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The Harbor-class Mobile Space Dock was a mobile drydock and repair yard space station active during the Imperial Era, serving in both the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. It was considered very rare due to its mobility, with the Imperial Navy having a handful in its complement and the Alliance Fleet with only two, the Sanctum and the recently captured Imperial Reserve.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Harbor-class Mobile Space Dock was a type of mobile shipyard space station manufactured by Rendili StarDrive. It was designed as a traveling drydock and starship maintenance facility. The physical appearance of the Harbor-class was described as a thin and large vessel that resembled a skyscraper rather than a starship. It had several long docking arms with each having many ports deriving from them extended from the main vertical hull. Large horizontal support frames that helped in drydock repairs also extended from the vertical hull.[1]

The Harbor-class Mobile Space Dock also had a superstructure similar to a city that rose from the docking facilities and housed the station's crew, passengers, and support facilities. Each of the station's docking facilities could handle a frigate- or cruiser-sized starship up to a silhouette 6 classification. The station had quarters for many technicians, workshops, fabrication facilities, laboratories, and other facilities to have the ability to repair severely damaged ships or maintain a small fleet or battle group.[1]

Although mobile, Harbor-class Mobile Space Docks were not fast or agile, and as such were extremely vulnerable to attack. This was despite thick armor, and their large weapons load out were anti-starfighter and anti-boarding craft rather than for general assault. Because Harbor-class stations were vulnerable on their own, they were typically escorted by at least one or two frigates for combat support, or are part of a larger battle group and relied on the support of the other ships for defense. Harbor-class stations were not regularly equipped to launch or recover starfighters as it could be a dangerous operation, although they often had the starfighters of visiting ships.[1]

The Harbor-class Mobile Space Dock had hyperdrives, a class 3 that served as a primary and a class 16 secondary. It had long-range sensors and a navigation computer. The Harbor-class was armed with six port turret-mounted twin light turbolaser batteries, thirty port turret-mounted quad laser cannons, six starboard turret-mounted twin light turbolaser batteries, thirty starboard turret-mounted quad laser cannons, and ten tractor beam projectors. As part of its complement it had the capacity to hold short-range runabouts and shuttlecraft. It was crewed by 4,500 officers, engineers, and enlisted crew, while it had a passenger capacity of 8,000. It had consumables that could last two years.[1]

Role[edit | edit source]

The Harbor-class Mobile Space Dock served as a mobile shipyard that allowed it to refit, repair, and provide general service to starships that docked with it. It maintained a support vessel role by itself under escort as well as when it was part of a fleet or battle group.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

During the Imperial Era, several Harbor-class Mobile Space Docks were in service, most belonging to the Imperial Navy of the Galactic Empire. The Alliance Navy of the Rebel Alliance owned two vessels during the Galactic Civil War, one being the fully operational Sanctum, and a recent captured one named by the Empire as the Reserve. After the Alliance secured control of the Reserve, it underwent repairs and refit at an Alliance-controlled shipyard. At one point, one of the two Alliance Harbor-class Mobile Space Docks serviced two MC80 Liberty Type Heavy Star Cruisers and one MC80A Home One Heavy Star Cruiser.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Harbor-class Mobile Space Dock was first mentioned and pictured in the 2018 Fully Operational roleplaying Fantasy Flight Games book but was erroneously referred to as the Haven-class.[1] The 2020 supplement Starships and Speeders identifies it as the Harbor-class.[2]

