Along with Strike cruisers Formidable, Indomitable, and the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Grey Wolf they were to ambush a strike force, sent by Grand Admiral Zaarin, that was supposed to ambush a convoy of what was supposed to carry Missile Boats, when in reality they carried munitions. The strike force was destroyed, and the ships went into hyperspace. It was then an escort ship for Task Force Whirlwind. The Task Force was supposed to rendezvous with a convoy of Missile Boats that were used as bait to lure Zaarin's forces into a trap. However, Zaarin sent the Maelstrom to destroy the task force but they were repelled. However, they managed to stall the task force long enough to be hopelessly behind schedule.