The Crescent-class Star Cruiser was designed and began production in the months just preceding the Battle of Naboo. They were, however, deemed too aggressive for use by the Trade Federation, and were leased out cheaply to Outer Rim rebels in order to keep any eyes off their trade franchise. After the Republic disbanded the Trade Federation following the Battle of Naboo, Hoersch-Kessel Drive began selling these large starships to system governments and insurgent forces throughout the galaxy, raking in a greater profit than they ever had by selling exclusively to the Trade Federation while still producing relatively few craft. These ships were some of the most critical craft in the Clone Wars, as their heavy firepower dealt out a punishing blow to the enemies of the Republic. Unfortunately they were also the targets of the most attacks, and few survived the Clone Wars.
After Dave Killian's appointment as CEO of Hoersh-Kessel Drive, HKD has started producing an upgraded version of the Crescent-class Star Cruiser, albeit in small numbers.
- Based on the SWRPG version.