The original Nova class first entered service in the late 24th century as a science and scout vessel. The ship was refitted in the early 25th century with a new look and updated technology.
The first of the Science Vessel Refits was the U.S.S. Rhode Island, commanded by Captain Harry Kim. Science Vessel Refits come standard with a Photonic Displacer Module. This console module can be used to generate a photonic duplicate while masking the ship's energy signature -- a perfect decoy. The Photonic Displacer Module can be equipped on any Science Vessel in any console slot.
Saturday, 20 August 2011
STO Rhode Island class refit
The Star Trek Online Cryptic Store has been updated with a listing for the Rhode Island class refit, they describe it's unique features as follows: