Type M class Subsidized Liner

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Type M class Subsidized Liner
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The most common type of Subsidized Liner. Numerous named subclasses.
Type: MK Subsidized Liner
Category ACS
Size 600 Tons
Hull Configuration Cylinder Hull
Streamlining Unstreamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–13
Computer Model/3
Jump J-3
Maneuver 1 G
Fuel Treatment none
Hardpoints 3
Offensive none
Defensive none
Staterooms 30
Low Berths 20
Crew 9
    Pilots 1
High/Mid Passengers 21
Low Passengers 20
Cargo 129 Tons
Fuel tank 177 Tons
Carried craft L1
Origin Third Imperium
Year Operational Unknown
End of Service Still in active service.
Cost MCr186.8
Quick Ship Profile MK-FU13
Blueprint Yes
Illustration Yes
Also see Subsidized Liner
Canon Published, canon design
Design System Traveller5
Era 1105
Reference Starships 19.
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Traveller5.

Subsidized Liner (type M): Using a 600-ton hull, the subsidized liner is a passenger and freight carrier committed to long-haul routes. [1]

Basic Ship Synopsis[edit]

M Subsidized Liner. 600 tons. Jump-3. 1-G. 210 tons fuel. Model/3. 30 staterooms, 20 low. 3 hardpoints. Launch. 129 tons cargo. Unstreamlined. 9 crew. MCr236.97; 22 months. [2]


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. [3]

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An image of a Lord Somerset class Subsidized Liner.
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  2. An image of a MC&S Engineering Type M Subsidised Merchant.
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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. [4]

Basic Ship Characteristics [5]
#. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 600 tons. Unstreamlined Hull.
2. Crew x9 crew (pilot, navigator, three engineers, three stewards, and one medic)
3. Performance Propulsion:
  • Jump-3
  • 1-G acceleration
  • Power Plant-TBD
  • TBD-EPs
  • Agility-TBD
4. Electronics Model/3 computer.
5. Hardpoints x3 hardpoints (x6 possible)
6. Armament No standard weapons
7. Defenses No standard defenses.
8. Craft x1 Launch
9. Fuel Treatment 210.0 tons fuel
10. Cost MCr236.97
11. Construction Time 22 months
12. Comments x30 staterooms. x20 low berths. 129 tons cargo.
  • Standard cargo capacity amounts to 129.0 tons.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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.

The Type M class Subsidized Liner is one of the most common starships found within Charted Space. Many variant classes exist of this type.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Example Type M class Subsidized Liners[edit]

  • The Ad Astra is a Stellar class Subsidized Liner, with some ship names coming from star names or stellar phrases.
  • The DeGrammont is a Subsidized Liner, owned by Arcon Lines (AL) and serves the Regina-Ruie-Jenghe route.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

1 Representative unknown (MK) Classes[edit]

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