USS Vindicator

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

» JL | LtJG Sha'mer, MacLeod | "Snow Falling On..." pt 2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241710.19 @ 12:14 by Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

The first light of dawn came before Craig was sincerely ready for it. It pierced through windows, illuminating his room in a dusky haze of silver and gray and blue and purple that he’d have appreciated would it have come hours later than it chose to. The night had been…

» JL LtJg Ra'lin Sha'mer & Lt. Craig MacLeod | "Snow Falling On..."

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241710.19 @ 11:14 by Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

A quite literally detached Ra'lin 'stood' looking down at herself. Even in this state she felt dim echoes of the pain which would thoroughly overwhelm her if she fully merged with her body-self again. From where she was, that body-self was a pitiful and broken thing. The snow continued to…

» Personal Log | Security Officer, LtJG Natalie Kane | "Playing to your Strengths"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241710.18 @ 18:43 by Lieutenant JG Natalie Kane

The decorative stirrer that had come with her drink now dangled out of the corner of her mouth, and she kept making it dance up and down by playing with it with her tongue. Even though she wasn't looking directly at him, she knew that the part-Klingon across from her…

» LtJg Ra'lin Sha'mer and others | Snowflakes

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241710.17 @ 15:00 by Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer & Lieutenant Michael Hawk

Ra'lin had trouble sleeping. She'd had trouble sleeping ever since she set foot on this planet. No idea why, which was oddly frustrating. Maybe it was the straw mattrass? No, the bed itself was comfortable enough. The horses weren't the problem, either, sleeping around them was oddly comforting: their minds…

» JDL | Lt. Ch'Valenvok, LtJG Ra'lin Sha'mer | "When the Walls Come Crumblin' Down"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241710.17 @ 14:57 by Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer & Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D.

Kaleb closed the door behind him as he left his room carrying the black leather doctors bag and an empty bowl of gruel Craig MacLeod had just finished. He turned and locked the door behind him not in an attempt to prevent Craig's from escaping but to prevent a hapless…