Here’s the next ship that the PCs will have the option to buy: a small tramp freighter. It’s not super fast or maneuverable but fairly cheap to operate.
TV-04R Small Freighter
The TV-04R is a small early-model freighter from TransTravel. While not sleek or glamorous, it is a completely functional vessel. In the early days of of TransTravel’s history, they had nearly 100 of these vessels plying the spaceways. Mostly replaced by larger, more efficient vessels, most TV-04R freighters are at least a decade old and have been sold off to independent traders.
The ship is lightly armed with two laser batteries and can carry up to 50 cargo units (7500 tons) of material. Designed for a typical crew size of 6, it has an additional 6 berths that can be rented out at Journey class rates to those seeking passage on its route.
The TV-04R is not a speed demon but has two reliable Class B Ion engines to provide steady, worry-free operation. It is also not aerodynamic by any stretch of the imagination and its ion engines preclude it from landing on any planet with an atmosphere.
The full ship specs are:
Hull Size: 5
ADF: 1 (5 if no cargo)
MR: 1 (5 if no cargo)
Engines: 2 Class B Ion Engines
Fuel Capacity: 10000 fuel units per engine
Accommodations: 12 Journey Class
– Primary: standard system – 12 beings, 200 days
– Backup: standard system – 12 beings, 200 days
Communication & Detection Equipment: Videocom radio (with a master and 3 secondary control screens), Subspace Radio, Intercom (2 master control panels, 30 standard panels, 15 speaker panels), Radar – Type I, Skin Senors, Camera system
Computer Level: 4 FP: 102
Computer Programs: Ion Drives 4, Life Support 2, Alarm 2, Computer Lockout 4, Damage Control 2, Astrogation 4, Laser Battery 1, Laser Battery 1, Communication 2, Information Storage 2, Installation Security 3, Skin Sensors 1, Maintenance 2, Cargo Arm 2, Cameras 1
Ship’s Vehicles: small launch, small lifeboat
Other Equipment: 2 cargo arms, complete backup computer
Weapons: LB (x2)
Control Spaces: 8
Cargo Capacity: 50 cargo units (7500 cubic meters, 15000 tons)
Volume: 10339 cubic meters (total), 2271 cubic meters (inhabited)
Unloaded Mass: 3766 tons
Loaded Mass: 18766 tons
ADF per Fuel Unit: 1 (5 if no cargo)
Crew Size: 8
Cost: new: 2,127,851 cr. (unfueled)
The ADF of 1 is the value when the ship’s cargo hold is fully loaded. Completely empty the ship can actually achieve and ADF of 5. Every 12.5 cargo units (3750 tons) of material transported reduce the ADF by 1 from the maximum of 5.
The ship available to the PCs is 14 years old and currently lacking the following items from the above description:
- small launch
- small lifeboat
- both laser batteries
- all life support supplies
In addition, the atomic fuel pellets for the ship’s two engines each need to be replaced (32,000 cr. each). Fuel for the ships ion engines is 17 cr per fuel unit.
Given the age of the ship and the lack of equipment, the ship is available for 1,580,552 cr.