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

» Lt. Alex Brown & Ra'lin Sha'mer | Brass Brats

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 242005.18 @ 16:26 by Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer & Lieutenant Alex Brown

Alex scratched his brow thoughtfully as he wandered the corridors. Having just arrived aboard he was trying to familiarize himself with the layout of the ship. Although he'd been aboard ships before this would be his first assignment to a starship. It was certainly roomier than some of the ships…

» Hide and Seek

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 242001.08 @ 20:43 by Lieutenant Alex Brown

» Commodore Ivanova & Cmdr. Merlin | A Cup Of Tea, pt. 2

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241910.28 @ 18:19 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

"Doesn't help that she's with child and they know it doesn't belong to the late Emperor." Rochelle couldn't help but sneak a quick quip in, pausing only to lean back deeper in her chair, "The sire of which is absent. Not that it's a truly big deal, everything I gather…

» Commodore Ivanova & Cmdr. Merlin | A Cup Of Tea, pt. 1

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241910.28 @ 18:18 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

It was a few hours after the brawl, riot, murder, chaos on the Promenade. The station had lifted the lockdown and on the face of it operated as usual again. The blood had been cleaned, broken furniture thrown away and replacements had been ordered or replicated and put down. On…

» JL | Com Ivanova, Capt Neyes - "Fire Meets Gasoline" Pt 2

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241910.26 @ 14:08 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Captain Landon Neyes

Her eyes found his, almost begging him to understand. Maybe even begging him to let things go, but it wasn’t that simple. It could never be that simple. “So you threw me away instead of stopping to ask me what I thought or trying to work through things…” Landon sighed,…