Name/Model# : Dreadnaught  <<Stats taken from WEG and XvsT>>
Designer/Manufacturer : Rendili StarDrive
Combat Designation : Heavy Cruiser
Scale : Capital
Length : 600 Metres
Crew : 16,210  Crew 16,113 + Gunners 97
Skeleton Crew : 9000
Cost of Vessel : Not available for sale to civilians
Nav Computer : Yes
Sublight Speed : 4 Space Units
Hyperdrive Rating : Class 2
Hyperdrive Backup : Class 18
Atmospheric Speed : Cannot Enter Atmosphere
Manoeuvrability : 1D
Cargo Capacity : 9,000 Metric Tons
Consumables : 2 Years
Weapons : 10 Turbolaser Cannons  (5 Left, 5 Right)
Crew: 1 Gunner per cannon for 5 cannons, 2 Gunners per cannon for other 5 cannons
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 3-15/35/75 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: None
Damage: 2D
20 Quad Turbolaser Cannons  (6 Front, 7 Left, 7 Right)
Crew: 3 Gunners per cannon
Fire Control: 2D
Space Range: 3-20/40/80 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: None
Damage: 4D
10 Turbolaser Batteries  (5 Front, 5 Aft)
Crew: 1 Gunner per battery for 2 batteries, 2 Gunners for other 4 batteries, 3 Gunners for remaining 4 batteries
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 3-10/30/60 Space Units
Atmospheric Range: None
Damage: 7D
Sensors : Passive : 30 Space Units/0D
Scan : 50 Space Units/1D
Search : 100 Space Units/3D
Focus : 4 Space Units/3D
Shield/Hull Rating : Shields 2560 SBD. Hull 1216 RU  (RPG=Shields 2D+1. Hull 5D+2)
Starfighter Squadrons : 1 TIE Starfighter Squadron
[The Empire modified some Dreadnaught to hold 2 Squadrons]
1 TIE Interceptor Squadron
1 TIE Bomber Squadron
Troop Capacity : 3,000 Troops
Support Craft : None

    The Dreadnaught was originally designed and commissioned by the Old Republic. And at their time, they were the largest heavy cruiser class in service in the Old Republic. The Dreadnaught first came into existence before the start of the Clone Wars. They were among the largest ships in the Old Republic Navy before the Victory-class Star Destroyer was created. A number of Dreadnaughts had been refitted for service for the Empire over the years. The standard Dreadnaught in the Imperial Navy is not significantly different from the original used in the Old Republic's. The ship maintained its weaponry. Even after refitting, this ship's sublight speed barely matched the speed of the Victory I-class Star Destroyer and still required the extremely large crew. The reason for the large crew was that this ship made little use or no use of droid assistance. The Empire was able to construct flight decks in most of its Dreadnaughts because the Old Republic never had flights deck on their version.

    These six engine ships were normally assigned to patrol in the remote sectors of the Empire or they were used to protect supply convoys due to their relatively slow speed. They have also been regulated for prisoner transportation for captured Rebels and later Bothan spies. By modern standards, these ships are slow, poorly shielded and lightly armed. The deflector shield projector bays are located in two of the blisters on either side of the ship. While the other blisters contain some of the Dreadnaught's weapons. The forward docking port is located in the ventral bulge in the forward section of the ship and the main cargo hold is located behind that. Its flight deck/hanger bay is located between the main cargo hold and the reserve power generators. Above those generators is a docking port. After the generators comes the power core housing and then the engines. The Dreadnaught also comes equipped with a dorsal primary sensor transceiver and a ventral secondary sensor transceiver.