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

» SD241805.01 - Joint Duty Log - CO & CD - "Expressing Concern"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241806.08 @ 15:37 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Commander John Smith

=^= Bridge =^=

The afternoon was making way to evening, with clues both obvious and subtle. Beings of all species were most alert when under the illusion that a day-night cycle was going on. The lights during the day were tinged with yellow, and produced strong UV to imitate the…

» PLOT - JDL | Lt Dai'xun, Lt Valeese, ??? | "Calamity Jane"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241806.07 @ 23:51 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Tristan Neyes PhD. & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun

It was loud. So loud. Nearly deafening. The crowd beyond the backstage area was roaring, the bidding going wild as a set of slave girls was brought out and paraded around. They were just three lots ahead of Valeese, four from Si'a... They'd be the last two to be auctioned…

» PLOT - JDL | Cmdr Archer, LtCmdr Stacker, Lt Shran | "Into the Black"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241805.16 @ 12:16 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander James Archer & Lieutenant Commander James Stacker & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran

It was oddly silent around the table, no one wanting to say a word or go first when it came to breaking the ice. The only noise came from the (I fucking forget the ship's spelling so you fix it and insert it here -JA It's named for a ship…

» JL | Ens. Amelia Diangelo & Lt. Evan 'Weirdo' Merlin | A clear head

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241805.13 @ 12:02 by Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer & Ensign Amelia Diangelo

The talk with Rochelle and then her father weighed heavily on her shoulders, still. Even if she did talk to them and cleared the air, sort of. Amelia had been strolling through the ship and for the most part kept to herself, with the occasional acknowledging nod or simple hi…

» SD241805.12 | JL | LtCmdr. John Smith & Lt. Ra'lin Sha'mer | "A Quiet Corner"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241805.12 @ 12:56 by Lieutenant Commander John Smith & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

Being around people hurt. Ra'lin's angry mindblast had done more than giving some people a nasty headache, she had also quite effectively ripped her own mental shields to shreds and rebuilding it would take some time. So, for the time being she tried to avoid any areas with people in…