The Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine Osprey Class Mid-Bulk Transport

Dimesions: 280 X 155 X 60 feet
Tonnage: 2100 tons
Speed Class: 4 cruise/ 6 hard-burn
Crew Quarters: 4 single bed cabins, 1 double-bed cabin
Fuel Capacity: 42 tons (800 hours)
Cargo Capacity: 625 tons
Passenger Capacity: 5 single bed cabins
Agi d6 Str d6 Vit d6, Ale d6, Int d6 (d2 backup unit), Wil d4, Life Points 10
Traits: Everybody Has One (Major), Healthy As A Horse (Minor), Nimble-Atmo (Minor), Fuel Efficient (Minor), Loved (Major)
Skills: Pilot d6, Perception d6
Complexity: 42 High
Equipment: 40 ton long range shuttle Dear Prudence (Zheng Ou class), Infirmary, Light railgun (d10 vehicle) with 50 rounds in concealed aft mount. Military decoy launcher (d6, 12 decoys), Computer system is Hardened (3W) with ICE.
Original Price: 51,000 new, 12,750 at auction.
Maintenance Costs: 560/month

Another workhorse from the Kieran Yards stables is the Osprey Class Mid-bulk transport. Larger overall than the ubiquitous Firefly, but with slightly smaller internal volume, the Ospreys are designed as a fast, sturdy transport for use throughout the System. Their design emphasizes rugged capability, low maintenance, large passenger and cargo capacity, and sturdy service.
The entire lower bay is given over to cargo operations, and measures roughly 60ft x 55 ft x 20 ft. The cargo bay is fitted with a two piece ramp/hatch combination that allows extremely large cargos to be loaded.There is a belly mounted “bomb bay” cargo hatch as well. A spiral staircase at the forward starboard corner allows access to the Crew Deck.
The Crew Deck is large and spacious, with comparatively wide corridors and a large lounge area and berthing compartments. The Crew deck is forked port and starboard, providing a center-line berth and pair of docking ports for a single shuttlecraft. The ports are fitted with telescoping access tunnels which easily accommodate larger and smaller shuttles. Two dorsal air-lock hatches (one forward, one aft-port) provide EVA access to the top of the ship.
Unusually for a civilian mid-bulk transport, the Ospreys are fitted with an integral two-bed infirmary on the port quarter. On the Yellow Submarine, five single bed passenger compartments and four single bed crew compartments have been retrofitted, replacing the standard Osprey layout. The Ospreys are fitted with the trademark Kieran cockpit design, providing stations for pilot, copilot/navigator, and flight engineer.
To augment their maneuverability, the Ospreys are fitted with a pair of pivoting reaction drive assemblies with a 220 degree range of motion, which also fold eighty-degrees along their X-axis to lower the ship’s center of gravity and improve on-ground stability. In atmosphere maneuverability and stability are augmented by the twin boom tail configuration set well aft of the ship’s center of gravity.
Although the design (and many of the Ospreys still flying) is more than twenty years old, the design was placed back into limited production following the Unification War.
The Yellow Submarine was recently given a full overhaul with many worn parts being replaced. This was sufficient to remove her Seen Better Days (minor) Complication.
In May of 2517, with some financial help from Saxon Molyneux, the crew upgraded her sensor package and installed a new fuel injection system that Jackson designed based on a racing hoverbike's jet turbine system, giving her the Fuel Efficiency Asset.
The ship's onboard computer was replaced with a new, more powerful unit by the crew of the Moradin in August 2517 (Parts is Parts). This raised her Int and skills to d6 each.
After the last adventure (Parts is Parts), the players spent points to buy the Loved (Major) Asset for the ship. This allows the characters to spend their character points on the ship's rolls.
In November of 2518, the crew installed a light railgun salvaged from an old Londinium Space Navy shuttle in the rear of the ship.
In preparation for a possible trip to Miranda in reaver space, Jackson rigged the lower half of the outer hull with an electrified mesh, reinforced the cargo bay doors and added quick closing hydraulic rams. Retractable riot barriers were rigged across the cargo bay deck. A military decoy launcher (d6, 12 decoys) was installed in March of 2519 (Secrets of Miranda). After Miranda, the ships' computer was replaced again, upgrading her to a d6 Int. A second, back up computer was installed (d2 Int) and the system Hardened against electronic attack and loaded with an ICE system. Lovely Rita was put into storage on Persephone and Dear Prudence was carried to Red Sun (The Lost Village).
Dear Prudence was destroyed in a rescue mission in Red Sun (Finders' Keepers) and Captain Sata was killed. Afterwards, the Yellow Submarine was decommissioned and made into the centerpiece of a war memorial on Hera.

How the Yellow Submarine found her crew.