Uss Vindicator

Welcome Aboard The USS Vindicator!

It was in 1863, with the threat of the American 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; Vindicator.

On May 24th, 1863 the USS Vindicator 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 that brought her Acting Master, D.P. Slattery, to write; "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. As a groundbreaking 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. More than 1200 men and women crew this vessel, one of the most powerful ever known to Starfleet. Commanded by Captain Eirlys A. Irelle and Commander Almar Dahe’el, her primary mission is exploration, but the ship and crew are often called upon to defend the Federation and her interests from hostile forces.

Latest News Items

» To infinity...

Posted on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 @ 1:58am by Admiral Rochelle Ivanova in Sim Announcement

Hello hello hello!

So... Things have been back burnered a bit while I shoved myself into a new career role and entered the world of finance. Now that I have my schedule pretty well ironed out and can balance work and life a lot better, we're ready to rock and roll.

I'd like to know who's still with us and who's wandered off into the wild blue yonder so that we can update and clean up the roster a bit as I aim to advertise the SIM very heavily at several local conventions and other venues.

I'm also ALWAYS looking for plot ideas. SO if you have an idea you've been sitting on, pitter patter and lets make it come to life.


» Mid-Winter Fun!

Posted on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 @ 4:29pm by Admiral Rochelle Ivanova in General News

Good news everyone!

It has been decided by the powers that be that the Vindicator and Cold Station Theta will co-host a joint SIM logging contest! You're pre-entered simply by being a member of either crew and the terms are simple;

Member, not character, with the most logs between 01/28/2019 and 02/28/2019 will be declared the winner and take home a special prize!

What is that prize? Well... Sadly Vanna White was busy so I'll just drop it all here for you folks;

Winner will receive a full color comic book cover style portrait of the character of their choice. It will be done digitally and delivered in a format perfect for printing and framing! If you wish to have it printed, signed, and shipped we can definitely arrange that as well.

So, ladies and gents, start your engines!

Love always,

» Roll Call

Posted on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 @ 6:11pm by Admiral Rochelle Ivanova in General News

Hey folks,

We're gearing back up for another season of Vindicator. The question now is who's still with us and who can we scrub from the roll call as we move forward with a recruitment campaign.

If you're still here, still want to write, please contact Mike or October no later than 12/16/2018.


» Vindicator Spring/Summer Advertising Campaign

Posted on Sun Apr 22nd, 2018 @ 11:51pm by Commander Almar Dahe'el in Sim Announcement

Friends, Vindimites, Starfleet Officers… lend me your ears!

Just your friendly neighbourhood Cardassian dropping in with an exciting announcement!

As we begin to head into the summer and with the end of this plot within sight, it’s been decided that the Vindicator needs to get started with its next advertising campaign, the idea is to team an image created by our supremely talented CO with a select number of quotes from the wonderful logs created by our crew.

This is where you guys come in, we’d like you, the crew, friends and family of the Vindicator, to nominate suggestions for our campaign, we’re going to allow two suggestions per person and for each suggestion you’ll receive an actual, physical, 38mm Vindicator Badge. But that’s not all! For each suggestion chosen for the campaign, you’ll also receive a larger 58mm Vindicator Badge! Duplicate suggestions will be handled as first come first serve, we will of course notify people if a suggestion has already been made and it won’t count towards one of their two.

Now, the suggestions we’re looking for must comply to the following guidelines;

Quotes should represent the quality and spirit of the Vindicator
Quotes should be no longer than 100 to 140 characters in length.
Quotes should be submitted to either myself or October by Nova PM or by email to

We’ll be running this call for suggestions until the 20th of May 2018 (Midnight BST is the cutoff point). After this point the suggestions will be collected and judged by both myself and October and we’ll choose the winners and announce them on the 27th of May 2018.

This is a perfect chance to get involved, score some sweet Vindicator swag and help us spread the word about our awesome home away from home, so step to it everyone, you have one month to complete your mission, should you choose to accept it!

Commander Almar Dahe’el
Executive Officer
USS Vindicator, NX-78213-F



Posted on Mon Feb 19th, 2018 @ 12:33am by Admiral Rochelle Ivanova in General News

Hello Vindi crew!

This is our first quarter roll call. Those who do not respond by either submitting a log or contacting the command team in via email or message (reaching out in some regard) will be removed from the SIM roster effective Midnight EST, February 25th.



