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Diamond-class cruiser
Production information
Manufacturer

Commerce Guild[1]

Model

Diamond-class cruiser[1]

Class

Cruiser

Cost

5,000,000 credits (2,125,000 used)[1]

Technical specifications
Length

20 meters[2]

Maximum speed (atmosphere)

1,450 km/h[1]

Hyperdrive rating

Class 0.75 (Backup class 4)[1]

Navigation system

Navicomputer[1]

Armament

Laser cannon batteries (2)[1]

Complement
Crew

148[1]

Passengers

45[1]

Cargo capacity

1,380 tons[1]

Consumables

3 months[1]

Usage
Availability

Military[1]

Role(s)
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

The Diamond-class cruiser was a cruiser used by the Commerce Guild prior to and during the Clone Wars.

Contents

Characteristics

Manufactured by the Commerce Guild, this cruiser served as a rapid deployment carrier for OG-9 homing spider droids and DSD1 dwarf spider droids. Capable of carrying thousands of spider walkers into combat, the Diamond-class cruiser was a valuable asset for the Commerce Guild. The cruiser was armed only with a number of laser cannons, though upon leaving the transport, the cruiser's droids could provide cover fire during takeoff.

History

A Diamond-class cruiser rests in the background during the chaos of the Battle of Geonosis (far right).

An arc-shaped vessel powered by three sublight drives, the Diamond-class cruiser became part of the Separatist starfleet in the lead-up to the Clone Wars. Over forty Commerce Guild transports were present at the outbreak of the Clone Wars on Geonosis, having transported war machines and Guild officials to the official forming of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

When the Grand Army of the Republic invaded the Separatist stronghold, Commerce Guild pilots immediately prepared their vessels for lift off, gathering up as much of their cargo as they could. Of the forty-one transports docked on Geonosis, thirty-six escaped the battle to regroup and rejoin the war.

Sev'rance Tann would use mainly Diamond-class ships as transports in her successful campaign against the Republic to acquire the Decimator and seize Sarapin.

Commerce Guild President Shu Mai used a modified Diamond-class cruiser as her personal flagship, using it to travel to and from Separatist strongholds on Castell, Felucia, Utapau, and Mustafar. Several Diamond-class vessels also participated in the First Battle of Tythe.

Behind the scenes

Commerce Guild starships are briefly seen during the chaos of the Battle of Geonosis, docked behind exploding IG-227 Hailfire-class droid tanks as the conflict rages. These ships are also seen as static objects in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
  • Jedi Trial
  • Star Wars: Obsession 3
  • Labyrinth of Evil (First identified as Diamond-class cruiser)
  • Reversal of Fortune

Sources

Notes and references

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