In case it seems I am “reaching at straws” for excuses to include fighters, I’m not. (See these pages, ~pdb/hammer-lightnings/ and , for where I received the thought) Large ships may very well be used to hold missile platforms, troops, provides, and so on. Right now’s Anon – I am thinking about these ‘take them alive’ situations as a result of they’re a reason to have people on the spot.
(I’ve done a number of posts in the last month on elements of space warfare.) To Rick’s put up,