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The Republic Navy was the military fleet used to defend the Galactic Republic throughout many millennia.

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History

"I'm just a soldier; I go where the fleet Admirals tell me to. I follow my orders and I do my duty."
―Carth Onasi
A Republic Navy fleet during the Jedi Civil War.

For millennia, the Republic Fleet was quite large, as not all planets encountered placed such a great emphasis on peaceful contact. The Republic Navy was bolstered around 15,000 BBY to keep watch for uprisings in the far corners of the Republic,[8] and occasional massive campaigns like the Pius Dea crusades kept it preoccupied.[6] For 4,000 years, the Republic Navy also worked almost side by side with the Jedi Order in repelling attacks from the Sith Order and other aggressors.[9] Any planetary government could call upon the Navy's help, although it would need Senate approval if the action was to last longer than seven standard days. Individual senators also often commandeered Navy groups for their own benefit.

During the Mandalorian Wars, the technological ancestors of the Star Destroyer would be manufactured, such as the Interdictor-class cruiser and the Centurion-class battlecruiser. Later, during the Jedi Civil War, the Republic had to rely on smaller ships such as the Hammerhead-class cruiser.[5] After the New Sith Wars, the Republic scaled down the Navy as part of the Ruusan Reformation, and placed it under the control of the Judicial Department. Its priorities were shifted from full-scale conflict to sector-scale and system-scale patrol, anti-pirate operations, and exploration of the galaxy.[6]

During the final years of the Republic, a Militarist faction attempted to reform the Republic Navy and Army, but progress was slow. The Katana fleet was the first attempt by the Republic to make a functioning armada for the Navy, but it was soon lost.[9] In 44 BBY, during the Stark Hyperspace War, Ranulph Tarkin tried to portray the space forces of his fleet as the legitimate Republic Navy, even referring to it as such.[10]

Decades later, the Republic Navy operated alongside the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars, and absorbed the local member world defense fleets into the consolidated Navy following the Battle of Rendili.[11] Until the passage of the Security Act shortly before the war's end, the Navy was under the joint command of the Galactic Senate and Jedi Council; afterwards, the Supreme Chancellor served as its sole commanding authority.[2] When the Galactic Empire was formed, the Republic Navy became the Imperial Navy.[11]

Pre-Great Hyperspace War (17,000-5,000 BBY)

The Cal-class was equipped with a hull-running mass-driver cannon.
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Capital ship classes

Battleships

Battlecruisers

Great Hyperspace War (5,000 BBY)

Capital ship classes

Battleships

Cruisers

Starfighters

Support ships

Pre-Great Sith War (~5,000-4,000 BBY)

Capital ship classes

Battleships

Destroyers

Great Sith War (4,000-3,996 BBY)

Symbol that appeared on Republic Navy starships 4,000-3,996 BBY

Capital ship classes

Battleships

Battlecruisers

Cruisers

A Republic fleet during the Great Sith War.

Frigates and escorts

Starfighters

Support ships

Logistics vessels

Dropships and landing craft

Shuttles

Scouts

Mandalorian Wars (3,976-3,960 BBY)

Capital ship classes

Symbol worn by Carth Onasi and other military personnel defending Serroco during the Mandalorian Wars

Battleships

Battlecruisers

Cruisers

Frigates

Starfighters

Courageous in fleet-formation.

Support ships

Logistics vessels

Dropships and landing craft

Shuttles

Jedi Civil War & Dark Wars (3,959-3,951 BBY)

The Foray-class was a Republic workhorse through several great conflicts.

Capital ship classes

Cruisers

Frigates

Starfighters

Support Ships

Logistics vessels

Dropships and landing craft

Shuttles

Great Galactic War & Cold War (3,681 BBY-3,623 BBY)

Capital ships

Support ships

Pre-New Sith Wars (3,000-2,000 BBY)

Capital ship classes

Battlecruisers

Cruisers

New Sith Wars (2,000-1,000 BBY)

Capital ship classes

The enduring Hammerhead-class design.

