Freespace Gateway class Freighter

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Freespace Gateway class Freighter
Merchant-Ship-Bridge-Small Ade-Stewart 20-Oct-2019.png
The nose and bridge on a Freespace Gateway class Freighter.
Type: ML Freighter
Category BCS
Size 2,500 Tons
Hull Configuration Close Structure Hull
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Computer Model/3
Jump J-3
Maneuver 2 G
Hardpoints 25
Staterooms 0
Crew 23
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 19
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 1050 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Third Imperium
Manufacturer [[Medurma AstroTech]]
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr1,795.080 (base)
MCr1,436.064 (qty)
Architect fee Ade Stewart
Quick Ship Profile ML-02S23
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Freighter
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag 149.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Freespace Gateway class Freighter is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 2-G and J-3 performance with a partially streamlined Close Structure Hull. The Freespace Gateway class is a rounded, irregularly shaped vessel with cowlings and fairings to assist atmospheric operations.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Freespace Gateway class Freighter under spaceflight.
    Freespace-Gateway-class-Merchant Ade-Stewart 19-Oct-2019.png

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. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 2,500 tons. Partially streamlined close structure configuration.
2. Crew x23 crew.


x28 Staterooms

  • x16 available to paying passengers.
  • x12 given over to crew quarters. The Captain receives an individual cabin: all other crew travel double occupancy.

x30 Low Berths

3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Bridge. x1 Model/3 computer.
5. Hardpoints x25 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for a Freespace Gateway class is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:

The hull is unarmored.

The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.

8. Craft / Drones Hangar Space: 40 tons
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:

Fuel Tankage: 825 tons.

10. Cost MCr1,795.080 (basic cost, including a Ship's Boat).
  • MCr1,436.064 (in quantity).
  • Architect's Fee: MCr17.951
11. Construction Time 33 months to build.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Hias'deaaq is a merchant line operating these vesssels. Their services cover some twelve subsectors in both Gushemege and Dagudashaag though they mainly trade on the Medurma Main from Mimu to Argi. Hias'deaaq’s registered homeworld is Zeda and it is the largest and most successful Ziadd-owned concern in the sector.

Much of the company’s trade is in medium to high-value cargoes such as manufactured goods. This is a deliberate marketing strategy as the board of directors is aware that they are currently too small to directly challenge Tukera Lines in the bulk cargo market. [3]

The extensive deregulation of corporate activities by Raegis Viisarikaa, and later by Karyn, has given Hias'deaaq a significant economic boost.

In the last few years the company has been undergoing an extensive scheme of modernization and re-equipping. The small fleet of 2,500 tonne Freespace Gateway-class freighter (designed by Medurma AstroTech and licensed to U’Chakzii Sia.) now form the backbone of the company. [4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: While some have noted that the vessels have a distinctly "Aslan" look to them, the design in fact bears more similarity to the kinds of vessel used during the Vilani Imperium. The first starships that the Ziadd came into direct possession of were former First Imperium merchant ships, gifted to them by the victorious Terrans.

The Ziadd are nothing if not traditional, and over the thousands of years that the Ziadd have been spacefaring the Vilani pattern for ships has become the accepted norm for their vessels. In fact modern design companies routinely draw on traditional hull configurations when designing new vessels for Ziadd.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Ship - Light Freighter:

  1. Type ML class Light Freighter
    1. Doji Hoturi class Bulk Freighter
    2. Freespace Gateway class Freighter
    3. Orowani Deep Space class Light Liner
    4. Sirocco class Merchant Freighter
    5. Xeekr'kir! class Merchant

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