Note: For the examples of spacecraft design posted on this blog, I mostly use 2ed. Mongoose Traveller rules, but some examples using 1ed. rules will persist until they can be upgraded.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

MS "Peace Maker" Transport, a converted 300dt sys. def. boat


After Fourth frontier war, this Mk.3 system defense boat (along with many more obsolete vessels) were scrapped due to pressure from reduced peace-time  navel budgets.
Most Mk3 System Defense boats had the Particle beam weapon and hull stealth mods removed before sale to salvage.

Lascalles Merchant Co., LLC. purchased five Mk2s and one Mk3 to convert to system transports. The Mk3 was later resold to a business partner as part of a retirement buy-out package.

This vessel has had the main power plant upgraded, a area effect jump drive has been added and some interior remodeling done for fuel tankage etc.

Converted Antique Systems Defense Boat

     Hull (TL12):
300dt Distributed Configuration, H/S = 6/6 (300dt, 10.8Mcr.)
+Self-sealing (-.--, 3.0Mcr.)
This has been removed (shown here for reference):
     [+Stealth Mod. (DM-4 to detect) (-.--, 30.0Mcr.]
Armour: AF12 Crystal-iron (15%vol., 45dt, 7.2Mcr.)
     Total Hull: {255dt avail., 21.00Mcr.}

     Engineering (TL9-12):
Jump Drive: TL11 Type C, J-2, (20dt, 28.236Mcr.)
Maneuver Drive: TL9 Type J gravitic (6G),
          Bifurcated: 2ea. Type E gravitic M-drive (3G thrust separately) ganged to yield type J performance. (18dt, 32.941Mcr.)
Power Plant: TL12 Type J Fusion Plant (R6) (28dt, 72.0Mcr)

          Fuel Tankage for Power plant (4weeks dur.): (36dt, --.-)
          Fuel Processor (TL9) (20dt/day) (1dt, 0.042Mcr.)
     Total Engineering: {103dt, 133.219Mcr.}

     Bridge (TL12):
Compact Ship class bridge (DM-1) (15dt, 1.65Mcr.)
     Holographic Add-on (Init+2) (-.--, 0.375)
Computer: Model/4fib (R20) (-.--, 7.50Mcr.)
Electronics: V. Advanced (DM+2) (5dt, 4.00Mcr.)
     Improved Signal Processing (DM+2) (TL11, 1dt, 4.00Mcr.
     Total Bridge/Controls: (DM+3) {21dt, 17.525Mcr.}

     Weapons (TL11):
Hardpoint #1 (1dt, -.--)
          Cargo: 50dt in place of weapons bay. (50dt, -.--)

Hardpoint #2 Triple Turret: Pulse Laser PL-10, 3ea.
          (Adv.+3, Accurate, Long Range, 2d6, DM-1, Med. Rng., 1dt, 2.5Mcr.)
Hardpoint #3 Double Turret (Sandcaster x2) (1dt, 1.0Mcr.)
               Sandcaster barrels, 40ea. (2dt, 0.02Mcr.)
               Jump Fuel Tank, J-2 x1 (60dt, -.--)
     Total Weapons: {115dt, 3.52Mcr.~~3.313McrC}

Staterooms, 4ea. {16dt, 2.0Mcr.}

Maneuver/0 - Library - Evade/2 (R15) (2.0Mcr.) - Fire Control/1-4 (R20) (8.0Mcr.)

Ship Totals, not incl. cost of software: {300dt, 177.057Mcr. ~~ 150.499McrImp}

Crew of the Merchant Ship "Peace Maker ":

From left to right we have...

Crewman Chip Flanaggon, Ship's Gunner & Cargo Master.
     7C9887 Ex-Army, 1 term; Ex-merchant (Free Trader), 3 terms. 
     Skills: Gunner-2, Cargo Handling-1, Admin-0, Mechanic-1, Gun Cbt.(Laser Rifle)-1, Sensors-0, Vacc Suit-1, Zero-G-0.
One Ship share (366Kcr.) + personal cash of 44Kcr. = Total investment: (410Kcr.) (11%)

1st Officer Brent Slocum, Navigator & 2nd Pilot.
     7C89A8 Ex-merchant (Subsidized Merchant), 4 terms.
     Skills: Pilot-1, Astrogation-2, Sensors-2, Computer-1, Comms-0, Admin-0, Electronics-0,
Vacc Suit-1, Zero-G-0, Steward-0, Leader-1.
One Ship share (972Kcr.) (26%)

Captain Louisa May Applethorn, 1st Pilot & commander.
     6C7AB9 Ex-merchant (Far Trader), 6 terms (2 w/anagathics).
     Skills: Pilot-2, Astrogation-1, Sensors-1, Comms-1, Admin-2, Broker-2, Vacc Suit-1, Leader-2, Diplomat-1, Steward-0.
Two Ship shares (1,014Kcr.) (27.2%)

Crewman Richard Starkey-Moon, Steward/Medic/Service
     797998 Ex-merchant (Free Trader), 3 terms.
     Skills: Steward-2, Engineering-0, Admin-2, Medic-1, Vacc Suit-0, Mechanic-1.
One Ship share (366Kcr.) (9.8%)
          (Richard is studying Engineering in his spare time and hopes to get rated as a full assistant engineer some day).

Chief Engineer Dawson Sanders, Engineer/Technician
     9AAC98 Ex-Navy, 2 terms; Ex-merchant (Subsidized Merchant) 3 terms.
     Skills: Engineering-3 (Jump Drives-1, Power Plants-1, Gravitics-1, All other drives & equipment-0), Computers-1, Electronics-0, Life Support-1, Vacc Suit-1, Mechanic-1, Jack of all Trades-3.
One ship share (972Kcr.) (26%)

The three officers each get their own cabin; the two crewmen share one cabin double occupancy. The owner of the ship remains at port in semi-retirement (Treat as if the ship is a subsidized merchant--Captain Applethorn keeps half of all profits, but must pay for operating costs.). The crew has cashed in all ship shares and an investment trust is formed with the crew members sharing proportionally in any increase or loss. They start with 3,734,000CrImp. Company is named Tau Ceti Merchant Investment Company (TCMC) after the last ship they all flew on together as crew before this new business.


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