Welcome to the USS Montana!

Welcome to the Federation Starship USS Montana NCC-1889
A member of the Independence Fleet.

We are a semi-canon based sim, having commenced our voyages in 2289, approximately two years after the events of the movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home with some modifications to the continuity.

We are now six months after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, which is set in 2293. Thus the Federation and Starfleet are still expanding and the period of great exploration is underway. Are the Klingons we meet now friendly and trustworthy, or are they still dangerous and aggressive antagonists...

Key deviations from canon in our alternate timeline include:

1. StarTrek: The Motion Picture never happened but Captain James T Kirk completed a second five year mission and was promoted to Admiral;

2. The events in the other movies occurred as shown on screen:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

3. At the end Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, James T. Kirk is demoted from Admiral to Commodore. He and the Enterprise were sent off on a third and final five year mission.
Sulu left the ship and was promoted to Captain of the Excelsior.

4. For us the future is open and unknown...

- Genesis(August 2021)

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The USS Montana is a proud member of Independence Fleet

Latest News Items

» IDF's 20th Anniversary

Posted on Sun Jul 4th, 2021 @ 9:21am by Admiral Charles Star in General News

Independence Fleet:

Thank you to everyone for the incredible journey we've been on these last 20 years. It simply can't be put into words. However, we've still tried, and we hope you enjoy this content:

20th Anniversary Message & Almanac

2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

Awards… For Monthly Awards!

Trivia Day Results

Here's to many more years!

Admiral Charles Star

» Awards

Posted on Wed Jun 30th, 2021 @ 9:31pm by Captain Emmalyn Marcus in General News

The following crew members have received the following awards.

Lieutenant Stuart Mann.
Quality post.
The arrival.

Lieutenant Angelus De'luvia.
Most Improved
For Guiding the CO both in character and out.

Keep up the good work crew. More Awards are yet to follow

» The Roll Call News Item

Posted on Sun Jan 24th, 2021 @ 8:26am by Captain RS Harrison in General News

Please go to the News and find the recently edited "Roll Call" item and post like I asked.

Thank you.

This link may take you there I hope.


» Wiki updates with schematics and maps

Posted on Wed Jan 13th, 2021 @ 1:38pm by Captain RS Harrison in Website Update

I’ve made some wiki page updates primarily regarding phasers and communicators and track orders which results in four pieces of equipment that make it redesigned in the game.

I’ve also posted the deck plans in the map as a wiki page for reference without a better option I think will adopt those soon.

Similarly I have posted a link to a map of Federation space.

I also think there’s one other wiki page update but good night.

» Congratulations Mr. Ryson

Posted on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 @ 10:20am by Captain RS Harrison in Sim Announcement

I messaged Mr. Ryson privately but I thought I'd make a News item.

Mr. Ryson's post is Great. It is just about exactly what I asked for (I'm not looking) but I just read it and I was very please with what he turned in.

Congratulations, Mr. Ryson and thank you.

Feel free to post again while we wait for me to nudge us out of Spacedock. I think I mentioned everyone can make multiple posts like this so go ahead everyone.

Ryson put up a good example.

Anyone can contact me with questions but my schedule is weird and I may not reply quickly.

Thanks again.

P.S. I've read some other stuff that isn't published but since this is published and you can all see it I wanted to congratulate him in public. I've gotten a few questions and samples from players who clearly did not read my initial instructions and I was worried that I had not been clear but I'm satisfied now that I was not too vague in my assignment regarding the first post and that is partly why I'm making this public comment. That and Ryson's post was also enjoyable as noted. And... we're off!

Latest Mission Posts

» Gravity Keeps Us Grounded

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Wed Jan 25th, 2023 @ 3:46am by Commander Michael Murphy & Lieutenant Amelia Jefferson & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Aaron Mitchell

(This occurs during The Ride No One Wanted, during the hours that the ship was warping back to Federation space from the Klingon spaceport)


The ship had been at warp for well over an hour as they made their way back to Federation space. So far the trip had…

» The Next Mission

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Sun Jan 22nd, 2023 @ 10:17pm by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Amelia Jefferson & Lieutenant Steve Ryan


Captain Adams looked amazed, this guy could indeed be the Murphy of the future, at least this future.

Future Murphy took a seat, "Let me be blunt; your ship does not belong here. However, you have been here before. By that I mean, you are in a loop where…

» The Future Has A Way Of Arriving Unannounced

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Sat Dec 24th, 2022 @ 3:13am by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Amelia Jefferson & Lieutenant Steve Ryan


Commander Murphy entered the briefing room. He saw that no one else was there yet, so he began getting settled in his usual seat. It was still about fifteen minutes from the time that they had told "Future Murphy" he could arrive. He was to arrive alone and be…

» A Brief Conference

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Mon Dec 5th, 2022 @ 12:19am by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams

Takes place immediately after "The Next Move"


Commander Murphy walked over to Captain Adams and said softly, "Captain, may I have a word with you?"

Adams looked over at the Commander,

"Alright, we have a few minutes. In my quarters. Mr. Mann, you have the bridge."

"Yes, sir" came…

» A Meeting Of Kindred Spirits

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Fri Dec 2nd, 2022 @ 8:18pm by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Peter Ramsey & Lieutenant Stuart Mann


The bridge was tense as the other Federation ship grew closer to the Montana.

"Lieutenant Mann, give me an update, please," Commander Murphy requested calmly, despite the anxiety within him.

"Five more minutes, Commander," Mann answered.

Captain Adams sat in his command chair, what will be next? Is there…

Latest Personal Logs

» Seeing Double

Posted on Mon Dec 5th, 2022 @ 12:27am by Commander Michael Murphy

First Officer's Personal Log.

We're still lost in this other...place. A ship that shows it came from our original home is here carrying a man who claims to be me. From the future. We're actually supposed to meet with him here in less than an hour.


I'm having a…

» Lost...in space?

Posted on Fri Aug 12th, 2022 @ 10:43pm by Commander Michael Murphy

First Officer's personal log.

We made it to Earth but somehow found ourselves not at home. No Federation vessels around. No Starfleet Headquarters to greet us over subspace. And Klingons are here. Can you believe it? Klingons in Earth space. I never thought I'd see the day where Klingons are…

» What's going on?

Posted on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 @ 8:38pm by Lieutenant Steve Ryan

Lt. Ryan shows up in the recording. A tired face and still in his uniform while walking up and down his quarters.

"That is strange" he started "I've never experienced anything like that before. We just arrived in Earth orbit and a Klingon warship fired on us with no warning…

» What is Going on?

Posted on Wed Jul 27th, 2022 @ 4:52pm by Captain Jackson Adams

Captain's Personal Log, stardate unknown. The Montana returned to Earth (from her last mission) to find another Earth--one that we never knew. Here, Earth appears to have been conquered by the Klingons and there is no sign of the federation. Have we travelled in time or to another universe? The…

» New experience

Posted on Sun Nov 7th, 2021 @ 11:23am by Lieutenant Peter Ramsey

Peter Ramsey was excited to make the transfer to USS Montana.

“Computer begin personal log.”

“I have spent five years on USS Forester as its ACMO. Now is the right time to transfer. This Quartz-class ship isn’t particularly advanced but it has been my home for five years. I will…