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

» backlog - JL | Lt Anaxar Shran & Lt Si'a Dai'xun | "Reunion"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241808.17 @ 11:51 by Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran

Some time had passed. Time enough for the team to finish off what loose ends remained on the base, while the medics on the ship ran a quick scan of Si'a. Their verdict came down to 'A little dehydrated, but essentially fine.' Her tiny passenger was also scanned and pronounced…

» PLOT - JDL | Com Ivanova, Cmdr Archer | "All the Queen's Horses"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241808.16 @ 13:05 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander James Archer

By the time the Campbeltown had snugly docked with Cold Station Theta, it was half past three in the morning. She wasn’t on any lists. She wasn’t seen by the public. Her crew and cargo weren’t off-loaded in the typical fashion and everything was conducted behind closed doors with two…

» JDL | LtCmdr Ethel Baul & LtCmdr Smith - "Game Set Match"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241808.13 @ 21:27 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Commander John Smith

=^= Corridor =^=

John clomped down the corridor with a stony look on his face, a padd held in one hand. The screen was slightly discoloured under his thumb; the slight warping a clear sign of pressure being brought to bear. The words "0915 - Mandatory Counselling Session for New…

» JL | Com Ivanova, Cmdr Dahe'el | "Breaking From Madness"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241808.13 @ 21:19 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el

Sickbay had been a relatively quick trip and the good Doctor hadn't asked too many questions when Almar had told him that he'd been kicked in the chin while training with Rochelle in the holodeck - although he did catch the smirk of the man out of time and he…

» JL | Com Ivanova, Lt Sha'mer | "Dos Cervezas"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241808.13 @ 21:17 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

Dusty jeans, dusty boots, dusty hair... And irritation. It had been about half an hour after she'd spoken to Tristan Neyes when she'd come around enough out of her foul brooding to hit her combadge and call Ra'lin. Out of all the people on this ship, her friend was undoubtedly…