Caroline class Heavy Pinnace
|Caroline class Heavy Pinnace|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: U Smallcraft|
|Cost|| MCr18.450 (base)|
|IOC||No information yet available.|
|Passengers||12 High/Med 0 Low|
|Reference||Ade Alagoric Stewart|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 5 High Guard|
The Caroline class Heavy Pinnace is a noncombatant smallcraft with a utility role.
The Heavy Pinnace is designed to rapidly ferry passengers and incidental cargoes between locations. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The vessel is a TL-9 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) when necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage||The Heavy Pinnace is constructed using a 30 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving improved atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew|| Total Crew Complement: 1
There are x3 small staterooms.
|3.||Performance|| The vessel mounts a Maneuver-4 drive and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of 4-G acceleration and producing 1.2 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant approximately 3 weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics||The cockpit contains x2 acceleration couches and control equipment. The vessel is fitted with a Model/1 Computer: no backup computer is installed.|
|6.||Armament||The Heavy Pinnace is generally unarmed.|
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is unarmored.
|8.||Craft||The vessel carries no subcraft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1 dTon.|
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr18.450.
|11.||Construction Time|| 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Cargo capacity amounts to 10 dTons.|
History & Background (Dossier)
An ubiquitous design used throughout the Distant Fringe, the Heavy Pinnace is fast, durable and robust. 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
Different examples of the design are known by many different names but all have very similar performance characteristics and capabilities.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type TBD class Auxiliary
- Caroline class Heavy Pinnace
References & Contributors (Sources)
|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.|