The Imperial Customs Frigate was one of the main vessels used by the Imperial Customs Office's patrols.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Imperial Customs Frigate was manufactured by Rendili StarDrive, the builders of the larger Light corvette also used by the Customs Office. Though it was slower, smaller, and less durable than the Light Corvette or the Guardian-class light cruiser from Sienar Fleet Systems, it required a smaller crew, and its six heavy laser cannons had significantly greater firepower at short range.

Role[edit | edit source]

Like other vessels used by Imperial Customs, it was able to do battle with most smugglers' light freighters, the forces of small-time pirates, or even Rebel starfighters. Of course, it was completely outclassed by capital ships, which generally required the intervention of the Imperial Navy.

History[edit | edit source]

Sometimes during Roark Garnet's captaincy, the Dorion Discus freighter caught the attention of the Customs Frigate Assessor. The Discus disobeyed the shut down order and tried to escape. After a warning shot, the frigate began to shoot at the freighter, but it entered hyperspace.[2]

While primarily used by the Empire, the Customs Frigate was also sold to local governments for their own small navies, and at least one vessel, Battle of Yavin, was captured and used by the New Republic. It was also coveted by pirates, who captured the vessel or bought illegal copies of the design built in criminal shipyards. One such pirate vessel was the Counter-Puncher, commanded by Tor Skylow and crewed by Imperial deserters.[1]

The Counter-Puncher was a modified Customs Frigate.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The stats of the Imperial Customs Frigate first appeared in the Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.[3] Later these stats were given to the Guardian-class light cruiser and the frigate got new ones.[4]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

Rendili starship classes
Dwarf Star-class freighter · Field Secured Container Vessel
Katarn-class boarding shuttle · Kiltirin-class dungeon ship
Lictor-class dungeon ship · Starlight-class light freighter
Space stations
Bavos-I heavy-duty military space platform · Bavos-II heavy-duty military space platform
Derilyn Space Defense Platform · FireStar-class orbital defense station
Space Dock · Mobile Spacedock 220 · Type I Light Duty Space Defense Platform
LT-9000 Rendilii Interceptor
Patrol ships
Imperial Customs Frigate
Light corvette
Assault Frigate Mark II · Invincible-class Dreadnaught Heavy Cruiser · Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser
Neutron Star-class bulk cruiser · Vainglorious-class cruiser
Star Destroyers
Republic-class Star Destroyer · Victory I-class Star Destroyer
Victory II-class Star Destroyer
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