Built with firepower to rival a cruiser or even a dreadnaught. The Warship, by its vary name, is made for WAR and not peacekeeping.
Loaded up with Turrets normally found on dreadnaughts and Destroyers, as well as many other turrets that can be crammed in on a destroyer-type ship. Armor is also comparable to that of larger ships. However as a result its very slow in comparison to other destroyers or even light cruisers.
Gamma Ray Beam
Hidden inside the ship, is a laser system that runs the length of it. When primed, it opens hatches on the front of the ship exposing the lasers barrel. Fires a concentrated Gamma Beam that streams out at near-light-speed. Declared Illegal in many star systems, the Beam uses similar principles of a Gamma Ray Burst that can burn a atmosphere off a planet!
However, the ship has to be relatively stationary. And its firing angle is about the same as the Sniper ships. Maneuvering and main thrust is very limited while the Gamma Beam firing. Can not be equipped alongside certain ship abilities.
It is a large Rail Gun that runs good portion of the ships' length. The intimidating-enormous-barrel sticking far out in the front of the ship. A visible warning to any ship that dares to challenge the Warship.
Like the Gamma Ray Beam, this weapon is hidden deep inside the Warship, waiting.... It also has similar downsides, but the ship can maneuver much better than when using the GRB. Though while the projectile fired from the gun is extremely fast, it can be avoided.
As to how it got its name, when used it battle it can potentially knockout a Dreadnought in one shot.When the shell that is fired from this weapon ability hits a ship( such as a Dreadnought) with such force it shudders from tip to stern from the impact. That is if the ship survives.... As well if it hits a Destroyer or smaller class of ship it will tear through the ship and potentially hit one or more ship.