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Home Fleet Strike Group Five

Unit type:

Starship group

Leaders:

  • Lieutenant Commander Lorth Needa

Strength:

Clone trooper pilots
Clone troopers
Clone gunners
Clone navigation officers

Equipment:

Carrack-class light cruiser

  • Indomitable
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance

Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser

  • Mas Ramdar

ARC-170 starfighters

Era:

Clone Wars

This is a Class 3 article.

Home Fleet Strike Group Five was a small detachment of Republic Navy ships that served in the Grand Army of the Republic. The Home Defense Strike Group Five comprised of the Coruscant Home Fleet and forces that assembled quickly after hearing the distress call. Home Fleet Strike Group Five was a part of the Home Fleet Strike Force.

History[]

Home Defense Strike Group Five was a unit that was crafted in 19 BBY, during the Battle of Coruscant, which was an attempt by the Separatist forces, led by Count Dooku and General Grievous, to capture the Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine.[1][2]

When the battle occurred, the Home Defense Strike Force was quickly assembled and deployed to continue defending the planet of Coruscant against any additional attacks.[1][3] The strike force was divided into several smaller auxiliary forces, including Home Fleet Strike Group Five.[3]

The strike group participated during the Battle of Coruscant against the Separatist forces. During the final stage of the battle, Strike Group Five deployed as a triangle force around Mas Ramdar and attacked the Separatist flagship Invisible Hand with full force.[3] However, as a result, the Mas Ramdar was destroyed, with the Indomitable becoming only a shell. With only the Integrity and the Perseverance remaining, the strike group managed to trap the Invisible Hand, with Lieutenant Commander Lorth Needa ordering Grievous to surrender.[3]

Grievous did not surrender, while the Venator-class Star Destroyer Guarlara attacked the Invisible Hand, damaging it critically, which ultimately led to the Separatist flagship's demise.[3] This almost resulted in the death of the Chancellor, as well as Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker who had been recalled from Yerbana to assist in the rescue.[1][4]

Armor and Equipment[]

The Home Fleet Strike Group Five was a hastily assembled unit, being given a few vehicles that were not typical of the Republic Navy, including three Carrack-class light cruisers and a Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser. The strike group likely also contained ARC-170 starfighters, which were very active at the battle.

Appearances[]

  • Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith film and novelization.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  2. SCW Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 23"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization
  4. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
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