Small and fast, these lightly-armed warships served primarily as patrol and escort units in the Imperial Fleet. They were also frequently utilized as transports for ranking military officers and personnel.
Due to the large quantity of weapons and oversized engines being placed on so small a warship, destroyers had very little space left for the crew: living quarters were quite cramped, contrary to the typically expansive interiors of Imperial warships. Naturally, because destroyers prioritized speed and mobility, armor, too, was kept to a minimum.
Light destroyers were also frequently utilized in small-scale fleet engagements, search-and-destroy operations, and as messengers in larger battles when electromagnetic interference rendered traditional means of communication ineffective.