The long strange trip
Free Trader (Non-Standard Classified Type NS18):
Using an unorthodox 600 ton frame and hull, this artefact is allowed in Imperial commerce under the salvage laws provided the ship is registered with Imperial authorities (typical registration fee: Cr. 100,000). The ship has 8 staterooms (of non-standard sizes) for the crew (captain/navigator, chief engineer, two ordinary engineers and medic), with provision for ordinary members (gunners, pinnace pilots, or passengers). There are no low berths. The ship has two jump-drives which operate independently (at Jump 2, and Jump 3, respectively), but may not sum their power.
There are no manoeuvre drives (the pinnaces act as tugs to a minor extent); there is no power plant. A stellar collector absorbs and collects energy for internal power and jump drives. Two single turrets each mount a single laser cannon. The computer is a non-standard model equivalent to a Model/3, but of considerable mass. The ship is not streamlined.
Two 40 ton pinnaces travel in trailing positions. Construction cost is impossible to calculate, but current market value can be placed at approximately Cr. 400,000,000.