Hercules class Cargo Transport

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Hercules class Cargo Transport
Hercules class Cargo Transport-THUMB-TTAdv 24-Aug-2019a.jpg
A large Tukera cargo transport vessel.
Type: MC Cargo Transport
Agility 1
Also see Freighter
Architect J. Andrew Keith
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.
Cargo 2,911.0 Tons
Cost MCr985.2
Crew 15
Enlisted 9
Officers 7
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 4 (x50 possible)
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Tukera Lines
Marines 0
Model Model/2 bis
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 8 High/Med 0 Low
QSP MC-05S11
Reference The Traveller Adventure 140.
Size 5,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–14
USP MC-E1111B1-000000-40000-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Hercules class Cargo Transport is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 1-G and J-1 performance with a streamlined cone hull. [1] Using a 5,000-ton hull, the Hercules heavy merchant is a bulk and containerized cargo carrier developed and produced for operations in the Aramis and neighbouring subsectors by Akerut. [2] The Hercules is a heavy duty carrier used for both bulk cargo and containerized shipments. The ship is in service primarily in the Aramis Subsector, but several examples are also in service with Tukera. Because its Jump-1 drives make larger distances difficult, Akerut maintains a supply of 500-ton demountable fuel tanks (valued at Cr500,000; can be mounted in 2 weeks) at its starport locations within the subsector. Hercules ships can be fitted with one, two, or even three sets of tanks in their cargo holds, thus displacing cargo capacity. [3]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Hercules class Cargo Transport under spaceflight.
    Hercules class Cargo Transport WTH.jpg
  2. A large Tukera cargo transport.
    Hercules class Cargo Transport TTAdv.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. [9]

Basic Ship Characteristics [10]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 5,000 tons.
2. Crew x15 crew:
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-1
  • 1-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-1
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/2 bis ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for a Hercules class is:
7. Defenses None.
8. Craft x1 40-ton Pinnace
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Tankage: 510 Tons.
10. Cost MCr985.2
11. Construction Time 36 months to build, 33 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Hercules class Cargo Transport is the epitome of the lumbering big ship which results from an attempt to maximize cargo capacity within a starfaring hull. Fully 58% of the ship's displacement is given over to cargo carriage. The Hercules is a proprietary design built for Tukera Lines and Akerut. [11]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: The Hercules is optimized for use on the mains. The Hercules can escape from a main by use of a fuel bladder and making a deep space jump from one main to another. [12]

Class Naming Practice/s: Ships in the Hercules class carry names suggesting immense size or strength: Hercules, Mammoth, Gigant, Titan, Samson, Brobdingnag, or Goliath.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Ship - Cargo 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

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. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  2. Frank ChadwickJohn HarshmanJ. Andrew KeithMarc MillerLoren Wiseman. The Traveller Adventure (Game Designers Workshop, 1983), 140.
  3. Frank ChadwickJohn HarshmanJ. Andrew KeithMarc MillerLoren Wiseman. The Traveller Adventure (Game Designers Workshop, 1983), 140.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  5. Terrance McInnesDave Nilsen. World Tamer's Handbook (Game Designers Workshop, 1994), TBD.
  6. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  7. Terrance McInnesDave Nilsen. World Tamer's Handbook (Game Designers Workshop, 1994), TBD.
  8. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  9. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  10. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  11. Terrance McInnesDave Nilsen. World Tamer's Handbook (Game Designers Workshop, 1994), TBD.
  12. Terrance McInnesDave Nilsen. World Tamer's Handbook (Game Designers Workshop, 1994), TBD.