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

» Backlog JL | Com Ivanova, Cmdr Dahe'el, Capt Vokar, Empress Xue'Daio Nox | "Under A Different Moon"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241803.18 @ 18:32 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Xue'Daio Nox & Commander Almar Dahe'el & Captain Vokar

It was the smell that had remained after they'd removed the smoking corpse from the brig, it lingered, the smell of burning copper seemed to seep into every surface and it bought a slight smile to the Vulcan's face as he thought back over a plan that had taken a…

» PLOT - JDL | Cmdr Valeese, Ngezzod, Rassid | "Destroy The Wires"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241803.15 @ 12:58 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

Buzzzzz. Buzz. Buzzzzzzzzzzz. Buzz buzz. Buzzzzzzzzz.

It was incessant. The hum of energy running through the bulkheads of the ship had long since become a droning buzz that spoke volumes, occasionally breaking into rhythm, about the lack of maintenance or engineering upkeep the vessel experienced. It had become a nearly…

» PLOT - JDL | Com Ivanova, Cmdr Dahe'el, Cmdr Archer, Lt. Shran | "Gone And Gone And Gone..."

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241803.15 @ 00:19 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el & Commander James Archer & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran

There were more things to do. There was a far longer list of things he'd rather be doing, but none of those were either practical or feasible now. He banished those from his thougths for now, useless baggage, though he knew full well that those thoughts would return later, when…

» JL| Lt. Ra'lin Sha'mer & Lt. Ellie Townsend | A Simulating Encounter

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241803.14 @ 13:24 by Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer & Vlimar PontBrillant

Ra'lin wasn't a person who found it easy to relax on her own. Oh, she was quick enough to point out the benefits of relaxation to Rochelle, but as soon as it came down to doing something totally non-duty related on her own she was at a loss. She had…

» DL | CIO (CS Theta) | LCDR Stacker | "Snap Count!"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241803.13 @ 23:45 by Lieutenant Commander James Stacker

Different people preserved and marked time in different ways. Starfleet was no exception: it too had developed its own sense of marking time. Stardates, holidays, traditions, courtesies, honors. Some good, some bad. Ceremonies marked some, and others passed in relative quiet. Among the many that tended to pass overlooked and…