A carrier is a type of starship specifically designed or designated for the transportation of small starships incapable of superluminal travel. The term carrier can be divided into two main types: dedicated carriers, generally with few weapons and weak shielding, and the other type being bigger warships which also had a substantial capacity for carrying starfighters.
Due to the pre-existing communication and coordination capabilities of carriers, they are often used as command ships. Additionally some other ships can be modified to serve as carriers.
Types of carriers
Warships with additional carrier function