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Outbound Flight
Production information
Manufacturer

Rendili StarDrive (Dreadnaughts)

Class

Six Dreadnaught-class heavy cruisers around a central core

Modified by

Galactic Republic

Technical specifications
Modified systems

Storage core and framework

Length

600 meters

Armament

60 turbolaser batteries, 60 laser cannons, and 120 quad laser cannons

Complement

1 Delta-12 Skysprite

Crew

5,000

Passengers
Consumables

10 years

Usage
Role(s)

Exploratory vessel

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Destroyed

27 BBY

Affiliation

Galactic Republic, Jedi

Crewmembers
Commander(s)

Pakmillu

"Therein lies the future of the galaxy."
Jorus C'baoth

Outbound Flight was the main ship of the Outbound Flight project. It consisted of a central fuselage surrounded by six Dreadnaught-class heavy cruisers designated D-One through D-Six; together, the massive ship was known as Outbound Flight.

Contents

Description

The Central Storage Core was the main hub of Outbound Flight. It contained the food and supplies that the colonists would need on their journey, and was arranged so that if any of the six Dreadnaughts detached, they could each easily load one-sixth of its supplies into their ship. The core was surrounded by six Dreadnaught-class heavy cruisers.

This configuration gave Outbound Flight a very formidable armament of one hundred twenty quad laser cannons, sixty laser cannons, and sixty turbolaser batteries. The 50,000 passengers were housed in a mobile space station composed of the central fuselage. The Dreadnaught-class cruisers could be detached from the central body, and it was planned that one Dreadnaught would be left behind for defense in the event that a colony was established. 200 single-seat landspeeders and swoops were used for rapid transit between Dreadnaughts.

History

Preparation began in 29 BBY and the expedition departed from Yaga Minor in 27 BBY. While nominally commanded by Captain Pakmillu, Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth quickly assumed more and more control over the operations of Outbound Flight.

Core with six Dreadnaughts

Darth Sidious sent Special Task Force One to destroy Outbound Flight but that was decimated by a CEDF force led by the young Mitth'raw'nuruodo, who would later become the infamous Grand Admiral Thrawn. Kinman Doriana, the leader of the task force who was spared, then convinced Thrawn to take on the task of eliminating Outbound Flight.

While Thrawn had hoped to simply force Outbound Flight to turn back from Chiss space and return to the Republic, C'baoth's stubbornness made this impossible. When the Outbound Flight entered the Unknown Regions, it was encountered by the Vagaari as well as the Chiss. As the Vagaari fleet stormed towards the Outbound Flight, C'baoth performed a Force Meld to trick the enemy. At that moment Thrawn launched droid starfighters to engage the confused Vagaari, creating a large disturbance in the Force which overwhelmed the meld participants.[1] During the disturbance, C'baoth and his fellow Jedi failed to detect the Chiss forces that were sneaking in, and Thrawn managed to systematically destroy the weapon clusters of the Outbound Flight, killing almost every Jedi aboard. Enraged, Jorus gave into his anger and succumbed to the dark side and Force-choked Thrawn across space from Outbound Flight's bridge itself, almost killing him. However, before Thrawn could die, Doriana activated the secondary command layer pre-set in the droid starfighters, which then rammed and blasted open the Outbound Flight. The final wave of starfighters employed a radiation bomb of Chiss design on the ship, killing C'baoth and all but fifty-seven of the passengers aboard.[1]

The only survivors of the attack that destroyed the Outbound Flight were the crew that Jorus C'baoth imprisoned in the core.

In 22 ABY, Chiss explorers discovered the remains of Outbound Flight and its support ships fifty years after its destruction. On a remote planet within a star cluster known as The Redoubt, the survivors of the project had founded a meager, self-sufficient colony.

However, the Vagaari (disguised as peaceful Geroon) attempted to destroy the surviving colonists and the Chiss along with their Jedi, New Republic and Empire of the Hand allies during the Battle of the Redoubt. They succeeded in detaching a Dreadnaught from the wreckage, although they were foiled by a Delta-12 Skysprite and the Chiss fleet.

Crew and passengers

Remains of the Outbound Flight

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

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