The SS Vico (NAR-18834) was a 23rd century Federation Oberth-class starship operated by Starfleet. This ship was on loan to a civilian agency, and was given a civilian registry. Vico operated out of Starbase 514. In 2368, the Vico explored an astronomical formation known as a black cluster.
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.
|USS Biko • USS Cochrane • USS Copernicus • USS Grissom • USS Oberth • USS Pegasus • SS Tsiolkovsky • SS Vico • USS Yosemite • Unnamed|