The Traveller Deckplan Page
Available from here are several sets of deckplans for Traveller
starships. Some of these are redrawn from classic ships published
by GDW or Digest Group, and some are original. Where the designs
are my own, there are links to profiles produced by Ships
for Windows, available from my main downloads page!
plans are drawn with Campaign Cartographer,
a truly fabulous piece of software. If you've got it, you won't need
any more help working out how to view/use the deckplans. They used to do a free view/print utility but this isn't now available. There was a Humble Bundle for CC3 but it's been and gone.
|Update 2023: Profantasy have discontinued the viewer, which is a shame. I have PDFfed all the plans that can take it, but some will need to be redrawn ... one day. Sorry
Most have been updated to the new CC3+ format now, but the older software will still read them fine
Technically, these plans fall into two categories. The earlier ones were drawn in
another application (Floor Plans Plus for Windows 3 believe it or not!) and converted to CC2. Everything in the converted plans has ended up
on one layer of the CAD drawing, which makes it impossible to do clever things like hide
all the cabin fittings before printing and so on. Also some of the labels have come out a
bit bigger than they should; normally these aren't a problem but if they are, mail me and I'll amend the problem plan and
repost it. One other thing; the colours have come out a litte weird. To start with, the
converted plans will appear white-on-black in CC when you load 'em - don't panic, they
won't print like that. But the colours are a bit meaningless, so you'll be better off
printing them monochrome rather than in colour.
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Later versions are drawn straight into CC and are properly layered so
you can display any or all of:
- The bulkheads and walls
- Furniture, fittings and details
- Labels and text
- Deckplan 1.5m grid
Plus the colours mean something (I hope!) so it's worth printing them
Layered CC3 Deckplans
Broadsword Class Mercenary Cruiser -
Adventure 7, Broadsword
5th October 2023. The Happy Fun Ball, classic mercenary unit transportation. Full redraft including some new stuff like drop shadows and highlighting on the labels.
Ruguelka Class Vargr Corsair -
Mongoose, Aliens of Charted Space 1
27th September 2023. Redrawn to use in my current campaign, as the new isometric deckplans give us all a headache. Note the lack of low berths on the plans is faithfully represented from the originals; the revised version after the PCs had refitted her does carry them..
Serpent Class Scout/Courier -
Paranoia Press, from Scouts and Assassins
A rather elegant variant on the classic Type S scout/courier, originally declared to match the same specs.
Ueknou Vargr Corsair - Digest Group, Vilani and Vargr
Featured in the excellent V&V supplement, The Ueknou is the classic ship for the
stereotype "Vargr Pirates" (plot device 32b). If you're lucky enough to have the
supplement, it's backed up by glorious perspective views of internal locations which
really help you feel you're on board.
Updated to CC3+, grey fuel zones, complete redraught September 2018
Freight Tractor 'Heyan Rose' - Games Workshop, from IISS Ship
Type T Scout/Courier - Hugh Foster
No, this isn't the official "Type T" which is a patrol
cruiser. This one's a slightly heavier Scout ship, 165
tons, designed - believe it or not - from a space-ship-shaped pencil
eraser which I thought was really whizzy. Makes a nice PC party
ship, with slightly more cargo space than the regular Scout.
5th Feb 2006: Redrawn effectively from scratch to lift it into
the better deckplan category,
Type CE Close Escort - GDW, from Traders and Gunboats and many
Another absolute classic, one to use and use again. Another splendid
ship for a small PC party, though not a great deal of use if trading
is planned as the cargo capacity is pretty small.
One interesting feature is the very firm segregation between officer
country and enlisted accomodation. While this was described as a
defence against mutiny, it also feeds nicely into player paranoia
about the NPC hirelings with the habit of whispering in corridors.
Dragon class Systems Defence Boat - GDW, Traders and Gunboats
An old chestnut from the first really good deckplans supplement,
Traders and Gunboats. This is one everyone knows and probably
has photocopies of, but I fancied having a nice copy to play with
this coming session so I redraughted it.
Empress Marava class Far Trader - GDW, Traders and Gunboats
Another enduring classic from Traders and Gunboats, the
Marava has been used again and again and deserved a decent treatment.
This was the version create as the target ship for the players to
track in the Repo Boys campaign, and the scene of the final battle.
Beowulf class Free Trader - Digest Group, Starship Operator's Handbook
The classic Type A merchant. This is a reproduction of the splendid
version produced in the supplement Starship Operator's Handbook
by the lamented Digest Group Publications.
