Secutor-class Star Destroyer

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Secutor-class Star Destroyer
Production information

Kuat Drive Yards[1]

Product line

Star Destroyers[2][3]


Secutor-class Star Destroyer[2]


Star Destroyer[2][3]


200 million credits[1]

Technical specifications

2,200 meters[3]

Hyperdrive rating
  • Primary: Class 2[1]
  • Secondary: Class 14[1]
Docking bays

Two ventral hangar bays[4]




2 years[1]

Year introduced

Around 19 BBY[3]


Galactic Empire[4]

The Secutor-class Star Destroyer, also known as the Secutor-class battlecruiser,[1] was a carrier in the Imperial Navy.


Naval Station Validusia

Several Secutor-class ships docked at Naval Station Validusia.

The Secutor-class was 2.2 kilometers long[3] and had two ventral hangar apertures,[4] serving primarily as a carrier.[3] Its length and volume would normally have put it in the battlecruiser-scale of the Anaxes War College System, specifically under Star Cruiser,[4] and it was even given the alternate designation of Secutor-class battlecruiser because of this,[1] but it was lightly armed for its size and had extensive carrier-capability and was instead designated as a Star Destroyer.[3] The carrier was one of the largest dedicated craft in the Navy.[1] This Star Destroyer class had several gun batteries lining the dorsal superstructure, on a diagonal ridge in front of the command tower.[4] They carried 144 TIE series starfighters, other craft, and enough military forces to subjugate a planet.[1] The Secutor-class was designed with a double command tower, in a style reminiscent of the contemporary Venator-class Star Destroyer.[4] Unlike other Imperial Navy Star Destroyers, the bridge was mounted amidships instead of over the ion drives.[1]


The Secutor-class Star Destroyer was designed early in Imperial history[1] as evidenced by the common design elements it shared with the Venator-class Star Destroyer, which was itself designed and built near the beginning of the Clone Wars.[3] It stemmed from a battlecruiser design from the Republic.[1]

Several ships of this class were serviced at Naval Station Validusia.[4] During the Galactic Civil War, the Secutors were relatively rare, although they often appeared when least expected with their battlegroup to attack Rebel bases or support other battlegroups.[1] At least one Secutor-class Star Destroyer entered a conflict with a Providence-class carrier/destroyer and a Quasar Fire-class bulk cruiser.[6]

In 10 ABY, at least one vessel of this class was part of the fleet orbiting Byss when Luke Skywalker was brought to the planet to face the then-resurrected Emperor Palpatine.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

Secutor Byss

The original comic rendition of the Secutor-class Star Destroyer orbiting Byss.

This design originated as a fanon vessel made by Ansel Hsiao, basing his design on a background vessel from Dark Empire 2: Devastator of Worlds, which was cataloged by Curtis Saxton as "anonymous star destroyer #3" on his fansite.[7] The name chosen by the artist for its class is the Latin word for "a gladiator armed with sword and shield".[8] On a related note, on his website, Hsiao cited this ship as being one of his favorite large ships because of it both being a fun design and bearing some resemblance to a Flying Wing.[9]

When approached by Lucas Licensing to provide artwork for The Essential Guide to Warfare, Hsiao submitted his own designs in addition to new models, along with their names. The names were recorded in LFL's Holocron continuity database, according to the artist.[2] According to Jason Fry, one of the authors of the Essential Guide to Warfare, the class specifications were also approved by Lucasfilm.[3]



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