Battleships

Cruisers

Gunships

Starfighters

Support Ships

Logistics vessels

Shuttles

Pre-Clone Wars (~1000-22 BBY)

A Republic Judicial Forces attack group during the Battle of Uhanayih.

(Note: Prior to Clone Wars, some of these ships were used by individual home fleets and not the centralized Navy.[11])

Capital ship classes

Battleships

Battlecruisers

Destroyers and cruisers

Frigates and escorts

Tarkin's fleet prepares to jump to Troiken during the Stark hyperspace war.

Corvettes

Starfighters

Support Ships

Logistics vessels

Dropships and landing craft

Shuttles

Scouts

Clone Wars (22-19 BBY)

Capital ship classes

Space stations

Battleships

Battlecruisers

Destroyers and cruisers

The Acclamator-class assault ship, a return to aggressive power projection in the galaxy.

Assault ships and carriers

Frigates and escorts

Corvettes

Starfighters

The ARC-170 starfighter was a long-range Republic fightercraft and scout.

Support Ships

Logistics vessels

Dropships and landing craft

Two Delta-7s escorting LAAT/is deployed from an assault ship.

Shuttles

Scouts

Known Ships

Great Hyperspace War (5,000 BBY)

The Enforcer One began its service-life in the Republic Navy.

Great Sith War (4,000-3,996 BBY)

Mandalorian Wars (3,976 - 3,960 BBY)

Jedi Civil War, Sith Civil Wars & First Jedi Purge (3,959-3,951 BBY)

Republic capital ships around the time of the Jedi Civil War.

Pre-Clone Wars (~100-22 BBY)

Clone Wars (22-19 BBY)

Aken in the asteroid belt of Geonosis.

Planetary Naval Forces

Five ships of the Rendili Home Defense Fleet.

The Galactic Republic Navy, while having a standing military force throughout the galaxy, did include many volunteer and planetary forces. The rich and heavily industrialized Core worlds like Corellia, Humbarine, and Kuat built fleets centered around powerful multi-kilometer long warships. However, due to their limited hyperdrives these large warships were designed to only defend their respective local sectors. These planetary navies were headed up by the Admirals of the Coreworlds, whose authority was recognized only within in their respective sectors. Meanwhile, rimward sectors usually operated a large amount of smaller and less powerful vessels. Some of these planetary forces include:

Organization

Fleet

Part of the Open Circle Fleet

A fleet was the total naval presence in a sector, commanded by an admiral. It was usually subdivided into battle groups of 60 warships each.

Notable Fleets

Naval Starfighter Corps

Though there was a separate starfighter corps, the navy also maintained its own squadrons of starfighters onboard each warship. These fighters were meant for ship-to-ship combat as well as space fights. Although not named, Clone Pilots operated under this same concept.

Marines

Main article: Republic marine
See also: Clone marine

Marines were the ship-to-ship assault and defense soldiers of the navy. Originally birth-born recruits and officers, during the Clone Wars they used specially trained clone troopers as marines to counter the droid marines of the Confederate Navy. This was most likely the basis for the Imperial Marines.

Companies and Corporations

The primary suppliers of Republic ships throughout its existence were:

Appearances

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  • Tales of the Jedi
  • The Freedon Nadd Uprising
  • Dark Lords of the Sith
  • The Sith War
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 44: The Reaping, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 45: Destroyer, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 49: Demon, Part 3
  • The Betrayal of Darth Revan
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Timeline 2: The Mandalorian Blockade is Broken
  • Timeline 5: The Battle of Bothawui
  • Timeline 6: Onslaught of the Sith Empire
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  • Jedi Council: Acts of War
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Storm Fleet Warnings (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film / novel
  • The Clone Wars: Prelude
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  • The Clone Wars: Shakedown
  • HoloNet News — A Galaxy Divided
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
  • The Clone Wars: Procedure
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destroy Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Hero of the Confederacy
  • Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
  • MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
  • MedStar II: Jedi Healer
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith film/novelization
  • Dark Force Rising (Mentioned only)
  • Millennium Falcon (novel)

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Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Republic Navy" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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