A dreadnought served in the Imperial Navy as one of the Galactic Empire's thirteen Super Star Destroyers prior to the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY. However, by 5 ABY, it had been captured over Kuat by the New Republic for use in its fleet.
Description[edit | edit source]
The dreadnought was one of the Galactic Empire's thirteen Super Star Destroyers—a name given to several classes of Imperial capital ships—during the Galactic Civil War. As such, it was equipped with a propulsion system and extensive weapons systems.
History[edit | edit source]
Prior to the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, the dreadnought was one of the thirteen Super Star Destroyers originally in Imperial service. The Empire's defeat at Endor, which saw the death of the Emperor and the destruction of the second Death Star, left the Imperial forces fractured, while the victorious Rebel Alliance transitioned into the New Republic.
After the battle, the dreadnought transmitted tracking data to the Hall of Imperial Register on the Imperial planet Coruscant, allowing for a black box recording of information so the Empire could discern what had happened to the ship in the event it was destroyed, captured, or had surrendered. Indeed, by 5 ABY, the dreadnought was undergoing repairs at the Imperial planet Kuat, when it was captured by the New Republic for use in its fleet.
Later, Imperial Grand Admiral Rae Sloane of the Executor-class Star Dreadnought Ravager visited Coruscant to research Gallius Rax, her mysterious superior. While at the Hall of Imperial Register, Sloane discovered that eleven of the Empire's thirteen Super Star Destroyers, including the dreadnought, had been lost, with the only two remaining being the Ravager and the Eclipse.
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Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Aftermath: Life Debt (First mentioned, simultaneous with Aftermath: Life Debt audiobook)
- Aftermath: Life Debt audiobook (First mentioned, simultaneous with Aftermath: Life Debt)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Aftermath: Life Debt
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Battle of Endor to 4 ABY and the events of Shattered Empire 4, which take place three months after the battle, to 5 ABY. Furthermore, the novel Aftermath states that months have passed since the Battle of Endor, while Aftermath: Life Debt begins two months after the end of Aftermath. Therefore, the events of Aftermath: Life Debt begin at least four months after the Battle of Endor, which corresponds to 5 ABY. Additionally, Galactic Atlas dates the Battle of Jakku, as depicted in Life Debt's sequel, Aftermath: Empire's End, to 5 ABY as well, thereby firmly placing Aftermath: Life Debt in 5 ABY.