March class Subsidized Merchant

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March class Subsidized Merchant
Sub-Merchant-WH-Keith-MT-Imp-Encyclo-Pg-36 03-July-2018a.jpg
TBD
Type: R1 Subsidized Merchant
Agility {{{agility}}}
Also see Type R class Subsidized Merchant
Architect TBD
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 200.0 Tons
Cost MCr101.03
Crew 5
Enlisted 2
Officers 3
EOS {{{EOS}}}
Era 1105
Hardpoints 2
Hull [[Cone Hull]]
Illustration Yes
IOC TBD
Jump J-1
Maneuver 1 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 0
Model Model/1
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 8 High/Med 9 Low
QSP R-AS11
Reference TBD
Size 400 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP R-4211111 000000 10001-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The March class Subsidized Merchant is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Type R in deep spaceflight, far from a mainworld, probably coming into a wilderness refueling.
    Type-R The-Traveller Book-WH-Keith-pg-76 13-May-2019a.jpg

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]

SUBSIDIZED MERCHANT
Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull Tonnage: 400 tons (standard). 5,600 cubic meters. [3]
  • Dimensions: 46.5 meters long by 10 meters high by 15 meters wide. Wingspan: 32 meters. [4]
2. Crew Crew: Five. Captain/pilot, navigator, medic, steward, and engineer. Gunners optional. Staterooms for each. [5]
3. Performance Performance:
4. Electronics Electronics: Model/1 computer with entertainment consoles, navigation screens, and automatic life safety interlocks. [7]
5. Hardpoints x4 hardpoints.
6. Armament No standard armament is equipped although the capacity for it exists.
7. Defenses No defensive equipment is equipped although the capacity for it exists.
8. Craft Ship's Boat: Launch mounted dorsally with integral lifeboat capability, the launch is also used for errands and transfers. Launch mounts for the boat are located on dorsal surface of merchant dismounts for errands and transfers. Maneuver Drives are mounted underneath the fuselage of the Ship’s Boat. [8]
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel scoops are integral with the hull, and a fuel purification plant allows use of unrefined fuel.
10. Cost MCr101.03
11. Construction Time x14 months.
12. Comments Capacity: 200.0 tons cargo (...generally in standard modules), eight passengers. Nine low berths. [9]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Some of the best known and most widely produced versions of this ship include:
Civilian Ship - Merchant Vessel - Subsidized Merchant:

  1. Type R1 class Subsidized Merchant AKA Fat Trader
    1. Ghent class Subsidized Merchant
    2. Gyro Cadis class Subsidized Merchant
    3. March class Subsidized Merchant
    4. Type R class Subsidized Merchant
    5. Type RL class Subsidized Merchant
    6. Type RQ class Subsidized Merchant

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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