After learning of the rebellion's losses at the Battle on Garel, Imperial senator Bail Organa of Alderaan dispatched his adopted daughter, Princess Leia Organa, along with three Hammerhead corvettes—P1, P2 and P3—to Lothal to expand the rebel fleet, under the guise of delivering relief supplies to the people of Lothal. The princess planned for the rebels to steal them to conceal Alderaan's involvement with the rebellion, but Lieutenant Yogar Lyste installed gravity locks to prevent the corvettes from taking off. With the help of former Lothal governor Ryder Azadi, who had constructed the locks while he was in prison, the rebels were able to commandeer the corvettes and add them to their growing fleet.
Galactic Civil WarEdit
- "Call up a Hammerhead corvette. I have an idea."
- ―Admiral Raddus during the Battle of Scarif
After the rebellion was reorganized into the Alliance to Restore the Republic, several Hammerheads partially made up the motley assortment of vessels that was the nascent Alliance Fleet. One such ship was the Lightmaker, which was a part in Admiral Raddus' fleet just prior to the Battle of Yavin, under the command of Kado Oquoné. The vessel was present at the Battle of Scarif. During the battle, Raddus ordered it to ram into the side of a disabled Imperial I-class Star Destroyer, causing it to crash into a second Star Destroyer and then into the Shield Gate, allowing the Death Star plans to be transmitted from the planet's surface. After the transmission is received by the fleet, several Hammerhead corvettes, along with some of the fleet began the jump into hyperspace just before the arrival of the Devastator.
Behind the scenesEdit
Hammerhead corvettes first appeared in "A Princess on Lothal," the tenth episode of the second season of Star Wars Rebels, which also saw the introduction of Princess Leia Organa on the show. The ships are based on the Hammerhead-class cruisers from the now Legends video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
- Star Wars Rebels – "A Princess on Lothal" (First appearance)
- Star Wars Rebels – "The Protector of Concord Dawn"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Homecoming"
- "The Gangsters of Galzez"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 20
- Star Wars Rebels – "The Forgotten Droid"
- Star Wars Rebels – "The Mystery of Chopper Base"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Twilight of the Apprentice"
- Star Wars Rebels – "The Holocrons of Fate"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Iron Squadron"
- Star Wars Rebels – "An Inside Man"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Visions and Voices"
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novel
- Star Wars 26: Yoda's Secret War, Part I
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Star Wars Rebels – "A Princess on Lothal"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "The Protector of Concord Dawn"
- ↑ "The Gangsters of Galzez"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 20
- ↑ The events of this article take place in or after Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow, which is the first known episode to take place in the second year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the second year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "The Holocrons of Fate"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Iron Squadron"
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novel