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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''']].]]
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[[File:Phoenix warp.jpg|thumb|The ''Phoenix'', [[Earth]]'s first warp-capable vessel]]
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A '''warp-capable vessel''' or '''warp ship''' was a term used to describe any type of [[spacecraft]] that was capable of [[warp drive]]. This capability generally made the distinction between [[spaceship]]s used [[space-faring civilization]]s and [[starship]]s of [[warp-capable civilization]]s.
   
'''Warp-capable''' was a term used to describe any type of [[spacecraft]] that was capable of [[warp drive]] or [[transwarp drive]].
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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}}) 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}})
   
Such a [[spaceship]] was often referred to as a "[[starship]]," and it could have been anything from a [[shuttlecraft]] to a [[dreadnought]].
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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}})
   
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}})
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In [[2152]], [[Esaak]], an individual from the [[pre-warp civilization|pre-warp]] [[Valakian]] [[species]] who was attempting to find the cure for a disease that was wiping out their species, asked Jonathan Archer for access to Earth's advance technology, stating that "''With a warp-capable starship, our chances would be greatly improved [for finding a cure].''" ({{ENT|Dear Doctor}})
   
==Warp-capable cultures==
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The term was also used when {{Captain}} [[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}})
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]].
 
   
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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''In one version of [[history]], the [[Krenim Imperium]] consisted of over 200 [[star system]]s, 900 [[planet]]s, and 1000s of warp-capable vessels. ({{VOY|Year of Hell}})''
   
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An [[Chaotic space hulk|alien ship hulk]] discovered in [[chaotic space]] was determined to be "warp capable". ({{VOY|The Fight}})
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In the [[33rd century]], when [[Craft]] learned that the {{USS|Discovery}} had a warp-capable {{dis|Funny Face|shuttle|shuttle}} in its' [[shuttlebay]], he realized that his [[homeworld]] of [[Alcor IV]] was in range. ({{ST|Calypso}})
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Latest revision as of 21:32, February 7, 2020

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Phoenix warp

The Phoenix, Earth's first warp-capable vessel

A warp-capable vessel or warp ship was a term used to describe any type of spacecraft that was capable of warp drive. This capability generally made the distinction between spaceships used space-faring civilizations and starships of warp-capable civilizations.

In his 2063 commencement address, Zefram Cochrane mentioned the first flight of his warp ship, the Phoenix which opened doors for all of Humanity. (ENT: "Regeneration") The term was also used by several Starfleet officers in the 22nd and 24th century describing Cochrane's "experimental warp ship". (ENT: "Future Tense"; Star Trek: First Contact)

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")

In 2152, Esaak, an individual from the pre-warp Valakian species who was attempting to find the cure for a disease that was wiping out their species, asked Jonathan Archer for access to Earth's advance technology, stating that "With a warp-capable starship, our chances would be greatly improved [for finding a cure]." (ENT: "Dear Doctor")

The term was also used when Captain Jonathan Archer asked Kuroda Lor-ehn if he ever piloted a warp ship and when Commander Trip Tucker asked why Enterprise NX-01 had to transport the Tellarite ambassadors, as this species had warp ships themselves. (ENT: "Canamar", "Babel One")

In one version of history, the Krenim Imperium consisted of over 200 star systems, 900 planets, and 1000s of warp-capable vessels. (VOY: "Year of Hell")

An alien ship hulk discovered in chaotic space was determined to be "warp capable". (VOY: "The Fight")

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

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