Guardians of the Stars
Destroyer are the same general size and tonnage as Light Cruisers, however they are dedicated solely to combat. Because of this they strip out the labs, extra cargo storage, small craft bays, and other features of other Cruisers. Doing so though, lets them outgun most full Cruisers and Heavy Cruisers which are larger than they are. Sometimes they even outgun Battle Cruisers, though they lack the command and control facilities of those vessels.
Early Space Era