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"Your fleet are rebel scum and war criminals."
Armitage Hux, to Poe Dameron[src]

The Resistance navy, also known as the Resistance fleet, was the naval branch of the Resistance's military forces during the cold war, and the subsequent war with the First Order. The Resistance navy was initially based on D'Qar and saw action during the Battle of Takodana and the Evacuation of D'Qar.

DescriptionEdit

Officer ranks within the navy were Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Commander, Colonel, and Admiral. Ranking members of the Resistance navy could be identified by a badge with blue markings. Aiding the navy was the services of the Starfighter Corps.[1]

HistoryEdit

Cold warEdit

A number of Resistance and former New Republic officers aided in the effort against the First Order due to the lack of action in the Senate.[1]

First Order–Resistance warEdit

Battle of Starkiller BaseEdit

"So we disable the shields, we take out the oscillator, and we blow up their big gun. Alright, let’s go."
―Poe Dameron[src]
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X-Wings bombing the thermal oscillator on Starkiller Base.

After the First Order destroyed the Hosnian system, the Resistance deployed its starfighters to Starkiller Base in order to destroy its thermal oscillator, while Han Solo, Chewbacca and Finn disabled the shields, allowing its destruction while the weapon homed in on D'Qar. After Chewbacca detonated the bombs, the navy, after multiple runs at the base and Poe Dameron's decisive solo attack, managed to destroy the inner workings of the oscillator and return to base.[4]

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The Resistance Fleet during the evacuation of D'Qar

EvacuationEdit

Shortly after Starkiller Base was destroyed, the Resistance fleet began evacuating their base on D'Qar. The escape was interrupted by the arrival of a First Order fleet consisting of three Resurgent-class Star Destroyers and one Mandator-class Star Dreadnaught Fulminatrix. The Fulminatrix bombarded the Resistance base but the rebels had already evacuated into space. To buy time for the Resistance transports to escape, Commander Poe Dameron attacked the dreadnought with his T-70 X-wing starfighter, eliminating its surface cannons and clearing the way for the Resistance's Cobalt Squadron to attack. Despite taking out the Fulminatrix, all bombers were lost but the rest of the fleet was able to escape through hyperspace.[3]

When the Resistance jumped out of hyperspace, they were quickly confronted by the First Order fleet, which was led by Supreme Leader Snoke's flagship, the Mega-class Star Dreadnought Supremacy. The First Order had managed to track them down through a new technology known as the hyperspace tracker. For the next eighteen hours, the three remaining Resistance ships including the MC85 Star Cruiser Raddus led the First Order on a chase. After General Organa was wounded during a First Order attack, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo was placed in command of the Resistance fleet.[3]

The demoted Captain Dameron suggested that they come up with a strategy to attack the First Order fleet but she was intent on maintaining their current course of action. As the Resistance fleet ran out of fuel, Admiral Holdo revealed her plan to evacuate the Raddus using a fleet of thirty U-55 orbital loadlifters to travel to the planet Crait, which was home to a former Rebel Alliance base. However, the Resistance's plan was revealed to the First Order by the slicer DJ in exchange for his freedom and a large sum of money. As a result, the First Order attacked the fleeing Resistance ships, destroying all but six.[3]

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The Millennium Falcon after the battle of Crait

Admiral Holdo stopped the First Order's assault by ramming the Supremacy with the Raddus. Holdo perished aboard the stricken Raddus with the resulting explosion seriously damaging the Supremacy and destroying at least six Star Destroyers. Following the Battle of Crait, the surviving members of the Resistance escaped aboard the Millennium Falcon with the help of the last Jedi Rey and Chewbacca.[3]

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Starships of the Resistance navyEdit

Capital ships and frigatesEdit

During the cold war and the war against the First Order, the Resistance navy employed the use of several varieties of capital ships and frigates. Such varieties of capital ships included the MC85 Star Cruiser, a heavy cruiser,[2] as well as the MC80a star cruiser, a variant of the MC80 star cruiser.[6] The Resistance navy made use of at least two types of frigate, the Nebulon-C escort frigate, and the Vakbeor-class cargo frigate.[2]

Smaller craftEdit

The Resistance navy also made use of smaller craft during its fight against the First Order, making use of at least three models of corvettes, the CR90 corvette,[7], the Free Virgillia-class Bunkerbuster[8] and the Sphyrna-class corvette,[9] as well as a bomber, the MG-100 StarFortress SF-17.[10] A YT-1300 light freighter would also be used by several members of the Resistance,[4] as well as a stolen Xi-class light shuttle,[3] and a stolen Griffin-class light shuttle.[11]

The Resistance navy also made use of several types of transports throughout its history, including the GR-75 medium transport, the Resistance transport pod,[8] the Resistance transport,[1] and the U-55 orbital loadlifter.[3]

StarfightersEdit

As part of the Resistance Starfighter Corps, the Resistance navy deployed a variety of starfighters. Such starfighters included interceptors such as the RZ-1[12] and RZ-2 A-wing interceptors,[13] starfighter-bombers such as the BTL-S3 Y-wing Starfighter,[14] and other starfighters such as the HH-87 Starhopper,[15] the T-70 X-wing starfighter,[4] the T-85 X-wing, the Z-95 Headhunter,[6] and a stolen TIE/sf space superiority fighter.[13]

AppearancesEdit

Non-canon appearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit