Guardians of the Stars
Pocket Carriers and Escort Carriers, also sometimes simply called ‘light carriers’, are the same general size as Frigates and Cruisers. They tend to carry light weapons (often suited more for point defense), instead relying on their hangar bays of small craft in combat. It is rare that these carriers are given solo missions and instead usually have Corvettes or Frigates as escorts any time they are put into use.
One very common role for these carriers is to function as a ‘forward base’ for Corvettes and Heavy Fighters given patrol duties in the outer edges of a solar system.