The Star Galleon-class frigate was an armed freighter and escort frigate used by the Axis Navy. The Star Galleon-class was manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards. The Star Galleon-class frigate was another Imperial success for Kuat. Even if an attacker was able to withstand a Star Galleon-class ship's concussion missile launchers and ten turbolasers, or break through its shields, it was difficult to steal its cargo. The interior contained sophisticated anti-intruder defenses, and was defended by a ship's complement of up to three hundred troopers.
As a last resort, the cargo hold could actually be detached, and sent into hyperspace as a separate vessel. A built-in homing device allowed Imperial agents to track the cargo hold as it automatically jumped at random through hyperspace.