Bowman class Mining Platform

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Bowman class Mining Platform
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TBD
Type: WO Mining Vessel
Agility TBD
Also see TBD
Architect TBD
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo TBD Tons
Cost MCrTBD
Crew TBD
Enlisted TBD
Officers TBD
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints TBD
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver TBD G
Manufacturer Various
Marines TBD
Model Model/TBD
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers TBD High/Med TBD Low
QSP TBD
Reference Beltstrike TBD.Beltstrike TBD.
Size 5,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–TBD
USP TBD
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Bowman class Mining Platform is a non-starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Using a 5000-ton hull, the mining platform is a non-starship intended for resource exploitation operations. It has no jump drive, but mounts manoeuvre drive-W and power plant-W, giving a performance of 1-G acceleration. Fuel tankage of 1700 tons supports prolonged independent operations by the ship and its support vessels and vehicles. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/5. There are 175 staterooms and no low berths. The ship has 50 hardpoints, and mounts 50 single turrets fitted with pulse lasers used for mining; 50 tons are allocated for fire control. There are fourteen ship's vehicles: one shuttle, one launch, two pinnaces. and ten prospecting buggies. Up to ten 100-ton seekers can also be accommodated on board. Cargo capacity is 30 tons, a 25-ton mass driver system and a 400-ton processing bay are also installed. The hull is unstreamlined.

The mining platform requires a crew of seven for interplanetary travel (pilot, navigator, three engineers, two medics): it also carries ten administrative and management personnel, and 132 workers, technicians. boat crewmen and others. Quarters for 175 are provided, allowing 36 passengers (crewmen from the seekers, company officials, etc,). The ship does not engage in commercial passenger service. The mining platform costs MCr1330.7 (including the 1% naval architect's fee, but not including costs for ten seekers, which are optional) and takes 36 months to build. Mining platforms are transported from one system to another in bulk carriers. Once they arrive in a system, they usually remain there for the rest of their useful service life and are eventually sold to interested parties or broken up for spares/scrap.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull TBD tons.
2. Crew xTBD crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft / Subcraft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks No information yet available.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Commercial Vessel - Mining Platform:

  1. Type NS class Mining Platform
    1. Bowman class Mining Platform

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. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.