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"Parking lot is nearly empty, sir. We have the Salliche, the Fremond, and the Electrum."
―A comm specialist, to Wilhuff Tarkin — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

The Salliche was a frigate in the Imperial Navy during the Imperial Era.[1] The vessel shared its name with the agriworld Salliche, which was located in the Core Worlds.[2] In 14 BBY,[3] the Salliche was in the flotilla belonging to Sentinel Base, an Imperial facility commanded by Moff Wilhuff Tarkin which oversaw the construction of the Imperial battle station[1] later known as the Death Star.[4]

At that time, when a fake transmission claimed that the nearby Rampart Station was under attack from a rebel cell, the Salliche, along with the spacetug Fremond, was vacant and parked in stationary orbit over the moon Sentinel Base was situated on. When read a list of the base's starships by a comm specialist, Tarkin decided on Sentinel's other available vessel, the combat-ready Venator-class Star Destroyer Electrum, to deal with the attack.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Salliche was mentioned in the 2014 James Luceno novel Tarkin.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Tarkin
  2. Dooku: Jedi Lost
  3. The events of Tarkin take place five years after the rise of the Galactic Empire, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, Tarkin must be set in 14 BBY.
  4. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide