Nymph class Provincial Merchant
|Nymph class Provincial Merchant|
A somewhat uncommon merchant vessel which can be used as a free trader or a subsidized liner.
|Type: A2 Provincial Merchant|
|Also see||Tramp Vessel / Type NP class Raider|
|Architect||J. Andrew Keith|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon starship design with a Keith illustration.|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Hull||Close Structure Hull|
|Passengers||5 High/Med 26 Low|
|Reference||Letter of Marque 31-35, 64-68.|
|Streamlining||Partially Streamlined Hull|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
Provincial Merchant (Type RP): 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.
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General Description & Deck Plans
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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.||Tonnage / Hull||TBD tons.|
|3.||Performance / Engineering||Propulsion:|
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Model/TBD fib ship computer.|
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for it is:|
|8.||Craft / Drones||TBD|
|11.||Construction Time||TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.|
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 LAUNCH: 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 Practice/s & Peculiarities
Vessel 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.
Class Naming Practice/s: 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
- Type A2 class Far Trader
- Akkigish class Far Trader
- Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
- April Hare class Far Trader
- Avian class Far Trader
- Empress Marava class Far Trader
- Fanzhienz class Far Trader
- Farrou class Far Trader
- Garu class Far Trader
- Gizicih class General Trader
- Hero class Far Trader
- Hnneshant class Trade Boat
- Hugin class Trader
- Jayhawk class Far Trader
- Khershawn class Trader
- Maru class Merchant
- Nymph class Merchant
- Prince Ferren class Far Trader
- Princess Gunnhilde class Far Trader
- Salamander class Far Trader
- Soho class Light Freighter
- Stage class Far Trader
- Treader class Free Trader
- Type A2L class Far Trader
- Type HR class Trader
- Type VA class Trader
- Wulf class Free Trader
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