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The Steadfast was an Imperial-class Star Destroyer in the Imperial Navy during the Imperial Era.[1] It measured 1,600 meters long.[2] In 6 BBY,[5] the Imperial officer Enric Pryde was posted on the vessel, following his advanced placement at the Alsakan Academy.[4] Pryde was stationed on the Steadfast into the Galactic Civil War, and served as the Star Destroyer's commander during the Battle of Jakku[1] in 5 ABY,[3] where the Galactic Empire fought against the New Republic.[4]

During the battle, the Steadfast was shot down[1] and destroyed, causing Pryde to flee into the Unknown Regions. He would later rise in the ranks of the First Order, the Empire's successor, eventually being issued command of a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer[4] in 28 ABY[6] by the First Order's Supreme Leader, Snoke. The command ship was also named Steadfast, in honor of Pryde's old Star Destroyer.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

The Steadfast was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the 2019 reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo, which accompanied the sequel trilogy film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.[4]

The Steadfast was originally created for the Star Wars Legends continuity, first appearing in the comic-book Crimson Empire 4. The issue was written by Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley, illustrated by Paul Gulacy, and released by Dark Horse Comics[7] on March 18, 1998.[8]

According to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, Enric Pryde was posted to the Steadfast in 6 BBY[5] and left the vessel upon its destruction[4] in 5 ABY, meaning he must have spent eleven years serving on the Star Destroyer.[3] However, the Star Wars Encyclopedia booklet "The First Order" states that Pryde was only on the Steadfast for five years.[1] This article assumes the former source is correct.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 AltayaCite.svg "The First Order" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 AltayaCite.svg "The First Order" – Star Wars Encyclopedia establishes that the Steadfast is an Imperial-class Star Destroyer, which measures 1,600 meters in length according to StarWars-DatabankII.png Imperial Star Destroyer in the Databank (backup link).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that the Steadfast was destroyed in the Battle of Jakku, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 5 ABY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates Enric Pryde's posting to the Steadfast to forty years prior to the Hosnian Cataclysm. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the latter event to 34 ABY, Pryde's posting to the ship must have occurred in 6 BBY.
  6. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates Enric Pryde being given command of the Steadfast to six years prior to the Hosnian Cataclysm. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the latter event to 34 ABY, Pryde was issued the ship in 28 ABY.
  7. Crimson Empire 4
  8. MarvelLogo.svg Star Wars: Crimson Empire (1997) #4 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
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