- "The entire Dornean Navy numbers barely eighty vessels."
- ―Cian Marook
- "The Dornean Navy successfully defended Dornea's independence throughout the reign of Palpatine, against Imperial forces several times as large."
- ―Leia Organa Solo
Just prior to the Battle of Endor, the Alliance to Restore the Republic contacted the Dornean Navy to request help in their upcoming battle. The Navy responded by covertly sending its two new Braha'tok-class gunships, Braha'tok and Torktarak. Kiles L'toth, commander of the Braha'tok, subsequently retired from the Dornean Navy, whereas Torktarak's commanding officer, Etahn A'baht was promoted to General and continued to serve in the New Republic Defense Force.
Etahn A'baht returned to the Dornean Navy during the Yuuzhan Vong War after he resigned his New Republic commission in protest at the strategy Admiral Sien Sovv and Commodore Turk Brand had adopted against the Yuuzhan Vong. Under his command, the Dornean Navy repelled all Yuuzhan Vong into the Dominus sector. The Navy's successful defense of their sector would later be compared unfavorably to the New Republic's military strategy in Confederation propaganda during the Second Galactic Civil War.
The Dornean Navy was notable for using ranks that were rendered according to army usage in Galactic Basic Standard, rather than the normal conventions of interstellar fleets. For example, its flag officers were graded as Generals rather than Admirals.