- "They're heading for the Medical Frigate."
- ―Wedge Antilles, during the Battle of Endor
The Redemption was an EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate in the Alliance to Restore the Republic's fleet. She was refitted with advanced medical facilities and served the fleet as the primary medical frigate, but was also able to hold her own in combat.
History[edit | edit source]
The Redemption later participated in the Battle of Endor; though it was targeted and attacked by several TIE fighters, including one piloted by Commander Ciena Ree, the swift intervention of Red Leader and Gold Leader saved the medical frigate from destruction. After the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Liberty was vaporised by the Death Star's operational superlaser, the Redemption was among the ships to directly engage the Imperial fleet, exchanging fire with a Star Destroyer at point-blank range. Once the shield protecting the battlestation was down, the Redemption and the surviving cruisers formed a perimeter around it to prevent Imperial fighters from pursuing the strike team, then quickly flew away from the second Death Star as it blew up.
During the battle, the Redemption and its medical services were pressed into service dealing with the multitude of injured personnel. Although the frigate ultimately survived the battle, one of the nurses onboard, Able Nereno, was killed whilst at his post when an oxygen tank exploded near him.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Heir to the Jedi (Mentioned only) (First identified as Redemption)
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Clash on Cloud City"
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back junior novelization
- Captured on Cloud City
- "Right-Hand Man"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars 1
- Star Wars 2
- Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
- Lost Stars
- Shattered Empire 2 (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 5 (Droid Directory: 2-1B-series Medical Droids, Part 1)
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z
- TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual (Picture only)
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – "Score"
- Star Wars Complete Vehicles, New Edition
- Star Wars: Armada – Upgrade Card Collection (Card: )
- "Battle of Hoth and the Second Death Star" – Star Wars Encyclopedia