Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruiser (5)Full unit name: Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruiser
Last updated: 25.02.2023 9:01:40
Basic info
First appearance: Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2 - Dark Force Rising
Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2 - Dark Force Rising
Was manufactured by: Rendili StarDrive
Rendili StarDrive
Relations: Katana Fleet
Katana Fleet
Grand Army of the Republic
Events: Battle for the Katana fleet
Battle for the Katana fleet
New Republic Era
The Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser, or simply the Dreadnaught, was a type of capital ship built for planetary occupation and space combat used by the Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire, New Republic, local governments, and various other organizations. It was one of the most ubiquitous ship designs in all of the galaxy. The keel of the Dreadnaught-class ran nearly 600 meters with the bow overlapping to produce a clamshell-like appearance. Each vessel had a cluster of weapons blisters spread across the hull. The ship was designated a heavy cruiser in standard classification and was considered a downscaled warship when compared to the ship-designs from the Core. The forward ventral portion of the Dreadnaught-class was used as a massive cargo hold, with a docking port located at the bow of the ship. Additional cargo holds were situated towards the center of the ship, in front of the areas housing the main reactor and secondary power generators. Docking ports were also located on either side of the ship. Weapon systems included twenty quad laser cannons (six bow, seven port, seven starboard), ten turbolaser cannons (five port, five starboard and mounted in blisters), and ten laser cannons (five bow, five stern). Some ships were later customized to feature a warhead launcher for anti-starfighter defense. Deflector shield projectors were also located inside some of the blisters flanking the hull, and the primary and secondary sensor transceivers were located towards the stern of the vessel, on the dorsal and ventral sides, similar to those on CR90 corvettes
CR90 Corellian Corvette
Starship Models
. While technologically advanced at the time of its construction, the Dreadnaught-class lacked in sublight and hyperspace speeds (a Class 4 rating), suffered computer failures, and could not compete with comparable designs in terms of firepower and shielding.


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Full unit name: Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruiser Last updated: 25.02.2023 9:01:40