Aspirant class Provincial Carrier
|Aspirant class Provincial Carrier|
Distant Fringe vessel.
|Type: TC Transport|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Streamlining||Partially Streamlined Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Cost||MCr3,986.360 (base) |
|Also see||Fringian Provincial Carrier|
|Canon||Unpublished, fan design|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
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||The Provincial Carrier is constructed using a 9,000 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined, giving reasonable atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.|
|2.||Crew||Total Crew Complement: x63
There are x42 Staterooms.
There are x100 Low Berths, primarily used to transport livestock.
The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of Jump-1 and 2-G acceleration and producing 180 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. The dedicated internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one jump-1 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/3 Computer: the ship does not have a backup computer.|
|6.||Armament||The normal fit-out for an Aspirant class is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.
The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
|8.||Craft||The ship carries two 40-dTon Songbird class Ship's Boats, each housed in a dedicated hangar.|
|10.||Cost||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.|
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to 6100 dtons.
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
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Selected Variant Types & Classes
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