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

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

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

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The only known on-screen reference to a dreadnought comes from the radio chatter in the first Epsilon IX scene in TMP. The dreadnought was named Entente, which came from Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual, which also states that only the Template:ShipClass has been called a dreadnought.

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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