The Mersel Kebir was a Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser that served as the flagship of the Rendili Home Defense Fleet. At the time of the Clone Wars, it was under the command of Captain Jace Dallin. Other officers included Lieutenant Mellor Yago, and Gallan.
Behind the scenesEdit
The ships name is a subtle homage to the real world Arabic word Mers-el-Kébir, a Mediterranean naval port that served as base for the Vichy French naval fleet during World War II. The UK Royal Navy launched Operation Catapult they attacked and bombarded the fleet to ensure it's Battleships could not be used by German forces. The Battle of Rendili served a similar premise, for the Republic to either secure the Rendili battlefleet or destroy it before the ships could defect to the Confederacy.
- Star Wars: Republic: Dreadnaughts of Rendili (First appearance)