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Alderaan cruiser

Diplomatic vessel

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Description

Both Bail Organa and his adoptive daughter, Princess Leia, used their position in the Senate to benefit their heartfelt causes of freedom and to aid those that desperately needed it in war-weary times. Their consular vessels were afforded diplomatic immunity due to their ambassadorial status, and frequently ran mercy missions into dangerous territory. Bail's vessels of choice ranged from a streamlined diplomatic cruiser to the more rugged, war-ready Tantive IV that served as his transport to Toydaria during the Clone Wars.

Princess Leia inherited the Tantive IV from her father, and used it to intercept vital Rebel Alliance transmissions of secret Imperial plans to the Death Star. Darth Vader's Star Destroyer pursued the Tantive IV over Tatooine and captured the blockade runner high over the desert planet.

Stats

Homeworld
Alderaan
Height
126.68 meters long (Tantive IV)
Type
Diplomatic cruiser
Weapon
Two double turbolaser turrets, four single turbolaser turrets (Tantive IV)
Affiliation
Galactic Republic, Rebel Alliance

Relationships

Bail Organa

Bail Organa

Bail Organa made extensive use of his personal Alderaan cruiser during the final days of the Republic, when Chancellor Palpatine seized control of the Senate and declared himself Emperor. Bail used his ship to rescue both Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi after the Jedi Masters narrowly survived the shocking events of Order 66.

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Princess Leia Organa

Princess
Leia Organa

Princess Leia tried to claim diplomatic immunity as her starship sped through several restricted systems while racing back to Alderaan carrying the stolen Death Star plans. Darth Vader knew her to be a member of the Rebel Alliance, and captured her starship.

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Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Darth Vader's troops scoured Princess Leia's Alderaan cruiser for stolen technical data beamed to the ship by Rebel spies. Though Vader's troops were unable to find the datatapes, they took Leia captive and destroyed her ship. According to Imperial records, the Tantive IV was caught in an asteroid storm and all aboard were killed.

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R2-D2

R2-D2

R2-D2 served as part of the droid labor pool aboard the Tantive IV, reporting to his master, Captain Antilles. The resourceful thermocapsulary dehousing assister and astromech droid also became a depository for the Death Star plans when the Tantive IV was captured.

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escape pod

escape pod

Like most starships, the Tantive IV is equipped with enough escape pods to allow its crew to evacuate to safety in the event of a shipboard catastrophe. Because space aboard life pods is limited, use of these emergency vessels is strictly limited to organic beings.

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