Ironhand was an Imperial-class Star Destroyer serving in the Starfleet of the Imperial Remnant at least fifteen years after the Battle of Endor. Under the command of Captain Argona, this was one of four Braxant Sector Fleet Star Destroyers—the others were the Relentless, the Tyrannic and the Obliterator—that pledged its allegiance to a recuperated Grand Admiral Thrawn—who was in fact a con-artist named Flim. Its mission was to exploit the Caamas Document Crisis in order to begin a civil war within the New Republic. The plan was to spark the conflict over the Bothan homeworld of Bothawui. In that capacity, Ironhand was outfitted with a cloaking device, but the plan was foiled and the Star Destroyers were ordered to retreat.