Poseidon-class light carrier
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The Poseidon-class carrier is sleek, elongated, and somewhat cylindrical in general shape. Its structure comprises two main sections covered with white plating; in the fore section, the plating mostly covers the vessel's dorsal surface. This plating is absent on most of the underside of the ship and in a spar connecting the two main sections. A series of rectangular blue lights are arranged in the sections lacking the white plating. 719 meters in length, the Poseidon is exceeded in both size and tonnage by the Orion, Epoch, and Punic carrier classes.
What it loses in size and armament, the Poseidon makes up for with its ease of manufacture in the war-ravaged shipyards over Mars and Jupiter. The Poseidon additionally only requires a small crew to operate, allowing it to be pressed into service in 2553 - only months after the end of the war.
The Poseidon is unusual for a UNSC starship in that it does not have a primary Magnetic Accelerator Cannon weapon system; instead, the carrier's heaviest weaponry consists of two Mark 2551 Onager turrets and two M42 Archer missile pods. The carrier's weapons complement is instead more focused on defensive measures, boasting twenty M870 Rampart point defense guns.
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Several ships of this class were part of Battle Group Dakota alongside a number of Vindication-class light battleships and Strident-class heavy frigates. These ships engaged the Forerunner vessel Mantle's Approach during the Didact's attack on Earth on July 25, 2557.
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