Bloodwell class Merchant

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Bloodwell class Merchant
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TBD
Type: AM Merchant Vessel
Agility 1
Also see Tramp Vessel
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 640.0 Tons
Cost MCr611.6 in quantity= Cr488.928
Crew 10
Enlisted 6
Officers 4
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 8 High/Med 14 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Twilight's Peak 42.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Bloodwell class Merchant is a larger mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

1,000 ton ships are considered by most to be unsuited to tramp operations that carry goods among many different starports rather than flying a fixed route. Almost all operations for such ships are paid for in advance and much less subject to speculation than the typical Free Trader or tramp operation. [1]

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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. [2]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is a merchant trader in the 1,000 ton class belonging to the Oberlindes Lines and generally assigned to the Regina (Spinward Marches 1910) to Pandrin (Gvurrdon 2240) run. The namesake ship was lost with all hands and passengers to Imperial naval action 347-1105 when mistakenly identified as hostile. [4]

News Dispatch[edit]

Dentus/Regina (0601 C979500-A) 361-1105

  • Word was received today that two weeks ago the Imperial Battle cruiser Adamdun mistakenly engaged and destroyed the merchant craft Bloodwell of the Oberlindes Line. The Bloodwell, according to the crew of the battle cruiser, was not showing its ID transponder signal and would not answer broad-beam hails. The Bloodwell was under full acceleration, and after it refused to change vector in response to laser warning fire, it was engaged by high-G missile fire and destroyed. A subsequent (and unsuccessful) search for survivors resulted in the identification of the ship.
  • Oberlindes Lines officials called the story "an obvious cover-up of a tragic display of incompetence." and claimed that the Bloodwell's ID transponder had just undergone its annual maintenance check, and could not have failed to function. As in all commercial vessels, the ID transponder was supposedly tamper-proof, and are could not have been turned off by the crew. Legal action is expected.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Vessel - Medium Trader:

  1. Type AM class Medium Trader
    1. Anhk class Merchant
    2. Bloodwell class Merchant
    3. Susa class Cargo Carrier
    4. Type CT class Cargo Carrier
    5. Tyrfing class Freighter
    6. Willkeit class Cargo Carrier

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Twilight's Peak (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 42.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  3. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. Marc Miller. Twilight's Peak (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 42.