Congo class Cargo Barge

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Congo class Cargo Barge
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Common Imperial design
Type: WBC Cargo Barge
Agility TBD
Also see Smallcraft
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr., Adie Alegoric Stewart
Blueprint Yes.
Canon No. Non-canon fan design.
Cargo 30 Tons
Cost MCr12.025 (base)
MCr9.62 (quantity)
Crew 1 pilot
Enlisted 1
Officers 0
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-0
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model none
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 8 High/Med 0 Low
QSP Q-5S11
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 50 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
USP WB-0201101-000000-00000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Congo class Cargo Barge is a spaceship, smallcraft, and a barge.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A Congo class is a streamlined conical structure. Fitted for cargo and with couches for eight short duration passengers.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Congo class Cargo Barge in side view.
    J-0 50dT Congo class Barge.jpg

General Description[edit]

The Congo class is a streamlined cone with a mean radius of 4.5 meters and a length of around 32 meters, giving it a total enclosed volume of approximately 1,350 cubic meters. A small enclosed compartment containing the bridge, x8 passenger acceleration couches and a stateroom is located forward, while the machinery and fuel tanks are located aft. The rest of the vessel is given over to cargo space: there is a loading ramp in the bow and large side hatches.

J-0 50dT Congo class Barge Plan.jpg
A basic deck plan of the vessel indicating the general layout and positioning of major elements.

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
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage 50 tons.
2. Crew x1 Pilot.
3. Performance 1-G.
4. Electronics There is no ship's computer only a standard small craft bridge. A computer must be installed before weapons can be mounted.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
6. Armament None typically mounted.
7. Defenses None.
8. Craft None.
9. Fuel Treatment Integral Scoops.
10. Cost MCr12.025 and 9.62 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 1 month.
12. Comments There is a small stateroom to provide the crew with extended life support.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is a light interface vessel for moving cargo and eight passengers from orbit to the surface and back.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Smallcraft - Barge:

  1. Type WB class Cargo Barge
    1. Congo class Cargo Barge

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.