The USS In Memoriam is a vessel of the Bellerophron-class starships. It was commissioned to fight but retain capabilities of a science vessel. It was a vessel to see.
When she was put into service she was given a black and deep grey paint job in efforts to hide this vessel but she wasn't easy to hide. Especially when she could travel faster than the usual Bellerophron-classes.
Commissioned and put into service quicker than she should have she had some issues at first when it came to Impulse propulsion and she had several key failures. When she was put into drydock for another 5 months they finally fixed everything and she was sent on a deep space mission. One which put her in the Romulan Republic space a dangerous area especially since the Romulans and Starfleet were at war.