While exploring the cluster's interior, the Vico began to encounter severe gravitational wave fronts, and in order to compensate, the Vico increased shield strength. Unknown at the time, the cluster contained a phenomenon that reflected the ship's shield output, so the more the Vico increased its shield strength, the more the wave fronts were amplified. This continued to occur until the Vico essentially destroyed itself with its own shields.
Two days after the starbase lost contact with the vessel, the USS Enterprise-D investigated the disappearance of the Vico. The wrecked ship was located by the USS Enterprise-D, with only one survivor, Timothy, aboard. (TNG: "Hero Worship")
|USS Biko • USS Cochrane • USS Copernicus • USS Grissom • USS Oberth • USS Pegasus • SS Tsiolkovsky • SS Vico • USS Yosemite • Unnamed|