Name: Corellian Engineering Corp YV-865 Aurore-class freighter
Length: 52.3 meters
Width: 42.33 meters
Height/depth: 16.44 meters
Skill: Space Transports - YV-865 Freighter
Crew Skill: varies
Consumables: 6 Months
Cost: 240,000 credits
Cargo Capacity: 100 Slaves / 500 Tonnes
Hyperdrive Multiplier: X2
Hyperdrive Backup: x12
Nav Computer: Yes
Twin forward-mounted medium laser cannons
Fire Arc: Front
Fire Control: 1D
Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5km
Description: The Zygerrian slave ship was a highly-durable model of freighter.
Zygerrian slave ships were large and blocky spacecraft with spacious cargo holds, large enough to hold a blixus or, in the case of the Zygerrians, numerous slaves. The powerful twin thruster engines, albeit considered primitive by the time of the Clone Wars, sat on two articulated boom arms that extended from each side of the ship's primary hull. These boom arms would fold up while the craft was landing, using the engines as supports. Despite its size and large cargo complement, the vessel could be competently operated by a single pilot.
During the Clone Wars, it was used as a slave transport by the Zygerrian Slave Empire (giving it its nickname), who outfitted the storage bays for live cargo. Darts D'Nar, a Zygerrian slaver, captained a reddish-colored Zygerrian slave ship named the Tecora. The Spartan was another ship used as a slave transport, holding the captives Obi-Wan Kenobi, CT-7567, and Roshti to the facility on Kadavo.
However, its use was not limited to the Zygerrian Slave Empire, being used as a general-purpose freighter across the galaxy. One was owned by the Banking Clan at the Cybloc transfer station, as well as by Preigo and his traveling circus.
Years later, the Mining Guild was known to use such vessels as well. Two years prior to the Battle of Yavin, a Zygerrian freighter was patrolling the Sereeda Waypoint with two TIE fighters and encountered a rebel attack shuttle.