The Raid on the Dylarian Shipyards was the first major space battle between the United Earth Directorate forces and the Dominion Fleet, occurring in and around the Dylarian Shipyards over Dylar IV.


Based on the data gathered at Boralis on Braxis the UED selected their next objectives. Admiral Gerard DuGalle picked out the Dylarian Shipyards. The yard was home to a number of Terran Dominion battlecruisers and the UED sought to commandeer these ships. Samir Duran warned that Dominion Command could typically reinforce its outlying bases within 16 hours. Although this information was useful, DuGalle did not fully trust Duran whom he considered a "turncoat".

As the attack progressed UED crews took control of a number of battlecruisers. As the ships moved to join the main fleet the expected counterattack by the Dominion fleet arrived led by General Edmund Duke. Duke was surprised to himself facing soldiers from Earth but nonetheless resolved to attack. The Dominion Armada was defeated by the captured battlecruisers and Duke forced to retreat.[2]

In the aftermath the defense forces of Dylar IV were impressed into the UED fleet, and the shipyards were destroyed.[3]


  1. McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 1416-55083-6.
  2. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Dylarian Shipyards (in English). 1998.
  3. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Ruins of Tarsonis (in English). 1998.
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