Independence of the Stars class Interstellar Liner

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Independence of the Stars class Interstellar Liner
Type: M Liner
Category BCS
Size 154,407 Tons
Hull Configuration Close Structure Hull
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Engineering
Computer Model/6
Jump J-4
Maneuver 4 G
Fuel Treatment Scoops, Purifier
Armaments
Hardpoints
Accommodations
Staterooms 5,730
Personnel
Crew 1,360
    Enlisted 1,100
    Marines 409
High/Mid Passengers 4,370
Low Passengers 2,000
Payload
Cargo 23,151.38 Tons
Fuel tank 67,939.08 Tons
Carried craft 30 100t Life Boats, 10 100t Shuttles
Construction
Origin Third Imperium
Price
Cost MCr71,332.4875
Architect fee MCr713.325
Statistics
Quick Ship Profile M-0KP44
Universal Ship Profile M-R444464-000000-00000-0
Images
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Source
Canon Unpublished, fan design
Designer Ronald B. Kline Jr.
Design System High Guard
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline Jr.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Independence of the Stars class Interstellar Liner is a TL–15 Interstellar Liner.

Description[edit]

It is a vessel with 4-G and J-4 performance. The vast cargo holds listed are misleading. Much of this extra space is fitted out as theaters, casinos, lounges, vast dining halls and other entertainment and resort services. There is more than enough cargo space left over for passengers' luggage.

This design is strictly civilian and is fitted with no defenses and no weapons. It has a basic defensive suite.

The ship carries ten 100 ton shuttles to allow ocean refueling, ferry crew, cargo and passengers from surface to orbit. In case of emergency they carry thirty 100 ton fully streamlined Model 292 class Life Boats. These boats provide more than enough capacity to take all passengers and crew off the ship in the event of disaster. Each is listed as having a single crew member/pilot. In reality these ships are fitted with robotic pilots who can launch and fly the vessels to near by planets within a system. To hold so many people it is necessary to use 73 emergency low berths, each holding four people. We are well aware of the risks involved with this form of travel. The risk is seen as worthwhile to preserve life for an indeterminate amount of time while awaiting rescue. Twenty four hours of air won't do you much good if the nearest rescue vessels will take weeks to jump to the rescue.

It has a crew of 1,360 and 563 marines. Crew are mostly foreign born and sign up for six month duty contracts between shore leaves. Crew members each have there own staterooms to make their long cruises more bearable. Many send money home to support families with their relatively high crew wages. The listed 409 marines are actually entertainers, bar tenders, stewards, cooks, waiters and other customer support personnel. The security detail double as maintenance crew, tour staff, and safari guides.

History & Background[edit]

Built in orbit at Kaskii (Core 3218) for a group of hedge funds who had partnered with military naval architects, who were desperate for work. Safety and reassuring first time space travellers is a priority of the Cruise Line's customer service. Elaborate evacuation and life boat muster drills are an essential part of passengers' first day on board, regardless of the length of the cruise. The cruise lines take great pains to ensure where ever ship excursions visit are carefully controlled and monitored environments. For example the quaint native gift shop on that remote planet you just visited is probably owned and operated by a company sub contracted with the cruise line.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: These are part of the larger Freedom Class of liners.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

28 Representative Liner (M) Classes[edit]

References[edit]

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