By modern galactic standards they were fairly small, slow, and ungainly, but the Sith battleships were among the most powerful and fearsome warships of their time, despite sporting no shields. One vessel was said to succumb only to the firepower of six main Republic warships, thanks to its heavy armor, and even then was able to cripple or destroy at least one of the opposing ships.
Ludo Kressh attacked his rival, Naga Sadow, with a small fleet of these battleships, while Sadow would later on launch his invasion of Republic space using Derriphan-class battleships of his own as primary space combatants.
About one hundred battleships were created prior to the Great Hyperspace War, with only one remaining by the end of it. Naga Sadow sacrificed the remainder of his fleet to cover his escape when the Republic counterattacked. He hid his flagship on the fourth moon of Yavin, where it would remain for 1000 years until discovered and used by the Sith Lord Exar Kun.
Following Kun's defeat, the Sith Empire under Lords Darth Revan and Darth Malak discovered the design's blueprints and produced more of them, using the massive Star Forge. They were effective against the Republic's frigates, but suffered massive casualties due to having no shields.
- Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith 3: The Fabric of an Empire
- Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith 4: Pawns of a Sith Lord
- Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith 5: The Flight of Starbreaker 12
- Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Fall of the Sith Empire
- Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 1: Masters and Students of the Force (First appearance) (Appears in holocron)
- Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 5: Sith Secrets
- Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 2: The Battle of Coruscant
- Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 3: The Trial of Ulic Qel-Droma
- Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 4: Jedi Holocaust
- Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 5: Brother Against Brother (Mentioned only)
- Timeline 10: The Exar Kun War (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Codex entry)
- "Hammer"—Star Wars Insider 147 (In vision)
- The Dark Side Sourcebook
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 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 1.14 The Dark Side Sourcebook
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Golden Age of the Sith
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Fall of the Sith Empire
- ↑ Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 5: Sith Secrets