The U.S.S. Ticonderoga (Named after a pencil I found at work) Gathers data on a comet passing through Deferi space.
The Romulan Republic, desperate for ships, is putting crews in anything that will fly. Here the I.R.W. Crovulus, over 150 years old and once the pinnacle of Romulan warship design, has been pressed into service. The ship has had its outermost hull replaced with duranium salvaged from "parts" ships (those too badly damaged to ever be repaired.) The "Atomic" Engines were replaced by a civilian grade quantum singularity core. Other systems: weapons, cloak, sensors, were completely or partially replaced/reworked with whatever was on hand. Here the ship is on her shakedown flight, calibrating her sensors using a dying star.