The seed vault ship was a 23rd century Federation starship type, a science vessel dedicated to housing the seed vault in Starfleet service from the 2250s to the 3180s decade. In its 32nd century configuration, this class appeared as a conical, runabout-sized craft. (DSC episode: "Die Trying")
History and specifications
The seed vault was a repository of plant seeds from throughout the Federation, kept safe for preservation.
The mission was continued for centuries. From around 2689 onwards, the Tikhov mission rotated between Federation members. By the 3180s, Barzan II commanded the Tikhov-M, and the ship was operated by the civilian Doctor Attis and his Barzan family.
In 3189, following the death of Attis' family, Lieutenant Nhan of Starfleet continued the mission on the Tikhov-M. Seeds from the ship were used to heal Kili refugees at Federation Headquarters that year. (DSC episode: "Die Trying")