||Mon Calamari Mediator-class Battlecruiser
|90 Heavy Turbolaser Batteries
|210 Turbolaser Batteries
|140 Ion Cannon Batteries
|34 Proton Torpedo Launchers
|10 Tractor Beam Projectors
||2 Alliance Troop Regiments
|234,000 Metric Tons
|Starfighters: 13 Squadrons
The Mediator-class Battlecruiser was a warship developed by the Mon Calamari for use by the New Republic Defense Fleet.
They were sizable ships, much larger than the 1,600 meter Miid Ro'ik warships of the Yuuzhan Vong,
but only a quarter of the size of a Viscount-class Star Defender. Following Mon Calamari design aesthetics, the
Mediator-class was 3,600 meters long.
The Mediator-class ships were designed as more powerful successors to the previous classes of Star Cruiser built by the Mon Calamari Shipyards; along with the much larger
Viscount-class, they also represented a move away from the alphanumeric designations which had been given to previous Mon Calamari ship-types, such as the
MC-80 and MC-90. Instead, they used a conventional class-name based on the name of the lead ship,
The new battlecruisers were introduced prior to the Yuuzhan Vong War and saw service in the opening months of the invasion. The
Mediator, can be considered the first major combat casualty of the
conflict. While she was deployed to intervene in a dispute between the planets Rhommamool and Osarian,
Nom Anor was able to infiltrate the Mediator after being offered sanctuary by Ackdool. The Yuuzhan Vong operative hid in an A-Wing and detonated his diplomatic shuttle, destroying a huge portion of the vessel. Still, the vessel was not completely destroyed and managed to get its spin under control, a testament to Mon Calamari engineering.
In the first months of the war, military analysts like Ayddar Nylykerka, the New Republic's head of Fleet Intelligence, believed that the
Mediator-class ships already in service, when used in conjunction with Bothan Assault Cruisers and Star Defenders, were sufficient to engage the Yuuzhan Vong successfully, and a
Mediator-class ship was the centerpiece of a battle group of New Republic and Imperial Remnant warships deployed at Ord Mantell
26 years after the Battle of Yavin, in anticipation of a Yuuzhan Vong strike there.
However, during the First Battle of Ord Mantell, this ship was destroyed after a vicious close-combat engagement with several enemy vessels, including a Miid Ro'ik. Not much is known of them after this event.
Although Mon Calamari was believed to have been cut off before the end of the first year of the war, it appears that secret hyperlanes were in fact kept open, and that new ships continued to be supplied to the New Republic fleets—including the
Mediator-class vessels to replace those lost and damaged in the opening stages of the conflict.
A number of Mediator-class ships were part of the combined Alliance fleet guarding Mon Calamari and its shipyards in 30
years after the Battle of Yavin. The ships served under Admiral Traest Kre'fey during the Battle of Mon Calamari and were also part of the final assault of the war during the liberation of Coruscant.