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Galactic Empire starship classes
Space stations
Class II · DS-1 · DS-2 · FireStar II-class · Golan I · Golan II · Golan III · Golan M3185 · Harbor-class · ICM-092792 · Imperial dockyard · Mk IX · Supertanker fuel depot
Star Dreadnoughts
Assertor-class · Executor-class (Executor I-class · Executor II-class)
Bellator-class · Mandator-class
Maelstrom-class · Secutor-class
Star Destroyers
Gladiator-class (Gladiator I) · Imperial-class (Imperial I-class · Imperial II-class) · Interdictor-class · qaz-class · Tector-class · Venator-class · Victory-class (Victory II-class)
Heavy cruisers
Dreadnought-class · Interdictor line (Interdictor-class) · Vindicator-class
Cantwell-class · Detainer CC-2200 · Immobilizer 418 · Onager-class
Active-class · CC-7700 · DP20 · EF76 Nebulon-B · IR-3F-class · Pelta-class (Pelta-class Medical) · Razor-class · Surveyor-class
Imperial escort carrier · Quasar Fire-class (Quasar Fire I-class · Quasar Fire II-class)
Light cruisers & corvettes
Arquitens-class command (Prison-tug) · Arquitens-class light · Carrack-class · Class 546 · Imperial Gozanti-class (Gozanti-class Assault · Gozanti-class espionage) · S-46I
Cosinga-class · CR-series (CR90) · Raider-class (Raider I-class · Raider II-class)
Action series (Action VI bulk freighter) · Aerial landing platform · BFF-1 · Class four container · Eta-class · Theta-class · Xiytiar-class · Y-45 · Y-85 Titan
Light craft
Abecederian line (Delta-class T-3c · Lambda-class T-4a · T-5 Deliverance) · Assault gunboat · Delta-class · Escort gunboat · Gamma-class · Harbinger courier · HAET-221 · Imperial Dropship Transport · Imperial heavy freighter · Imperial transport · Nu-class attack/transport · Sentinel-class · Star Commuter 2000 · Stormtrooper transport · Theta-class T-2c · VT-49 Decimator · YT-2400 light freighter · Zeta-class Heavy Cargo · Zeta-class
Starfighters & bombers
Alpha-class Xg-1 · ARC-40b · ARC-170 · ARX-T3 Suncutter · Clone Z-95 · Delta-series (Alpha-3 Nimbus-class · Eta-2 Actis-class) ·
TIE line (Auto-fighter · Outland TIE · TIE Advanced v1 · TIE Advanced x1 · TIE Avenger · TIE fighter prototype · TIE lander · TIE scout · TIE training drone · TIE/ag "Aggressor" · TIE/ca "Punisher" · TIE/D "Defender" (TIE/D Defender Elite) · TIE/fc · TIE/gt · TIE/IN · TIE/LN · TIE/ph "Phantom" · TIE/rb "Brute" · TIE/rc · TIE/rp Reaper · TIE/sa · TIE/sh · TIE/sk "Striker" · TIE/sr) · XL-5 Guardian
Other classes
Imperial Planetary Occupation Facility · Praetor II-class
Alliance to Restore the Republic starship classes
Space stations
FireStar II-class · Harbor-class · Mk IX
Battleships, battlecruisers, dreadnoughts
Lucrehulk-class · Maelstrom-class · MC80 (MC80A Home One Type · MC80 Liberty Type) · Providence-class
Heavy cruisers & destroyers
Dreadnought-class · Imperial-class (Imperial I-class) · Marsheem-class · Recusant-class
MC75 (MC75 Armored · MC75 Ordnance) · Neutron Star-class · Quasar Fire-class · Cruiser · Cruiser 1 · Cruiser 2 · Cruiser 3 · Unidentified starship
Assault Frigate Mark II · DP20 · EF76 Nebulon-B · MC30C · Munificent-class Comms · Pelta-class (Pelta-class Assault · Pelta-class Command)
Light cruisers
L-2783 · MC40A
CR-series (CR70 · CR90) · Braha'tok-class · Free Virgillia-class · Sphyrna-class Hammerhead (Hammerhead Scout · Hammerhead Torpedo)
Ainik-class · Caisson-class · CR-20 · CR25 · CSS-1 Corellian Star Shuttle · GR-75 medium transport (GR-75 Combat Retrofit) · Jadthu-class · Unidentified Rebel Alliance vessel
Light craft
E-9 · E-50 · HAET-221 · HWK-290 · Kom'rk-class · Lambda-class T-4a · LAAT/i · Sheathipede-class · T-1 · Taylander · Unidentified Rebel Alliance shuttle · UT-60D U-wing · VCX series (VCX-100) · Wayfarer-class · X4 Gunship · Y-45 · YT-series (YT-1300 · YT-1760 · YT-2400) · YV-series (YV-666 · YV-929)
Starfighters & bombers
ARC-170 · Alpha-class Xg-1 · B-wing (A/SF-01 B-wing · Prototype B6) · BTL Y-wing (BTL-A4 LP · BTL-A4 Y-wing · BTL-S3 Y-wing) · Delta-7 Aethersprite-class · Fang-class · H-60 Tempest · IE-440 Nighthawk · Kihraxz · N-1 · A-wing (R-22 Spearhead · RZ-1 A-wing · RZ-1T) · Scurrg H-6 · T-47 · X-wing (Patrol X-wing · T-65B X-wing (Exterior Variant /1 · Exterior Variant /2) · T-65C-A2 X-wing) · VCX-series auxiliary · Z-95 Headhunter · Z-95-AF4 Headhunter
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