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USS Grissom (24th century)

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USS Grissom
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Destroyed (2375)
For the 23th century vessel of the same name, please see USS Grissom (NCC-638).

The USS Grissom was a 24th century Federation starship operated by Starfleet.

In 2366, the Grissom was assigned near the Sigma Eridani system and stood by to supply the USS Enterprise-D with additional hytritium during the latter's mission to Beta Agni II. (TNG: "The Most Toys")

The Grissom saw action during the Dominion War and was destroyed in 2375 at the Battle of Ricktor Prime, with a loss of all but six of a wartime crew of 1,250. Lieutenant Chu'lak was one of the survivors. (DS9: "Field of Fire")

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Background information Edit

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 179), the Grissom was an Excelsior-class starship with the registry NCC-42857. In the first edition of the Encyclopedia (pp. 317, 320), the Grissom was stated, and depicted, as an Oberth-class starship with the registry NCC-59314.

The Grissom was named for Gus Grissom, the second American astronaut in space, who was killed during an accidental spacecraft fire on the Apollo 1 capsule in 1967. (citation needededit)

Apocrypha Edit

The Grissom was mentioned as playing a central role in the life of Mackenzie Calhoun in Pocket Books' Star Trek: New Frontier series of novels written by Peter David. The story of the ship's disastrous Prime Directive violation and loss of its captain, Norman Kenyon, in 2371, is told in the novel Once Burned.

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