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

» [PLOT] JL | Capt Neyes, Lt Shran, Lt Dai'xun, LtJG Dunross | "1776" Pt 2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241708.17 @ 10:10 by Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant Michael Hawk & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant JG Claire Dunross M.D. & Captain Landon Neyes

=/\= Horizon Crash Site, Unknown Planetoid, ...continued =/\=

chirp. chirp.

"Dox'an guta," a guttural voice moaned loudly as Landon climbed out from under a detached chair. Debris clamored around him, burying him entirely. Once some of it cleared, he managed to break his top half up and into the cold…


» [PLOT] JL | Capt Neyes, Lt Shran, Lt Dai'xun, LtJG Dunross | "1776" Pt 1

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241708.17 @ 10:10 by Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant Michael Hawk & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant JG Claire Dunross M.D. & Captain Landon Neyes

=/\= Horizon Crash Site, Unknown Planetoid =/\=

chirp.

chirp. chirp.

chirp.

A bird. The first thing Si'a became aware of was the sound of a bird. It wasn't just any bird, it was a North American Cardinal, she'd have staked her life on it. Her ears, though they hurt, twitched…


» [PLOT] JDL | Capt Neyes, Lts Shran, Dunross & Dai'xun | "Unfurled" Pt 2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241708.17 @ 10:09 by Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant JG Claire Dunross M.D. & Captain Landon Neyes

=/\= Part 2, Continued... =/\=

Si'a's eyes were saucer large and she banged her hand held display against a bulkhead, trying to get a reading. "It's... It's..." No way. They'd stared at it, watching it as it drifted towards the void, and now it was gone with nothing left, not…


» [PLOT] JDL | Capt Neyes, Lts Shran, Dunross & Dai'xun | "Unfurled" Pt 1

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241708.17 @ 10:08 by Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant JG Claire Dunross M.D. & Captain Landon Neyes

The pulsing rhythm of the engines sent a similar surge of emotion through Landon as he took in the feeling once again. Being the pilot of a shuttle had always held a special place in his heart, and this experience simply proved it further. The control danced under his fingers,…


» [PLOT] JDL | Com Ivanova, Com Jorgun, Cmdr Dahe'el, Cmdr Neyes, Lt Hawk, LtJG Sha'mer - CO, Sector CO, XO, Counselor, CNav, Yeoman | "Shattered" pt 2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241708.17 @ 10:07 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commodore Jorgun & Commander Almar Dahe'el & Commander Tristan Neyes PhD. & Lieutenant Michael Hawk

Neyes quickly checked his console, however, limited it was. The sensors seemed a dizzying mess of data he couldn't interpret. Unable to help in that way, he started scanning the view screen for anything, anything at all. His fingers gripped the edges of his chair nervously with each shake of…