The Vakbeor-class was envisioned a combination of basic anti-pirate defenses with an extensive cargo capacity. Its light armament was made up of four laser cannons; it also boasted two tractor beam projectors.
After the bankruptcy of Gallofree Yards, Inc., the Galactic Empire engineered the company's takeover by Kuat Drive Yards. KDY coupled existing Gallofree designs with elements of its own Nebulon frigate line to create the Vakbeor-class.
The new design would fare poorly on the galactic starship market, with many of them being dumped on the secondary market. Despite its initial role as an anti-pirate freighter, it became popular with pirate bands.
One ship, the Vigil, was used by pirates until it was captured by the Resistance, a New Republic-sponsored paramilitary group, in a battle off the Chadrison Shoals. The Vigil participated in the evacuation of D'Qar and the attack on the Resistance fleet where it was subsequently destroyed by a barrage of fire from First Order starships. The Vigil played an escort and support cruiser role to the star cruiser Raddus until it was destroyed by the First Order attack.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections (First identified as Vakbeor-class cargo frigate)