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The Executor was a Star Dreadnought.

A Star Dreadnought was a type of dreadnought.[1] Some vessels classified as Star Dreadnoughts included the Subjugator-class heavy cruiser used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems,[2] as well as some Imperial Super Star Destroyers such as the Executor-class Star Dreadnought,[3] and First Order capital ships such as the Mega-class Star Dreadnought and the specialized Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought.[4]

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Executor-class Star Dreadnought[edit | edit source]

The Executor served as Darth Vader's flagship.

The Executor-class Star Dreadnought was a class of Star Dreadnought[1] utilized by the Galactic Empire during its reign.[3] It consisted of two variants, the Executor I-class, and the Executor II-class Star Dreadnoughts.[5]

Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought[edit | edit source]

A Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought

The Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought was a specialized class of Star Dreadnought, known as a Siege Dreadnought,[6] that was used by the First Order.[4] It was designed to lay siege on a planet or a fleet. An example was the Fulminatrix, which saw service during the Battle of D'Qar.[4]

Mega-class Star Dreadnought[edit | edit source]

The Supremacy was the largest ship known to galactic history

The Mega-class Star Dreadnought was another class of Star Dreadnought utilized by the First Order.[6] The lone vessel of the class was the Supremacy,[7] which served as Supreme Leader Snoke's flagship and the First Order's mobile headquarters.[4]

Subjugator-class heavy cruiser[edit | edit source]

The Subjugator-class heavy cruiser was designated as a class of Star Dreadnought.

The Subjugator-class heavy cruiser manufactured by Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps was a class of heavy cruiser used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, but was also designated as a class of Star Dreadnought. The Malevolence, the initial testbed of the Subjugator-class, was also designated a Star Dreadnought.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Star Dreadnought initially appeared in the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back with the first appearance of the Executor, an Executor-class Star Dreadnought,[3] the personal flagship of Darth Vader and his personal armada, Death Squadron,[3] however, the class remained unidentified until 2002, with the Legends book Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Incredible Cross-Sections released years after The Empire Strikes Back.[8] Following the 2014 canon reboot, it was used in the reference book Ultimate Star Wars in 2015.[1] And in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the Executor-class Star Dreadnought was first labeled as a Super Star Destroyer by Admiral Gial Ackbar during the Battle of Endor.[9]

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