The Hesiod-class Light Cruiser was a model of cruiser widely used in the Williams Sector.
The Hesiod-class Light Cruiser was first constructed in the 2389 by the Boeing League. It saw a number of combat actions against pirates, both those native to the League and those fleeing the UPL. It was one of several cruiser models used by both sides in the Boeing League Civil War. Light cruisers are the smallest class of warship deployed on independent cruises by League and many battles were fought between lone cruisers of various classes during the war
The Hesiod-class Light Cruiser is 403 meters long, carrying a standard crew of 1563 and is warp drive equipped with room for 1,200 troops aboard, and 2 battalions of ground vehicles. For armaments it carries 13 anti-ship plasma cannon batteries, and 10 antiship Gauss cannon batteries along with 14 ship to ship missile launchers. It also has 45 point-defense plasma mounts, and 33 point-defense Gauss cannon mounts. Its hanger carries 12 shuttles and 6 squadrons of starfighters typically one of interceptors and five of fighter bombers. The manufacturer of the fighter craft varied widely depending on where and when the cruiser was built and where it was based.