(covers information from several alternate timelines)
In starship classification, a mining vessel was a starship designed to conduct mining operations in space. Such vessels were equipped with technology and personnel to recover and process desired materials.
The Narada was a Romulan mining vessel commanded by Nero. After the destruction of Romulus by the supernova of the Romulan sun in 2387, Nero used his ship to capture the Jellyfish, which was under the command of Spock. Nero held Spock responsible for Romulus' destruction, for failing to halt the supernova in time. He attacked the Jellyfish during Spock's effort to use a black hole to stop the supernova, but this effort led to his ship being thrown back in time, where an alternate reality was created. (Star Trek)
Mining vessels by species
|attack cruiser • attack fighter • battle cruiser • battleship • bird-of-prey • blockade runner • carrier vessel • colony ship • combat cruiser • corsair • corvette • cruiser • destroyer • diplomatic vessel • dreadnought • escort vessel • exploration vessel • flagship • freighter • frigate • garbage scow • geo-terraforming vessel • heavy cruiser • holding vessel • interceptor • light cruiser • medical ship • military vessel • mining vessel • patrol ship • penal deportation vessel • pilot vessel • prison ship • raider • reconnaissance ship • robot ship • runabout • science vessel • scout ship • star cruiser • starliner • starship • supply ship • support vessel • survey ship • tanker • timeship • trading vessel • training ship • transport ship • troop transport • tug • warbird • warship|