Bremen class Caravel

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Bremen class Caravel
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TBD
Type: A1 Caravel
Agility 0
Also see Free Trader
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 250.0 Tons
Cost MCr216.736 (base)
MCr173.389 (qty)
Crew 10
Enlisted 8
Officers 2
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 6
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1
Origin Plavian League
Passengers 18 High/Med 10 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 600 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–10
USP A1-6211112-050000-40003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Bremen class Caravel is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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.

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 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.
2. Crew x10 personnel (2 officers, 8 enlisted).
  • x1 Captain/navigator, x1 pilot, x2 engineers, x1 steward, x1 medic, x3 gunners, x1 flight crew.

Accommodations

  • There are 23 Staterooms.
    • x5 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.

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.
3. Performance 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.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics 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.
5. Hardpoints x6 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific routes.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Bremen class is:
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.
  • x2 triple Sandcaster turrets, typically grouped into a single battery of 2 linked turrets.
  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft Flight Section

The Cutter is housed in a dedicated hanger: the hanger can be sealed and has a total volume of 50 Tons.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 126 Tons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel 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.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr216.736
  • Architects Fee: MCr2.167
11. Construction Time 96 weeks (22 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments 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.

Alternate Crew[edit]

On routes that generate more passenger revenue, the crew complement and stateroom usage is often adjusted as follows:

No. Category Remarks
2. Crew 11 personnel (2 officers, 9 enlisted).
  • x1 Captain/navigator, x1 pilot, x2 engineers, x2 stewards, x1 medic, x3 gunners, x1 flight crew.

Accommodations

  • There are 23 Staterooms.
    • 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.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Military Ship - Smallcraft - Fighter:

  1. Type TBD class Fighter
    1. Asia class Scout

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.