Type TI class Merchant
|Type TI class Merchant|
The bridge of a Type TJ class Merchant.
|Type: AH Merchant Vessel|
|Also see||Tramp Vessel / Type TJ class Frontier Transport|
|Canon||Yes. Published, canon starship design.|
|EOS||Still in active service.|
|Passengers|| 0 High/Med |
|The Starship was designed with the Classic Traveller format, using Book 2 Starships and updated using High Guard and MegaTraveller Referee's Manual.|
The Type TI class Merchant is a mercantile starship.
- It is a civilian ship, a Merchant Vessel, and a Tramp Vessel.
- It is also known as the Type TI class Frontier Transport or Type TI class Frontier Merchant.
The Type TI class Merchant is a common sight throughout the Imperium, operating on trade and commerce missions to worlds off the main trade routes. Imperiallines is a tramp freighter operator with trade stations located at many Type C starports throughout the Spinward Marches. The company maintains a low profile as the operator of a fleet of Jump-2 frontier transports carrying cargo from outlying systems to the major trade route worlds.
- An air/raft returning to a Type TI class Merchant under a water landing.
- A Type TI class Merchant.
General Description & Deck Plans
More than half of the interior is given over to cavernous cargo holds.
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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|Basic Ship Characteristics |
|1.||Tonnage / Hull||2,000 tons. Streamlined Cone Hull.|
|2.||Crew|| Crew complement: x21.
The Type TI normally carries no passengers.
There are x10 low berths.
|3.||Performance / Engineering||Propulsion:|
|4.||Main Section / Electronics||Bridge. Model/6 ship computer.|
|5.||Hardpoints|| x20 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament / Weaponry||The normal weapons fit-out for the Type TI is:|
|7.||Defenses|| The hull is unarmored.
The Type TI is not fitted with additional passive defensive systems.
|8.||Craft / Drones||The Type TI carries a shuttle and an air/raft.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment||Fuel tankage: 440 tons.|
|10.||Cost||MCr736.2 (including a 1% architect's fee, and a 10% volume production discount).|
|11.||Construction Time||32 months to build.|
|12.||Remarks||The Type TI carries 1114 tons of cargo.|
The Type TI is operated by Imperiallines, a sector-wide shipping company with facilities throughout the Imperial-dominated regions of the Spinward Marches. Very similar vessels are operated by a number of other companies throughout Imperial space.
Although their machinery and equipment is kept in excellent running order, Type TI class merchants are dirty, shabby and patched, often sporting repairs, retrofitted parts, and replacement hull panels.
Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities
Vessel Peculiarities: The design is not fitted with inertial compensators. The vessel is not equipped with active sensors, entirely relying on passive sensor systems. The vessels are very secure: hijackings are almost unknown.
Class Naming Practice/s: Type TIs are not named; they carry only serial numbers.
Selected Variant Types & Classes
- Type AH class Heavy Trader
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