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 Ra'lin Sha'mer, Commodore Rochelle Ivanova | Confession Time, part 2

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.22 @ 16:36 by Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova

A few minutes later Ra'lin touched the chime to Rochelle's office. Usually she walked right in, but that was when she was in her function as yeoman. Now she was here for a quite different reason.

With a full set of shower shenanigans happening unbeknownst to Rochelle, she'd only just…

» JL | LtJg Ra'lin Sha'mer, Craig MacLeod | Confession Time, part 1

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.22 @ 16:35 by Lieutenant JG Ra'lin Sha'mer & Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Lieutenant Craig MacLeod

It probably was a good thing that there were patients which required more immediate attention, otherwise Kaleb would probably have directed Ra'lin to sickbay for some much needed rest. She had been running on painkillers and at least one stimpack during the last day and a half (running only in…

» JL | Lt Anaxar Shran & Lt Si'a Dai'xun | Water World

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.18 @ 13:58 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran & Lieutenant Si'a Dai'xun

Oh darkness. Glorious, sweet, wonderful darkness. It was warm, slightly salty, and it encompassed all of her in its liquid depths. No longer did she shiver, and her muscles were beginning to lose the feeling of fatigue and strain that came heavy with dehydration and lack of nutrition… And blood…

» PLOT - JDL | COM Ivanova, Cmdr Dahe'el, COM Jorgun | "Follow Your Feet"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.14 @ 11:12 by Commodore Rochelle Ivanova & Commodore Jorgun & Commander Almar Dahe'el

Returning to the ship had been the easy part. Returning to duty was going to prove to be more difficult. Without much more than a passing order for the injured to be tended to immediately, Rochelle departed the shuttle bay and made haste towards the bridge with complete disregard to…

» Lt. Anaxar Shran | "Up The Wall"

Mission: Ballynamony
Posted on 241711.10 @ 19:20 by Lieutenant Anaxar Shran

Back. They were back on the Vindicator. And he was still in the dark.

Once they had brought him to sickbay (Anaxar had no idea who 'they' were, but it hadn't been Kaleb, he had been too busy getting away), it hadn't taken long before he learned that hadn't been…