Caroline class Heavy Pinnace

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Caroline class Heavy Pinnace
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Distant Fringe ship
Type: AF Free Trader
Category Smallcraft
Size 30 Tons
Hull Configuration Cone Hull
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–9
Computer Model/1
Jump J-0
Maneuver 4 G
Fuel Treatment Scoops
Hardpoints 0
Staterooms 3
Seats 8
Crew 1
High/Mid Passengers 12
Cargo 10 Tons
Fuel tank 1 Tons
Construction Time 5.5 Months
Origin Distant Fringe
Cost MCr18.450
Quick Ship Profile AF-3A40
Universal Ship Profile AF–0204410–030000–00000-0
Blueprint No
Illustration Yes
Canon Unpublished, fan design
Designer Ade Stewart
Design System High Guard
Era 1105
Reference Fan: Ade Stewart

The Caroline class Heavy Pinnace is a TL–9 noncombatant smallcraft.


The Heavy Pinnace is designed to rapidly ferry passengers and incidental cargoes between locations. Similar designs have been in use from the time the Distant Fringe was first settled.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A Caroline class Heavy Pinnace.
    J0 30dT Heavy Pinnace.jpg

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) when necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage The Heavy Pinnace is constructed using a 30 dTon hull built in a generally cone-shaped configuration. The hull is fully streamlined and has airfoil surfaces, giving improved atmospheric performance that is further enhanced by its onboard gravitic systems.
2. Crew Total Crew Complement: 1
  • x1 Pilot. If the vessel is carried as a subcraft, this individual serves as service crew aboard the parent vessel when not required for piloting duties.


Accessible areas of the hull are fitted with grav plates and inertial compensators. The vessel has full life support and environmental systems.

  • There are internal monitoring and security systems throughout the vessel. Sections of the ship can be isolated in the event of an emergency.
  • There are multiple small emergency lockers, built into the structure of the couches and located within the Staterooms.
3. Performance The vessel mounts a Maneuver-4 drive and a Power Plant-4, giving performance of 4-G acceleration and producing 1.2 Energy Points. The ship has an agility rating of 4. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient to give the power plant approximately 3 weeks duration.
  • The engineering section is controlled from the cockpit. Access to the machinery can be gained via a sealable hatch.
4. Electronics The cockpit contains x2 acceleration couches and control equipment. The vessel is fitted with a Model/1 Computer: no backup computer is installed.
5. Hardpoints x1 hardpoint.
6. Armament The Heavy Pinnace is generally unarmed.
7. Defenses The hull is unarmored.

x1 triple Sandcaster turret, forming its own battery.

  • The vessel is not fitted with screens or other passive defensive systems.
8. Craft The vessel carries no subcraft.
9. Fuel Treatment The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 1 dTon.
10. Cost The basic cost of the vessel is MCr18.450.
  • The ship is a standard design. Detailed architectural plans are widely available and no design fee is chargeable.
  • If multiple examples of the design are ordered all of the ships in the production run qualify for a 20% discount, which reduces the price of each unit to MCr14.760.
11. Construction Time 24 weeks (5.5 months) as standard.
  • Build times can be reduced by mass production and the efficiencies such processes generate, by increased financing, and by allotting additional yard resources and facilities to the construction contract.
12. Comments Cargo capacity amounts to 10 dTons.

History & Background[edit]

An ubiquitous design used throughout the Distant Fringe, the Heavy Pinnace is fast, durable and robust. The design is representative and a large number of variants exist, particularly with regard to the allotted weapons systems, onboard electronics, and the fit out of internal spaces.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

54 Representative Free Trader (AF) Classes[edit]

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Type AF Free Trader


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