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"This is a Continent-class crawler. We use it for offworld excavations of low-gravity moons. It peels the mantle wonderfully."
―Trios, on the Leviathan[src]

The Continent-class crawler was a starship class used by the Kingdom of Shu-Torun. The Leviathan was deployed against Jedha in 1 ABY.

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"The Leviathan is armed like a fortress and has the population of a small city. We'd need the power of a Star Destroyer to even dent it."
―Leia Organa[src]

The Continent-class crawler was a colossal starship[1] and orbital drill used to strip-mine on a massive scale. The size of a city,[4] the vessel also had the population of a small city, and was staffed by a great number of droids including loadlifter droids.[2] It was equipped with numerous drills and other mining equipment capable of peeling the mantle of a moon, and was towed into orbit over low-gravity moons by tugs. Its exterior hull was fitted with cannon emplacements,[1] ion torpedos,[3] and anti-air weapons, arming the vessel like a fortress,[2] and its armor could withstand mines. A series of treads beneath the vessel allowed it to cross planetary surfaces while a front-mounted drill strip-mined the terrain ahead.[4] It was protected by a core security system, and featured cargo bays and top-mounted landing platforms.[2]

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"It's like...a huge meteor. But it's too slow. What is it?"
―Luke Skywalker[src]

Continent-class crawlers were used by Kingdom of Shu-Torun and their miners for offworld excavations of low-gravity moons. Queen Trios claimed it could peel a planet's mantle.[1]

After Rebels overran the drill citadel on the moon of Jedha, Trios brought in the Continent-class crawler Leviathan to continue strip-mining the moon for kyber crystals. Tugged into orbit over Jedha, the vessel served as a symbol of Shu-Torun's commitment to the Galactic Empire, as the behemoth would not be able to achieve orbit again once deployed.[1] The orbital drill entered Jedha's atmosphere and began strip-mining on a massive scale while the Partisans watched. Ubin Des attempted to plant mines in its tracks, but her attack had no effect.[4]

Chewbacca supplied the Rebels with schematics of the Leviathan, allowing Leia Organa to plan a counter-attack. Her team infiltrated the vessel by hiding in cargo crates,[2] and took control of the bridge with Trios's help after the Queen revealed she would sacrifice her machine to safe-guard her people. With the Leviathan sabotaged, the Rebels, Trios, and Commander Kanchar escaped as it toppled into the blast crater made by the Death Star.[3]

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