The Dauntless was an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer that was in service of the Galactic Empire. The Star Destroyer was stationed above Jedha City in 0 BBY, during the Battle on Jedha. It left soon after, however, so that the Death Star could commence a test fire of its superlaser on the city.
Following its assignment to Jedha, the Star Destroyer was upgraded, with its tractor beam targeting array being replaced with a communications tower. By this point, it was commanded by Moff Raythe, and carried experimental satellites crucial to Operation: Cinder. Due to this, the Dauntless participated in the Battle of Fondor, during which the Rebel Alliance attempted to hijack the vessel after it was bombarded with ion cannons.
Behind the scenes
The Dauntless first appeared in canon in the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, although it was not named. It was later identified as the Dauntless in Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, a book written to accompany the film, written by Pablo Hidalgo. It first appeared in the Star Wars Legends continuity in Riders of Maelstrom, a roleplaying game book written by Ray Winninger and published by West End Games in 1989.
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Guardians of the Whills
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
- Star Wars: Rogue One: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel Adaptation
- Rogue One Adaptation 1
- Rogue One Adaptation 2 (Cover only)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide (First identified as Dauntless)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Star Wars: Card Trader
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Droids in Distress book
- ↑ Star Wars: TIE Fighter Deluxe Book and Model Set
- ↑ Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Battle on Jedha to 0 BBY.
- ↑ Riders of Maelstrom