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

» DL | Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. | "Masked"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241802.19 @ 12:56 by Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D.

For Kaleb the idea of a Masquerade party had appealed not only for its novelty but also for the chance to hide amongst the hidden. Since his return from the frozen planet thousands of years in the past, he had suffered from fatigue, nightmares, and acute pulses of psychic energy…

» JL | Com Ivanova, Cmdr Dahe'el | "The Space Between Words"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241802.18 @ 12:10 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Almar Dahe'el

When all else failed, history had a rather unique way of repeating itself. She could see the signs, read them, noted them for what they were. Every once in awhile she would brighten as if waiting for the next greatest thing or for something unseen to come waltzing across that…

» JL | Com Ivanova, LtCMDR Smith - "Dancing on Ice" Pt 2/2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241802.18 @ 12:02 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Commander John Smith

Archer would have been proud had he known of the masked man's thoughts. Rochelle... An agent, picking secrets. Had she known his thoughts, she'd likely have laughed. Instead of a deadly intelligence operative, he'd captured a Commodore. Which was worse, one would never know. In either regard, she chose to…

» JL | Com Ivanova, LtCMDR Smith - "Dancing on Ice" Pt 1/2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241802.18 @ 12:02 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Commander John Smith

Colours clashed throughout the room, as reds grouped with oranges, yellows with greens, and blues with purples. Straight lines pleased the geometrically-inclined, and then someone in ruffles would disrupt the pattern. It didn't help that some confident individuals appeared to be attempting complex dances without practicing beforehand. It was easy…

» JL | Ra'lin Sha'mer, Rochelle Ivanova & Vlimar PontBrillant | "Gargantuar"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241802.18 @ 11:39 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Ra'lin Sha'mer & Vlimar PontBrillant

The costume Ra'lin wore was intended to convey the Element of Fire, but right now she felt only like a tiny flame. The last few days the excitement for the ball had risen to a frenzy amongst most members of the crew, with everyone working on costumes and whispering and…