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The USS Grissom (NCC-638) was a Federation starship, an Oberth-class science vessel built to the specifications of the Gagarin-subclass in service to Starfleet in the 23rd century.

History and disposition[]

The Grissom was named after Gus Grissom, an early Earth space explorer. By 2285, at the latest, it was equipped with a tractor beam. (CCG set: All Good Things)

In 2270, the Grissom was a newly-launched vessel, and Captain James T. Kirk recommended that Commander Spock be assigned as the ship's CO. However, Spock decided to decline the offer in favour of accepting a teaching post at the Vulcan Science Academy. (TOS novel: The Lost Years)

In 2285, the USS Enterprise was enroute to meet with the Grissom, when Lieutenant Saavik entered Pon Farr. Because of this, the Enterprise delayed the rendezvous. Following the Enterprise's recovery of Saavik and Xon from Romulan space, the Enterprise eventually made her rendezvous with the Grissom. (TOS - Saavik's Story comics: "Pon Far!", "Blood Fever")

Later that year, the Grissom was under the command of Captain Jonathan T. Esteban, and was assigned to survey the newly-formed Genesis Planet. After dispatching Saavik and David Marcus to the surface, the Grissom was destroyed by a Klingon Bird-of-Prey commanded by Commander Kruge. (TOS movie: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

Crew Manifest[]



Ships named Grissom
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. USS Grissom (NCC-638, Oberth-class)USS Grissom (NCC-1545, Miranda-class)USS Grissom (NCC-42857, Excelsior-class) Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Oberth-class starships
various configurations Aamot* • AchillesAlacrityAldrinAndromedeArmstrongBantingBarracudaBikoBonestellBroadswordCarterCarverCavalierCochraneCopernicusCortesDrakeFaradayFreedomFu PoGarneauGatoHawkingIntrepid IIJacequaiJonathan LevyKhartoumKhyberLagrangeLakeManateeMartynovMontgomeryMorayNarwhalOberthOsirisPegasus (2285)Pegasus (2358)Pegasus (Late 24th century)RamanRio BrancoSandhuskySeadragonShepherdSmallwood* • StingraySun Yat SenSurakSybilTinianTobiasTrosperTrumpTudorVicoYosemiteYung Sheng
(*simulated and/or fictional)
UFP emblem. Seal of the Federation Starfleet
Clarke-subclass Benjamin FranklinClarkeSalutaris (civilian medical vessel) Gagarin-subclass ChaffeeGagarinGrissom
Sagan-subclass CarsonCochraneCorbyCraterDaystromEinsteinFermiLowellMeadeMendeleyevSaganShoonedevSkoatarSurishianT'mireaTsiolkovskyV'Ryugenn


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