Empress Marava class Far Trader

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Empress Marava class Far Trader
Far-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-44 03-July-2018a.jpg
TBD
Type: A2 Far Trader
Agility 0
Also see Tramp Vessel
Architect Marc Miller
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 61.0 Tons
Cost MCr35.921
Qty: 24.163
Crew 4-5
Enlisted 0
Officers 4-5
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Ling-Standard Products
Marines 0
Model Model/1 bis
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med 4 Low
QSP A2-BS12
Reference Starship Operator's Manual 58.
Size 200 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
USP A2-21211R1-000000-00000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Empress Marava class Far Trader or Far Trader Empress Marava is a mercantile starship and one of many standard 200-ton Far Trader designs known to Charted Space.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Description: Using a 200-ton TL-10 streamlined hull, it has drives capable of Jump-2 and 1-G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports Jump-2 and two months of operation, and the ship incorporates fuel scoops and fuel intakes for wilderness refueling. The bridge is standard and has a computer Model/1 bis and a basic sensor suite. There are two hardpoints, but no weapons are mounted. Like the free trader, the far trader is built around its cargo bay, in this case 78.0 tons, plus passenger staterooms. A single air/raft is carried for various ship duties. The ship is streamlined, and can land on uneven terrain. [1]

Crew Dossier: The far trader requires a crew of four: pilot/astrogator, two engineers, and steward. [1]

Far Trader (Type A2): Using the type 200 hull, the far trader is capable of 1-G acceleration and Jump-2. Fuel tankage is 50.0 tons, and the ship incorporates fuel scoops for gas giant skimming. The bridge is standard and has a computer Model/I bis installed. Two tons of fire control support the ship's two turrets. The ship has ten staterooms (…three for the crew; seven for the passengers) and four low berths. A single air/raft is carried for various ship duties. The ship itself is streamlined for atmospheric landings. Cargo capacity is 61.0 tons. [2]

The far trader costs MCr66.175 to construct. The price includes architect's fees and design plan costs, but does not include weaponry to be added later. [2]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A prototypical Far Trader.
    Far-Trader-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-44 03-July-2018a.jpg

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

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. [3]

Basic Ship Characteristics [3]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 200 tons.
  • Tonnage: 200 tons (standard displacement). 2,800 cubic meters. [4]
  • Dimensions: 49.3 meters long by 28.5 meters wide by 8.7 meters high. [4]
  • Gravities: Adjustable 0.1 to 2.0 floor fields. Inertial compensators. [4]
2. Crew Crew: Three. Pilot/navigator, engineer, and steward/medic. In addition, two gunners may be carried as needed. [4]
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-2
  • 1-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-2
  • 200-EPs
  • Agility-0

Acceleration: 1-G. Normal operations and cruising at 1-G. [4]

4. Electronics x1 Model/1 bis ship computer.
  • Electronics: Model/I bis ship computer or equivalent. Entertainment consoles. [4]
5. Hardpoints x2 hardpoints.
6. Armament Armament: Port and starboard hardpoints, each with a dual laser turret standard. Optional weaponry available. [4]
7. Defenses No Defensive equipment is normally instealed except for evasion software.
8. Craft Ship's Boats: No auxiliary vessels. One four-passenger air/raft carried over the forward cargo loading ramp with interior boarding and access. Used for errands and has limited sub orbital capability. [4]
9. Fuel Treatment The ship incorporates fuel scoops for gas giant skimming.
10. Cost MCr 66.175.
11. Construction Time 8 months.
12. Comments Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Remarks: The far trader ranges far and wide, and deals with every world it finds. Even amber zones and red zones are not considered off limits by its captains, provided there is profit to be made and the risk of being caught is slight. [1]

THE FAR TRADER: The basic ship involved in free trade is called the free trader. Variations on the basic ship have resulted in variations in the name. The subsidized merchant, partly because of its size, and partly because of its subsidy, is called the fat trader. Some well-equipped high-G traders employed beyond the Imperial border are called fast traders. The type A2 far trader derives its name from its jump capability: its drives are capable of Jump-2, twice what the standard free trader can do. The far trader can be encountered anywhere in the Imperium. It ranges far and wide, and deals with every world it finds. Even amber zones and red zones are not considered off limits by its captains, provided there is profit to be made and the risk of being caught is slight. [2]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: The design of the far trader has ship security in mind, and so all passengers are segregated onto a passenger deck. Their access to the bridge and to other areas of the ship is limited. Unfortunately, when a seventh passenger is carried, he or she is berthed adjacent to the bridge. Original specifications did not envision more than six passengers, but the profit motive has led to them being overridden. [5]

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Far Trader:

  1. Type A2 class Far Trader
    1. Akkigish class Far Trader
    2. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
    3. April Hare class Far Trader
    4. Avian class Far Trader
    5. Empress Marava class Far Trader
    6. Fanzhienz class Far Trader
    7. Farrou class Far Trader
    8. Garu class Far Trader
    9. Gizicih class General Trader
    10. Hero class Far Trader
    11. Hnneshant class Trade Boat
    12. Hugin class Trader
    13. Jayhawk class Far Trader
    14. Khershawn class Trader
    15. Maru class Merchant
    16. Nymph class Merchant
    17. Prince Ferren class Far Trader
    18. Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader
    19. Salamander class Far Trader
    20. Soho class Light Freighter
    21. Stage class Far Trader
    22. Treader class Free Trader
    23. Type A2L class Far Trader
    24. Type HR class Trader
    25. Type VA class Trader
    26. Wulf class Free Trader

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Marc Miller. "Starship Design and Construction." T5 Core Rules (2013): 358.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Marc Miller. Traders and Gunboats (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 23.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Marc Miller. Traders and Gunboats (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 24.
  5. Marc Miller. Traders and Gunboats (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 26.