The Hynestian Star Cruiser was a class of starship that fought against the Sith Eternal forces at the Battle of Exegol as a part of Lando Calrissian's Citizens' Fleet in 35 ABY.


Sharing its name with the human Hynestian race from the planet Hynestia,[5] the Hynestian Star Cruiser was a class of starship[1] that came into service by[2] 35 ABY.[6] It was equipped with two engines and six smaller engines at the rear of the vessel, with two at midship. It also featured a hyperdrive and two hangars,[3] and several of the ships fighting at the Battle of Exegol were also painted in colored livery.[2]


At the Battle of Exegol in 35 ABY,[6] large scores of Hynestian Star Cruisers arrived at the Sith world as part of[2] a Citizens' Fleet[4] of volunteer civilians gathered by former Rebel Alliance and New Republic General Lando Calrissian from throughout the galaxy that took up arms to resist the Sith Eternal's attempt at galactic domination.[2] Hynestian Star Cruisers were temporarily disabled above the embattled planet when the resurrected Galactic Emperor Darth Sidious, leader of the Sith Eternal, unleashed a torrent of Force lightning against the citizens' fleet during the battle, although the Sith were ultimately defeated shortly afterwards.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Hynestian Star Cruisers first appeared in The Rise of Skywalker.

The Hynestian Star Cruiser appeared in the 2019 sequel trilogy film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.[2] It was identified by a name that originated from the film production[7] in the 2020 video "Every Ship in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy," which was released by StarWarsKids.com as part of their Star Wars By the Numbers series.[1]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 StarWarsKids.jpg Every Ship in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy | Star Wars By the Numbers on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Breznican, Anthony: Watch the Mesmerizing VFX Reel for The Rise of Skywalker — EXCLUSIVE (2020-02-04). vanityfair.com. Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on February 21, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Lando Calrissian in the Databank (backup link)
  5. Lando's Luck
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker to one year after the Hosnian Cataclysm, which is in turn dated to 34 ABY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Thus, it could be found that the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker took place in 35 ABY.
  7. TwitterLogo.svg Leland Chee (@HolocronKeeper) on Twitter ([[::File:Hynestian MC95.png|screenshot]])
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