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For other uses, see Imperator (disambiguation).

The Imperator-class Star Destroyer was a class of Star Destroyer that was designed by the Galactic Republic[1] to serve as a massive, powerful, and multi-functional warship.[2] By the time of their introduction towards the end of the Clone Wars, they were some of the largest warships in the Republic Navy.[1] The Imperator-class appeared in limited numbers during the war[2] and witnessed limited service before the end of the conflict.[1]

Production of a refined version—the Imperial-class Star Destroyer—was increased under the Galactic Empire. The Imperial-class became a mainstay of the Imperial Navy, as part of which it went on to have a distinguished career. As it was capable of laying waste to entire planets, the Imperial-class became the prime enforcer of the Empire and rendered its predecessor obsolete.[2]

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The Imperator-class Star Destroyer was first mentioned in the Star Wars canon in the twentieth issue of the De Agostini Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon magazine,[1] which was released around May 20, 2015.[3] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Imperator-class Star Destroyer was the initial name of the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer, as established by the 2005 reference book Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Incredible Cross-Sections, which was authored by Curtis Saxton.[4]

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