Type M class Subsidized Liner

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Type M class Subsidized Liner
Sub-Liner-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-36 03-July-2018a.jpg
The most common type of Subsidized Liner. Numerous named subclasses.
Type: M Subsidized Liner
Also see
Blueprint Yes
Canon Canon publication starship design with a Keith illustration.
Cargo 129 Tons
Cost MCr236.97
Crew 9
Officers TBD
Enlisted TBD
Hardpoints 3
Hull Unstreamlined Hull
Jump J-1
Maneuver 3 G
Model Model/3
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 20 Low
QSP TBD
Reference TBD
Size 600 Tons
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–TBD
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

Subsidized Liner (type M): Using a 600-ton hull, the subsidized liner is a passenger and freight carrier committed to long-haul routes. [1]

Basic Ship Synopsis[edit]

M Subsidized Liner. 600 tons. Jump-3. 1-G. 210 tons fuel. Model/3. 30 staterooms, 20 low. 3 hardpoints. Launch. 129 tons cargo. Unstreamlined. 9 crew. MCr236.97; 22 months. [2]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It has jump drive-J, maneuver drive-C, and power plant-J. Fuel tankage for 210 tons supports the power plant and allows one jump-3. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/3. There are thirty staterooms and twenty low berths. [3]

No turrets or weapons are installed, but there are three hardpoints and three tons are set aside for fire control. The ship has one 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 129 tons. The hull is unstreamlined. The subsidized liner requires a crew of nine: pilot, navigator, three engineers, three stewards, and one medic. The pilot operates the launch; gunners may be added to the crew list as required. The ship costs MCr236.97 and typically takes twenty-two months to build. [4]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An image of a Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner.
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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. [5]

Basic Ship Characteristics [6]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 600 tons. Unstreamlined Hull.
2. Crew x9 crew (pilot, navigator, three engineers, three stewards, and one medic)
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-3
  • 1-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/3 computer.
5. Hardpoints x3 hardpoints (x6 possible)
6. Armament No standard weapons
7. Defenses No standard defenses.
8. Craft x1 Launch
9. Fuel Treatment 210.0 tons fuel
10. Cost MCr236.97
11. Construction Time 22 months
12. Comments x30 staterooms. x20 low berths. 129 tons cargo.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to 129.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Subsidized Liners are less common than the ubiquitous free trader, but they carry far more passengers along established trade routes. While the Type M can carry significant amounts of goods cargo, they are better known for hauling passengers, typically tourists and colonists.

The Type M class Subsidized Liner is one of the most common starships found within Charted Space. Many variant classes exist of this type.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Liner:

  1. Type M class Subsidized Liner
    1. Bastien class Subsidized Liner
    2. Condor class Subsidized Liner
    3. Eakhau class Merchant
    4. Khershawn class Trader
    5. Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner
    6. Queen class Modular Subsidized Merchant [7]
    7. Stellar class Subsidized Liner

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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