Commodore Rochelle Ivanova
Commanding Officer

Latest Mission Posts

» A new beginning

Mission: Genesis
Posted on Tue Feb 13th, 2024 @ 10:40pm by Lieutenant Commander Alessandro Lupo

Laying back in one of those oversized leather chair, facing the large viewport on the port side, Ale was half-asleep, midway through another reminicing episode of his time past with Arielle. She did, after all, changed him forever. Some of it good, most of it not so much.

Alessandro Lupo…

» [PLOT] U-One, U-Two | "Clandestine Undine"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on Mon May 29th, 2023 @ 2:42pm by Captain Eirlys Irelle

To define peace one must know peace. So many authors and scholars had ultimately defined peace as being the absence of any other presence - solitude. Without another to antagonize there can be no war, no hardship… Only… Peace.

The many races and species that inhabited the Milky Way (and…

» [JDL] Capt Irelle, LtJG Dr. Tyrn, MD | "Doing It Up Like Midas"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on Sat May 13th, 2023 @ 3:35pm by Captain Eirlys Irelle & Lieutenant JG Reisuum Tyrn

‘Old’ ship. New Captain. New crew. New mission.

Same song and dance routine.

Most Starfleet vessels were like Broadway shows, each one with its own legacy and general mode of operation - a script to follow with rare deviations from the norm. Ad-libbing most things seemed to be generally frowned…

» [JL] Capt Irelle, Cmdr Drei | "Flash of a Smile"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on Fri Apr 14th, 2023 @ 3:02am by Commander Saagran Drei & Captain Eirlys Irelle


The words echoed off faceted chambers left unseen before being swallowed by forgotten fathoms long since darkened and forsaken by any sun or star. Usually, the sound of her own voice booming those fated words was enough to wake Eirlys from her sleep, but - for…

» [JDL] Capt Irelle, Cmdr Drei | "If You Like Pina Coladas..."

Mission: Genesis
Posted on Tue Apr 11th, 2023 @ 1:50am by Captain Eirlys Irelle & Commander Saagran Drei

How long had it been since she’d seen rain?

It was a startling question that pervaded the young Captain’s otherwise mundane thoughts, prompting her to deep dive down memory lane. Eirlys’ nose crinkled some as she sunk the majority of her effort into coming up with even a single recent…

Latest Personal Logs

» Next chapter, again

Posted on Sun Jun 7th, 2015 @ 9:00am by Commander Chatham Fuller

=/\= Personal Log, SD 241506.06 Aboard USS Bandit (NCC-93081) =/\=
=/\= Next Chapter, again =/\=

Chatham had been recalled to active Star Fleet service. A lot of history & time had passed. Chatham

had been with the famed Texas Rangers to be near family during their time of need. As…

» Te`shara relaxing on Baas

Posted on Mon Jul 7th, 2014 @ 10:46pm by Lieutenant Te'shara R'heil

=/\= Planet Baas=/\=
Te`shara was on the planet still doing her duties,as usual, she thought she would go into one of the buildings to warm up, she sat down on
on one of the chairs, to relax.. She stayed inside for a while, while the second shift was doing…

» Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer

Posted on Sun Jul 6th, 2014 @ 7:32am by

When I parted ways with my new superior, one Cardassian Lieutenant Commander named Almar Dahe'el, I'd originally headed to his office like he'd suggested but it soon became apparent that all the noise of the engineering wasn't going to allow me to focus at the task assigned to me. So…

» Onward, Forward, Don't Step Backward

Posted on Tue Jul 1st, 2014 @ 4:26am by

The past few months have gone by so quickly and confusing, I don't feel like I can keep track of everything that's happened. Just as I'd begun to get comfortable with the Emperor, having become familiar with its sounds, a wormhole appeared. Actually we were responding to a distress call,…

» SD 241402.10| Personal Log: Another Children of the Vindicator story

Posted on Tue Feb 11th, 2014 @ 2:52am by Lieutenant JG Lynda Howard

There was a birthday in a few days though the kids were the one planning it. Jennifer Gregor would be turning 11 years old in a week and Jonathan Swan, Derrick Chan, Rebecca Fisher, and Drew McLaughlin were working on decorating the spare school room that wasn't being used at…