Tethys class Mercenary Transport

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Tethys class Mercenary Transport
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A side view schematic of the bridge of a Tethys class Mercenary Transport.
Type: CY Mercenary Cruiser
Agility 3
Also see Combat Transport & Type C class Mercenary Cruiser
Architect Jordan Weisman
Blueprint Yes
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 46.0 Tons
Cost MCr428.95
Crew 31
Enlisted 18
Officers 13
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 10
Hull Distributed Structure Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC 116
Jump J-3
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Phoenix Enterprises Limited
Marines 136
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 30 High/Med 110 Low
Reference I.S.P.M.V Tethys 1-8.
Size 1,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Partially Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–12
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.

The Tethys class Mercenary Transport is a mercenary warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 3-G and J-3 performance with a Partially Streamlined Distributed Structure Hull.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Coeus class Assault Pinnace approaching a Tethys class Mercenary Transport and preparing to dock.

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

  1. A top view schematic of a Tethys class Mercenary Transport including its six Coeus class Assault Pinnaces.
    Tethys-Merc-Trasnport-CT-RESIZE-J-Weisman-pg-1 12-Sept-2019d.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 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 1,000 tons. Partially Streamlined Distributed Structure Hull.
2. Crew x31 crew.
3. Performance / Engineering Propulsion:
4. Main Section / Electronics Model/5 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x10 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones x6 Coeus class Assault Pinnaces
9. Fuel Treatment Fueling Equipment:
10. Cost MCr428.95
11. Construction Time 29 months to build, 26 months in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The TETHYS was constructed by Captain Van Tromp at P.E.L. Shipyards in 116.23. Captain Van Tromp hires out his ship out to organizations requiring the capability of transporting a full company of fighting men. Missions for the TETHYS include anything from planetary exploration to planetary invasion. [3]

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: The Tethys is much older and less expensive when compared to the Type C class Mercenary Cruiser. It was designed much earlier than the Type C Broadsword during the end of the Pacification Campaigns. It was designed to arm and form auxiliary forces to the nascent Imperial Navy of the time. Years later, it is still found in the employ of mercenaries, auxiliaries and in areas of the Imperial Fringe. It was designed to be hardy and easily modified and maintenance. It can often be repaired with parts of much lower or higher technology bases with relative ease. It's a hardy platform. Not having to venture into atmospheres, really reduced its wear and tear compared to trans-atmospheric craft. [4]

Class Naming Practice/s: It's name is derived from Terran Greek mythology, in which Tethys, was a Titan daughter of Uranus and Gaia, two ancients from that human mythology. [5]

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Paramilitary Ship - Warship - Mercenary Cruiser:

  1. Type CY class Mercenary Cruiser
    1. Aositaoh class Mercenary Cruiser
    2. Ares Dragon class Mercenary Cruiser
    3. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    4. Byrna class Mercenary Cruiser
    5. Duke Boris class Mercenary Cruiser
    6. Longsword class Mercenary Cruiser
    7. Mauler class Mercenary Cruiser
    8. Tethys class Mercenary Transport
    9. Tleiatre class Battle Leader
    10. Type C class Mercenary Cruiser

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.
  3. Jordan Weisman. I.S.P.M.V Tethys (FASA, 1980), Cover.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  5. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak