A Specialized Vessel is a classification for any starship typically devoted to specific purpose or role. This can include, but is not limited to:
- Cargo Vessels / Freighters
- Colony Vessels
- Engineering Support Vessels
- Medical Vessels
- Research & Development Vessels (AKA testbeds)
- Science Vessels
TOS: Charlie X - The USS Antares (NCC-F1312) was an Independence-class freighter.
ST III: The Search for Spock - The USS Grissom (NCC-638) was an Oberth-class science ship.
TNG: All Good Things - The USS Pasteur (NCC-58925) was an Olympic-class medical ship.
TNG: The Pegasus - The USS Pegasus (NCC-53847) was an Oberth-class testbed.
DS9: Sacrifice of Angels - The USS Nobel (NCC-55012) was an Olympic-class medical ship.