Luxury liner

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Luxury liner
Luxury liner
Race: Colonial
Type: Civilian
FTL: Yes
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Crew:
Capacity: Approx. 1,500
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Role: Inter-planetary passenger liner
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Dimensions
Length: 825 feet (251.5m)
Width: 130 feet (39.7m)
Height: 75 feet (22.9m)
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Luxury liners are a series of popular passenger craft that are employed by various operators in the Twelve Colonies in the years before the Fall. There are at least two distinct types of liners.

Design and Capabilities

Liners of this design share a unique fish-like design that make them well suited for interplanetary and inter-atmospheric travel, a common occurrence as these ships arrived at and departed from their destinations. The cockpit is located at the front, with the passenger seating in the middle, and aft compartments that hold the ship's four sublight boosters; the FTL drive is presumably housed along the bottom of the craft. Each unit was custom painted, depending on the operator. These passenger liners could hold up to fifteen hundred people, or as few as six hundred, depending on accommodations (TRS: "33", "He That Believeth In Me").

At the time of the attacks, many of these ships became stranded in the space lanes surrounding the Colonies. They attempt to gather, but are found by a Cylon scout and are forced to flee to Ragnar, leaving behind many of the sublight ships. After a brief rendezvous, these and many other Colonial craft are able to escape with Galactica. They survive the harrowing multi-year journey across the galaxy fairly unscathed. However, two liners, Olympic Carrier and Pyxis, are lost in battle (TRS: "33", "He That Believeth In Me"). The surviving ships are scuttled after the Colonials find a new planet to call home (TRS: "Daybreak").



Luxury liner
Luxury liner
Race: Colonial
Type: Civilian
FTL: Yes
Propulsion: 2 x sublight engines, 4 x commercial-rated FTL drive pods, maneuvering thrusters.
Crew: Unknown; At least 2 Pilots; Flight Crew
Capacity: (approx) 100-150 standard - up to 500 under emergency conditions
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Role: Inter-planetary passenger liner
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Defenses: {{{def}}}
Aircraft: {{{aircraft}}}
Aviation facilities: {{{facilities}}}
Fate: {{{status}}}
Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
Dimensions
Length: 277 feet (84.5m)
Width: 49 feet (15m)
Height: 72 feet (22m)
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Wingspan: {{{wingspan}}}
Other: {{{otherdi}}}
Game Information
Cost: {{{cost}}}
Hull Size: {{{hull size}}}
Hull: {{{hull}}}
Mobility
FTL Cooldown: {{{ftl cooldown}}} turns
Speed: {{{speed}}} m/s
Turn Rate: {{{turn rate}}}°/turn
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Armor Right: {{{armor right}}}
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The second model varies from the streamlined look of the first, and features a central fin-like structure along the front end of the craft.

Design and Capabilities

These liners share many of the capabilities of the first type of liner. Designed for interplanetary travel, these liners feature a semi-spacious interior, and a large storage bay for luggage. The cockpit is located at the front, with the passenger seating in the middle, and the aft compartments held the ship's two sublight boosters and FTL drives. It is unknown if these ships are employed elsewhere, but they have been quite popular on Caprica since before the start of the Cylon War (Caprica).

At the time of the attacks, only one ship of this configuration survives, Colonial Heavy 798, carrying Secretary of Education Laura Roslin to Galactica home after its decommissioning ceremony. Following the death of President Richard Adar and the rest of his administration, Laura Roslin is sworn in a President of the Colonies, after which 798 becomes Colonial One (TRS: Miniseries).

Survivors in the Caprica City area attempt to flee in another craft of the same configuration, but it is presumed destroyed shortly afterward, and did not join Galactica's fleet (TRS: "The Plan").



Notes

  • This ship is identified as an "Intersun passenger cruiser" on SciFi.com, although the actual ship depicted is operated by Gemon Liners. Since Intersun is apparently a liner company which operates Colonial Heavy 798, among other ships, it seems unlikely that they were responsible for the design of this craft.
  • This vessel was an alternate model for Colonial One, which was rejected in favor of the current model[citation needed].

Related Imagery


Ships in the Re-Imagined Series, Caprica, & Blood & Chrome


Historical

Ancient Kobolian: Galleon


Colonial Military

Battlestar Classes: Mercury class | Galactica-type | Valkyrie-type | Orion class

Battlestars: Galactica | Pegasus | Valkyrie | Columbia | Archeron
Osiris | Yashuman | Triton | All Named | All Unnamed

Support Ship Types: Loki type | Berzerk type | Defender type | Catamaran type | Watersled type

Support Ships: Loki | Berzerk | Brenik | All Unnamed

Auxiliary Craft: Viper Mark II | Viper Mark III | Viper Mark VII | Stealthstar | Blackbird | Raptor | Atmospheric Shuttle

Colonial Stations: Armistice Station | Colonial Fleet Headquarters | Ministry of Defense | Ragnar Anchorage
Scorpion Fleet Shipyards


Colonial Civilian

Pre-Cylon War: Air Force Viper | Blackhawk | Graystone blimp | Jump ship | Phoenix

Virtual aircraft: Autogyro | Dreadnaught | Vintage Viper

Post-Fall Civilian Fleet: Astral Queen | Cloud 9 | Colonial One | Daru Mozu | Demetrius | Gemenon Traveler | Gideon
Olympic Carrier | Prometheus | Rising Star | Scylla | Zephyr | List of all civilian ships

Civilian Ship Types: Passenger liners | Mining ships | Repair ships | Tylium refinery ships | Research ships

Civilian Operators: Gemon Liners | Pan Galactic | Saggitarian Spaceways | Eversun


Cylon

Basestar Types: Cylon War Era basestars | Modern basestar | Guardian basestar | Rebel basestar

Support Ships: Resurrection Ship | Reconnaissance Drone | Freighter

Auxiliary Craft: Cylon War Era Raider | Modern Raider | Heavy Raider

Cylon Stations: Cylon Refinery | The Colony | Resurrection Hub