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Resurgent-class Star Destroyer


Craft: Kuat-Entralla Engineering's
-class Star Destroyer
Type: Battlecruiser
Length: 2,915.81 Meters
Over 3,000 Turbolasers and Ion Cannons
Point-Defense Turrets
Point-Defense Missile Emplacements
Tractor Beam Projectors
19,000 Officers
55,000 Enlisted
Top Speed: Unknown
Troop Capacity: 8,000 Stormtroopers
Cargo Capacity:
Two Starfighter Wings
- TIE/fo Space Superiority Fighters
- TIE/sf Space Superiority Fighters
100 Atmospheric Assault Landers
Ground Vehicles
Prefabricated Ground Base
Passengers: Unknown

The Finalizer was a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer used by the First Order approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. The ship was under command of General Hux during Kylo Ren's assault on the planet Jakku in an attempt to obtain Luke Skywalker's hiding position from a member of the Resistance. When the Resistance fighter, Poe Dameron, was captured during the assault, the Finalizer remained in orbit during his interrogation. During Poe's escape, he and the deserting Stormtrooper, Finn, stole a TIE/sf space superiority fighter from one of the vessel's hangers and managed to disable the Finalizer's turbolasers. During their escape, the Star Destroyer was only able to seriously damage the TIE, without fully destroying it. It was later present when Starkiller Base fired on the Hosnian system, with Kylo Ren watching the blast from the ship's bridge.

The Finalizer was secretly built by the First Order in the Unknown Regions years after the Battle of Endor. It was in violation of the New Republic's disarmament treaties.

Learning lessons from the loss of the Executor during the Battle of Endor, the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer featured a better protected command bridge along with increased redundancy in command and control systems. No longer having the exposed conning towers of older Imperial-era vessels, the bridge height was reduced significantly. In addition, an emergency bridge was located in the ship's midsection, and was not exposed but built into the existing structure of the vessel. There, standby personnel would take control of the vessel's activities if the primary bridge were to be taken out of action. Despite this, sunken data pits continued to be used following the designs from Clone Wars-era Jedi cruisers owing to their importance in denoting command hierarchy. Simplified bridge displays with limited colors further aided bridge crews disseminate large amounts of complicated data quicker than before.

With the retreat of the Galactic Empire into the Unknown Regions following their defeat at the Battle of Jakku and the signing of the Galactic Concordance, the successor state known as the First Order would rise to power, eventually ordering the construction of the new Resurgent-class Star Destroyers on recently constructed shipyards and secret facilities in the galaxy's vast frontier.

Taking inspiration from the Imperial-class Star Destroyers of the Old Empire, but lacking the resources to construct huge numbers of these capital ships, First Order designs would consciously emulate the psychological factor of the previous Imperial-era ships. The ship's dorsal flight deck, side hangars, and prominent keel would share similarities to the Venator-class Star Destroyers, which reflected renewed appreciation among First Order tacticians for capital ships' role as carriers.

The Resurgent-class Star Destroyer was an iconic model of Star Destroyer built by Kuat-Entralla Engineering and utilized by the First Order during its conquest of the Unknown Regions sometime after the signing of the Galactic Concordance. Based off the Imperial-class Star Destroyers of the Old Empire, it featured advanced weaponry and represented the might of the Order's military throughout the galaxy. It was still considered a new model shortly before the Battle of Starkiller Base.

Despite its impressive size, it was not the largest vessel within the First Order's navy, with Resistance intelligence believing even larger warships were in development. 

Almost twice the length of the Old Empire's Imperial-class Star Destroyers, the Resurgent-class was 2,915.81 meters in length, and emulated the dagger-shaped design of the Imperial-class vessels. Designed for advanced ship-to-ship combat capabilities, it also served as a symbol of the First Order's power, inspiring awe in the Order's enemies and pride within its own ranks. Improving on the design of Imperial-era vessels, the ship featured hull structural bracing in its midsection, as well as armored hull plating and a truss to support the bow's upper hull.

Resurgent-class Star Destroyers featured a complement of 19,000 officers and 55,000 enlisted personnel. In order to keep such a large ship in operation, starship crews would be forced to work closely together and alternate each standard day into six four-hour-long shifts, divided among three crew sections. This would foster a strong sense of unity and team identity. Access to command systems and other areas of First Order vessels and installations were often denied to enlisted personnel, requiring the proper coded rank cylinders worn by officers. With many young fleet officers having been trained aboard these new Star Destroyers for their entire lives, most considered these warships as their homes. Resurgent-class vessels also featured a crew recreation area on the lower part of the midsection, while upper habitation levels near the primary command bridge were reserved for senior command staff. Special Forces personnel stationed on the ship utilized barracks near senior command domiciles, while the ship's sick bay was located above the stormtrooper barracks in the bow section of the ship before the forward heavy turbolaser batteries.

