Type TI class Merchant

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Type TI class Merchant
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The bridge of a Type TJ class Merchant.
Type: AH Merchant Vessel
Agility 2
Also see Tramp Vessel / Type TJ class Frontier Transport
Architect Marc Miller
Blueprint No
Canon Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Cargo 1114.0 Tons
Cost MCr736.2
Crew 20
Enlisted 14
Officers 6
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 20
Hull Cone Hull
Illustration Yes
IOC Unknown
Jump J-2
Maneuver 2 G
Manufacturer Imperial Lines
Marines 0
Model Model/6
Origin Third Imperium
Passengers 0 High/Med
10 Low
QSP AH-VS22
Reference 139.
Size 2,000 Tons
Size-cat ACS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–15
USP AH-B222262-050100-46004-0
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.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. An air/raft returning to a Type TI class Merchant under a water landing.

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  1. A Type TI class Merchant.

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General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

More than half of the interior is given over to cavernous cargo holds.

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 subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 2,000 tons. Streamlined Cone Hull.
2. Crew Crew complement: x21.
  • x2 bridge crew, x7 engineers, x10 gunners, and x2 ship's troops: qualified individuals serve as flight crew and as a medic as required.

There are x21 staterooms: all crew quarters are single occupancy.

The Type TI normally carries no passengers.

  • By crewmembers travelling double occupancy and hiring the services of a steward, up to 8 passengers (typically company staff) may be carried.

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.
  • An additional 70 tons of cargo may be carried aboard the shuttle.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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.

All crew who serve on Type TIs must be sanctioned by Imperiallines. This is company policy and is strictly enforced.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

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[edit]

Merchant Vessel - Heavy Trader:

  1. Type AH class Heavy Trader
    1. Dakaar class Freighter
    2. Dakaar class Merchant Transport
    3. Leviathan class Merchant Cruiser
    4. Type TI class Merchant
    5. Type TJ class Merchant

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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