Welcome Aboard The USS Vindicator!

It was in 1863, with the threat of Civil War looming on a soon to be bloody horizon, that the US Navy purchased a 750-ton sidewheel steam ram and christened her with a name as bold and brave as the souls that would come to crew her in the heat of battle. On May 24th, 1863 she was officially commissioned and skippered by the revered Lieutenant Commander Thomas O. Selfridge who turned the behemoth of a river patrol vessel into one of the most formidable Union gunboats in American history. Her greatest claim to fame would come nearly a year later on the 24th of April, 1865. During her pursuit of the Confederate ship CSS William H. Webb. Pushed to the point where her boilers nearly burst, it was her crew’s relentless determination to take down the opposing ram brought her Acting Master, D.P. Slattery, to write of her; "Such was the spirit animating every officer, man, and boy that all seemed to vie with each other in the rapid and intelligent execution of each order."

Now in the 25th century, her name is emblazoned across the hull of her 6th iteration as a Federation starship, and that spirit is more alive than ever. More than 1200 men and women crew this vessel, one of the most powerful ever known to Starfleet. Chronicled here are the voyages of the starship Vindicator. As the oldest SIM in the fleet at 21 years of age, she holds a proud legacy spanning the careers of many of UCIP’s best officers and staff. The Vindicator is a Nova platform based SIM and is commanded by Commodore Rochelle A. Ivanova and Commander Almar Dahe’el.

As a ground breaking new Vindicator class heavy cruiser, she is a deep space exploration vessel armed to the teeth and ready to boldly go where none have gone before. While her primary mission is exploration, the ship and crew are often called upon to defend the Federation and her interests from hostile forces.

Now stationed out of Cold Station Theta in the lawless expanses of the Cheydinhall Sector, the Vindicator had been tasked with the job of courting a species previously thought to have been lost in the spoils of war. Their diplomatic mission was widely considered a success until the appearance of Romulan Senator, Ael'Riov Vrith Tr'Bak, poisoned the well and ultimately resulted in the USS Vindicator-E being lost in battle, claiming the lives of many of her crew. Had it not been for the Vanguard ship Pendragon, every life aboard, including that of her command team, would have been lost. Months later, the Vindicator is ready to rise again under the guidance of Commodore Ivanova and Commander Dahe'el with the 6th coming of such a name.

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Latest Mission Posts

» Lt. Shran & Commodore Ivanova |

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241903.04 @ 13:33 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova

Anaxar entered the inn in Justinfall where Vindicator's party had settled down, ducking his head to avoid hitting the heads of the door frame. The heat hit him like a slap in the face. But it was a familiar slap, one he had been prepared for, so he just waited…

» JL | Cmdr Luka, Lt Edden-Parami | "Say Uncle"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.28 @ 15:31 by Commander Luka Kane & Lieutenant Takara Edden-Parami

"Are you still working on that?"

Luka didn't look up from his chosen task, despite the sudden invasion of an unexpected but familiar voice upon his concentration. His eyes squinted slightly as he tweaked the next relay in the sequence, his lower lip gripped between his teeth by his subconscious,…

» Personal Log | Ens A.C.D. Diangelo | "The runaway."

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.27 @ 05:09 by Ensign Amelia Diangelo


Behind the wheel of an old car sat a young woman who had been driving through the majority of the night on this long stretch on unlit freeway that headed out of the small town she lived in, the woman didn't know for how long she had been in…

» JL | Capt Landon Neyes, Aella | "Ad Astra Per Aspera" Pt 2

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.23 @ 00:25 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Captain Landon Neyes

Aella sighed when she walked into the apartment’s spare bedroom. It wasn’t her living space, it was his, but the damned spare bedroom had been downgraded into one messy pain in the ass of an office - the fucking office, as he so eloquently put it. It came as no…

» SD241902.22 - Joint Duty Log - CO & CD - "Wakey Wakey"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.22 @ 17:08 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Commander John Smith

=^= Justifall City =^=

Few braved the streets in the middle of this blizzard, or so it seemed. Those unlucky few who had to be outside rushed from place to place as if something were nipping at their heels. That *something* was a gust of wind that scythed through the…