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 Commodore Rochelle A. Ivanova 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 Mission Posts

» Cmdr Archer, Lt MacLeod | "Half Truths and Circle Talk"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242002.23 @ 17:18 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Commander James Archer

The call from MacLeod for a meeting had come through a veil of fog. James’ mind was hazy, bleary, and full of alcohol, but the call had been important. It gave hope of finding the truth as it pertained to the loss he felt. Rochelle Ivanova’s death had left him…

» [PLOT] Commander V. Stacker, Lt. MacLeod | "Peeky Blinders"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242002.22 @ 22:50 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova

By the time the results had come back, it was deep into the night. Night, of course, was relative when it came down to living in the dark void of space, but the construct of time was still there. Another mystery that Craig rather doubted he’d ever be able to…

» Lt. S. Shran, Lt. MacLeod | "Plucky"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242002.22 @ 21:42 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun Shran

A trip to Medical was rarely a delight. Si’a wasn’t precisely a fan of being poked and prodded or held in tanks for observation. About the only positive medical experience she’d ever had came with thanks to the birth of her son and even that had been a slight spectacle.…

» [BACKLOG] Lt. Sha'mer, Lt. MacLeod | "Whiskey"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242002.22 @ 21:13 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

"A shuttle crash. I thought shuttles wur suppose tae be safe!" Craig had almost been reduced to swearing more than once throughout the day. His words were to no one in particular, jostled from his mind and through his lips by the element of sheer surprise and disbelief that had…

» Lt. A. Shran, Lt S. Shran |"Runawrong"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242002.21 @ 14:21 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun Shran

Cargo Bay 3 felt more like a catacomb than a cargo bay. It was usually brightly lit and bustling with activity as crates were shunted and supplies moved about in preparation for use or delivery. Everything of that general nature had been moved out or shoved along the walls, creating…