Sunday, October 9, 2016

Deck Plan - Hammer Class 100 ton Merchant

I've got a sketchbook filled with deck plan sketches, mostly small stuff - 100 to 200 tons, merchant ships, scouts and couriers, a few small military ships. As time allows, I'd like to clean them up and post them here.

Hammer Class 100 ton Merchant
Using a custom 100-ton hull, the Hammer Class Merchant is a commercial vessel used for small cargo shipping and trading purposes. It mounts jump drive-A, maneuver drive-A, and power plant-A, giving a performance of jump-2 and 2G acceleration. Fuel tankage for 40 tons supports the power plant and one jump-2. Adjacent to the bridge is a computer Model 1bis. There are three staterooms and no low berths. The ship has one hardpoint and one ton allocated to fire control. Installed on the hardpoint is a pop-out double turret, which mounts two beam lasers. There is one ship's vehicle: an enclosed 4 man air/raft. Cargo capacity is 15 tons. The ship is streamlined.

The merchant ship requires a crew of three: pilot/navigator, engineer, medic/gunner. With it's relatively large cargo bay adjacent to the main airlock, the Hammer Class is easily converted to other uses. Popular conversions include the Hammer-Hunter variant used by bounty hunters and the Ore Hammer variant used by belters.

For a higher resolution PDF, click this link: (Traveller Starship Deckplan Hammer Class Merchant). The deckplan was created to be printed out on 24"x36". Scale is 1" = 5'-0" so it can be used with 25mm miniatures. Enjoy!


  1. I've got to say, I like this one. I think that the big bay doors in the roof for cargo holds is an underused thing, and yet would make perfect sense in a world with cheap anti-grav for lifting stuff: just go overhead and lower it in, job done.

    I think a larger version of this ship - similar design, but 200 tons - would be really good, if you ever have the time.

    (And I'm glad I can see where the landing gear go! ;-) )

  2. WOw, this is awesome! Would you like to join us at the TrR website? We love collaborating!

  3. thumbs up - love small (up to c. 800 or so) traveller ships

  4. Great images, but a nice view of the bottom of the ship, and I ortho views of all your creations would be wonderful to us deck plan naval designers, out in the imperium

    1. Thanks, John. I plan to do a lot more with this ship, unfortunately real life has put a serious damper on my Traveller hobby lately. Someday though!