Wraith Hive Ships are the main component of the Wraith fleet, and the centerpiece of their entire society. Hive Ships function in a role very similar to the city-ships of the Ancients.
A Hive Ship is a massive Wraith mothership capable of carrying unknown hundreds of Wraith along with their dart fighters. Large parts of their internal structure are used to house stasis cocoons from where Humans may be stored for later feeding. There are a number of corridors within the large vessel with a fine mist covering the floor. (ATL: "Rising") Hive Ships are one of the largest ships known to exist, being roughly thirteen time greater than its main combatant, Earth's 304.
Despite their size, Hive Ships are quite capable of entering a planet’s atmosphere and landing. They are even capable of surviving for countless centuries in such conditions to the point where vegetation and the planet's environment can grow around them. This did not affect the ship as it was quite capable of achieving space flight and combat, suffering little, if any, adverse affects. (Read more...)
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