Hellworld class Merchant Cruiser

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Hellworld class Merchant Cruiser
Sath Logo.gif
TBD
Type: MC Merchant Cruiser
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Merchant Cruiser
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 1,934.0 Tons
Cost MCr39,287.33
Qty: MCr 31,429.864
Crew 904
Enlisted 800
Officers 104
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 600
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC TBD
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 500
Model Model/TBD
Origin Sath Alliance
Passengers 0 High/Med 452 Low
QSP TBD
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 60,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP MC-P4223E3-490004-64K08-1
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Hellworld class Merchant Cruiser is a warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The TL–11 partially streamlined close structure hulls have Jump-2 drives and carry enough internal fuel for two jumps. They are capable of 2G acceleration and have no Agility rating. They are fitted with drop tanks for an extra Jump-2 and 28 more days of power plant fuel. They are fitted with fuel scoops and have fuel purification for gas giant refueling. It carries a pair of Model/5 fib ship computers with an auxiliary bridge.

They are designed with several redundant systems, and carry Factor-4 armor which allows them to absorb considerable punishment. They are fitted with the best particle accelerator spinal mounted weapon system available for ship killing. They are armed with four repulsor bays, seventeen heavy missile bays, two hundred triple sand caster batteries, five dual plasma guns, and one hundred and forty triple pulse laser turrets.

They carry a battalion of 500 marines with drop capsules. The marines are supported by a squadron of ten 30 dton fighters, a company of Sath Alliance Grav APCs, and two 20dton retrieval boats. They have a low watch to replace fallen crew or carry another battalion of troops.

Image Repository[edit]

No information yet available.

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 TBD tons.
2. Crew TBD crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-TBD
  • TBD-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/TBD fib computer.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • No information yet available.
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft TBD
9. Fuel Treatment TBD
10. Cost MCrTBD.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Comments TBD
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to TBD.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built for the Ka'sa Faction of the Sath Alliance Military Forces. These ships operate within the Far Home Sector.

Distant Fringe Vessels[edit]

The Distant Fringe is said to be a far spinward-rimward area inhabited by colonists and refugees originating on Terra. The region is extremely isolated, separated from the rest of Charted Space by vast, almost uncrossable rifts that were once broached by a system of calibration Points and the use of tankers. Those few academics within Charted Space who have found references to the Distant Fringe regard it as little more than a tall tale. Likewise, many of the inhabitants of the Distant Fringe believe the existence of Charted Space to be mythical.[3]

Vessels originating within the Distant Fringe are very rarely encountered outside of the region. However, misjumps do occur and anomalies with bizarre spacetime and Jumpspace effects exist: as such, craft of this type are not entirely unknown within Charted Space.[4]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Each vessel within the class is named by the government of the state that produces it. They generally draw on traditional naming protocols and it is not uncommon for a historical class name to be reused.

  • Individual vessels within the class are issued specific serial numbers and transponder codes.
  • Naming a ship is considered a serious affair and is generally accompanied by a traditional ceremony, usually pouring a local beverage over the bows of the craft. Starfarers tend to be superstitious folk and a ship with a frivolous name is considered "unlucky".

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Ship - Freighter:

  1. Type MC class Cargo Freighter
    1. Balaanii class Merchant Freighter
    2. Garrett Durant class Cargo Hauler
    3. Hellworld class Merchant Cruiser
    4. Hercules class Cargo Transport
    5. Pinyin class Treasure Galleon
    6. Prosperity class Medium Freighter
    7. Type AH class Heavy Merchant
    8. Valiant Conveyor class Liberty Ship
  2. Type MF class Provincial Freighter
    1. Star*mart class Provincial Merchant
  3. Type MH class Heavy Freighter
    1. TBD class Freighter
  4. 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
  5. Type MM class Medium Freighter
    1. Independence of the Stars class Interstellar Liner
  6. Type MP class Passenger Freighter
    1. Gaia class Luxury Liner
    2. Horizon class Passenger Freighter
    3. Jelmirt Marquis class High Liner
    4. King Richard class Interstellar Liner
    5. Last Armada class Personnel Transport
    6. Nebula class Starliner
    7. Olympian class Cruise Liner
    8. Royal class Interstellar Liner
    9. Shuvalivashtu class Luxury Liner
  7. Type MS class Superheavy Freighter
    1. Mavuzo class Super Freighter

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.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak