Benjamin (Individual Samarkand-class WarShip)
The DCS Benjamin was the second-of-class WarShip of the Samarkand-class carrier, launched between 2579 and 2581; in 2581 the Benjamin joined her sister ship and first-of-class vessel the DCS Samarkand on deployment against the Outworlds Alliance military during the Reunification War.
Two more carriers later joined the Benjamin and the Samarkand in service in 2585, the DCS Alshain and the DCS Dieron, and all four ships served throughout the Reunification War, although one had been lost in service by the end of the conflict. The remaining three ships assisted in colonization efforts launched by the Draconis Combine after the war, but would remain the only ships built in the first block of Samarkand production; when Coordinator Urizen Kurita II authorised production of the Samarkand to recommence in 2668, it was at a new build standard.
- Technical Readout: 3075, p. 216, "Samarkand (Carrier)"