The Skeen starship was a Skeen starship class, a vessel in service to the Skeen civilization from the 24th century. In the 2380s decade, it became one of the largest starship types for the multi-species Kinara alliance. (VOY novel: Acts of Contrition)
The Skeen starship was a large ship, almost as large than a Federation Vesta-class starship and larger than a Devore attack cruiser or warship. The Skeen starship was large enough to hold a Federation staship of the Theophrastus- or Galen-class in its cargo hold. In the Kinara fleet, only the Voth Citadel-class dreadnought was larger. Like all Kinara ships, the Skeen starship was armed with phase pulse cannons and torpedo launchers. (VOY novel: Acts of Contrition)
When the CIF Fifth Shudka and USS Vesta exited the Gateway to open a dialog between the Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant and the Kinara,, Presider Isorla Cin hailed the largest Kinara vessel, the Lightcarrier. Rigger Meeml informed her about the alliance's grievances against the Confederacy. Subsequently, the Lightcarrier was among the ships participating in the battle of the Gateway when the negotiations broke down.
A cease-fire between the Confederacy Interstellar Fleet, Starfleet and Kinara forces was reached when Vice-Admiral Kathryn Janeway agreed to turn herself over to the Kinara to stand trial. (VOY novel: Acts of Contrition)