SC-181 Courier

TSC Magdalina
SC-181 Courier
HS: 2   HP: 12   Powerplant: 2 Atomic A
ADF: 4  MR: 3  DCR:  30   Crew: up to 4
Armament: Pod Laser, Pod Laser Turret
Defenses: RH
Communication/Detection: SubSpace Radio, Radar, Intercom
Misc. Equipment: streamlined, light hull armor

Cargo Capacity: Port & Starboard 0.5u holds (1u total)
Crew Accomodations: 2 dbl bunks
Passenger Accomodations: n/a
Ship's Vehicles: 0

Alarm (2)
Analysis (4)
Astrogation (4)
Commerce (1)
Communication (1)
Damage Control (2)
Drive (4)
Industry (1)
Information Storage (1)
Laser Battery (1)
Laser Cannon (1)
Life Support, cap:4 (1) x2
Maintenance (2)

The SS Magdalina is a decommissioned courier vessel acquired by her current owner via government auction. She is a relic dating back a century before the UPF and has been retrofitted numerous times. Ironically she was absorbed by the same government that initially commissioned the ship as the result of chartered debt, utilized for government business, and subsequently retired & decommissioned. She now operates as a privateer under the Palean government. The ship has an aerodynamic/streamlined hull and is atmospheric capable. If the forward firing pod laser system were removed, performance could be restored back to the stock ADF:4/MR:4 ratings...however the current crew justifies the slight loss of maneuverability as a good trade off for more firepower, more so in light of the fact that cargo capacity could not be increased by ditching the weapon system.

The upper/fore deck is the Bridge Deck. The helm, poised 90º above the astrogation/mainframe computer center and accesible via a ladder extending above the dorsal side of the hatch, has three command chairs but can typically be operated alone via the center seat. 

The Rec Deck is outfitted with an autocooker/refrigeration unit, dining area, hygiene facilities, holo-entertainment, gunnery station, and outer hull hatch & airlock. Port and starboard hold bay doors flank the ventral side, the holds extend fore & aft (up and down) and the bay doors are the only access. The central ladderwell extends up and down the entire ship, with manual hatches closing off/securing each deck.

The Crew Deck has four folding bunks along with personal effects storage areas and a lengthy desk/table area.

The Engineering Deck houses access to the twin atomic drives along with a workshop area, life support equipment, recharging equipment for powerpacks & parabatteries, and an engineer station to monitor maintenance & overhauls. Floor panels can b removed to access additional equipment that wouldn't fit on the deck such as the power relay station and internal power generator. A decontamination station is in the central ladderwell/airlock access to the deck.

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