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

» [Cue The Q] Capt Landon Neyes | "This Dismantled Altar" pt 3

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241903.20 @ 21:34 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Captain Landon Neyes

The thought crossed Landon’s mind only to be instantly erased by an all out assault on his senses. His eyes, most definitely, took the brunt. Whether he wanted to believe what was happening, or not (and the ‘or not’ weighed high on his list of options), there was no denying…

» [Cue The Q] Capt Landon Neyes (ret.) | "This Dismantled Altar" pt 2

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241903.20 @ 20:43 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Captain Landon Neyes

“It’s water, old man. Drink it.” The half-Trill uttered in what sounded like a half-hearted order.

“Vaan?” Landon’s brows knit in query, his hand falling over the open mouth of the glass. The name sounded in what genuinely felt like a stupid question. Javaan was just a little boy. A…

» [Cue The Q] Capt Landon Neyes (ret.) | "This Dismantled Altar" pt 1

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241903.20 @ 20:40 by Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Captain Landon Neyes

It was just past sunset on the fifth day since he'd arrived from Earth and still the Vindicator was yet to dock. Saying that it was nowhere to be found was more of a death sentence to his sanity and a rejuvenation of his anxiety and neither would really do...…

» Lt. Shran & Commodore Ivanova |

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241903.04 @ 13:33 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova

Anaxar entered the inn in Justinfall where Vindicator's party had settled down, ducking his head to avoid hitting the heads of the door frame. The heat hit him like a slap in the face. But it was a familiar slap, one he had been prepared for, so he just waited…

» JL | Cmdr Luka, Lt Edden-Parami | "Say Uncle"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.28 @ 15:31 by Commander Luka Kane & Lieutenant Takara Edden-Parami

"Are you still working on that?"

Luka didn't look up from his chosen task, despite the sudden invasion of an unexpected but familiar voice upon his concentration. His eyes squinted slightly as he tweaked the next relay in the sequence, his lower lip gripped between his teeth by his subconscious,…