The SLS Lakshmi was an Avatar-class heavy cruiser commissioned into the Star League Defense Force black water navy in or around 2574. Commander Theodore Rasmusen took command of it "off the builder's slip" and captained it for seven years, until the Star League offensive to capture the Taurian Concordat world of Flintoft during the Reunification War. There, the SLS Lakshmi was lost with nearly all of its crew when the Taurians used "fire ships" against it loaded with nuclear weapons and other explosives, crippling or destroying sixteen SLDF WarShips.
- Weapons Free, p. 94, "The Theseus Knot"
- The Theseus Knot
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 73, "Flintoft"