General Offensive Unit

General Offensive Units (GOUs) are the most capable warships of the Culture, the epitome of the Culture's technology as applied (reluctantly) to warfare. The GOU has changed over the centuries, evolving to fit changing Culture military doctrine. While the earlier GOUs contained human crews, the latest Abominator-class GOUs no longer contain any human crew, as every centimeter of available space is dedicated to weaponry or ammunition.

Known classes are:

Murderer Class
Delinquent Class
Abominator Class