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||177 Tons|
|End of Service||Still in active service.|
|Quick Ship Profile||MK-FU13|
|Also see||Subsidized Liner|
|Canon||Published, canon design|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Traveller5.|
Basic Ship Synopsis
Using a 600-ton TL12 unstreamlined hull, the subsidized liner is a passenger and freight carrier committed to long-haul routes. It has jump drive-J, maneuver drive-C, and power plant-J, supporting 1 month of operations and giving performance of jump-3 and 1-G acceleration. Fuel tankage supports the power plant and allows one jump-3. Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/3 computer. There are thirty staterooms and twenty low berths. The ship has three hardpoints; no turrets or weapons are installed. There is one ship's vehicle: a 20-ton launch, carried in an internal hangar. Cargo capacity is 129 tons. The hull is overtonnage; adding turrets will increase the overtonnage.
The subsidized liner requires a crew of nine: pilot, astrogator, three engineers, three stewards, and a medic. Up to three gunners may be added in bunks. The ship can carry 21 high or middle passengers and twenty low passengers. The pilot also operates the launch. 
- 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
Example Type M class Subsidized Liners
- The Ad Astra is a Stellar class Subsidized Liner, with some ship names coming from star names or stellar phrases.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type RP class Passenger Liner AKA Passenger Liner
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