This article is about the spacetug in the new Star Wars canon. You may be looking for the Fremond system or the planet Fremond III in the Star Wars Legends continuity.

"Parking lot is nearly empty, sir. We have the Salliche, the Fremond, and the Electrum."
―A comm specialist, to Wilhuff Tarkin — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

The Fremond was a spacetug used by the Imperial Navy during the Imperial Era.[1] In 14 BBY,[2] the ship was part of the flotilla belonging to the Imperial facility known as Sentinel Base, which was commanded by Moff Wilhuff Tarkin and oversaw the construction of the Imperial battle station[1] later known as the Death Star.[3]

At that time, when a fake transmission claimed that the nearby Rampart Station was under attack from a rebel cell, both the Fremond and the frigate Salliche were vacant and parked in stationary orbits over the moon Sentinel Base was situated on. When read a list of the base's ships by a comm specialist, Tarkin chose Sentinel's other available vessel, the combat-ready Venator-class Star Destroyer Electrum, to react to the attack.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Fremond was mentioned in the novel Tarkin, which was released in 2014 and written by James Luceno.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 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.
  3. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide