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

» CSciO Lt. Anaxar Shran | "Stargazing"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241707.21 @ 09:01 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran

Observation lounge, early morning. Anaxar stood in front of the immense window and stared out. This part of the ship was facing away from Earth and the Sun at the moment, so aside from an occasional worker bee or a passing shuttle, the only things visible were the stars. Anaxar…

» Personal log: For friends and Family.

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241707.20 @ 22:15 by Lieutenant Commander Dex D'Gracefull

=/\= Solarian Prime, Planet Alicaida, Moon IV, lake Palation province =/\=

Dex' EL D'Gracefull, Rank Commander, Star Fleet Corps of Engineers, retired, not that it meant that he could lie on the beach all day. His job consisted of a six - 1 hour instruction periods that allowed for teaching…

» CSciO Lt. Anaxar Shran | "In The Dark Of The Night"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241707.18 @ 13:39 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran

Somewhere deep in the middle of the night, Anaxar woke up the way he usually did: sitting up with a jerk, gasping for breath, hands flying to his face and encountering implants instead of eyes, at the same time trying to open eyelids which were no longer there. The neural…

» JDL | Miss Amara | Lt. Ch'Valenvok | "Miss Communication"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241707.16 @ 19:38 by Acting Lieutenant Commander Amara & Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D.

Kaleb had booked appointments through the end of his shift so that he could ensure the crew was space worthy prior to departing Earth Space Dock. His last appointment of the day was set to arrive any minute. Her record was a sham even by Starfleet Medical standards. They hadn't…

» CSci Lt. Anaxarar Shran, "Solitude"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241707.16 @ 12:52 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran

When the other man was gone, Anaxar peered at the padd which contained his assignment, trying to make out the location of his quarters on the ship's layout. No good: by now the pounding in his head was so insistent that the images his visual implant generated blended together to…