By 2293, the Scovil was under the command of Captain D. Hulett, and was conducting astronomical research near the Klingon Empire's territorial borders in sector 21837 in the Beta Quadrant. Scovil was one of many starships that were to be included in Colonel Patrick West's Operation Retrieve, but the operation was never approved. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country)
The Scovil was not mentioned or seen, only listed on a piece of graphic art seen as a set decoration. The vessel was probably named for Charles Scovil, an astronomer.