Resurgent-class vessels maintained a complement of over 8,000 stormtroopers (A full legion) who had access to a training complex below their barracks. While stormtroopers followed their own chain of command while aboard fleet vessels, with a captain of the guard serving as the ultimate authority over the troopers, during alerts stormtroopers were instructed to follow the orders of any officer regardless of branch of service. First Order Special Forces personnel were also stationed on the vessel. A TIE pilot training and briefing complex existed adjacent to the lateral port hangar, while engineering personnel habitation areas were located at the bottom of the ship, near the reactor core. The ship also featured a detention center in its upper midsection, slightly closer to the bow of the vessel. Just like its predecessors, the Resurgent-class featured Rebaxan Columni MSE-6 series repair droids also known as mouse droids to serve as messenger, repair and custodial assistants.

Featuring over 3,000 turbolasers and ion cannons, the Resurgent-class vessels were designed for orbital assaults and slugging matches with enemy ships. Powerful turbolaser batteries allowed for overloading enemy shields and punching through thick armor, along with orbital bombardments capable of reducing planetary surfaces to molten slag. Upgraded from Imperial-era turbolasers, the Resurgent-class delivered more firepower and had a faster recharge rate. Stemming from kyber focusing crystals harvested from a secret source deep in the Unknown Regions, other captains clamored upgrades for their warships, only to be denied as military-grade crystals were in short supply. Only the most prestigious and important vessels were allowed this advanced weaponry, along with the Order's highest ranks.

Smaller point-defense turrets and missile emplacements served as complements to the heavy weapons, being able to track and destroy smaller and more agile ships. Both starboard and port sides of the stern featured standard turbolaser batteries, while heavy turbolaser turrets and an axial defense turret were located at the bow. The ships turret firing control center was located at the aft, and was protected underneath the larger rear portion of the ship. Ion cannon targeting was located on the ships port side near the front. Multi-spectrum sensor towers were located near the primary command bridge, and aided in target acquisition.

The ship's tractor beam projector was located at the very tip of the bow, while the flight deck deflector shield projector was located a short distance behind. The ships main hull defector shield projectors were located on both the port and starboard stern sections, while a single domed-shaped bridge deflector shield projector encased the command bridge and its occupants, aided by a bridge deflector augmenter further up the ship's keel line. A bridge point-defense turret also helped further defend the bridge from starfighter attack.

Resurgent-class Star Destroyers typically carried two starfighter wings of both TIE/fo and TIE/sf space superiority fighters.

The ship featured both lateral starboard and port hangar entrances, with hangar flight control bridges overseeing activities in both bays. Unlike former Imperial-class Star Destroyers, TIE fighters were brought in from storage deeper in the vessel from launching racks, from where they would exit into space. The main hangar was positioned on the vessel's underbelly, where a docking claw aided vessels in landing and departing. The logistics hangar reception bay and ground vehicle storage were located near the main hangar. Another lateral flight deck was located in the ship's bow, and was used as a staging area for full-scale invasion operations. Overall, the Resurgent-class could launch its full complement of starfighters and assault ships much quicker than its predecessors in the Imperial Navy.

Resurgent-class Star Destroyers were powered by a single, large III-a1a primary hypermatter-annihilation reactor housed within a dome-shaped reactor containment vessel on the ships underbelly. The massive reactor was supported by a reinforced reactor superstructure and hull chassis, while the reactor engineering control deck oversaw reactor-based activities. The large atmospheric processing complex and reactant ducts were located behind the reactor containment vessel.

The ship was propelled by eleven engines, with three large KDY Destroyer Ion Engines and eight smaller Gemon-8 Ion Engines. These engines required a subsidiary reactor, reactant silos and isotope containment wells at the stern. There, extra power would be derived while the coolant silo and pumps would help lower the temperature of the massive engines. Around the large circular engines were the main engine thrust nozzles, while the smaller engines would utilize secondary thrust nozzles to help bring greater control over the ship. The main engines were attached to magnetic turbines, along with an acceleration compensator. In a straight line and at full speed, the Resurgent-class could be faster than a TIE/fo space superiority fighter, however doing so would negate any maneuverability and require a staggering amount of counter-thrust to execute the slightest maneuver. Thus, only the most reckless commanders traded the ship's maneuverability for its speed. The hyperdrive generator was located at the very end of the ship's aft section.

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