Trader class Provincial Transport

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Trader class Provincial Transport
Type: AK Subsidized Merchant
Category ACS
Size 1,000 Tons
Hull Configuration Flattened Sphere Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
Computer Model/3
Jump J-2
Maneuver 1 G
Hardpoints 10
Offensive 2 double laser turrets, 2 triple sandcaster turrets
Staterooms 57
Low Berths 50
Crew 17
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 11
High/Mid Passengers 40
Low Passengers 50
Cargo 332 Tons
Fuel tank 220 Tons
Carried craft 4 20t lifeboats
Construction Time 30 Months
Origin Third Imperium
Cost MCr414.0
Architect fee MCr4.14
Universal Ship Profile AK-A621232-0400000-30000-0
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Canon Published, non-canon design
Designer Ross BabcockJordan Weisman
Design System High Guard
Era 1105
Reference Adventure Class Ships Volume 3 6-8.

The Trader class Provincial Transport is a TL–15 Provincial Transport.


Ships of the Trader-class are often found in a variety of settings. These ships are an excellent compromise between passenger and cargo transport capabilities. Thus they are able to earn a good income no matter what the local trade situation may be like.

The entire upper deck is occupied by the ship's bridge. Consoles here include helm and navigation (the only position normally manned), an engineer monitor, a weapons status repeater, and a communications console (crewed only when needed). Three of the ship's triple sandcasters turrets are also placed on this deck.

The second deck holds twenty large staterooms, used by high passage travellers. A large lounge area with panoramic view windows dominates one end of the deck. Three triple sandcaster turrets and two of the ship's lifeboars are also located here.

The largest of the ship's deck is the central four-lobed main deck. The port and starboard lobes of the deck contain large cargo bays, each holding 60 tons of cargo. Between these two bay are accommodations for twenty middle class passengers and the ship's seventeen crewmen. It is customary for the captain to make use of two of these cabins, one as sleeping quarters, the other as a dayroom or office. At the very center of the deck a library, a bar and lounge, and the ship's galley flank the central elevator shaft.

The forward lobe holds the ship's dining facilities. The after lobe is the location of engineering spaces, the crew common area, and a small theater for passenger entertainment. The theater is fitted out to show holographic movies, live shows, and other group amusements. Four double laser turrets are also located on the deck.

The next lower deck, the cargo deck hols 212 tons of cargo, plus the sick bay and low berths. The lowest deck of the ship holds Fuel.

History & Background[edit]

Though popular among government lines, use of the Trader-class transports is by no means limited to them alone. The ship is a dependable, versatile type of merchant vessel, and is used by both larger lines (though usually in backwater areas) and by smaller companies that are little more than glorified Free Trader operations.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Names for the Trader-class of provincial merchants are widely varied. One common system is to name ships of class for various famous merchants of fact and fancy.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

30 Representative Subsidized Line (AK) Classes[edit]


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