Shortly after the Battle of Brigia, the commanding officer of Operation Strike Fear, realizing that Rebel resistance was stronger than expected called for reinforcements before a planned attack on Rudrig. The Ranger was sent to reinforce the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Invincible and its task force and was tasked with escorting a group of BFF-1 bulk freighters to resupply Invincible on the way.
After arriving at the transfer point, the convoy was ambushed by a Rebel strike force. Two X-wings from Red Squadron flown by Keyan Farlander and Sunnar Jan-lo arrived first and drew off the convoy's escort. Farlander immediately fired all of his proton torpedoes at Ranger, destroying the corvette. Two Y-wings from Blue Squadron arrived shortly after and attacked the now defenseless convoy.