Minelayers are large, lightly armed ships (hull size 7). Their purpose is to place defensive anti-shipping mines and seeker missiles throughout a section of space. Minelayers carry 30 to 40 crew members. Although larger than destroyers, minelayers have a smaller area devoted to living quarters for the crew, since most of the internal space is used to store mines and seeker missiles. Their ion engines are slow, but very reliable, so they can make many jumps before they need an overhaul.
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