Aspirant class Provincial Carrier
|Aspirant class Provincial Carrier|
Distant Fringe vessel.
|Type: TC Transport|
|Also see||Fringian Provincial Carrier|
|Canon||No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.|
|Cost|| MCr3986.360 (base)|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||5 High/Med 100 Low|
|Streamlining||Partially Streamlined Hull|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Aspirant class Provincial Carrier is a mercantile starship.
The Provincial Carrier is a large commercial transport commonly encountered operating within clusters of stars 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.
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|| 9,000.0 tons.
The Provincial Carrier is constructed using a 9000 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.
|2.||Crew|| x63 crew.
The Provincial Carrier requires x63 crew: x11 command, x12 engineering, x12 gunnery, and x27 service, of which 2 double up as flight crew for the subcraft as required. In addition, the vessel carries a passenger steward.
The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power plant 2, giving performance of Jump-1 and 2G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 2. There is fuel tankage of 1080 dTons, sufficient for one Jump-1 and giving the power plant four weeks duration.
|4.||Electronics|| Model/3 computer.
Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/3: the vessel carries an additional backup computer model/3. The vessel has a secure locker with a capacity of 5 dTons. There are 42 staterooms and 100 low berths, primarily used to transport livestock. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all except the command crew. Five staterooms are available to paying passengers. Cargo capacity amounts to 6100 dTons.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|7.||Defenses||No information yet available.|
|8.||Craft||The ship carries two 40 dTon Ship's Boats, each housed in a dedicated hangar.|
The basic cost of the vessel, complete with its complement of subcraft, is MCr3986.360.
|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.
Distant Fringe Vessels
The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.
Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type TBD class Merchant Carrier
- Aspirant class Provincial Carrier
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
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