For other uses, see Harbinger.

"This is the last voyage of the Harbinger. So Let's make it a memorable one."
―Luke Skywalker to Han Solo and Leia Organa[src]

The Harbinger was an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer of the Imperial Navy famous for being one of the only Star Destroyers to be hijacked by the Rebel Alliance.

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The Harbinger was 1,600 meters long, the standard length for an Imperial-class Star Destroyer. As such, it was initially armed with turbolaser batteries, ion cannons, and several tractor beam projectors.[13] Before it was hijacked, the Harbinger was upgraded with the removal of its tractor beam targeting array with a communications tower.[2][3]

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"The Alliance puts its heroes, pilot Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and smuggler turned soldier Han Solo, at the helm of a major mission to rescue an ally planet. The first step: capture a massive Star Destroyer— a ship with a crew of a thousand and the might of the Empire behind it."
Star Wars 23[src]

The opening crawl of Star Wars 23 states that the Harbinger is crewed by a thousand people. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know establishes that an Imperial-class Star Destroyer is crewed by 9,700. This article assumes that the latter source is correct, and the opening crawl of Star Wars 23 was attempting to use hyperbole.

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