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

» PLOT - JDL | Com Ivanova, Capt DiAgessi, Cmdr Satie | "Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241801.19 @ 18:30 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun

Aine had arrived an hour early with her yeoman in tow to make sure everything was ready for everyone's arrival at 1700. Tonight was intended to be a big deal… The holidays, the awards, the announcement that Cold Station Theta was back online and ready for action… and it was…

» Plot Log | Cmdr Dahe'el & Rochelle Ivanova (MU) | XO & Privateer | "Time... heals some wounds..."

Mission: Ebbtide
Posted on 241801.19 @ 13:04 by Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el

Cold Station Theta... the home away from home for some and the port of call for the Vindicator and her weary crew, they'd been docked for repairs for a few hours and Almar had found himself setting some time aside to get out of the ship and stretch his legs…

» JL | Com Ivanova, Lt Dai'xun, Lt. Sha'mer - CO, Yeoman | Girl's Night Out

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241801.19 @ 13:04 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer

It wasn't like Ra'lin to gossip. But it was like her to be concerned, and she took those concerns to the only other person she knew she could discuss them with, someone else who was already aware of them and more.

"She could use a break," Ra'lin said at a…

» JL | Com Ivanova, Lt Shran | "Elbows"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241801.19 @ 03:12 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova

Teaching a blind man to dance wasn't necessarily a difficult feat - it was one that forced the teaching party to pay higher attention to body and soul than they may have felt comfortable with... Rochelle was no exception. Not only was it painfully obvious that she was so much…

» [BACKLOG] JL | Com Ivanova, RAdm Sha'mer - "Circles In The Sand"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241801.14 @ 14:33 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer

The meeting wasn't quite by chance. Sha'mer was all too aware that she never arrived on the station in any official capacity and was more than happy to keep it that way. Though donning an uniform and rescinding her LOA for awhile was easy enough, Sha'mer found she was quite…