- "I am tracking a freighter closing in fast."
"Do not worry. We will draw them towards the fleet, and they will be blasted to bits."
- ―Two OOM pilot battle droids
A freighter, cargo ship, or barge, was a kind of spacecraft used for hauling cargo from one place to another. Although light freighters could usually hold their own in combat against other fighter craft, larger vessels, such as bulk freighters tended to be less capable. These large freighters could be easy targets considering their large size, slow speed, and weak armament. For this reason most heavy freighters required escorts when navigating more dangerous regions of the galaxy. Many manufacturers converted freighters into combat starships during the Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War.
- "Now, there are plenty of Corellian freighters in the galaxy. But only one has made the Kessel Run in twelve parsecs! Only one has destroyed the mighty Death Star! And only one was captained by the legendary Han Solo! That ship is the Millennium Falcon, and it belongs to me."
- ―Hondo Ohnaka