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

» [PLOT] JDL - Com Ivanova, Cmdr Dahe'el. Cmdr Archer, LtCmdr Smith, Lt Shran, Lt Sha'mer, Lt MacLeod, Ens DiAngelo - "All Hands"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241804.19 @ 15:14 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el & Commander James Archer & Lieutenant Commander John Smith & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Ensign Amelia Diangelo

=^= Main Conference Room =^=

The room was much the same as it always was; a large single table in the middle of the room with chairs around the edge. The spot at the head of the table was reserved for the Commodore, with small placeholders letting everyone else know…

» SD241804.18 - Joint Log - Lynn (NPC Smith) & Amelia - "Reassurances"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241804.18 @ 16:00 by Lieutenant Commander John Smith & Ensign Amelia Diangelo

The doors to the large and spacious, seemingly empty crew lounge slid open with a soft hiss of the hydraulics doing their work. A young woman with fair, yet pale skin, and long white hair, dressed in an unusual long silver buttoned blue coat with two separated coattails. Carrying a…

» SD241804.18 - Joint Duty Log - Lynn (NPC Smith) & MacLeod - "Push the Button"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241804.18 @ 15:59 by Lieutenant Commander John Smith & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

=^= Office =^=

Explosions, kidnappings, whispers of strange people taking genetic information. It was more than Craig was equipped to handle so soon into his time with Starfleet. Just a couple months ago he'd been a simple doctor living the life of a common man in a common home in…

» [BACKLOG] JL | Lt Sha'mer, Lt MacLeod | "Merry Meet Again"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241804.17 @ 13:02 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

Leaving the Ready Room left Craig feeling... Well he wasn't entirely sure. Perhaps lonely, perhaps relieved, maybe even a touch jealous to realize that he was still alone. He wasn't envious Almar, per se, much more the fact that Almar had found that degree of companionship. Then again, he warned…

» Kalina Zett, Danielle Atarah, Aldus Smit | When life gives you lemons... You take over the Lemonade

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241804.16 @ 20:10 by Danielle Atarah

“Stokes, get us to our safe zone, I want to be out from under Starfleet’s nose as soon as the Bristol can carry us,” Zett ordered as she walked out of her room, purposefully, her expression and tone leaving no room for the banter that existed just an hour previously…