Its command tower held spacious quarters for the command crew, with the bridge alone the size of a concert hall.
The Centurion-class battlecruiser was intended to succeed the Inexpugnable-class command ship in the Republic Navy. A limited number of these ships served in the Mandalorian Wars, and gained more traction under the command of Darth Revan, where they made up the heavyweights of his navy during the Jedi Civil War. Most vessels were either captured or destroyed by the end of the Civil War.
The most famous vessel of the class was the Ravager used by the Sith Lord Darth Nihilus. Originally serving in the Republic Navy during the Mandalorian Wars, the Ravager was destroyed in orbit of Malachor V at the end of the war. It was later salvaged by the Sith Lord and used as his personal conveyance.
Another ship of this class, the Tears of Taris, was present at the bombardment of Taris and so named for it. The ship found its way into the resurgent Sith Empire and served for the next 300 years, until it was disassembled under the orders of Darth Charnus and combined with parts from the Harrower-class line of ships to serve as his personal dreadnought at the Battle of Corellia.
Behind the scenes
The word "Centurion" comes from Latin. In military terms, the word referred to a commander of a "century" or "centuria", a company of soldiers.
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- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
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