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] Cmdr Stacker, Cmdr Archer, R2 | "A Shifting of Shadows"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242007.07 @ 13:46 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander James Archer

Ethel Baul had found herself a rather niche little market by which to conduct business. The Vindicator used her in her role as Counselor and when docked at Theta, as they often were, the station itself utilized her particular brand of skills to help counsel the local merchants and wayfarers…

» Cmdr Ivanova, Capt Neyes | "Of Time and Tempests"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242007.06 @ 15:46 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Captain Landon Neyes

Waves of gold swung and swayed beneath the impatient hands of the Gods. They undulated, roiling, cresting as seed heads of wheat crashed and sighed against one another in some timeless and tempestuous tango with the darkening skies above. The air had been unseasonably hot and humid all day, coming…

» [Backlog] JL XO Cmdr. Dahe'el & Lt. Ra'lin Sha'mer - "Off With His Head"

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242006.15 @ 18:03 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

"Ra'lin Sha'mer to Commander Dahe'el. Could you please come?" A quick query to the computer showed that Ra'lin stood in the middle of a corridor, with another person nearby. Her voice was odd, quite unlike the usually enthusiastic yeoman. Now it was cold and hard.

His shower had revitalised him,…

» Com. Ivanova, Capt. Neyes | "Snowflakes and Star Fall" pt 2

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242003.28 @ 23:17 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Captain Landon Neyes


Reaching for the bottle in Rochelle's hand, Landon pulled it gently from her grasp and leaned to place it down beside his own on the coffee table. If they’d taken the chance to observe the twin bottles, they’d have realized that their closeness deeply imitated the position of…

» Com. Ivanova, Capt. Neyes | "Snowflakes and Star Fall" pt 1

Mission: Genesis
Posted on 242003.28 @ 23:17 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Captain Landon Neyes

Two nights - and a move to another, even more rural, cabin somewhere outside of Prescott - later, there were still no stars to be found. Only snow that fell in big, heavy, wet flakes. The frozen bits of precipitation spiraled on each gale of wind and threatened to leave…