Virtue class Light Freighter
|Virtue class Light Freighter|
Published, canon starship design.
|Type: TB Transport|
|Cost|| MCr747.879 (base)|
|Passengers||8 High/Med 40 Low|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
It is a generic class of civilian vessel, the Light Freighter is a commercial transport commonly encountered along Star Lanes 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-11 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage|| 1,500 tons.
|2.||Crew|| xTBD crew.
The Light Freighter requires requires 19 crew: 5x command, 2x engineering, 6x gunnery, and 5x service, of which 1 doubles up as flight crew for the subcraft as required. In addition, the vessel carries 1 passenger steward.
The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a Power plant-2, giving performance of Jump-2 and 1G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 1. There is fuel tankage of 330 dTons, sufficient for one Jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| Model/2 computer.
Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/2: the vessel carries an additional backup computer model/2. There is a secure locker with a capacity of 4 dTons. There are 20 staterooms and 40 low berths, primarily used to transport livestock. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all crew. 8 staterooms are available to paying passengers. Cargo capacity amounts to 800 dTons.
|5.||Hardpoints|| xTBD hardpoints.
|6.||Armament|| The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
There is 1 unused hardpoint and 1 dTon of space is set aside for fire control.
|7.||Defenses||No information yet available.|
|8.||Craft||The ship carries a 40 dTon Ship’s Boat housed in a dedicated hanger.|
The basic cost of the vessel, complete with a Ship’s Boat, is MCr747.879.
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
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
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type TBD class Light Freighter
- Virtue class Light Freighter
|This article has Metadata|
|This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.|
- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science