Distribution class Commercial Carrier
|Distribution class Commercial Carrier|
|Type: TV Ship Transporter|
|Hull Configuration||Dispersed Structure Hull|
|Cargo||1,540 Tons |
|Fuel tank||7,700 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Architect fee||MCrAde Stewart|
|Quick Ship Profile||Not applicable|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
Basic Ship Characteristics
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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage||The Distribution class is constructed using a 30,000 dTon hull built in a dispersed structure configuration. The hull is unstreamlined and has no capability to perform atmospheric operations.|
|2.||Crew||Total Crew Complement: x195
There are x300 Staterooms.
There are x250 Low Berths. These are tended by the vessel's medical staff, assisted by properly trained stewards.
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-1 drive, and a Power Plant-2, giving performance of Jump-2 an 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 Jump-2s and gives the power plant 6 weeks duration.|
|4.||Electronics||Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/4 Computer: the vessel has a backup Model/4 Computer.|
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for a Distribution class is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.
|9.||Fuel Treatment||The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 7,700 dTons.|
|10.||Cost||The basic cost of the vessel, complete with its complement of subcraft, is MCr13,593.474|
|11.||Construction Time||187 weeks (47 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments||Standard cargo capacity amounts to X dTons of internal (protected) volume.|
It is common practice for these vessels to serve as container ships, carrying externally mounted sealed cargo modules.
The Civilian Ship Transporter is capable of carrying "overburden" cargos: a payload of up to 30,000 dTons. The major limiting factor on overburdening a vessel is the capability of the ship's Model/4 Computer. If the total displacement tonnage of the vessel, including its overburden cargo, is 50,000 dTons or more, the computer cannot perform the calculations necessary to initiate a jump transition.
- The overburden payload increases the ship's displacement tonnage – to an upper limit of 50,000 dTons – but any degree of overburdening reduces its performance to jump-1 and 0.5G acceleration.
- The payload must be fully contained within the jump bubble.
- The practice of overburdening a ship places extreme stresses and strains on the internal equipment and dramatically increases the chances of a catastrophic failure.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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