Beowulf class Free Trader

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Beowulf class Free Trader
Damaged Beowulf in distress...
Type: AF Free Trader
Category ACS
Size 200 Tons
Hull Configuration Wedge Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
Computer Model/1
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Hardpoints 2
Staterooms 10
Low Berths 20
Crew 4
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 1
High/Mid Passengers 6
Low Passengers 20
Cargo 82 Tons
Fuel tank 30 Tons
Construction Time 11 Months
Origin Third Imperium
Cost MCr37.08
Quick Ship Profile AF-BS11
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Canon Published, canon design
Era 1105
Reference Starships 19.

A Beowulf class Free Trader is one of many standard 200-ton Free Trader designs known to Charted Space. It is a civilian Merchant ship.


Using a 200-ton, TL-10 hull, the Beowulf class Free Trader is an elementary interstellar merchant ship plying the space lanes carrying cargo and passengers. It mounts jump drive-A, maneuver drive-A, and power plant-A, giving a performance of Jump-1 and 1G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports a 1 parsec jump, at 20t per parsec, and one month of operations. Attached to the bridge is a Computer Model/1. There are ten staterooms and 20 low berths. There are two single turrets, but without weapons installed. Cargo capacity is 82 tons. The ship has a streamlined hull, with scoops and intakes for frontier refueling.

The ship has four crew, and can carry six passengers and 20 low passengers.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A top down schematic of a Beowulf with a typical shuttle.
    Free-Trader-T5-Core-Rules-Pg-358 25-July-2018a.jpg
  2. An early model Beowulf under spaceflight.
    Free-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-36 03-July-2018a.jpg
  3. A Beowulf class Free Trader fending off an attacker over the surface of an uncharted moon orbiting a ringed gas giant.
    Beowulf-class-Boyd-Stone-Fan-Art 18-July-2019a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background[edit]

The free trader is an elementary interstellar merchant ship plying the space lanes carrying cargo and passengers. [1] The Type A becomes a popular cornerstone of interstellar commerce by the end of the TL:7-9 technological epoch in Vilani society. It is continually upgraded by the Vilani Bureaux.

Most of these craft are named after heroes from various literature sources, particularly from Terran or Vilani literary heroes.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

51 Representative Free Trader (AF) Classes[edit]

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References & Contributors[edit]

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Traveller 5th This ship was originally designed using Traveller 5th edition ship design rules.
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  1. Marc Miller. "Starship Design and Construction." T5 Core Rules (2013): 358.