DonMeiklejohn's avatar

USS Grissom

213 Favourites
Decided to bring the popular USS Grissom into the 24th century.
Similar design elements have been used from the Enterprise E but in a smaller scale.
The main deflector sits at the front of the sensory hull (blue strips).
Elements from the USS Grissom have been carried forward such as the forward shuttle bay, nacelle configuration and separate sensor hull.
The Sensor Hull is now ejectable as the warp core is positioned in the main saucer.
Warp core is located in a horizontal position between the bridge and Shuttle Control as indicated by the flat hull on top of the saucer.
Image size
2339x1289px 1.8 MB
© 2018 - 2020 DonMeiklejohn
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Emilion-3's avatar
Emilion-3Hobbyist Writer
A nice little patrol ship.
commodore256's avatar
it looks like a Sovereign Class Ship adapted to be a Cruse Ship. I think it would be more tactical if it had more nacels.

I can imagine pulling a double picard maneuver with this thing.
DonMeiklejohn's avatar
DonMeiklejohnHobbyist Traditional Artist

Looking back with this ship I think I could have pushed it further - maybe made the nacelles fit into the saucer more

commodore256's avatar
A Sovereign Burger would also be interesting. Not just two Sovereign class ships inverted, but maybe there would be a mid saucer section. So if there would be trouble, the mid section could warp the hell out of there and they could dock with another Sovereign class ship.

I can imagine the Romulans would have eventually acquired a mid section and used it as a Trojan Horse.
Kal-el4's avatar
Interesting; a Sovereign-ized Oberth Class 
jakstrieder's avatar
I see a flaw in your design of this ship, looking at the silhouette of the ship from the side and the ship it's self there seems to be nothing connecting the upper half to the lower half but the warp nacelle.

how do you enplane how the crew get's from one half to the other? do you have to go through the warp nacelle? because I don't think it would make seance for a turbo lift to pass through those witch means they would have to crawl through the serves tubes. or do they just space walk between the two half's?

just trying to point out a problem for you to fix, love your art.
DonMeiklejohn's avatar
DonMeiklejohnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for checking out my art.  
The Design is based on the USS Grissom from Star Trek 3 and yes I see the problem you are talking about
The crew use short range transported to get from the saucer to the engineering hull.
But there could be a turbo lift in the pylons as the connection to the saucer is where the bussard collectors are (and the warp field coils being set further back).

But since there are cannon ships with the same flaw I assumed they have worked their way around it.   Thanks again!
F3lsworn's avatar
I never liked the Oberth class... but this modernized design is not bad at all Guy-approves 
DonMeiklejohn's avatar
DonMeiklejohnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Much appreciated!
LordSchtupp's avatar
LordSchtuppProfessional General Artist
Awesome update of the Grissom class
JESzasz's avatar
JESzaszStudent Traditional Artist
 Letter registries should be used sparingly. Especially when there is a canon ship with the name from the same century, even though her registry was never listed on screen, and two different classes and registries have been listed throughout the Star Trek Encyclopedia's four editions. However, I think it's safe to say that the Grissom's replacement wasn't given a special registry number.
BrowncoatMando's avatar
BrowncoatMandoHobbyist Writer

I'm inclined to agree- she didn't exactly earn a letter suffix like the Enterprise. Her biggest claim to fame was getting blown up

HyperMedic's avatar
HyperMedicHobbyist Filmographer
hmmm the upper part can it seperate itself from thelower part? it looks like it
DonMeiklejohn's avatar
DonMeiklejohnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes she can separate. The warp core is horizontal behind the bridge and easily connects to the nacelles.
HyperMedic's avatar
HyperMedicHobbyist Filmographer
Awesome haha i have seen enough star trek to know that they can X3
gummy-gundam's avatar
gummy-gundamHobbyist General Artist
I love this design!!! many have tried, but this is what she should look like. Thank you for bringing the Oberth class USS Grissom NCC-638-D into the 24th century!!
DonMeiklejohn's avatar
DonMeiklejohnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks heaps for the great comment!  
leatherslut1's avatar
Interesting modern design on the oberth class ship
usoutlaw's avatar
I bet this could make some badas manuvers
kaisernathan1701's avatar
kaisernathan1701Hobbyist General Artist
Epic Awesome :) Wonder what Grissom A-C looked like :)
CaptRicoSakara's avatar
CaptRicoSakaraHobbyist Digital Artist
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In