Ghosts of the Republic
Interdictor-class Star Destroyer
An Interdictor craft, the Seinar Fleet Systems Immobilizer 418 cruiser, was already in use by the Empire. Though it was decently armed for its size, it was a high priority vessel that was generally unable to hold its own in combat, especially if the battle involved Imperial Star Destroyers and comparable vessels.
Kuat Drive Yards decided to produce their own Interdictor offering to rival that of SFS by using an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer hull as a base. To make room for the gravity well projectors, half of the turbolasers and ion cannons, as well as eight of the Phylon Q7 tractor beam projectors found on the original Imperial-class Star Destroyer, had to be removed. The Interdictor-class Star Destroyer’s reduced hangar held four squadrons of TIE fighters. The Interdictor-class Star Destroyer did not require additional support when performing patrol and customs duties but did not make an excellent combat destroyer.
Like its predecessor the Immobilizer, the gravity wells remained a major drain on the ship’s main reactor. This had the potential to compromise defenses in heavy combat. While an Imperial Star Destroyer’s shields would have easily held up against such an assault, Dominator’s shields can be partially collapsed far more easily leaving the hull vulnerable to direct attack, prompting its commanders to be wary of engaging well armed opponents unsupported.
Ever since its conception, the Interdictor-class played a significant role in the Empire. Commanders primarily used these ships against pirate insurrections, and small pockets of resistance. Because this ship’s capabilities prevented other ships from escaping, these vessels were also extensively used in raids and invasions.