Welcome to Starship Sunday, presenting a new spaceframe for the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game, filling in some gaps until official material can be released.
Bringing a month of civillian ships to a close is the Merchantman tanker
First seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, RPG books describe this ship as a Class III tanker, while other sources label it a Monarch-class tanker. The model was re-used several times for the various series. Unlike other transports, tankers are designed to carry liquids and gases. In Star Trek, tankers might carry deuterium for starship fuel or quantities of antimatter. Various chemical substances could also be ferried. It’s also possible various exotic forms of energy, such as radiation or particles, could be transported within force fields.
With its single hull design, this tanker could probably be refit into a transport or cargo freighter. It could even be given a complete overhaul and converted into a personal luxury ship.
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