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

» JDL | Lieutenant Anaxar Shran, Lt. Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Doctor Craig MacLeod | "Beaten But Not Broken"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241709.21 @ 17:18 by Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

Standing up from the low pallet where Si'a was now seated, Kaleb turned his attention to Anaxar. He looked the very blue and naked man before him. The indicator lights on his visor were not lit, Kaleb couldn't tell if it was broken or just turned off without running a…


» JL | Lt Ch'Valenvok, Lt Dai'xun, MacLeod | "Shattered But Not Slain"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241709.21 @ 17:15 by Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

Cold. The cell felt colder now. It didn't matter how many blankets she had or how hard Anaxar tried to keep her warm. Cold. It made no difference now, no matter how hard they fought for survival Si'a knew they were going to die. Hung by the neck until death.…


» PLOT - JL | Com Ivanova, Capt Neyes, Cmdr Neyes, Lt Ch'Valenvok, Lt Dai'xun, Lt Shran, LtJG Dunross | "Hearts and Minds" pt 2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241709.21 @ 17:11 by Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Tristan Neyes PhD. & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Lieutenant JG Claire Dunross M.D.

"It's nae that, Major, it's that the undertaker isnae vera skilled and the Magistrate is a cruel man. I havenae seen a cleanly broken neck yet. Have ye ever seen a man, or woman, strangle to death? Isnae pretty. Isnae a merciful or quick death either." Craig's response felt harsh…


» PLOT - JL | Com Ivanova, Capt Neyes, Cmdr Neyes, Lt Ch'Valenvok, Lt Dai'xun, Lt Shran, LtJG Dunross | "Hearts and Minds" pt 1

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241709.21 @ 15:02 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commander Tristan Neyes PhD. & Lieutenant Kaleb Ch'Valenvok M.D. & Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod & Lieutenant JG Claire Dunross M.D. & Captain Landon Neyes

Lunch had been unusually tense after news had been brought back that a tour of the garrison had been arranged. It had been partly spent in silence so thick that the ticking of the house’s ornate grandfather clock had become a welcomed distraction. To call it oppressive would have been…


» JL | Cmdr Dahe'el, Cmdr Archer | "Blade On The Feather"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241709.20 @ 12:57 by Commander Almar Dahe'el & Commander James Archer

Cruising the strip in the little town of Poquott was like cruising through morgue. People may have been living, but aside from the occasional dust up at the pub or sale at the general shop, there simply wasting anything to do but watch, wait, and consider where in life one…