Welcome Aboard The USS Vindicator!

It was in 1863, with the threat of the American 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; Vindicator.

On May 24th, 1863 the USS Vindicator 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 that brought her Acting Master, D.P. Slattery, to write; "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. As a groundbreaking 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. More than 1200 men and women crew this vessel, one of the most powerful ever known to Starfleet. Commanded by Commodore Rochelle A. Ivanova and Commander Almar Dahe’el, her primary mission is exploration, but the ship and crew are often called upon to defend the Federation and her interests from hostile forces.

Latest Mission Posts

» [Plot] JL - Cmdr Dahe'el, Cmdr Archer | "Audaces Fortuna Iuvat"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 10/27/2021 @ 7:38pm by Commander Almar Dahe'el & Commander James Archer

There were things far worse than death. Things that played havoc with the mind, that toyed with emotion. Things that left one broken… Life…

Life was far less universal than death insofar that everybody eventually dies, but not everybody truly lives. It was that very notion that made life far…

» Personal Log | Lt. Shi'iara Stivi | "New Beginnings" part 2

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 10/25/2021 @ 2:53pm by Lieutenant Shi'iara Stivi

Shi'iara inhaled sharply as she became aware of her surroundings. She sat up in the bed and massaged her temples with her index and middle finger on each hand, cradling her head with a thumb on each side of her jaw. An exhale. A beat. She released her head from…

» [PLOT] President Ravnsson, Fleet Admiral Red, Lieutenant Stacker | "Hallowed Be Thy Name"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 10/24/2021 @ 8:58pm by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Fleet Admiral Blyx Red & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

The first thing Valeese realized upon the re-sparking of her conscious mind was the fact that everything hurt. Her eyes, her fingers, her ears… Even the tips of her hair... Hurt.

The second thing that began to dawn upon her still stunned mind were words and phrases like ‘resisting arrest’…

» [BACK / PLOT LOG] Commodore Aksel Ravnsson | "The All Father"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 10/22/2021 @ 6:18pm by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

“Til hamingju með þig.” Congratulations to you.

The night had been long, maybe even arduous, but never once had the man of smoke and ash appeared troubled or concerned. Even when early numbers had shown Sean Archer polling ahead by a rather impressive margin, the man had sat back with…

» Personal Log | Lt. Shi'iara Stivi | New Beginnings

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 10/22/2021 @ 1:05am by Lieutenant Shi'iara Stivi

"The time is now 0445." The computer's dulcet tones, and the voice of Starfleet, sounded in Lieutenant Shi'iara Stivi's ears. She had been on the edge of consciousness for the last thirty minutes.

"The time is now 0445 and 15 seconds."

Shi'iara sat up in bed, her legs sliding and…