Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The space cruiser's interior was dominated by Jabba's throne room which featured a giant single piece transparisteel observation dome. It was where Jabba and his entourage resided when onboard. His personal quarters were located at the aft of the throne room and featured two smaller observation domes. The starship also featured a kitchen, an armory, and several guest quarters equipped with hidden spying devices for the Hutt to keep an eye on his guests.
The space cruiser was staffed by a crew of droids and also featured a small landing bay that held two small landing shuttles and also stationed the Star Jewel Guard, a complement of six Z-95 Headhunter fighters that served as escort to the Star Jewel. Jabba the Hutt also kept several Kell dragons onboard his starship and would feed prisoners to them for entertainment. Kyle Katarn was one of the only victims to survive a battle with a Kell dragon, and upon retrieving his weapons and escaping the dragon den he proceeded to exterminate Jabba's entire complement of the beasts.
Jabba's space cruiser featured 2 rear vanes which served as ailerons for atmospheric flight and 3 retractable rods on each side of the ship which provided a place for the maneuvering jets, allowing the cruiser to reach atmospheric speeds of up to 800 kph. The space cruiser's armament included six illegal hidden CEC turbolasers mounted beneath the superstructure's ridge which were powered by the vessel's reactor core.
History[edit | edit source]
Jabba's space cruiser was a custom Ubrikkian Minstrel-class space yacht which the Hutt used to transport himself offworld. His ship was known for its gaudy appearance and for the shady business dealings that took place within it.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Darth Plagueis
- Maul: Lockdown
- The Hutt Gambit
- Jabba the Hutt: The Gaar Suppoon Hit
- Jabba the Hutt: The Hunger of Princess Nampi
- Jabba the Hutt: The Dynasty Trap
- Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal
- This Crumb for Hire
- Star Wars: Dark Forces (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- "Revving Up the 'Jedi Engine'"—Star Wars Galaxy Magazine 1 (Indirect mention only)
- The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Special Edition Limited (Card: Jabba's Space Cruiser)
- Instant Adventures
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 121 (Jabba the Hutt's Space Cruiser)
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 6
- Star Wars PocketModel TCG – Scum & Villainy (Card: Star Jewel Guard Z-95 Headhunter)