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

» JL | Com Ivanova, Capt Ch'Valenvok - "New, Old, and Red All Over""

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241909.22 @ 21:05 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Captain Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D.

Kaleb felt odd walking around on the station that had once been his home. It seemed like a lifetime ago now, however the reality was it had only been four years. A lot had happened to him in those three years though. He had recuperated here after the catastrophic destruction…

» JL | Com Ivanova, LtCmdr Sha'qab - "Chance Encounters with Magic"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241909.07 @ 21:16 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Commander Qi Sha'qab

Cold Station Theta's arboretum was a magnificent place, no doubt, but it seemed a pithy sort of consolation prize while the Promenade was strictly off limits. Of course, standing with a flag rank she could have demanded to be let in on the whole shebang, but what would that have…

» JDL | Com Ivanova, Cmdr Merlin, Cmdr Dahe'el, LtCmdr Stacker | "Rewind and Return"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241909.07 @ 12:40 by Lieutenant Commander James Stacker & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el

It's often said that the wind blows wicked things in the night - but in the endless night of space there were no such zephyrs to blame for the return of the USS Vindicator to her home port. The ship itself wasn't inherently 'wicked'... That fell on the nature of…

» Meet & Greeting with Engineering Report

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241906.11 @ 00:06 by Lieutenant Commander Ka’lek/Mark Barnes & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova

Ka’lek/Mark stands in front of the main control panel in engineering with the engineering report in his hand. With his right index finger he strolls down the pad, checking each item on the list, he looks around main engineering, everyone is hard at work doing their dailies in engineering. Mark…

» JL | Cmdr Luka, Lt Sha'mer | "A Welcome Distraction"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241904.23 @ 21:39 by Commander Luka Kane & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

PADDwork. PADDwork never changes.

If there was one aspect of Starfleet service that Luka loathed more than any other, it was this. The fact that his desk was still standing beneath the weight of lists, and reports, and regulations scattered across it was a testament to Starfleet engineering. Each facet…