Port of Nickle Eugenia class Bulk Container Vessel

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Port of Nickle Eugenia class Bulk Container Vessel
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
TBD
Type: TC Bulk Container Vessel
Agility X
Also see Transport
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 28,500.0 Tons
Cost MCr83,225.862
in quantity MCr66,580.69
Crew 889
Enlisted 605
Officers 284
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 1,420
Hull TBD Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-4
Maneuver 4 G
Manufacturer Petros Felix Electric Boat Werks, Inc, LLC
Marines 0
Model Model/7 fib
Origin Talokan Armed Forces
Passengers 400 High/Med 164 Low
QSP TC-0KU44
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 142,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
USP TC-3144472-000000-24003-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Port of Nickle Eugenia class Bulk Container Vessel was originally an auxiliary warship: it is now more commonly seen as a commercial transport.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Port of Nickle Eugenia class Bulk Container Vessel is a deliberate misnomer. More heavier armed than several smaller warships, this behemoth is envisioned as the self-escorting merchant cruiser. A trader which can go open up new markets and deal with small local military assets should the need arise. The company of mercenary security forces are trained in protected forces operations and can board and capture smaller vessels. The vast fuel tankage precludes a large cargo hold. They can not turn a profit, without government subsidies. An instrument of policy, a political statement as much as a peaceful merchant, they find themselves cast in a variety of extra-governmental roles. It is constructed as a long-range design. The vessel is a TL-13 design.

Image Repository[edit]

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

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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]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull The Port of Nickle Eugenia class Bulk Container Vessel class is constructed using a 142,000 dTon hull built in a partially streamlined close configuration.
  • x20 primary airlocks and x40 secondary service airlocks are located around the vessel. The cargo hold is accessed by several large hatches with loading ramps. It has vacuum cargo transfer locks with grapples.
  • The configuration of the hull typically stays in orbit and relies on service vessels.
2. Crew x889 personnel:
  • 71 command, 341 engineering, 20 gunnery, 31 flight, 284 services, and 142 security.

Accommodations

  • There are 1,289 staterooms. Single occupancy accommodations are available for all. Double occupancy effectively doubles of the ship’s capacity for transporting special forces operators. They can service 200 high passengers and 200 middle passengers.
  • The cryo section contains 164 lowberths. Vessels in military service officially use the cryo section for troop transportation and casualty evacuation. It is rumored that low berths aboard military have been used to store prisoners over extended periods.

Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators and have full life support and environmental systems.

3. Performance The vessel mounts a Cobalt Dynamics Jump 4 drive, Four Magnum Flow Reactionless 1G drives, and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of Jump-4 and 4G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 3 and an emergency agility of 4. It is a long-range design: the internal fuel tankage is sufficient for a single jump 4, with drop tanks for an additional jump 4 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section has a main control room.
    • Ladders, gantries and platforms give access to the machinery.
  • The jump drive utilizes a hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Adjacent to the bridge is an efficient Model/7fib computer: with a full backup computer is installed. There are multiple holo-dynamically reconfigurable Workstations.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors include the following. • Active IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Active Sensor) • Laser / Light Sensors (Passive Sensor) • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) – also called LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • Prismatic (anti-laser) aerosol (countermeasure) • Magnetic Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Neutrino Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Passive IR (infrared radiation, thermal imaging) (Passive Sensor) • RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) (Active Sensor) • All-weather RADAR (improved function in a variety of environmental conditions) (Active Sensor) • RADAR Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • RADAR Jammer (Active ECM) • Radiation Sensor (Passive Sensor) • Radio Detector (Communications Equipment) (Passive Sensor) • Radio Direction Finder (Passive Sensor) • Radio Jammer (Active ECM) • UV Detector (ultraviolet radiation) (Passive Sensor) Gravitic Equipment • Densitometer (gravitic sensor) (Passive Sensor) Navigational Aids • Inertial Locator (navigational aid, data improvement)

5. Hardpoints x1,420 hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are standard configurations for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific missions.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out is:
  • x1 100 ton factor 9 missile bay.
  • x1 100 ton factor 8 particle accelerator bay.
  • x1 100 ton factor 3 meson gun bay.
  • x2 triple Beam Laser turrets, a single factor 5 battery.
  • x2 double fusion gun turrets, a single factor 5 battery.
7. Defenses Factor 1 hull armor, 2 x factor 3 Nuclear Dampers, and 2 x factor 3 Meson Screens.
  • x2 triple Sand Caster turrets, a single factor 5 battery.
  • x1 100 ton factor 7 Repulsor Bay
8. Craft Flight Section
  • x2 3 dton Air Rafts

The Port of Nickle Eugenia class Bulk Container Vessel usually carries a pair of small Grav APCs for the direct action team to deploy and ex-filtrate. The vehicle is housed in a dedicated hanger.

  • x10 80 dton Cargo Shuttles

Some commercial vessels sell off surplus subcraft, with hanger space generally being converted into auxiliary cargo holds.

9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 62,480 dTons.
  • The hull is fitted with fuel scoops.
  • The vessel is equipped with a fuel purification plant that can refine all onboard fuel in a few hours: the plant is operated and maintained by the engineering crew.

Droptanks Examples of the class in military service are routinely fitted with Droptanks capable of supporting an additional jump-4 for extended range operations.

10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel, complete without the subcraft, is MCr83,225.862.
  • The vessel and its subcraft are standard designs. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price per unit to MCr66,580.69 (not including subcraft).
11. Construction Time 216 weeks individually, 173 weeks in quantity.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Standard cargo capacity amounts to 28,500.0 dTons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Designed and built for Talokan Armed Forces as a merchant marine vessel which operates as a quasi-commercial capacity. The government underwrites these vessels and they have autonomy to operate, in so far as their operations further the goals of the government. They can be called upon at anytime to render service for the state. The military grade armored hull was re-tasked from a cancelled project and this hybrid emerged from the ashes. With serveral redundant systems, small scale pirates have learned to leave these alone. Must pirate vessels are ill equipped to cope with a particle accelerator, missile bay AND a meson gun on their targets.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Warship - Battleship:

  1. Type B class Battleship
    1. TBD class Battleship

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.