Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Oberth Science Vessel


United Federation of Planets
Class Medium Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2243
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated December 13, 2002
Oberth Science Vessel

The Oberth is an aging Federation craft but one that remains highly visible in Starfleet use. Oberth crafts are typically charged with short range exploration missions into uncharted territory or for longer tours of duty to complete the mapping of areas covered by other starships. The ship lacks good shielding and good weaponry and as a point attempts to avoid combat with other ships.

It is not typical for an Oberth to be seen in combat, their impact in a battle being worth less than the value of their construction, but from time to time one does come under fire-whether intentionally or unintentionally. In these instances the Oberth can be a limited asset to the fleet through the use of its ELINT abilities, providing additional options to its defenders.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Oberth Science Vessel - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
This ship is included in the:
Ships of the Fleet: United Federation of Planets
Ship Archive
Related Entries:
D'renet Scout
F5S Scout Frigate
Nova Scout Frigate
Design Notes:

The Oberth is a putrid scout vessel and very weak, but they make great supplementary units or scenario units.

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