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The Open Circle Fleet, also known as the Open Circle armada, was an armada in the Galactic Republic's Navy. During the Clone Wars against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the fleet fought against the Confederacy navy in several engagements, including the Battle of Ringo Vinda, the invasion of Scipio, and the Battle of Coruscant. The Fifth Fleet was part of the armada, as was the task force of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker.

DescriptionEdit

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Esteemed Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi had the emblem of the Open Circle Fleet on his armor during the Clone Wars.

The Open Circle Fleet was composed of several units, including the task force of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker[10] as well as the Fifth Fleet. Clone Flight Squad Seven was the armada's most prominent ARC-170 starfighter squadron.[8]

During the Battle of Ringo Vinda, the armada deployed at least twenty Venator-class Star Destroyers, including the flagship of Skywalker, at least three Acclamator-class assault ships, at least three Arquitens-class light cruisers, and at least two Consular-class cruisers, including medical frigate 517.[10]

Skywalker's task force itself consisted of at least three Venator-class Star Destroyers including his flagship, and two Arquitens-class light cruisers.[25] By the Battle of Coruscant, many Republic vessels belonged to the Open Circle armada.[26]

HistoryEdit

The Open Circle Fleet,[1] also referred to as the Open Circle armada, was formed as a naval armada[8] of the Republic Navy by the time of the Battle of Ringo Vinda, and included the task force of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. During the Ringo Vinda campaign, Skywalker's task force blockaded the planet and it's space station against Admiral Trench's forces.[10]

Open Circle Fleet Ringo Vinda

Vessels of the Open Circle Fleet at Ringo Vinda.

All Open Circle Fleet units included twenty Venator-class Star Destroyers and many other support ships.[10] Clone navigation officers of the Open Circle Fleet were later in 79's on Coruscant during the hunt for CT-5555.[9] Skywalker's task force later participated in the invasion of Scipio, and fought against the flotilla commanded by Separatist Head of State Count Dooku.[25]

By the time of the Battle of Coruscant, which the fleet also participated in, many warships were part of the Open Circle Fleet[26] and the Fifth Fleet was also part of the naval group.[8] The Open Circle Armada proceeded to participated in the Outer Rim Sieges till the end of the war.[13] The fleet's Clone Flight Squad Seven was assigned to rescue Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from the Separatists, and escorted Jedi Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on their way to the Separatist flagship, the Invisible Hand.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Kevin Jenkins used the Open Circle Fleet symbol on concept art of Resistance RZ-2 A-wing interceptors he drew for Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.[27]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nomad Droids"
  3. 3.0 3.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
  5. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Citadel"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Star Wars: Complete Vehicles
  9. 9.0 9.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown"
  11. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cat and Mouse"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  14. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Gungan Attack"
  15. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Water War"
  16. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash"
  17. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Supply Lines"
  18. 18.0 18.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  19. 19.0 19.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
  20. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
  21. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  22. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
  23. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Necessary Bond"
  24. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis at the Heart"
  26. 26.0 26.1 SWCustom-2011 "Deal No Deal" Episode Guide on StarWars.com (backup link)
  27. The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Republic Navy units
Command units
Admiralty · Resolute command
Armadas and major fleets
2nd Fleet · Open Circle Armada
Fleets
Bright Nebula Fleet · Coruscant Home Defense Fleet · Dao's fleet · Falleen battle group · Fifth Fleet · Kamino blockade · Kit Fisto's fleet · Obi-Wan's fleet · Plo Koon's fleet · Plo Koon's second fleet · Ryloth invasion fleet · Unidentified Galactic Republic fleet · Unidentified reserve fleet · Wurtz's fleet
Task forces
Aayla Secura's task force · Obi-Wan Kenobi's taskforce · Skywalker's fleet · Unidentified Galactic Republic task force · Unidentified task force
Minor formations
Geonosis Republic flotilla · Unidentified convoy
Starfighter squadrons
Blue Squadron (Group Two) · Clone Flight Squad Seven · Gold Squadron · Hazard Squadron · Shadow Squadron · Skull Squadron · Unidentified squadron
Other units
Republic Naval Intelligence · Republic Starfighter Corps · Yoda's Republic taskforce
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