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A '''warp ship''' was a [[starship|ship]] capable of [[warp speed]]s, having been equipped with a [[warp drive]].
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 1-2.jpg|thumb|[[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|Enterprise-D]] was a ship that was [[warp drive|'''warp-capable''']].]]
   
In his [[2063]] [[Zefram Cochrane's commencement address|commencement address]], [[Zefram Cochrane]] mentioned the first flight of his warp ship, the ''[[Phoenix]]'' which opened [[door]]s for all of [[Humanity]]. ({{ENT|Regeneration}})
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'''Warp-capable''' was a term used to describe any type of [[spacecraft]] that was capable of [[warp drive]] or [[transwarp drive]].
   
The term was also used by several [[Starfleet]] [[officer]]s in the [[22nd century|22nd]] and [[24th century]] describing Cochrane's "experimental warp ship". ({{ENT|Future Tense}}; {{film|8}})
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Such a [[spaceship]] was often referred to as a "[[starship]]," and it could have been anything from a [[shuttlecraft]] to a [[dreadnought]].
   
While piloting the [[NX-Alpha]], [[A.G. Robinson]] was eager to test the [[warp drive]] and asked [[NX-Control]] for testing the warp ship. ({{ENT|First Flight}})
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In the [[33rd century]], when [[Craft]] learned that the [[USS Discovery]] had a '''warp-capable''' [[Funny Face (shuttle)|shuttle]] in its' [[shuttle bay]], he realized that his [[homeworld]] of [[Alcor IV]] was in range. ({{ST|Calypso}})
   
The term was also used when {{dis|Captain|rank}} [[Jonathan Archer]] asked [[Kuroda Lor-ehn]] if he ever piloted a warp ship and when [[Commander]] {{Trip Tucker}} asked why {{EnterpriseNX}} had to transport the [[Tellarite]] [[ambassador]]s, as this [[species]] had warp ships themselves. ({{ENT|Canamar|Babel One}})
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==Warp-capable cultures==
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When referring to certain [[lifeform]]s, the term '''warp-capable''' was used to describe any [[species]] or [[culture]] that was sufficiently [[technology|technologically]] advanced enough to develop [[spaceship|ships]] that were capable of [[spaceflight]] at [[warp speed]].
   
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The [[United Federation of Planets]] considered such cultures acceptable to make [[first contact]] with. Any culture that hadn't yet developed the technology, was a [[pre-warp civilization]] and as such was protected by the [[Prime Directive]], which was [[General Order 1]], which forbade contact, as there was a danger of [[cultural contamination]]. ({{TOS|Bread and Circuses}})
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USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 1-2

Enterprise-D was a ship that was warp-capable.

Warp-capable was a term used to describe any type of spacecraft that was capable of warp drive or transwarp drive.

Such a spaceship was often referred to as a "starship," and it could have been anything from a shuttlecraft to a dreadnought.

In the 33rd century, when Craft learned that the USS Discovery had a warp-capable shuttle in its' shuttle bay, he realized that his homeworld of Alcor IV was in range. (ST: "Calypso")

Warp-capable cultures

When referring to certain lifeforms, the term warp-capable was used to describe any species or culture that was sufficiently technologically advanced enough to develop ships that were capable of spaceflight at warp speed.

The United Federation of Planets considered such cultures acceptable to make first contact with. Any culture that hadn't yet developed the technology, was a pre-warp civilization and as such was protected by the Prime Directive, which was General Order 1, which forbade contact, as there was a danger of cultural contamination. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

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