- "The Trade Federation Gunboat has been designed to explore and conquer the dense swamps of Naboo. The vehicle's powerful engines propel it through the dangerous waterways, while the twin laser cannons and rotating turret destroy any opposition. The boat's thick armor protects it from underwater obstacles and enemy fire."
- ―Captain Quarsh Panaka
In 32 BBY, the Trade Federation deployed these vehicles during their invasion of Naboo. During the invasion, the Naboo Royal Security Force attempted to help the citizens in the swamp repulse the invasion and encountered these gunboats.
Later in the fighting, at least one gunboat was captured by NRSF Lieutenant Gavyn Sykes during the crisis and was used to liberate Federation slave camps, although the gunboat in question had to be abandoned at the end of the operation.
- State of the Arts"—Star Wars Gamer 3 "
- The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (As "Ostracoda gunboat")