Beowulf class Free Trader

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Beowulf class Free Trader

Damaged Beowulf in distress...
Type: A1 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 0
Crew 4
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 1
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 82.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Architect TBD
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr43
Quick Ship Profile A-BS11
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Tramp Vessel - Free Trader
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Starships and Spacecraft TBD.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

A Beowulf class Free Trader or Free Trader Beowulf is one of many standard 200-ton Free Trader designs known to Charted Space.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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 std. There are 9 staterooms, an owner's suite, and 20 low berths. There are two single turrets, but without weapons installed. Cargo capacity is 82.0 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.

Description: Using a 200-ton TL-9 streamlined hull, it is fitted with drives giving it Jump-1 and 1-G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports one Jump-1 and two months of power plant operations. Fuel scoops are included. Installed on the bridge is a computer Model/1 and the default sensor suite. Cargo capacity, the ship’s most important feature, is 82.0 tons, plus a mail vault. The hull is streamlined, and can land on uneven terrain. [1]

Crew Dossier: The free trader requires a crew of four: pilot/astrogator, engineer, medic, and steward. [2]

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.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [3]

Basic Ship Characteristics [4]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 200 tons. The hull is streamlined.
2. Crew x4 crew. The free trader requires a crew of four: pilot, engineer, medic, and steward. Gunners may be carried if the ship is armed.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-1
  • 1-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-A
  • 2-EPs
  • Agility-1
4. Electronics Computer Model/1
5. Hardpoints x2 hardpoints
6. Armament No turrets or weaponry are normally installed, but there are two hardpoints and two tons are set aside for fire control. Capacity for two turrets.
7. Defenses Not generally equipped. Sandcasters common on multi-turrets
8. Craft There are no standard ship's vehicles.
9. Fuel Treatment Yes. Scoops and purification. There is fuel tankage for 30.0 tons, sufficient for the power plant and one Jump-1.
10. Cost The ship costs MCr37.08.
11. Construction Time It typically takes eleven months to build.
12. Remarks It is near ubiquitous throughout Vilani Space by the Vilani TL:10-12 tech epoch.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Remarks: The free trader is an elementary interstellar merchant ship plying the space lanes carrying cargo and passengers. [5] 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. It is near ubiquitous throughout Vilani Space by the Vilani TL:10-12 tech epoch.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Most of these craft are named after heroes from various sophontic literature sources, particularly from Terran or Vilani literary heroes. [6]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Vessel - Tramp Liners:
Merchant Vessel - (Free Trader / Tramp Liner):

  1. Type A class Free Trader
    1. Alexandria class Free Trader
    2. Basil class Merchant
    3. Beowulf class Free Trader
    4. Bremen class Caravel
    5. Carrack class Tramp Liner
    6. Coriander class Free Trader
    7. Lune class Freelancer
    8. March Harrier class Free Trader
    9. Moraine class Free Trader
    10. Nymph class Merchant
    11. Regni Yards Type A class Free Trader
    12. Tequila class Free Trader
    13. Type A1 class Free Trader
    14. Type A-J2 class Free Trader
    15. Type A-P class Free Trader
    16. Type TC(S) class Free Trader

Merchant Vessel - (Far Trader):

  1. Type A2 class Far Trader
    1. Akkigish class Far Trader
    2. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
    3. April Hare class Far Trader
    4. Avian class Far Trader
    5. Empress Marava class Far Trader
    6. Fanzhienz class Far Trader
    7. Farrou class Far Trader
    8. Garu class Far Trader
    9. Gizicih class General Trader
    10. Hero class Far Trader
    11. Hnneshant class Trade Boat
    12. Hugin class Trader
    13. Jayhawk class Far Trader
    14. Khershawn class Trader
    15. Maru class Merchant
    16. Prince Ferren class Far Trader
    17. Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader
    18. Salamander class Far Trader
    19. Soho class Light Freighter
    20. Treader class Free Trader
    21. Type A2L class Far Trader
    22. Type HR class Trader
    23. Type VA class Trader
    24. Wulf class Free Trader

Merchant Vessel - (Deep Trader / Long Trader / Fast Trader):

  1. Type A3 class Fast Trader
    1. Fat Cat class Far Trader
    2. Swordfish class Merchant
    3. Trojan Reaches Type A3 class Trader
    4. Type A3L class Far Trader

Merchant Vessel - (Armored Trader / Frontier Trader / Fast Trader):

  1. Type AA class Armored Merchant
    1. Jasper class Provincial Merchant
    2. Khoghue class Armed Junker
    3. Nguksu class Armoured Fast Trader
    4. Siyuihwye class Armored Trader
    5. Star class Armored Merchant
    6. Type RAX class Protected Merchant
    7. Venture class Frontier Trader

Merchant Vessel - Heavy Trader:

  1. Type AH class Heavy Trader
    1. Dakaar class Freighter
    2. Dakaar class Merchant Transport
    3. Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser
    4. Type TI class Merchant
    5. Type TJ class Merchant

Merchant Vessel - Light Trader:

  1. Type AL class Light Trader
    1. Anjou class Freighter
    2. Aoa'iw class Light Trader
    3. Burning Sky class Merchant Schooner
    4. Consul class Provincial Trader
    5. Fortune class Merchant
    6. Joshim P. Stone class Provincial Trader
    7. Liz Zhorka class Light Trader
    8. Manta class Small Merchant
    9. Panga class Merchant
    10. Paya class Light Freighter
    11. Rhapsody class Merchant Trader
    12. Tachyon class Light Trader
    13. Unholy Exile class Trader

Merchant Vessel - Medium Trader:

  1. Type AM class Medium Trader
    1. Anhk class Merchant
    2. Bloodwell class Merchant
    3. Tyrfing class Freighter

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Marc Miller. "Starship Design and Construction." T5 Core Rules (2013): 358.
  2. Marc Miller. "Starship Design and Construction." T5 Core Rules (2013): 358.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  5. Marc Miller. "Starship Design and Construction." T5 Core Rules (2013): 358.
  6. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak