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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
The only known on-screen reference to a dreadnought 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}}.
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There are only two 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}}. Another comes from the movie [[Star Trek: Into Darkness]] about the USS Vengeance. 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}}.
   
 
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
 
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

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For additional meanings of "Dreadnought", please see Dreadnought.

In starship classification, a dreadnought was a type of heavily armed starship.

The Template:ShipClass USS Entente was an example of this class of vessel. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

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Background

There are only two known on-screen references to a dreadnought; one comes from the radio chatter in the first Epsilon IX scene in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Another comes from the movie Star Trek: Into Darkness about the USS Vengeance. 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 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock computer screens on the USS Enterprise.

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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