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

» SD241902.22 - Joint Duty Log - CO & CD - "Wakey Wakey"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.22 @ 17:08 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Commander John Smith

=^= Justifall City =^=

Few braved the streets in the middle of this blizzard, or so it seemed. Those unlucky few who had to be outside rushed from place to place as if something were nipping at their heels. That *something* was a gust of wind that scythed through the…

» Waking up

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.11 @ 04:48 by Ensign Amelia Diangelo


“The time is 05:30 hours, Ensign Diangelo, please wake up.” The monotone voice of the computer called out as it greeted the young sleeping Ensign. A moment later a slim figure wrapped in bed covering rolled herself onto her back and let out a groggy sigh.
“Lights, minimal…

» JL | LtCmdr Baul & Lt MacLeod | "Alt + Ctrl + Yeet"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.10 @ 15:45 by Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

Overhead the gulls cried, arguing over their breakfasts, while in the distance the sound of bells summoned dutiful worshippers to their posts and churches akin. If Craig closed his eyes he could imagine that he was back in Poquott, walking along the pilings near the harbor - it was hardly…

» Backlog - Emperor Maec tr'Verelan - "A cold wind comes" Pt 2

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.04 @ 04:46 by Maec tr'Verelan

“Beware the dark pool at the bottom of our hearts. In its icy, black depths dwell strange and twisted creatures it is best not to disturb.” - Sue Grafton

3 Months Ago…

[IRW Ourai’Vnu]

The teleporter room of the Romulan ship was at least three times the size of own…

» JDL | Lt. Ra'lin Sha'mer & LtCmdr Ethel Baul | "Psych-out"

Mission: Lacuna
Posted on 241902.01 @ 11:35 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer

Ra'lin had returned to the Vindicator, somewhat reluctantly leaving the planet behind. Unlike her mother, who loved outer space and who deep down still considered planets 'gravity wells' even after living on one for decades, Ra'lin loved being on planets. The varied landscapes, the joy of actual weather instead of…