All right, I did some looking around on wookieepedia trying to get some ideas for our carrier. Here is some of the options I came across...
crew=30-165 depending on configuration
weapons=8 turbo lasers, 6 laser cannons, 4 ion cannons
*note= carrier version such as the FarStar could carry 12 fighters and 2 shuttles.
crew=854(minimum of 307)
weapons=12 turbo lasers, 12 laser cannons, 2 tractor beams
compliment=24 fighters, several shuttles
crew=129(minimum of 52)
weapons=8 dual turbo lasers, 3 tractor beams, 4 concussion missile launchers
compliment=12 fighters, 2 shuttles
Quasar Fire-class Bulk Cruiser
weapons=2 heavy turbo lasers
*Note= the Battle Dog could hold four squadrons of star fighters.
Munificent-class Star Frigate
weapons=2 heavy forward turbo laser cannons, 2 heavy forward ion cannons, 26 twin turbo laser cannons, 20 light turbo laser turrets, 38 point defense laser cannons, 1 hyperwave jammer.
*Note=this ship wasn't designed as a carrier, however tens of thousands of these ships were produced and after the Clone Wars many ended up in the hands of pirates and mercenaries. Ours would simply be one converted to carrier duty. This happens to be my personal favorite.