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, Cmdr Dahe'el - "Wee Small Hours"

Mission: Resurgere
Posted on 241609.02 @ 17:30 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el

Midnight had come to pass, chasing away the night and leaving the wee hours to come out to play. They were quiet, filled with starlight and gentle beeping from one console or another. With the ship still snugly tucked away in space dock, the need for crew to fill her…

» PLOT - JDL | Commo Ivanova, Cmdr Dahe'el, Capt Neyes, Cmdr Neyes, Cmdr Coo - "Down the Rabbit Hole"

Mission: Resurgere
Posted on 241608.10 @ 16:30 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el & Commander Tristan Neyes PhD. & Commander Rozen Coo PhD & Captain Landon Neyes

The Vindicator's ready room was... Different. The lay out was ridiculously strange compared to what Rochelle had been used to, acting more as a den than an actual office. It was almost cozy, even though it should have been business oriented. Admiral Red had joined her for the initial walk…

» JL | Adm Red, Commo Ivanova, Capt Neyes, Cmdr Neyes - "Between Sun and Moon Pt. 3"

Mission: Resurgere
Posted on 241608.10 @ 14:40 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Admiral Blyx Red & Commander Tristan Neyes PhD. & Admiral Alexander Hark & Captain Landon Neyes

With a nod of understanding, the Admiral managed to curb her own budding butterflies and brought the couple’s hands together, allowing their energies to combine by touch once more, “Your love is something that you both cherish, so much so that it's moved you join in the union of marriage…

» JL | Adm Red, Commo Ivanova, Capt Neyes, Cmdr Neyes - "Between Sun and Moon Pt. 2"

Mission: Resurgere
Posted on 241608.10 @ 14:34 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Admiral Blyx Red & Commander Tristan Neyes PhD. & Admiral Alexander Hark & Captain Landon Neyes

Finding that damn gown wasn't going to happen. It wasn’t something that she kept in plain sight, likely locked away in storage somewhere, and there simply wasn't going to be enough time left to locate and get into it before they were due to do what they needed to. Then…

» JL| COM Ivanova, Capt Neyes - "Between Sun and Moon"

Mission: Resurgere
Posted on 241608.10 @ 12:51 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Captain Landon Neyes

"Let's elope." Landon said suddenly, a stupid smile plastered across his face as he looked at Rochelle from across the breakfast table. His eggs and toast were half-eaten, the baby was sucking down the second bottle of the morning in his lap - adding to the picture of a man…