The Republic Navy, also known as the Navy of the Republic, was the armed naval force of the Galactic Republic. During the time that it functioned, the Republic Navy was among the most powerful navies in the entire galaxy, if not the most powerful. When the Clone Wars started, the Republic Navy was pitted against the Separatist Navy, which, thanks to the resources provided by the unification of multiple clans aligned with Separatists, proved to be a match for the Republic Navy.
The Republic Navy was known to utilize many different classes and kinds of ships to combat the Separatist Alliance. Among the more common types were the Venator or Acclamator Star Destroyers and the Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruisers.