Sirocco class Merchant Freighter

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Sirocco class Merchant Freighter
Distant Fringe Logo.gif
Type: ML Merchant Freighter
Category BCS
Size 5,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Cone Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
Computer Model/3
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Hardpoints 50
Staterooms 0
Crew 43
    Officers 9
    Enlisted 34
High/Mid Passengers 0
Cargo 2700.0 Tons
Fuel tank 0 Tons
Origin Distant Fringe
Architect Ade Stewart
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr5,512.582 (base)
MCr4,410.066 (qty)
Quick Ship Profile ML-05S22
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Also see Freighter
Canon Published, fan design
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ade Alagoric Stewart
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Sirocco class Merchant Freighter is a mercantile starship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A generic class of civilian vessel, the Merchant Freighter is a commercial transport commonly encountered along Star Lanes and within backwater areas in the Distant Fringe region. It is classified as a Bulk Cargo Carrier and is constructed as a conventional design. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Sirocco class Merchant Freighter in side view.
    J2 5000dT Merchant Freighter.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 craft) 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 5,000 tons.

The Merchant Freighter is constructed using a 5000 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined: the ship is equipped with fuel scoops.

  • Individual sections of the ship are divided by bulkhead walls. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • The hull includes internal grav plates and inertial compensators. All accessible sections of the hull have life support.
2. Crew x43 crew.

The Merchant Freighter requires requires x43 crew: 9x command, 7x engineering, 8x gunnery, and 15x service, of whom 1 serves as flight crew for the Ship’s Boat as required. In addition, the vessel carries 3 passenger stewards and a medic.

3. Performance Propulsion:

The vessel mounts a DeVoss-type Jump-2 drive, a Maneuver-2 drive, and a Power plant 2, giving performance of Jump-2 and 2G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 2. There is fuel tankage of 1100 dTons, sufficient for one Jump-2 and giving the power plant four weeks duration. The ship is equipped with a purification plant.

  • The engineering section has a main control room.
  • The jump drive utilises a lanthanum hull grid.
  • The jump drive is fitted with a jump governor.
4. Electronics Model/3 computer.

Adjacent to the bridge is a computer model/3: the vessel carries an additional backup computer model/3. The vessel has a secure locker with a capacity of 3 dTons. There are 50 staterooms and 100 low berths, primarily used to transport livestock. Double occupancy accommodations are required for all except the command crew. 24 staterooms are available to paying passengers. Cargo capacity amounts to 2700 dTons.

  • The vessel is fitted with communications equipment and a sensor suite.
5. Hardpoints xTBD hardpoints.
  • The listed battery groupings are considered standard for the class. Alternative battery groupings may be designated for specific routes.
6. Armament The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
  • The ship is fitted with 50 turrets. These are grouped into:
  • Two sandcaster batteries, each consisting of 10 linked triple turrets
  • Three missile batteries, each consisting of 10 linked triple turrets
7. Defenses No information yet available.
8. Craft The ship carries a 40 dTon Ship’s Boat housed in a dedicated hangar.
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCrTBD.

The basic cost of the vessel, complete with a Ship’s Boat, is MCr2442.559.

  • Both craft 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 their price to MCr1954.048.
11. Construction Time TBD months to build, TBD months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Civilian Ship - Merchant Ship - Light Freighter:

  1. Type ML class Light Freighter
    1. Doji Hoturi class Bulk Freighter
    2. Freespace Gateway class Freighter
    3. Orowani Deep Space class Light Liner
    4. Sirocco class Merchant Freighter
    5. Xeekr'kir! class Merchant

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