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GS-100 Salvage Ship

(Vulture's Claw)

Craft: Gallofree Yards, Inc. GS-100 Salvage Ship
Type: Salvage Ship
Length: Unknown
Weapons: 2 Laser Cannons
Crew: 1 Pilot, 2 Droids
Top Speed: Unknown
Troop Capacity: 20
Cargo Capacity: 140 Metric Tons
Passengers: 20

The GS-100 salvage ship, more commonly known as a Trandoshan scavanger ship, was a Gallofree Yards vessel, designed to navigate debris fields in the wake of space battles, picking up salvageable parts to sell for scrap.

A durable vessel, capable of dealing with dangerous space flotsam, it required a small crew to operate, which allowed the owners to split the profit from salvage with associates.

A notable GS-100 was the Vulture's Claw, owned by the Trandoshan scavenger Gha Nachkt. He used it to scavenge the debris field after the Battle of Bothawui and later to bring the astromech droid R2-D2 to Ruusan.

Gha Nachkt scoured hulking wrecks of starships left in the aftermath of space battles during the Clone Wars for parts, droids, and anything he could sell to the highest bidder. The ship had no problem defending itself from attackers, and Gha was able to catch opponents off guard long enough to get an advantage. It had a moderate defensive system with heavy arms delivery, yet the accuracy of the ship wasn’t what enemies feared; it was its resilience. The Vulture's Claw was able to mitigate damage with its onboard computer and droid repair systems. Nachkt also hired himself out as a transport for troops or mercenaries in between salvage operations. 

R2-D2, having been lost after the Battle of Bothawui, later came into Nachkt's possession, who uncovered Republic military secrets within Artoo's memory. Realizing how much the secrets would be worth to the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Nachkt attempted to sell them to General Grievous.

Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, wearing simple cloaks to avoid being recognized as Jedi, boarded the ship to look for R2-D2. While they were attempting to search through a cargo hold filled with years' worth of junk, Anakin's replacement astromech, R3-S6 tripped up their progress, thereby activating Gha's IG-86 assassin droids. Anakin, Ahsoka, and R3-S6 escaped the Vulture's Claw without recovering R2-D2.

Gha Nachkt took the Vulture's Claw to the CIS listening post Skytop Station in orbit above the Ruusan moon in order to deliver Artoo to General Grievous. Nachkt was killed by Grievous when he raised his fee for transferring Artoo over to the Separatists. The Vulture's Claw was presumably destroyed when Skytop Station was blown up by Republic operatives.

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