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Imperial dockyards were a class of space stations used by the Galactic Empire's Imperial Navy during the Imperial Era, servicing and attending to its many starships. The Fondor Shipyards consisted of at least nineteen such space stations including Fondor Station, while another such dockyard was the Var-Shaa dockyard.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Physically similarly resembling the Golan M3185[6] due to their wheel-shaped designs, the dockyard could be separated into three smaller sections, operating nearby, or two section with one larger than the other. These sections each had one of three extensions that allowed Star Destroyers to be moored alongside them and then put in place with the use of several clamps at the base of the extension on each side. The extensions also had four hangar-like openings with several internal systems inside, as well as landing pads for shuttles.[1]

An Imperial dockyard of the Fondor Shipyards services three ISDs.

On the dorsal surface where the extensions connected to the rest of the station, a command tower, similar to those on Imperial Star Destroyers albeit with a lack of a tractor beam targeting array or communications tower and a lack of the two deflector shield generator domes. The command tower faced outward, overlooking its respective extension. Additionally on the dorsal surface of the three extensions were a total of thirty double-barrelled turbolaser turrets, that were equally dispersed. The turrets were grouped into groups of two, and each extension had six turrets per side. A further eighteen turbolaser turrets were situated in the inside of the circular hull, with six per section. Those six were further divided into three groups of two turbolasers, each located in the indentations. Also on the surface of the extensions were various landing pads.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Battle of Fondor[edit | edit source]

Fondor Station, shortly prior to being attacked by the Rebel Alliance.

The Imperial dockyards were in use by the Galactic Empire by the time shortly after the Battle of Endor[1] in 4 ABY[7] during the Galactic Civil War against the Rebel Alliance. At least nineteen dockyards were stationed above the Imperial world of Fondor, and were known as the Fondor Shipyards.[1] The shipyards, despite being Imperial installations, were independently operated.[5] One dockyard that was part of the Fondor Shipyards was Fondor Station, which succumbed to an attack by the Rebel Alliance during the Battle of Fondor shortly after Endor. During the battle, an Alliance Fleet contingent consisting of a modified MC80 Liberty Type Heavy Star Cruiser, at least three CR90 corvettes, and many starfighters attacked the station, while the ISD Dauntless was docked to the station shortly after getting control of climate disruption arrays.[1]

After repelling Alliance troop transports, corvettes, and starfighters, members of Imperial Inferno Squad board the Star Cruiser and disabled its heavy ion cannons which were crippling the station. Afterwards, Inferno Squad fired on one of the control towers of Fondor Station, destroying it. Subsequently, Inferno Squad destroyed the docking arm control center, and then the docking arms themselves. Their actions freed the Dauntless, allowing it to engage and heavily cripple the Alliance Star Cruiser.[1]

Shortly before the Battle of Jakku, the New Republic had successfully taken control of the Fondor Shipyards.[4]

Strike on Var-Shaa[edit | edit source]

The Var-Shaa dockyard is destroyed by the New Republic.

By the formation of the New Republic[8] in the same year,[7] a New Republic Defense Fleet force, consisting of an MC75 Star Cruiser, an MC80 Liberty Type Heavy Star Cruiser, an MC95E Star Cruiser, an EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate, two CR90 corvettes, two GR-75 medium transports, T-65B X-wing starfighters, RZ-1 A-wing interceptors, and BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bombers, launched a strike against the Var-Shaa dockyard located in orbit above Var-Shaa.[8]

In response to the attack, the ISD Overseer defended the dockyard, although eventually while several squadrons, including Titan Squadron, launched an attack run on the MC75 Star Cruiser, the dockyard was already lost as it exploded in a fiery inferno, with an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer that was docked also succumbing to many explosions. As a result, Commander Terisa Kerrill ordered all Imperial craft to return to the Overseer in preparation to jump into hyperspace.[8]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 Star Wars Battlefront II
  2. Star Wars Battlefront II depicts the Imperial dockyard with twenty TIE fighter racks that each holds at least two starfighters each. Since there are twelve such hangars with twenty TIE racks, the Imperial dockyard can hold at least 240 TIE fighters.
  3. Star Wars Battlefront II establishes that an Imperial-class Star Destroyer is able to dock along one of the three identical extensions of the space station and secured by clamps. Since there are six of these Star Destroyer clamps, two for every extension, it can be deduced that up to six Imperial-class Star Destroyers can be docked.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The Ghost Ship"—Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Allegiance 2
  6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  7. 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Hunted"
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
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Imperial Planetary Occupation Facility · Praetor II-class
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Space stations
Imperial dockyard · Station Theta Black · Supertanker fuel depot
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Mandator line (Mandator IV-class) · Maxima-A class · Mega-class · Resurgent-class
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Dissident-class · First Order Light Cruiser · Imperial Gozanti-class · Lancer-class · Nebulon-K · Raider-class
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Darius G-class freighter · First Order bomber · First Order dropship · First Order gunship · First Order landing platform · SREV · First Order tanker · Griffin-class light shuttle · MG-100 StarFortress SF-17 (OreDigger) · MHU-6e Mobile Habitation Unit · TIE/es assault shuttle · Upsilon-class command shuttle · Xi-class light shuttle
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TIE line (TIE bomber · TIE Brute · TIE/ba · TIE/fo · TIE/sf · TIE/vn · TIE/wi · TIE whisper) · X-wing drone
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