The Argo was
manufactured by Corellian Engineering Corporation at their shipyards
in the Corellian system. The vessel entered service with the Royal
Alderaan Civil Fleet twenty years before
the Battle of Yavin. During the Clone Wars the ship patrolled the
Alderaan system. Following the war, Alderaan underwent a period of
disarmament and the Argo and other military resources were
auctioned off or disposed of.
Argo was rescued from the scrapheap seventeen years
before the Battle of Yavin when it was purchased by Krenza Freight
to be used as a transport. For fifteen years the Argo plied
the Rimma Trade Route for Krenza Freight before attracting the
attention of the dread pirate Danaan Talrus. In a daring raid near
Adarlon, Talrus captured the vessel, seized its cargo, and auctions
its crew off as slaves to the highest bidder.
The vessel remained in Talrus' pirate
fleet until a run-in with Moff Kalvin Shevon convinced him to begin
supplying the fledgling Rebel Alliance. The Argo was among
the resources Talrus 'donated' one year before the Battle of Yavin.
Assigned to the Rebel Alliance Fleet, the Argo was placed
under the command of Captain Rhobert Dartanyn, who had actually
served aboard the vessel during the Clone Wars.
death during the Argo's disastrous Mission to Thyferra,
Lieutenant Derek Atio, the vessel's engineer, took command.
Following the Mission to Thyferra, Atio
brought the damaged vessel back to the Rebel base on Dantooine,
where he expected to receive a new captain, make repairs, and
re-supply. Unfortunately, the Alliance's position on Dantooine had
been compromised and no such assistance could be provided. Atio
received a brevet promotion to Commander and was instructed to
evacuate Captain Dagon Tong's commando unit and proceed to the
hours after leaving Dantooine, the Argo undertook its Mission
to Arzid and successfully raided the Imperial Outpost there
for intelligence and supplies. After evading the EF76 Nebulon-B
escort frigate Swiftsure, the Argo regrouped with the
bulk of the Alliance Fleet in the Vergesso Asteroids where it is
underwent makeshift repairs.
Argo's next assignment was the Mission to Berea. Using information obtained in the raid on
the Empire's Arzid outpost, Alliance Intelligence was able to obtain
the location and details surrounding the Imperial prison labor camp
on the frozen world of Berea. Captain Tong's commando unit
successfully liberated twenty-four Rebel prisoners. After evading
attacks from TIE/ln starfighters the Argo once again returned
to the Vergesso Asteroids.
While operating the Yaga system, the
captured the Imperial shuttle Anxates and captured Moff
Tharil Tavira's Human Replica Droid.
Argo next embarked on the Mission to Sriluur. The
mission's object was to link up with members of the Weequay
resistance, however the Argo was damaged and forced to make
emergency repairs on the moon of Ruul. After making repairs, the
Argo proceeded to Sriluur where Captain Tong's commando unit linked
with members of the resistance, but their presence was detected by
Imperial patrols and they were forced to withdraw before completing
the Mission to Sriluur, the Argo was transferred to the
Alderaan system. She was reassigned to the task of ferrying
personnel and supplies to Massassi Station, the new Alliance base on
reassigned to the new base on Yavin 4, the Argo undertook its
Mission to Moshaw. While operating near the vicinity of the
Moshaw Dark Star, the commando unit successfully raided a
communications relay station where they uncovered important
information concerning Imperial convoys in the Eriadu sector. Using
this information, the Argo was able to successfully capture
the Imperial shuttle Tenedos and valuable technical
components it was carrying.
Following that mission, the
Argo were dispatched to the
Ringali Shell to deliver General Akilist Volkov safely to Yavin 4.
After clashing with Imperial Naval forces with the support of the
39th Roving Line, the Argo was able to successfully deliver
the General to Alliance High Command.
The Mission to Sluis Van saw the
Argo once again ferrying Tong's commandos deep within
Imperial territory on a mission of the utmost importance. Using a
diplomatic transponder, the Argo ferried the commandos to an
Imperial garrison on Sluis Van where they were able to successfully
liberate one of the Imperial Navy's new assault gunboats.
Currently, the Argo is
currently engaged in the Mission to Brentaal IV and is
operating from within the Ringali Nebula near the secret Alliance
space station. In this capacity, she has regularly clashed with
Imperial naval forces and resumed her more conventional role as a
blockade runner. With Tong's commandos deployed to the surface of
Brentaal IV, the crew of the Argo is relegated to the role of
ferrying supplies past the Imperial Navy.