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Praetorian-class Frigate

Craft: Rendili Hyperworks Praetorian-class Frigate
Type: Frigate
Length: 180 Meters
2 Light Turbolaser Batteries
2 Point-Defense Laser Cannons
2 Tractor Beam Projectors
Crew: 1,470
Top Speed: 20 MGLT
Troop Capacity: 2,700
Cargo Capacity:
12 Starfighters
6 Shuttles
10,000 Metric Tons
Passengers: 2,700

The Praetorian-class was produced for the Galactic Republic by Rendili Hyperworks, during the era of the Great Sith War. Easily distinguished by the two cone-shaped sections of its forward sections, the Praetorian-class frigate was the forerunner of the Hammerhead-class cruiser.

At 180 meters in length, the Praetorian-class frigate was a formidable opponent in battle, although many of these ships were retired after the Great Sith War and sold to planetary defense fleets. Those that remained in military service were converted for use in clearing hyperspace travel lanes and hauling supplies to devastated worlds. Often, the sight of a Praetorian-class frigate, which was armed with a pair of turbolaser cannons, two laser cannons, and a pair of tractor beam generators, helped to deter the pirates that preyed on these supply convoys. Its weapons were geared toward defensive fire, leading to heavy use of the class in an escort role. It carried 12 starfighters and had a standard class two hyperdrive.

In the wake of the war, Rendili Hyperworks was given permission to sell these ships to planetary governments, but later sold the designs for this ship to the Corellian Engineering Corporation, which refitted the vessel and marketed it as the Class VI Bulk Freighter which continued to serve as late as the Galactic Civil War. A similar design, the Thranta-class warship, saw service in the Republic Navy during the Great Galactic War. 

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