This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 03:44, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Greetings, I have to raise the issue of weather the Dreadnought-class heavy cruiser really did have a crew of 16,000.
I do not intend to speculate or provoke anyone to fanon, I just was a bit boggled to see a 600 meter long vessel with such a large crew.
For example, the Valor-class Cruiser that was used by the Old Republic was only 500 meters long and only had a 2,400 man crew, and not to mention it was also a lot older than the Dreadnought-class heavy cruiser, and presumably had no slave rigging, so I wonder how a newer vessel that is only 100 meters longer, have a crew that more than quadruples that of an older, smaller vessel?--MadMarek (talk) 09:08, September 25, 2013 (UTC)
The Dreadnought-class has been described since the very beginning as having a very large crew, a result of limited automation used in its systems. It's actually a plot point that the Dreadnoughts that were assigned to the Katana-fleet were heavily modified with slave circuitry to need a substantially smaller crew, but which left them more vulnerable when the Hive Virus that drove them mad. So, yes, the standard Dreadnought has that big of a crew. If I had to say why its crew performance was so much worse than the Valor-class, I'd hypothesize it was an outgrowth of one of the restrictions put in place by the Ruusan Reformations on capital ship size and performance. jSarek (talk) 05:21, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I see your point, but I still can't get my head around the fact of weather or not you could fit that amount of people into such a small place. Not to mention cargo space, consumables, passengers, (6,000 to be precise), as well as other things like the hanger bay, engine block, and main reactor and fuel tanks, where the crew can't go.
Another example, the Mark I Assault frigate was basiclly a modified Dreadnought, (most likely not from Katana ships), built even larger, and still had a smaller crew. I'm not questioning the fact weather the Dreadnought was not technically advanced, I just find it really boggling that such a large amount of people can fit into such a small ship.--MadMarek (talk) 11:51, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
The MS Oasis of the Seas can carry over 6,000 passengers, and is about half the length and breadth of a Dradnought. Multiplying 6,000 by a factor of 4 (from doubling both dimensions) gives 24,000, more than equal to the Dreadnought's capacity of both crew and passengers. And that's not counting the fact the starship is taller, and not meant for luxurious, comfortable travel. jSarek (talk) 21:52, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I see, thanks, I just wanted some clairification on that. I thank you.--MadMarek (talk) 14:05, September 27, 2013 (UTC)