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Imperial prison barge
Production information
Class

Prison barge[1]

Technical specifications
Hyperdrive system

Equipped[1]

Passengers

100,000 prisoners[1]

Usage
Role(s)

Transport[1]

Era(s)
Affiliation

Galactic Empire[1]

An Imperial prison barge was a large naval transport used by the Galactic Empire for transferring prisoners to and from planets.

Contents

Characteristics

It could safely hold upwards of 100,000 people, and was manned by a crew routinely consisting of corrections officers, torturers, and other various staff.[1]

History

Dak Ralter and Breg used a stolen prison barge to escape from the labor colony on Kalist VI shortly before the Battle of Yavin. With assistance from a mortally wounded Breg, Ralter managed to single-handedly pilot the ship off of Kalist VI, enter hyperspace, and reach sanctuary at the Rebel base on the planet Tierfon, where he miraculously landed the vessel.[3]

The barges were often used to ferry suspected Rebel sympathizers to penal colonies during the reign of the Empire. One such vessel was the Purge, which broke down in deep space and subsequently was contaminated with a deadly virus from a derelict Star Destroyer.[2]

Shortly after the Subjugation of Bespin, the bounty hunter Dengar and Manaroo, with assistance from the Alliance to Restore the Republic, used a stolen prison barge while masquerading as COMPNOR officers to evacuate thousands of Aruzans from the planet Aruza, saving them from COMPNOR's Redesign policies.[1]

Appearances

Sources

  • Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Death Troopers: Recovered Messages from Purge

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Payback: The Tale of Dengar
  2. 2.0 2.1 Deathtroopers
  3. Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back
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