Messenger class Commercial Courier
|Messenger class Commercial Courier|
|Type: XC Commercial Courier|
|Also see||Communications Vessel|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon starship design.|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers||X High/Med X Low|
|Streamlining||Lifting Body Hull|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
The Messenger class Commercial Courier is a communications starship.
- It is a paramilitary ship and a Commercial Courier.
- The vessel is a TL-11 design (Tech Epoch: TL:10-12)
- Please also see: Ships of the Distant Fringe
The Commercial Courier is a private vessel commonly encountered throughout the Distant Fringe. It is classified as a Noncombatant Smallcraft and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.
- The familiar wedge-shaped Messenger class Commercial Courier.
General Description & Deck Plans
No information yet available.
Basic Ship Characteristics
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. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||100 Tonnage / Hull||The Commercial Courier is constructed using a 100-dTon hull built in a generally wedge-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is fitted with fuel scoops.|
|2.||Crew|| x3 crew.
|3.||Performance / Engineering|| Propulsion:
The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type jump-2 drive, a maneuver-4 drive, and a power plant 4, giving performance of jump-2 and 4G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 0 and an emergency agility of 4. There is fuel tankage of 24 dTons, sufficient for one jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration.
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Model/4 ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||The ship has a dedicated hanger able to house a vehicle of up to 4-dTons, though no subcraft or vehicles are provided.|
The basic cost of the vessel is MCr111.810.
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
A design that dates to the time of the Terran Confederation. The Commercial Courier is fast and has a large onboard computer to store data. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.
Some conjecture that the design harkens back to an ancient design known as the Type S class Scout/Courier.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
No information yet available.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type XC class Courier Vessel
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
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