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Ardent-class fast frigate
Production information
Manufacturer

Kuat Drive Yards[1]

Model

Ardent-class fast frigate[1]

Class
Cost

Not available for sale[1]

Technical specifications
Hyperdrive rating

Class 1 (Backup class 12)[1]

Hyperdrive system

Equipped[3]

Shielding

Lighter shielding than Pellaeon-class[4]

Hull

Lighter armor than Pellaeon-class[4]

Targeting systems

Equipped

Navigation system

Navicomputer[1]

Armament
Complement
Crew

1400[1]

Passengers

200 (troops)[1]

Cargo capacity

5000 tons[1]

Consumables

1 year[1]

Usage
Availability

Military[1]

Era(s)

Legacy era[3]

Affiliation

The Ardent-class fast frigate was a Kuat Drive Yards warship of the Fel Empire and Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire.

Contents

Characteristics

The Ardent-class seen from above.

The Ardent-class frigate was about one-fourth the size of the Pellaeon-class Star Destroyers. They were designed for rapid responses and sacrificed both shielding and armor to increase their speeds and weaponry.[4]

The class had a raised bridge section and three ion drives. They carried Nune-class Imperial shuttles. In overall appearance, the arrowhead-shaped vessels were reminiscent of the century-old Acclamator-class.[4]

The frigate's weapons emplacements were reminiscent of past designs, with turbolaser batteries flanking the raised section on each side.

Usage

The fast frigates were used as quick-strike vehicles. A common Imperial tactic was to send several Ardent-class frigates into enemy picket lines to exploit weaknesses and open gaps for other warships. They depended on their impressive shields to allow them to survive. Despite them, they still suffered more damage than most ships in the fleet due to their aggressive tactics.

History

An Ardent-class frigate

The Ardent-class was built several years before the Sith-Imperial War.[4] They were used for spearheading military actions and many officers gained fame commanding such vessels.[6]

An Ardent-class frigate carried Captain Mingo Bovark of Roan Fel's loyalists to the Wheel in 137 ABY, for a meeting with Admiral Gar Stazi of the Galactic Alliance Core Forces.[3]

At least nine Ardent-class frigates were part of the Outer Rim Third Fleet. Two of these were the Ironstar and the Verpine.[7]

The Ardent-class frigate Steadfast, part of the Coruscant Third Fleet loyal to Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire, was present at the Battle of Ralltiir during the Second Imperial Civil War. Commanded by Captain Vaclen Tor, the frigate would be the only Sith survivor of the battle. However, the ship was taken by the Galactic Alliance Remnant and then given to the Empire-in-exile as a gift to Emperor Roan Fel.[8]

The First Coruscant Task Force, under the command of Admiral Krion Grail, was composed by five Ardent-class frigates. The Marauder was its flagship.[5] Some Ardents were used by the Galactic Alliance Remnant during the war and were painted with the Alliance symbol on their dorsal hulls.[5]

Known vessels

Appearances

  • Star Wars Legacy 9: Trust Issues, Part 1 (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Legacy: Indomitable
  • Star Wars Legacy 36: Renegade
  • Star Wars Legacy 42: Divided Loyalties

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Legacy Era Campaign Guide
  2. Star Wars Legacy 11: Ghosts, Part 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars Legacy 9: Trust Issues, Part 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars Legacy 42: Divided Loyalties
  6. Star Wars Legacy 0½
  7. Star Wars Legacy: Indomitable
  8. Star Wars Legacy 36: Renegade
Kuat capital ship classes
Carriers
Escort
Assault ships
Acclamator I-class - Acclamator II-class
Corvettes
Broadside-class cruiser kdb-1
Frigates
Ardent-class - Class 1000 cruiser - Corona-class
Dragon-class heavy cruiser - EF76 Nebulon-B - Enforcer-class picket cruiser
Lancer-class - MedStar-class - Nebulon-B2
Pelta-class - Star Galleon-class - Zebulon-B
Destroyers/Star Destroyers
Gladiator-class - Imperial I-class - Imperial II-class
Interdictor - Kuat - Multi kilometer-long type
Pellaeon-class - Storm Fleet - Tector-class
Venator-class - Victory I-class - Victory II-class
Cruisers
KDY light - Kuat heavy
Battlecruisers/Star Battlecruisers
Imperial - Procurator-class - Vengeance
Battleships/Star Dreadnoughts
Eclipse-class - Executor-class - Mandator I-class
Mandator II-class - Sovereign-class
Production facilities
Arc Hammer
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