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"The Stellar Vista reports that it is in imminent distress."
―An Imperial specialist informs Tarkin that the Stellar Vista has collided with a Detainer CC-2200[src]

The Detainer CC-2200, was a model of cruiser and Interdictor vessel used by the Galactic Empire. Moff Wilhuff Tarkin used a CC-2200 to try and capture the stolen corvette Carrion Spike in the Obroa-skai system. The attempt was unsuccessful, and resulted in the Mon Calamari star cruiser Stellar Vista crashing into the CC-2200.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Detainer CC-2200 had stubby wing like projections, each of which housed four gravity well projectors which could be used to pull vessels from hyperspace. The cruisers were thickly armored and had downsloping bows.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

"The requested Interdictors are being developed as part of the Deep Core Security Zone, my lord."
Kren Blista-Vanee informs Palpatine about Tarkin's plans to use the interdictors[src]

In 14 BBY,[2] a Detainer CC-2200 was being developed for use by the Galactic Empire's Deep Core Security Zone. The vehicle was requisitioned by Moff Wilhuff Tarkin for use in a task force that aimed to capture the corvette Carrion Spike, which had been stolen from Tarkin by a rebel cell. Tarkin planned to use the CC-2200, along with a newer-model CC-7700 frigate and a newly developed and untested Immobilizer 418 cruiser, to pull the Carrion Spike from hyperspace in the Obroa-skai system, which the Imperials estimated the corvette would pass through based on a homing beacon they had on the ship.[1]

Once the three cruisers activated their interdiction fields the Immobilizer's overcurrent resistors failed to prevent the cruiser's gravitic systems from redlining, creating a field that was far stronger than necessary. Ships began to be pulled from hyperspace, and those already in the system were dragged toward the interdictors. The field was momentarily turned off, but then reactivated, pulling the large Mon Calamari star cruiser Stellar Vista from hyperspace. Out of control, the larger vessel broadsided the CC-2200, before spinning to impale its dorsal surface on the interdictor's bow. An explosion on the Mon Calamari vessel then knocked the CC-2200 ninety degrees out of position. The interdictors failed to capture the Carrion Spike and its crew, who had become aware of the homing beacon and transferred it to a YT-1000 freighter named the Reticent, which the Imperials did capture.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Detainer CC-2200 first appeared in the Star Wars Legends novel Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader which was written by James Luceno and published in 2005. Luceno later brought the cruisers into canon in the novel Tarkin released in 2015.

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Tarkin
  2. The events of Tarkin take place five years after the rise of the Galactic Empire, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, Tarkin must be set in 14 BBY.
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