in emergencies, or to change systems (...which doesn't happen very often). The shape of the hull and the placement of the cutters allows this ship to operate as a tender while grounded (...on an airless moon, for instance), and Sternmetal has grounded SI-049s semi-permanently in several systems to serve as long term bases. Like most Inari designs, the SI-049 is a tail-sitter, with its cutter complement arranged around it like a huge carousel.

While lightly armed, the SI-049 can serve as an auxiliary Fighter Carrier and mobile system defense base, like the larger Bullfrog class Fighter Tender. The standardization of Inari 60-ton spherical hulls allows the SI-049 to operate Wart class Heavy Fighters (...which have the same hull as the Bathysphere). The SI-049 is capable of long tours of duty in any system where wilderness fueling is possible, due to its ability to carry supplies for many months, and at half the cost of the Bullfrog, is popular with poorer systems needing home defense squadrons. The listed cost and weight does not include the twelve subcraft.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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 subcraft) 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 / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Subcraft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks No information yet available.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Duchy of Inar based out of Inar (world) has a vibrant TL-14 or TL-E ship building industry, known for innovative designs and clever Naval Architecture. They are best known for their unstreamlined cylinder hull tail-sitter ship designs and sphere hulled smallcraft specialized for star system defense. They also build some of the finest fusion guns and ECM systems in Imperial Space.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Mining Tender:

  1. Type GM class Mining Tender
    1. SI-049 Company Store class Mining Tender

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.