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Battle of Veridian III
Enterprise evades the Duras
Conflict

Galactic Civil War

Date

4 ABY

Place

Orbit of Veridian III

Outcome

Pyrrhic Imperial victory

Combatants

Galactic Empire

Alliance to Restore the Republic

Commanders
  • Admiral Tolian Soran
  • Captain Toral


Strength

1 D-12 class patrol ship

  • Duras

1 Galaxy class heavy cruiser

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The Battle of Veridian III was a confrontation between the Enterprise, a Rebel Galaxy class heavy cruiser, and the Duras, an Imperial D-12 class patrol ship, in orbit of Veridian III in 5 ABY. Under orders from Admiral Tolian Soran and in revenge for his previous encounter with the Rebels, the Duras, opened fire on the Enterprise. Although the Enterprise would have easily destroyed the corvette under normal circumstances due to its substantially superior weaponry and defense systems, the crew of the Duras exploited a key weakness in the Enterprise's defenses and was thereby able to inflict severe damage on the flagship, forcing the starship to commence a saucer separation. However, the Duras victory was a Pyrrhic one, as she was lost in the process.