1st Feb 2006 - Redrafted with grey "dead zones" and new
fittings from the Cosmographer symbol set. Also, for a specific
request, an optional version of the Captain's Stateroom is included;
display the hidden layer "!Alternative Captain" and the
huge captain's cabin is split into a much smaller one plus an extra
crew stateroom. With the layer hidden the ship is shown as originally
Explorer class 300-ton Scout ship - White Dwarf, issue um, something or other
This is a nice mid-range between the Type S and a Donosev
class scout; a slightly beefier scout ship for longer range stuff.
I recommend two or three "Scout" results on the Muster tables to
earn one of these!
1st Feb 2006 - Redrafted with grey "dead zones" and new
fittings from the Cosmographer symbol set.
Type H 100-ton Bounty Hunter - White Dwarf, issue um, dunno
Brushfire class Mercenary Assault Ship - Hugh Foster
Originally intended as a larger approach to the CE Close Escort idea, a revenue patrol vessel. Examples are now being sold off by COAFC and the Navy and are showing up as assault ships for mercenary units, something they're much better suited for. Note: I am aware that the missile bay plus turrets breaks the hardpoint rules. This ship was designed early in my shipbuilding career before I understood such things properly - it was actually patterned after a lead miniature - and I liked it too much to mess with it. So sue me!
Excalibur class Express Packet Boat - Games Workshop, from IISS Ship Files
A 100-ton Express boat with more cargo capacity. A nice little design.
Type FF 600-ton Armoured Fleet Courier - Allan Wiltshire
A Jump-6 fleet courier with the ability to dish out and take considerable
punishment if neccessary. Not a bad ship for fairly high-powered
PC parties, although the cargo capacity is pitiful unless the ATV
Hero class 3,000-ton Aslan Intruder Transport - FASA, from Aslan Mercenary Ships
From the very good and long out-of-print FASA supplment Aslan
Mercenary Ships, the Hero class is a destroyer-class vessel
capable of delivering 250 troops and eight 10-ton vehicles to the
battlefield across interstellar distances. If you want to field
an Aslan mercenary unit in your campaign and give them some punch,
load 'em into this!
This is the largest deckplan I have ever produced to date.
Iylvir class Light Assault Troop Carrier - Games Workshop, from IISS Ship Files
In my opinion, probably the all-round best Player Character party ship ever designed! This is a complete redraught, done in CC2 from the ground up with layers and consoles and all that good stuff.
Covenanter class scout/gunboat - GDW, from TNE IIRC
On the face of it, it looks crackers. Two of the old classic ships welded
together - a Scout/Courier glued on the front of a CE Close Escort. However,
it does make a vaguely usable vessel, and is certainly interesting. For
sure, TNE had a lot worse ideas.
Gyrfalcon Mercenary Assault Carrier (a Type R conversion) - Hugh Foster
Built on the basic Subsidised Merchant design, the Gyrfalcon is
capable of delivering 50 marines to surface or deploying them in assault
g-carriers from orbit. Virtually all ship systems are upgraded from the
original, and the vessel can take care of itself in a fight if need be.
Mormcry Provincial Merchant - Hugh Foster
The Mormcry is a large merchant, designed for speculative trade
out on the edge of civilized space, where things get a bit rougher.
Type S Scout/Courier - GDW, from Traders and Gunboats and just about
I really don't have to describe this one, do I? None the less, as with all my
plans, there's a bit more detail in this than the originals, so if your party drive one of
these, this is worth downloading.
Type R Subsidised Merchant - GDW, Traders and Gunboats
See the notes for the Scout above. The famous "ship with no bog".
I remember someone on the Traveller Mailing List once proving that it
was impossible to make a living trading in one of these, but that's more
economics than I like with my roleplaying, thank you.
Vigilante 600-ton liner/StarMerc conversion - GDW, Assignment: Vigilante
A peculiar-looking vessel, it none the less looked to me like a doozy
for making players fight their way though, so I made up some plans. Haven't
used 'em yet, but there's always time.
Walsh class Type A Free Trader - Imperium Games, T4: Starships
Starships was probably the worst supplement IG ever produced for T4, consisting
of dull, empty, grid-less deckplans and not much else, and was justly
panned. However, the basic shape of the Free Trader seemed OK,
so here I've gutted it and rearranged everything so it looks sorta better.
IMHO of course. Judge for yourself!
The original had, among other issues, no staterooms for the crew, or access hatches to the M-Drive or J-Drive.
Meh, Traveller 4.
28th September 2023 - redrawn in CC3 then PDFd.