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Equipped with a powerful news database
Laser cannon (1)
Useful scrap and junk
After a long career as a cargo hauler, the Hearst was modified at around the time of the Battle of Endor to serve as the roving base of an independent newsfeed, broadcasting from the Outer Rim—and in this new role, the old ship's battered, time-worn hull concealed a bright, modern interior.
Although the aging drives did not provide enough power to allow the ship to operate its transmission array while in transit, the recording studio boasted top-of-the range production equipment and the main computer contained a powerful news database. The main hangar was a treasure-trove of useful scrap and junk, and the accommodation for the crew and news team was well-appointed, with a shared kitchen and living-room, and ten passenger cabins, each with en suite bathrooms.
The ship was possibly named for real-world newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.