The U-55 orbital loadlifter, also known as U-55 loadlifter and, informally, as a lifeboat, was a type of transport manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems. It was used by the Resistance during its conflict with the First Order.
The U-55 loadlifters were built by Sienar Fleet Systems. During the First Order–Resistance war, many of the craft used by the Resistance were equipped with cloaking systems. The system was developed by the technician Rose Tico using a computer system to baffle their energy signals.
The Resistance used the loadlifters to evacuate the base on D'Qar, earning the moniker "lifeboat". During the attack on the Resistance fleet, the transports were used to evacuate the ships that ran out of fuel, such as the Ninka and the Anodyne. Thirty of the U-55 transports were used to evacuate the Raddus, however only a small number of transports made it to Crait. The rest were abandoned when the remaining survivors fled aboard the Millennium Falcon.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as U-55 loadlifter; simultaneous with Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections (First identified as U-55 loadlifter; simultaneous with Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Ultimate Sticker Collection