Bremen class Caravel
|Bremen class Caravel|
|Type: A Free Trader|
|Hull Configuration||Cone Hull|
|Offensive||2 3x beam laser, 2 3x missile launcher|
|Defensive||2 3x Sandcasters|
|Fuel tank||126 Tons|
|Carried craft||1 50 ton launch|
|Construction Time||96 Months|
|Canon||Unpublished, fan design|
|Designer||Ronald B. Kline Jr.|
|Design System||High Guard|
|Reference||Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|
The Bremen class Caravel originates within the Plavian League. It is a general-purpose design intended to carry both passengers and freight, with roomy holds that are capacious enough to carry both bulk loads and high volume items. The fuel scoops and fuel purification plant allow wilderness refueling, further extending the potential profit margin. These hardworking vessels are a familiar sight working their way along the backwater routes throughout the region. They are popular with their crews.
General Description & Deck Plans
The Bremen class is constructed using a 600 Ton hull built in a generally Conical configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving good atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
There are multiple airlocks located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by large doors and has a loading ramp. The vessel has a sturdy retractable undercarriage, allowing surface landings.
The ship has a Crew of 10 (2 officers, 8 enlisted) 1 Captain/navigator, 1 pilot, 2 engineers, 1 steward, 1 medic, 3 gunners, 1 flight crew.
There are 23 Staterooms. 5 Staterooms are given over to the crew. All crew quarters are double occupancy. Up to 8 High Passage passengers may be carried. The steward sees to their needs. Up to 10 additional Middle Passage passengers may be carried. There are 10 Low Berths. They are tended by the vessel's medic.
On routes that generate more passenger revenue, the crew complement and stateroom usage is often adjusted as follows: Crew of 11 personnel (2 officers, 9 enlisted). 1 Captain/navigator, 1 pilot, 2 engineers, 2 stewards, 1 medic, 3 gunners, 1 flight crew. 6 Staterooms are given over to the crew. The Captain has an individual cabin: all other crew quarters are double occupancy. Up to 16 High Passage passengers may be carried: the stewards see to their needs. One stateroom is given over to use as a well-appointed lounge and dining area. There are 10 Low Berths. They are tended by the vessel's medic.
Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems. There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Individual sections of the hull can be sealed off. There are multiple emergency lockers.
The vessel mounts a Jump-1 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a Power Plant-1, giving performance of Jump-1 and 1-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 1. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for two consecutive Jump-1s and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration. The engineering section has a main control room. The jump drive utilizes a lanthanum hull grid.
Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/1 computer: no backup computer is installed. There are multiple workstations and control points throughout the vessel. The vessel is fitted with communications equipment, a basic sensor array, and has an avionics suite. It has a transponder unit that can be deactivated on command.
6 hardpoints. The listed battery groupings are standard for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific routes. The normal weapons fit-out for a Bremen class is:
- 2 triple Beam Laser turrets, typically grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.
- 2 triple Missile turrets, typically grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.
- 2 triple Sandcaster turrets, typically grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.
The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 126 Tons. The hull is fitted with fuel scoops and is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.
Construction Time is 96 weeks (22 months) as standard.
Standard cargo capacity amounts to 250 Tons. The cargo hold can be sealed and has independent life support and environmental systems. Sections of the hold may be isolated if desired and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration.
History & Background
Although ships of the Bremen class can't compete with more specialized vessels, they are well suited to their intended niche. The streamlined hull allows landings directly at dirtside starports. Their large fuel tankage and onboard fuel purification allows the crews a profitable sideline supplying refined fuel to poorly serviced or backwater facilities.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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