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

» Joint log, RAdm. Cintia Sha'mer & (temporary) Ens. Ra'lin Sha'mer | "Mother And Child Reunion"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241712.02 @ 12:56 by Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer

They discussed it, later, and as it turned out neither of them could tell precisely when they realised something had changed. It hadn't happened suddenly, that much was certain. It was more likely that once the Vindicator had returned to its normal time, the connection which had been severed so…

» Joint log, Lt Anaxar Shran, Lt. Kaleb Ch'Valenvok & Lt. Si'a Dai'xun | "Circumvention", part 2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.27 @ 15:41 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun

With her heart in her throat, Si'a had watched his boyish ingenuity grab hold and take him for a spin. All she'd need was the guilt of him falling, injuring himself, to be added to her already painfully long laundry list she'd tallied of reasons why she shouldn't have him.…

» Joint log, Lt Anaxar Shran & Lt. Si'a Dai'xun | "Circumvention", Part 1

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.27 @ 15:38 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun

In the days following Anaxar's own release from sickbay, he tried to visit Si'a several times. It wasn't as if he had much to do otherwise. As long as he was recuperating and his implants were still offline, he was officially still on 'medical LOA', though he had permission to…

» Plot Log | FAdm Red, Commos Ivanova & Jorgun, Cmdr Dahe'el & Danielle Atarah | BQCO, SecCO, CO, XO & Privateer | "We are sailing, homeward bound..."

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.27 @ 13:45 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Fleet Admiral Blyx Red & Commodore Jorgun & Commander Almar Dahe'el & Danielle Atarah

They hadn't been pushing the ship as much as they could have done, the slipstream drive was humming somewhere deep below them and the rhythm was soothing the nerves of the Cardassian sat in the command chair, he was thumbing through another PADD of reports that had been filtering in…

» JDL | Com Ivanova, Lt Ch'Valenvok | "Truth and Consequences"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.27 @ 13:35 by Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova

Kaleb sat at his desk reviewing the results of Captain Neyes laboratory run toxicity test. Once the away team had returned it had been the Andorian Doctor’s first task to make sure there were no other nasty biological surprises hitchhiking with any of the eight crew or one stowaway that…