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The Confederate Navy, also known as the Separatist fleet, was a large collection of warships and other starships provided for the Separatist Armed Forces by the contributing members of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
The navy was organized around flotillas of destroyers and frigates built by hundreds of aggressively-independent star systems, who often donated them to the various commercial organizations frontlining the war. The main battleships were donated by the Trade Federation.
At the beginning of the war, the heavy battleship Malevolence terrorized Republic supply lines and destroyed multiple naval task forces. The ship was heavy damaged by a Jedi strike team, who reprogrammed the ship to collide into the Dead moon of Antar.
The navy depended on large shipyards administered by Overseers who watched over the slaves whom they depended on to build the massive warships quickly. They made use of organic workers rather than droids so that the Republic could not bomb their shipyards without immense civilian casualties. In an effort to halt production, a team of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano infilitrated the Gwori shipyards and liberated the facility's slaves, allowing a strike team to bomb the shipyards. The destruction of the shipyard tipped the balance of the war away from the Separatists, allowing the Clone Wars to rage on.
One of General Grievous's flagships, the Invisible Hand, led the navy on a hit-and-fade campaign that disrupted travel, communication, and commerce in the Rim regions, as well as mass invasions on vulnerable Outer Rim worlds.
Towards the end of the war, millions of Separatist warships battled the Galatic Republic in vast Outer Rim campaigns, while a task force of several thousand ships made a fast snatch at Coruscant in an attempt to capture Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. This task force was defeated in the Battle of Coruscant and its remnants retreated into hyperspace.
Years later, some remaining ships appeared in Gizor Dellso's Remnant Navy, a starfleet Gizor Dellso created for his Separatist holdout on Mustafar. This fleet was destroyed in the 501st Legion's conquest of the volcanic world.