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"Captain, we show aother hull breach, port side, on decks RR through ZZ. But sensors reveal no sign of vacuum."
"We've been boarded."
―An Imperial bridge officer and Captain Ciena Ree[src]

A Droch-class boarding ship uses its prongs to attach itself to an escape pod.

A boarding craft,[1] also known as a boarding ship,[2] was a type of starship designed to facilitate the insertion of soldiers into enemy vessels[2] and even the surfaces of planets.[3] Some boarding craft were able to create a pressure seal when they attached themselves to a ship, preventing the leakage of the vessel's atmosphere.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

Clone Wars[edit | edit source]

Droch-class boarding ships were deployed by the Separatists.

During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems utilized a model of boarding craft known as the Droch-class boarding ship, which used prongs to attach itself to its desired target.[2] One Droch-class boarding ship was used to destroy Republic escape pods during the Battle of Abregado to keep the Malevolence's mega-ion cannon a secret.[5]

Galactic Civil War[edit | edit source]

During a raid on an Imperial heavy freighter, the 61st Mobile Infantry utilised boarding pods to get onto the Imperial heavy freighter.[6] During the Battle of Jakku, a battle that took place late in the Galactic Civil War, the New Republic used boarding craft in an attempt to capture the Imperial Star Destroyer Inflictor, forcing its commanding officer, Captain Ciena Ree, to scuttle the vessel by crashing it into the planet's surface.[4]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Boarding craft made their first canon appearance in "Rising Malevolence", the second episode of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' first season.[5]

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