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Star Galleon-class frigate
Production information
Manufacturer

Kuat Drive Yards

Model

Star Galleon-class frigate

Class

Frigate

Cost

17,503,500 credits[1]

Technical specifications
Length

300 meters

Hyperdrive rating
  • Class 2.0
  • Backup Class 15
Shielding

Rated 320 SBD

Hull

Rated 228 RU

Armament
Crew
Minimum crew

50

Passengers

300

Cargo capacity

100,000 metric tons

Consumables

6 months

Other systems

Hyperdrive-equipped cargo bay

Usage
Role(s)

Cargo/escort frigate

Era(s)
Affiliation

Galactic Empire

The Star Galleon-class frigate was an armed freighter and escort frigate used by the Imperial Navy. The Star Galleon-class was manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards.

Contents

Characteristics

Star Galleons in a convoy

The Star Galleon was another Imperial success for Kuat. Even if an attacker was able to withstand a Star Galleon-class ship's concussion missile launchers and ten turbolasers, or break through its shields, it was difficult to steal its cargo. The interior contained sophisticated anti-intruder defenses, and was defended by a ship's complement of up to three hundred troopers.

As a last resort, the cargo hold could actually be detached, and sent into hyperspace as a separate vessel. A built-in homing device allowed Imperial agents to track the cargo hold as it automatically jumped at random through hyperspace.

History

A doomed Star galleon ejects its cargo pod

Despite the promise of safety and security in the Galactic Empire, Imperial freighters were being attacked or stolen at an alarming rate. In response to the loss of numerous cargo shipments from pirate and Rebel attacks, the Empire decided to develop a capital ship combining sophisticated weaponry and shields with a 100,000 ton cargo capacity. Essentially, the Star Galleon-class was a transport that could act as its own escort.

Despite being of an Imperial design, several Star Galleons saw usage with independent civilian shipping companies. It is unlikely that any saw service with the Rebel Alliance.

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

Port-side schematic view of a Star Galleon-class frigate.
Kuat capital ship classes
Carriers
Escort
Assault ships
Acclamator I-class - Acclamator II-class
Corvettes
Broadside-class cruiser kdb-1
Frigates
Ardent-class - Class 1000 cruiser - Corona-class
Dragon-class heavy cruiser - EF76 Nebulon-B - Enforcer-class picket cruiser
Lancer-class - MedStar-class - Nebulon-B2
Pelta-class - Star Galleon-class - Zebulon-B
Destroyers/Star Destroyers
Gladiator-class - Imperial I-class - Imperial II-class
Interdictor - Kuat - Multi kilometer-long type
Pellaeon-class - Storm Fleet - Tector-class
Venator-class - Victory I-class - Victory II-class
Cruisers
KDY light - Kuat heavy
Battlecruisers/Star Battlecruisers
Imperial - Procurator-class - Vengeance
Battleships/Star Dreadnoughts
Eclipse-class - Executor-class - Mandator I-class
Mandator II-class - Sovereign-class
Production facilities
Arc Hammer
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