In starship classification, a warship is a generic term which is applied to any armed vessel which is designed for combat. Among the many types of vessels to be included in the warship category, are battleships, battle cruisers, cruisers, escorts and destroyers.
Due to the peaceful nature and mission of the Federation Starfleet, they typically avoid assigning the warship classification, and instead apply euphemisms such as "escort" (Defiant-class) and "tactical cruiser" (Prometheus-class). (DS9 novelization: The Search; VOY episode: "Message in a Bottle")
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Firion and the party arrived in Bafsk and tried to destroy the Dreadnought before it was completed. However, they were too late, and the airship took off before the heroes could do anything. While the party figured out what course to take, the Dreadnought laid waste to Poft, Altair, Gatrea, and Paloom.
After the party obtained the Sunfire from Kashuan on the advice of Cid in the hopes of destroying the Dreadnought with it, the Dreadnought captured Cid's airship, and Princess Hilda with it. The Dreadnought then landed in a remote area near Palamecia to refuel, and the party sneaked onboard. There, they rescued Cid and Princess Hilda, who was really an impostor. After making their way to the warship's core, the party plants the Sunfire in the Dreadnought's engine and escape as it explodes in a torrent of flames.
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The Background Music that plays inside the Dreadnought is the "Imperial Army Theme".
Dreadnought's battle background in the NES version.
Dreadnoughts are a type of battleship that were popular in the first half of the 20th century before the advent of the aircraft carrier made them obsolete. They were gigantic heavily armored ships noted for an "all-big-gun" design that allowed for great firing range while being well protected. The term "Dreadnought" comes from the first major ship of this design, the 1906 HMS Dreadnought. The word "Dreadnought" means "fear nothing".
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|Minwu - Josef - Gordon - Leila - Ricard|
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|Borghen - Cid - Cid's Underling - Deumion - Elena - Princess Hilda - The Emperor - Nelly - Paul - Tobul|
|Deist - Fynn - Kashuan - Mysidia - Palamecia - Snowfield|
|Altair - Gatrea - Fynn - Paloom - Poft - Salamand - Semitt Falls - Bafsk - Bafsk Sewers - Snow Cave - Kashuan - Dreadnought - Castle Deist - Deist Cavern - Coliseum - Fynn Castle - Mysidia - Tropical Island - Cave of Mysidia - Leviathan - Mysidian Tower - Cyclone - Palamecia Castle - Jade Passage - Pandaemonium - Raqia - Machanon - Arubboth - Arcane Labyrinth|
|Beavers - Black Mask - Crystal Rod - Dreadnought - Egil's Torch - Goddess's Bell - Leviathan - Mythril - Snowcraft - Soul of Rebirth - Sunfire - White Mask - Wild Rose Rebellion - Wyvern|
|All Sounds of Final Fantasy I & II - Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack|
|"Main Theme" - "Rebel Army Theme" - "Love Will Grow"|
|Final Fantasy II Muma no Meikyū|
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While merchant ships carry cargo, Warships are dedicated combat ships, carrying powerful weapons, thick armour and being faster and more manoeuvrable than a merchant ship. Warships are usually exclusively operated by a Navy, though some organisations and companies have operated their own.
Both the Covenant and the UNSC operate their own fleets of warships. UNSC ships tend to be smaller than their Covenant counterparts, utilising weaponry significantly less advanced than Covenant technology, though making excellent use of coordination and tactical thinking. Covenant ships are large, and though heavily armed and protected by Energy Shields, often carry large quantities of ground troops.
In the 26th Century, the term warship encompasses several terms:
The war ship was discontinued in 2002 with the transition to RuneScape 2. The war ship was once found in Glough's house in the Gnome Stronghold during the Grand Tree quest. It was only available on RuneScape Classic but some people kept them during the transition to RuneScape 2 and still have them in the current game. Jagex has not changed the graphics of the war ship as they have done to other rare items with the release of Runescape 2.
The war ship was once considered the rarest item in the game, however, this is not the case, as it is almost certain that it is much more common due to the fact that players are able to re-obtain this item during the two-week introductory period for Runescape Classic, held by Jagex in the period of 11 November - 25 November 2009. Although this is still an uncommon rare item, it does not give you an advantage at all and is not able to be equipped. The war ship was a tradable, rarely kept item found in the top of a house in the Tree Gnome Stronghold when it was first released. When players found out that they could not do anything with it, they dropped it since it would just respawn anyway. Upon transition to Runescape 2, it was rendered untradeable.
When players chose to play with the war ship during Runescape Classic It would state: You pretend to sail the ship across the floor. You soon become very bored, and realise you look quite silly.
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The term "warship" was often used to identify the subclass of starships designed primarily for use as combatants, as opposed to civilian use, support or yard operations. However, it could also have been used in a more restricted sense to describe some large and powerful classes of capital ships. In the broader sense, including starfighters, it was synonymous with "battle-spacer."
As a general rule, warships possessed heavy armor, strong shields, target acquisition and tracking equipment, and at least one offensive weapons system.
The primary armament consisted of the ship's heaviest weapons, typically heavy turbolaser cannons. These massive weapons drew their power straight from the main reactor to direct a vessel's full power against a target. In some cases though, the primary weapons may have been missile weapons, as was the case with Torpedo Spheres. As the name implied, the primary armaments of warships were the weapons systems that comprised the majority of the vessel's offensive capability. Often, these systems had limited targeting ability independent of the vessel's hull, which required the vessel itself to maneuver for targeting.
Secondary armament usually consisted of smaller, directed-energy weapons which served as both offensive and defensive systems. These dual-role systems provided supporting fire (artillery barrages) during offensive operations against planets, mid-range attack capability for ship-to-ship engagements, and some defensive capability against larger targets. Secondary armament systems typically consisted of turret-mounted weapons which could be targeted independently from each other or fire-linked to bring multiple batteries to bear against a single target.
The third tier of armament was referred to as the close-in or "last-ditch" weapons. These smaller caliber weapons were typically not utilized in offensive operations as they consisted of close-in weapons systems like flak guns, point defense lasers and ion cannons for shooting down incoming hazards or small asteroids. Smaller vessels such as starfighters rarely incorporated this third tier of weaponry in their design.
A few classes of combat vessel used "warship" in a more specific sense, comparable to "frigate" or "cruiser". These were typically large combat warships, including the Cal-class warships of the Galactic Republic and most notably the Yuuzhan Vong miid ro'ik, although the latter may also have been the class of ship designated as a destroyer analog by the New Republic. Although both classes were among the most powerful in their respective fleets, it was not clear what exactly made a ship a "warship" as distinct from other terms like "battleship".
While in the real world "warship" is basically a generic term, the canon examples cited above means that it also has a more specific meaning within Star Wars.