Hearts and Pistons
The Nora Perdy is a Lightning-Class sloop airship converted to serve as a transport. Originally designed as a messenger ship, she was never commissioned and was sold to scrap. She was purchased and restored by Thomas Wakefield as a grain carrier, Wakefield went bankrupt during the grain failure 545. The ship was sold at auction to Aubrey Frye. Since then, Frye has operated it as a freelance merchant carrier.
The Lightning-Class is a warship hull that was designed for speed. Her power plant is a Mark V airship driver with a twin-shaft main propulsion. Her cargo capacity is modest for her size. Currently the Nora Perdy is armed with four naval long guns in two banks of two. Providing the engines are in good repair, it takes a minimum of four to operate the vessel effectively. More are required for effective combat maneuvers and fire support.