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A lighter was a small class of starship that was commonly used in various navies throughout the galaxy, including those of the Galactic Republic and the Galactic Empire.

Essentially a militarized yacht designed for short trips, lighters were put to a variety of uses, especially as personal vehicles for use by higher-ranking officers. Generally capable of carrying only a few passengers and small amounts of cargo, they were traditionally named for ancient water-faring vessels that were used to lighten the burden of larger such surface ships.[1]

Included among such classes put to this use was the Conqueror-class assault ship; one such vessel was used by Republic Navy Admiral Tarnese Bleyd during the Clone Wars.[1] While he oversaw the construction of the first Death Star, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin made use of a lighter as his personal transport, as did Admiral Conan Antonio Motti.[2]

In some cases, such as with the Etti Lighter used by the Corporate Sector Authority, they were pressed into service as front-line combat vessels, but in common parlance they were still classified as lighters.[3] Kyle Katarn's Moldy Crow, an HWK-290 light freighter,[4] was sometimes described as a lighter.[5]

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