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[[File:USS Vengeance.jpg|thumb|A [[Federation]] {{Class|Dreadnought}} starship]]
 
 
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In [[starship classification]], a '''dreadnought''' was a type of heavily-armed [[starship]].
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In [[starship classification]], a '''dreadnought''' was a type of heavily armed [[starship]].
==Dreadnoughts==
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The {{Class|Federation}} {{USS|Entente}} was an example of this type of vessel. ({{film|1}})
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The {{Class|Federation}} {{USS|Entente}} was an example of this class of vessel. ({{film|1}})
   
 
In [[2370]], the [[Maquis]] captured a defective [[Cardassian ATR-4107]] missile. [[B'Elanna Torres]] spent nearly a month reprogramming its computer and upgrading its systems, and eventually named it ''Dreadnought'' owing to its formidable nature. ({{VOY|Dreadnought}})
 
In [[2370]], the [[Maquis]] captured a defective [[Cardassian ATR-4107]] missile. [[B'Elanna Torres]] spent nearly a month reprogramming its computer and upgrading its systems, and eventually named it ''Dreadnought'' owing to its formidable nature. ({{VOY|Dreadnought}})
   
''The {{Class|Dreadnought}} {{USS|Vengeance}} was an example of this type of vessel in the [[alternate reality]].'' ({{film|12}})
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''The {{Class|Dreadnought}} {{USS|Vengeance}} was an example of this class of vessel in the [[alternate reality]].'' ({{film|12}})
 
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== Appendices ==
 
=== Background information ===
 
There are only three known direct on-screen references to a dreadnought; one comes from the radio chatter in the first [[Epsilon IX station|Epsilon IX]] scene in {{film|1}}. The dreadnought named ''Entente'', was derived from [[Franz Joseph]]'s ''[[Star Fleet Technical Manual]]'', which also states that it is a ''Federation''-class dreadnought. The outline of a three nacelled ''Federation''-class ship is briefly glimpsed in {{film|3}} computer screens on the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}. Another is ''Dreadnought'', the name B'Elanna Torres chose for the captured ATR-4107 missile in {{VOY|Dreadnought}}. The third comes from {{film|12}}, where the USS ''Vengeance'' was identified as a ''Dreadnought''-class warship.
 
 
Starfleet dreadnought type ships in general were known not only for their heavy firepower, armor and shielding, but also for having a more extensive & comprehensive Electronic Warfare capability than other Starfleet warships, for example ''Federation''-class vessels were known to be equipped with a holographic decoy system that could fox even sophisticated sensor systems, while the ''[[Dreadnought!|Star Empire]]''-class had a holographic camouflage system that could disguise the ship as another ship altogether, among other things. The increased EW capability that UFP dreadnoughts demonstrated was apparently not only a function of more space available to fit in various systems but also a power budget that left even Federation heavy cruisers in the shade. {{incite}}
 
   
=== Apocrypha ===
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''Dreadnought''-class is briefly mentioned by [[William T. Riker]] in the novel ''[[Dark Mirror]]'' as a starship class that is the closest analog Starfleet has to the heavily-armed and armored version of the {{class|Galaxy}} from the [[mirror universe]].
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== Background information ==
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There are only three known on-screen references to a dreadnought; one comes from the radio chatter in the first [[Epsilon IX station|Epsilon IX]] scene in {{film|1}}. The dreadnought named ''Entente'', was derived from [[Franz Joseph]]'s ''[[Star Fleet Technical Manual]]'', which also states that it is a ''Federation''-class dreadnought. The outline of a three nacelled ''Federation''-class ship is briefly glimpsed in {{film|3}} computer screens on the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}}. Another is ''Dreadnought'', the name B'Elanna Torres chose for the captured ATR-4107 missile in {{VOY|Dreadnought}}. The third comes from {{film|12}}, where the USS ''Vengeance'' was identified as a ''Dreadnought''-class warship.
   
The game ''[[Star Trek Online]]'' uses the term "Dreadnought" as a distinct type of ship, usually combining the durability and movement characteristics of Cruisers with the tactical focus of Escorts. Starfleet's Dreadnought Cruiser is represented by the {{mb|Galaxy X-class|''Galaxy X''-class}} from the [[TNG]] episode {{e|All Good Things...}}. Other playable ships belonging to different factions in the game are also classified as "Dreadnought", including the ''[[Scimitar]]'' Warbird, the [[Jem'Hadar battleship]] (though the game calls it a "dreadnought carrier"), the [[Xindi-Aquatic cruiser]] (also reclassified as a dreadnought carrier) and other game-exclusive designs. Dreadnought ships are also equipped with combat-capable hangar bays and can launch fighter ships in battle.
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The term "dreadnought," denoting a class of warship larger and more heavily-armed than a cruiser, was taken from the HMS ''Dreadnought'', a Royal Navy ship-of-the-line of the early [[20th century]] which was regarded as the first such vessel. HMS ''Dreadnought'' is considered to be the prototype modern battleship design and is considered a battleship, not a distinct class of ships, by current naval historians.
   
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