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Alliance Carrier
General Plans and Schematics
Class

Crete-Class

Type

Carrier

Statistics
Price

300,000,000 credits

Maintenance costs

20,000,000 credits

Maximum weight

10,000,000 tons

Cargo capacity

1,600,000 tons

Fuel capacity

1,000,000 tons (3,200 hours)

Crew capacity

1,200 (40 skeleton)

Passenger capacity

75,000

Armament
Carried vessels
Other equipment

2,000,000 tons of armor

The Crete-class Alliance Carrier was designed as a replacement for the Tohoku-class cruiser. Though much smaller (10 million tons) than the Tohoku, the vessel has longer range, higher speed, and a better cruising duration than its larger contemporary making it the superior vessel for operations on the Rim planets. It was also less expensive to build in large numbers and, with a crew of only 1,200, much cheaper to operate. The Crete's primary purpose was to serve as a support base for small craft.[1]

It carried over 1,200 small craft ranging in size from small Alliance Short Range Enforcement Vessels to the larger Alliance Landing Ship for Tanks and Arrowhead-class Couriers. It had the capability of giving full support not only to its own craft, but to other ships as well and included extensive repair and resupply facilities with a 4000-ton drydock for serious repair work. While protected by heavy armoring, equivalent to 20% of its total weight, the carrier was not a stand-up fighter. It was armed with only 200 point-defense weapons and had no missile armament in its standard ordnance load. It depended greatly on its own craft for defense as well as larger escort warships.[1]

A small number of these ships have been sold to mega-corps, such as Corone Mining Consortium, where they are sometimes known as "galleons."[1]

AppearancesEdit

One Crete took part in the Universe battle against the Reaver fleet and was seen taking heavy pounding, which possibly led to its destruction.

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Six-Shooters & Spaceships

ImagesEdit

Crete
Crete-class carrier at the Universe Battle
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