- Class and Type: Voroth-class Surveyor
- Commissioning Date: 2047
A Vulcan vessel designed for planetary survey and first contact missions, the Voroth-class Surveyor was the primary research and exploration ship used by the Vulcans during the 21st century. Although primitive by modern standards, for the time it was highly advanced compared to Human vessels (since Humanity did not even have warp capability until 2063, over 15 years after the commissioning of the VSS Voroth).
The Voroth displayed typical Vulcan ship design and aesthetic principles. It consisted of three elongated structures joined to form an equilateral Y-shaped main hull, with three landing struts beneath (giving the ship a vague "Star of David" profile when viewed dorsally). Two of the structures terminated in warp nacelles; the third held the impulse engine. The living and working quarters of the vessel occupied the center; though quite cramped by Human standards, they suited the ascetic Vulcan crewmembers quite well.
Noteworthy Vessels/service records/encounters:
- VSS Voroth: prototype;
- VSS T'perra: explored the Cheel'reh Nebula region (2049-52);
- VSS Storret: discovered six Class M planets during six-year exploratory mission (2054-59);
- VSS Kah'nath: made first contact with Humans after detecting Zefram Cochrane's warp flight (2063).