Federation Research Science Vessel
The Olympic class starship was originally conceived of as a high speed medical ship. To that end this class of starship includes extensive medical facilities, science labs, and support systems. Though some of the ships in this class have been converted to conduct research oriented missions, there is still a group of the vessels equipped as mobile hospital and relief vessels.
Like other science vessels, the Research Science Vessel performs well in the role of support. It can be used to knock out enemy systems using its built-in abilities. In terms of weaponry slots the ship remains competitive against enemy vessels and other tier 3 Starfleet ships with its 3 fore and 2 rear weapon slots. Its one engineering and one tactical console does impact the ship however given the array of very helpful consoles available to players in those two areas.
The ship is quite maneuverable for its size although still lags behind that of the Escort even with extra turn rates from an engineering console and extra power to its Auxiliary subsystem.