Verne Cargo Sub
Production information
Manufacturer Unknown
Use Submarine Freighter
Tech Base Inner Sphere
Chassis Type (Size) Naval Vessel (Large, Template C)
Equipment Rating
Introduced Pre-Star League
Technical specifications
Mass 10,000
Speed 3
Top Speed 5
Power Plant Electric (Fuel Cell)
Fuel (Type/Range) 5,056 km
Armament None
Armor BAR 6
Crew 1 Officer,
5 Enlisted/Non-Rating,
16 bay personnel


The Verne Cargo Sub is an ancient submarine freighter which has been in use since the time of the Terran Alliance. The ship is used to relay freight to underwater sites for major corporations such as Defiance Industries and Earthwerks Inc in the Inner Sphere.

The design was noted use was recorded in 2289, when a pair of Verne's were used to transport the dismantled Eiffel Tower to Japan on Terra.[1][2]

Equipment and Capabilities[edit]

The Verne's air-independent power plants and large oxygen tanks allows the ship to operate for extended times underwater. The design is noted for its nimble handling. However, mechanically the ship requires extensive maintenance to keep it operating.

The ship has two cargo bays. Its primary cargo bay able to hold 3,300 tons of standard cargo. The cargo is accessible from one of its six cargo bay doors (front, pair of doors per left & right sides and single in the rear.) It has second class rooms for up to 40 passengers.

It also has a 200 ton capacity Vehicle Bay which it uses for smaller cargo skiffs or small submarines to relay cargo to non-dockable ports.


The ship features Submersible Chassis and Control Modification, it has docking units (Vehicle Bays). It also has 8 (Maritime) lifeboats. The ship has the Equipment Rating of C/C-E-D/D

As of this writing, there are no published record sheets produced for this design.

Design Quirks[edit]

The Verne submarine has the Difficult to Maintain Design Quirk.[3]

Comparable Vessels[edit]


  1. TRO: VA, p. 174 Seahorse/Verse Cargo Subs - Information and fluff regarding Verne sub.
  2. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 174
  3. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 174