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Imperial Navy
General information
Leader(s)

Naval Command

Notable members
Headquarters
Locations

Throughout the Galaxy

Founding

1969 (31 BBY)

Other information
Affiliation

Galactic Empire


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The Imperial Navy, also known as the Imperial Starfleet, Imperial Fleet, Imperial Battlefleet, or Imperial Space Service, was the naval branch of the Imperial Military of the Galactic Empire. At its peak, it fielded millions of warships, logistics vessels and fighters, maintaining Imperial control throughout the Galaxy.

The Imperial Navy was formed from the Republic Navy of the Old Republic in 30 BBY, as part of the Empire's Imperialization campaign. A reorganized command structure, eventually consisting of twelve Grand Admirals, oversaw the rapid expansion of the fleet that had begun during the Clone Wars. Growing discontent with the Empire eventually coalesced into the Alliance to Restore the Republic, which began a military campaign against Imperial forces, that became known as the Galactic Civil War.

The Imperial Navy was one of the most formidable militaries ever assembled, consisting of millions of warships, fighters and transports, manned by trillions of fleet crew. The Star Destroyer and Super Star Destroyer capital ships and the TIE fighter series of starfighters became some of the most visible symbols of Imperial rule to the galaxy's civilian populace.

RoleEdit

Specific responsibilities of the Imperial Navy included defending Imperial citizens from space-based threats such as pirates, smugglers, and other armed governments, enforcing Imperial will, and overseeing commerce through customs and blockade operations. The Imperial Navy also performed orbital bombardments, transported major ground force deployments, and supported them with space and aerial support.

The Imperial Navy was formed from the Republic Navy, and as such was still under Naval Command. The Imperial Navy conducted itself by the Imperial Naval Code, a set of martial laws and regulations created to guide the massive military organization. Under the Non-huMan rule, the vast majority of personnel in the Imperial Starfleet were male Humans, although some Human females, such as Admiral Daala, and even other species were also in the service, such as the Chiss Grand Admiral Thrawn.

HistoryEdit

The New OrderEdit

The Imperial Navy was formed from the Republic Navy of the Old Republic. After Chancellor Cosinga Palpatine declared himself Emperor in 30 BBY, establishing the first Galactic Empire, he began a campaign of Imperialization, under which the Republic Navy, now containing the individual member world's home fleets, was renamed the Imperial Navy. Palpatine's first purge of the Imperial Navy occurred within two weeks into the Empire's rule. A rapid expansion of the number of Naval ships begun near the end of the Clone Wars was further increased. The command structure was eventually reorganized with twelve Grand Admirals leading the Navy.

Galactic Civil WarEdit

Growing discontent with the Empire eventually coalesced into the Alliance to Restore the Republic, which began a military campaign against Imperial forces. In many subsequent engagements, the Navy provided support to the Imperial Army as well as fighting the Alliance ship-to-ship. Although the Alliance Fleet was not as large or as powerful as the well-trained Imperial Navy, the two fleets would battle each other regularly throughout the Galactic Civil War. The Navy was present at both Death Stars and suffered massive losses as a result of the Alliance's destruction of the stations.






Infantry unitsEdit

Divisions and DepartmentsEdit

Capital ship classesEdit

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The Death Star, one of the deadliest weapons developed by the Empire.

Space stations and superweaponsEdit

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BattleshipsEdit

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BattlecruisersEdit

Destroyers and cruisersEdit

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Assault ships and carriersEdit

FrigatesEdit

Corvettes and gunshipsEdit

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StarfightersEdit

Multi-purposeEdit

Scout vesselsEdit

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StealthEdit

DroidEdit

BombersEdit

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Freighters and transportsEdit

Dropships and landing craftEdit

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Shuttles and troop transportsEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

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