For other uses, see Grissom.

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

History and dispositionEdit

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 captain. 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. (TOS - Saavik's Story comic: "Pon Far!") 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 comic: "Blood Fever")

The Grissom was under the command of Captain Jonathan T. Esteban, and was assigned to survey the newly-formed Genesis Planet. After dispatching Lieutenant 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 ManifestEdit



Ships named Grissom
UFP seal USS Grissom (NCC-638, Oberth-class)USS Grissom (NCC-1545, Miranda-class)USS Grissom (NCC-42857, Excelsior-class) Starfleet Command logo
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 seal Starfleet Command logo
Clarke-subclass Benjamin FranklinClarkeSalutaris (civilian medical vessel) Gagarin-subclass ChaffeeGagarinGrissom
Sagan-subclass CarsonCochraneCorbyCraterDaystromEinsteinFermiLowellMeadeMendeleyevSaganShoonedevSkoatarSurishianT'mireaTsiolkovskyV'Ryugenn

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