Bloodwell class Merchant

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Bloodwell class Merchant
Type: AK Subsidized Trader
Category ACS
Size 1,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Close Structure Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
Computer Model/3
Jump J-3
Maneuver 1 G
Hardpoints 10
Offensive 10 3x Beam Laser
Staterooms 20
Low Berths 10
Crew 11
High/Mid Passengers 12
Low Passengers 10
Cargo 409 Tons
Fuel tank 330 Tons
Carried craft 1 air/raft
Construction Time 30 Months
Origin Third Imperium
Manufacturer Oberlindes Lines
Cost MCr410.4
Quick Ship Profile AK-KS13
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Canon Published, canon design
Design System Book 2
Era 1105
Reference The Traveller Adventure 140.

The Bloodwell class Merchant is a larger mercantile starship designed and operated by Oberlindes Lines.


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]

History & Background[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. [2]

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.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

34 Representative unknown (AK) Classes[edit]


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