Type M class Subsidized Liner
|Type M class Subsidized Liner|
The most common type of Subsidized Liner. Numerous named subclasses.
|Type: RP Subsidized Liner|
|Hull Configuration||Cylinder Hull|
|Fuel tank||0 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Quick Ship Profile||RP-FU31|
|Canon||Published, fan design|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard.|
Basic Ship Synopsis
It has jump drive-J, maneuver drive-C, and power plant-J. Fuel tankage for 210 tons supports the power plant and allows one jump-3. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model/3. There are thirty staterooms and twenty low berths. 
No turrets or weapons are installed, but there are three hardpoints and three tons are set aside for fire control. The ship has one 20-ton launch. Cargo capacity is 129 tons. The hull is unstreamlined. The subsidized liner requires a crew of nine: pilot, navigator, three engineers, three stewards, and one medic. The pilot operates the launch; gunners may be added to the crew list as required. The ship costs MCr236.97 and typically takes twenty-two months to build. 
- An image of a Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner.
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 craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||600 tons. Unstreamlined Hull.|
|2.||Crew||x9 crew (pilot, navigator, three engineers, three stewards, and one medic)|
|5.||Hardpoints||x3 hardpoints (x6 possible)|
|6.||Armament||No standard weapons|
|7.||Defenses||No standard defenses.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||210.0 tons fuel|
|11.||Construction Time||22 months|
|12.||Comments||x30 staterooms. x20 low berths. 129 tons cargo.
Subsidized Liners are less common than the ubiquitous free trader, but they carry far more passengers along established trade routes. While the Type M can carry significant amounts of goods cargo, they are better known for hauling passengers, typically tourists and colonists.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
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Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type RP class Passenger Liner AKA Passenger Liner
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