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USS Grissom (fore)

USS Grissom, a Oberth class ship

The Oberth class was a small Federation starship used primarily by Allied and civilian scientists alike, as a scout class and science vessel. The Oberth-class design was atypical among Federation starships of the time. The outboard plan of the Oberth's design incorporated a unique split hull design, with an upper primary hull that was composed mainly of the saucer section, which was mounted onto a rear extension that mounts the impulse drive, and warp drive nacelles to either side to the saucer. The secondary hull was connected to the primary hull at the nacelles by reinforced pylons. The secondary hull itself was oblong in shape. In all, the Oberth contained thirteen decks. USS Grissom belongs to this type

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