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.


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.[6] Before it was hijacked, the Harbinger was upgraded with the removal of its tractor beam targeting array with a communications tower.[1][2]

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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 (2015) 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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