- For other uses, see dreadnought.
- This page details Dreadnought class in the primary universe; for the Dreadnought class in the Kelvin timeline created by Nero's temporal incursion see Dreadnought class (Kelvin timeline).
History and specifications
The basic design and specifications of the Dreadnought vessels is quite similar to that of contemporary Decatur-class cruisers and earlier Federation-class dreadnoughts. (ST comic: "Who's Who in Star Trek, Issue 2")
- This ship appeared only as a drawing in a comic book appearance, although the design was lifted from the unlicensed Starship Design: Interstellar Forum for Naval Power and other publications, where it was sometimes referred to as the Ascension-class. The various fan fiction publications provide much more detailed specifications than the approximations noted here. These approximate specifications are based on the vessels' use of Constitution-class components, which have known measurements in licensed publications.
- While it may seem odd that a ship and ship class are named after their general type, this name in particular is an homage to the origin of the term "dreadnought", the HMS Dreadnought, which was a class prototype as well. Presumably, this starship class would be led by a prototype USS Dreadnought, but no such vessel was ever mentioned.