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A Separatist boarding ship uses its prongs to attach itself to an escape pod.

"Captain, we show aother hull breach, port side, on decks RR through ZZ. But sensors reveal no sign of vacuum."
"We've been boarded."
―An Imperial bridge officer and Captain Ciena Ree[src]

A boarding craft,[1] also known as a boarding ship,[2] or landing pod,[3] was a type of starship designed to facilitate the insertion of soldiers into enemy vessels[2] and installations.[3] Some boarding craft were able to create a pressure seal when they attached themselves to a ship, preventing the leakage of the vessel's atmosphere.[4]


Clone WarsEdit

During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems utilized a model of boarding craft known as the Droch-class boarding ship, which used prongs to attach itself to its desired target.[2]

Galactic Civil WarEdit

During a raid on an Imperial heavy freighter, the Sixty-First Mobile Infantry utilised boarding pods to get onto the Imperial heavy freighter.[5] During the Battle of Jakku, a battle that took place late in the Galactic Civil War, the New Republic used boarding craft in an attempt to capture the Imperial Star Destroyer Inflictor, forcing its commanding officer, Captain Ciena Ree, to scuttle the vessel by crashing it into the planet's surface.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Boarding craft made their first appearance in "Rising Malevolence", the second episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' first season.[7] They have since appeared in further Clone Wars episodes and after the show finished, they appeared in the novels Lost Stars[6] and Battlefront: Twilight Company.[5]



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