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Federation Federation Science Vessel
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The Federation Science Vessel is a Starfleet vessel. Science vessels are not as hard-hitting as escorts or cruisers, but perform excellently in a support role. They have the strongest shields of any cruiser-level ship.

The appearance of the Federation Science Vessel depends on its level, though its armament and abilities remain the same.



Hull strength[]

Level Standard Difficulty Advanced Difficulty Elite Difficulty
5 7,559 - -
24 20,346 - -
31 17,331 - -

Missions involved[]



Federation Science Vessels can spawn in any encounter involving one or more cruiser-level Federation ships. The class varies depending on the player's rank. The ships are named according to their class.

Vessels of the Class[]

Image Class Named Vessels
Oberth Class.png Oberth-class U.S.S. Oberth (default)
Default Nova Class.jpg Nova-class U.S.S. Huxley
U.S.S. Nova (default)
Default Aurora Class.jpg Aurora-class U.S.S. Aurora (default)
Default Quasar Class.jpg Quasar-class U.S.S. Quasar (default)
Federation Research Science Vessel (Olympic).png Olympic-class U.S.S. Blackwell
U.S.S. Boyce
U.S.S. Fleming
U.S.S. Nobel
U.S.S. Olympic (default)
U.S.S. Pasteur
U.S.S. Salk
Federation Research Science Vessel (Hope).png Hope-class U.S.S. Hope (default)
Federation Research Science Vessel (Horizon).png Horizon-class U.S.S. Bale
U.S.S. Griffin
U.S.S. Horizon (default)
USS Voyager.png Intrepid-class [1] U.S.S. Intrepid (default)
U.S.S. Bacchus
U.S.S. Sagan
U.S.S. Voyager
Federation Long Range Science Vessel (Cochrane).JPG Cochrane-class U.S.S. Cochrane (default)
Federation Long Range Science Vessel (Discovery).JPG Discovery-class U.S.S. Discovery (default)
U.S.S. Opaka
Federation Reconnaissance Science Vessel (Luna).png Luna-class U.S.S. Callisto
U.S.S. Luna (default)
U.S.S. Titan
Federation Reconnaissance Science Vessel (Polaris).png Polaris-class U.S.S. Borland
U.S.S. Polaris (default)
Federation Reconnaissance Science Vessel (Sol).png Sol-class U.S.S. Sol (default)
Federation Deep Space Vessel (Destiny).png Destiny-class U.S.S. Barrett
U.S.S. Destiny (default)
Federation Deep Space Vessel (Oracle).png Oracle-class U.S.S. Chapar
U.S.S. Oracle (default)
Federation Deep Space Vessel (Trident).png Trident-class U.S.S. Carnegie
U.S.S. Gold
U.S.S. Jamestown
U.S.S. Massachusetts
U.S.S. Trident (default)
Fed Ship Somerville.png Somerville-class U.S.S. Carter

U.S.S. Hofmann

U.S.S. Somerville (default)

Random U.S.S. Fletcher
U.S.S. Forrest
U.S.S. Mumbai
U.S.S. Phinda
U.S.S. Andromache
U.S.S. Coriolis
U.S.S. Lelantos
U.S.S. Massachusetts

Special Variants[]

With the release of Season Six: Under Siege, three new Federation Science Vessel variants have been introduced. They have mostly the same weapons and abilities, plus one or more special abilities.

Season Eight: The Sphere introduced the Multi-Mission Explorer, which - despite sharing some abilities with the standard science vessel - is a battleship-level mob.


  • When the player uses the Fleet Support ability, a Federation Science Vessel is one of the ships that may arrive to assist them.
  1. This is the "standard" Intrepid class. The "advanced" version equipped with Ablative Generators is a class of its own.


See Also[]

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