Nymph class Provincial Merchant
|Nymph class Provincial Merchant|
|Type: AF Provincial Merchant|
|Hull Configuration||Close Structure Hull|
|Streamlining||Partially Streamlined Hull|
|Offensive||2 3x turrets with 2 beam lasers, 1 sandcaster|
|Fuel tank||100 Tons|
|Carried craft||1 20t Launch|
|Construction Time||14 Months|
|Quick Ship Profile||A2-DP12|
|Universal Ship Profile||RP-44212R1-020000-10000-0|
|Canon||Published, non-canon design|
|Designer||J. Andrew Keith|
|Reference||Letter of Marque 31-35, 64-68.|
Using a 400-ton hull, the Nymph class Provincial Merchant is an interstellar trade vessel commonly encountered in the Reavers' Deep region. It mounts jump drive-D, maneuver drive-B, and power plant-D, giving a performance of Jump-2 and 1G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 100 tons supports the power plant and allows one Jump-2 and 1G acceleration. Adjacent to the bridge is a ship computer Model/1 bis. There are 7 staterooms, and 26 low berths. The ship has two hardpoints and two tons allocated to fire control. Installed on the hardpoints are two triple turrets, each mounting two pulse lasers and one sandcaster. There is one ship's vehicle: A 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 175 tons. The hull is not streamlined.
The Nymph classes of provincial merchants require a crew of seven: pilot, navigator, medic, two engineers, and two gunners. The pilot operates the launch. No high or middle passengers are carried, but 26 low passengers may be. The ship costs MCr 114.0795 (…including architect's fee and 10% standard design discount), and takes 14 months to build.
History & Background
Variant: Actually, two distinct versions of the Nymph class merchant exist. In addition to the non-streamlined type above, there is a streamlined variety, identical except for the price, which is MCr 117.7155, and the ability to enter planetary atmospheres.
The 20-ton launch carried aboard the Nymph Class merchant is a fairly standard design. It is not armed, and devotes the entire 13 tons of excess space left after basic design to a cargo bay. It is used primarily for runs requiring cargo transfers to worlds where no local shuttles are available.
On some Wood Nymph class vessels, which do not require a ship's vehicle to maintain contact with the world's surface, the launch is eliminated, and the hangar bay used for 20 tons of additional cargo storage space. No ships are outright built like this; it is a conversion made on an individual basis by some owners or captains to increase cargo capacity.
Class Naming Practices & Peculiarities
Deck plans of the ship are provided elsewhere. As can be seen, the Nymph class ships are similar in external appearance to the Raider, which is, indeed, modeled on their design. The raider's variable ID features permit either variant's appearance to be assumed at will.
By long tradition, the non-streamlined vessels are designated the "Nymph" class, and named for demigoddesses associated with the sea and air, while those which are streamlined fall into the "Wood Nymph" class, and are named for minor deities of the forest.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
50 Representative Far Trader (AF) Classes
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