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

» STENELLIAN ASCENDANCY | Empress Xue'Daio Nox | "The Edge of the Abyss" Pt II

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241901.21 @ 21:53 by Xue'Daio Nox

Approaching the throne, rose twelve men and women. They were older than most, far older than the Empress, and more importantly they walked as if in unison with veils concealing their faces - providing little by way of features Xue could attach names to. However, by blood alone their identities…

» STENELLIAN ASCENDANCY | Empress Xue'Daio Nox | "The Edge of the Abyss" Pt I

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241901.19 @ 17:23 by Xue'Daio Nox

Apsha as a whole had come to shudder under the rise of change that seemed entirely premature, but chose to blossom into bloom all the same. The celestial blue of the skies and cerulean waters that surrounded the great city of Aleine felt more like a dream that had been…

» Backlog - Emperor Maec tr'Verelan - "A cold wind comes" Pt 1

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241901.16 @ 22:57 by Maec tr'Verelan

“Beware the dark pool at the bottom of our hearts. In its icy, black depths dwell strange and twisted creatures it is best not to disturb.” - Sue Grafton

3 Months Ago…

[SAS Rokhelh]

“Do you think this is wise emperor?” Temurin murmured just under earshot of the other soldiers…

» EBBTIDE - JL | Lt. Commander Ethel Baul, Aela | "Of Jackals and Jackasses"

Mission: Ebbtide
Posted on 241901.07 @ 11:53 by Rochelle Ivanova & Captain Landon Neyes

A finger twitched, slowly coiling in until it gripped the underside of a cold, wood arm rest. The paleness of it, and the rest of its friends, was a stark contrast to the general darkness of the decor and the lack of light the room afforded. Of course it would.…

» SD241812.23 - Joint Duty Log - Smith & Diangelo - "Need something?"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241812.23 @ 18:07 by Lieutenant Commander John Smith & Ensign Amelia Diangelo

=^= Corridor =^=

Beta shift was rolling to an end, and a dozen crewmen had gathered to banter. Some were off to bed, while some planned a night of booze and cards. Nobody had adventure in store, not after the long day they'd had. While the details of the officers…