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Battlecruiser is a starship classification that is applied to a starship that is more heavily armed than a cruiser or light cruiser, but not as heavily armed as a battleship or dreadnought.

In the 23rd century, this classification was used to describe starships of both the Klingon Empire and the Romulan Star Empire. While Starfleet preferred the term heavy cruiser to be applied, other races continued to use the battlecruiser designation, however the distinction was made in that the battlecruisers of those powers had little of the scientific outfitting of the Federation's heavy cruisers. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Search for Spock)

List of battlecruiser typesEdit

List of battlecruisersEdit



Starship classification
By type argosyassault cruiserassault shipattack cruiserattack fighterbattlecruiserbattle frigatebattleshipbird-of-preybombercargo transportcarriercolony shipcombat support tendercommand battlecruiserconstruction shipcorsaircorvettecouriercruisercutterdestroyerdreadnoughtescortexplorerfast attack shipfast cruiserflagshipfreighterfrigatefuel transportgunboatheavy cruiserheavy destroyerheavy escorthospital shipin-system courierliaison cutterlight cruiserlight frigatemedical frigatemedium cruisermining freightermissile cruisermonitormulti-mission explorerpassenger linerpatrol cruiserpersonnel carrierprison bargerepair tenderresearch vesselresearch cruiserrunaboutscoutsleeper shipstar battleshipstar cruiserstrike cruisersuper carriersuper-heavy cruisersupport frigatesurveyortankertendertimeshiptransporttroop transporttugwarbirdwarpshuttleweapon ship

External linkEdit

Mu'ghom Translation articles from wIqImu'ghom: battlecruiser (Federation Standard) - may'Duj (tlhIngan Hol)

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