A battle squadron was a formation of the Imperial Navy commanded by an admiral. The battle squadron was centered on a Star Destroyer, with two attack lines and a pursuit line for an average of eighteen ships. In general terms, the three lines mattered little; it was the Star Destroyer that was the most important part of the squadron. Battle squadrons were deployed to suppress star systems or run down an enemy force. The deployment of a battle squadron showed that the Navy considered the mission to be one of utmost importance.
- Imperial Sourcebook
- Imperial Sourcebook, Second Edition
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide