Dreadnaughts were originally commissioned by the Old Republic. They were the largest ships in the Republic Navy before the introduction of the Victory Star Destroyer. These ships are not used widely in the Imperial Navy, but they serve their purpose well. Dreadnaughts are 600 meters long. They are onsidered slow and poorly armed by modern starship standards. They have a class two hyperdrive and are fitted with 10 turbolaser cannons, 20 quad turbolaser cannons, and 10 turbolaser batteries. Dreadnaughts require a crew of 16,000 troops. The Empire was able to construct flight decks in many Dreadnaughts enabling them to carry a squadron of 12 TIE Fighters. The main missions for Dreadnaughts include patrol duties in outlying portions of the Empire and protecting supply convoys.