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

» Diplomatic Shore Leave

Mission: The Sound of Thunder
Posted on Sun May 8th, 2022 @ 10:21pm by Lieutenant Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Seth Munro & Lieutenant Stuart Mann


The Montana was still at the Klingon spaceport. Murphy was certain the repairs would be done any day. He had spent his fair share of time interacting with the Klingons and had begun picking up pieces of their language. So far, he had learned Hlja' (yes), ghobe' (no), jlyaj…

» The Hardest Times Call For The Best Of Friends

Mission: The Sound of Thunder
Posted on Mon Apr 18th, 2022 @ 10:12pm by Lieutenant Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Seth Munro & Lieutenant T'Ponga Shemara


Murphy was on the Bridge, checking in on their situation. It had been two days since docking at the Klingon spaceport. The Klingons weren't quite as harsh as their welcoming party had made it sound. Hopefully, things would be wrapped up in the next 48 hours and they could…

» A Doubtful Friend Is Worse Than A Certain Enemy

Mission: The Sound of Thunder
Posted on Wed Mar 30th, 2022 @ 3:58am by Lieutenant Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Seth Munro & Lieutenant T'Ponga Shemara


Murphy felt a sense of relief. The Montana was safely docked at the Klingon spaceport. Now the crew would have a chance to see firsthand how relations between Klingons and the Federation would be. Once some preliminaries were out of the way, they should be able to explore the…

» A Settling In Period

Mission: The Sound of Thunder
Posted on Thu Mar 24th, 2022 @ 2:15pm by Lieutenant Seth Munro


{USS Montana, Sickbay}

Lieutenant Seth Munro walked into the large room and looked around. The ship’s sickbay was practically state-of-the-art compared to the Starbase he had been assigned to for the previous two years of his career. They hadn’t been terrible two years, but being on the frontier of…

» Any Port In The Storm

Mission: The Sound of Thunder
Posted on Sun Mar 20th, 2022 @ 4:42am by Lieutenant Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Commander Ethan Sanguina Dr. & Lieutenant Niles McCulloch Lt. & Lieutenant T'Ponga Shemara & Lieutenant Peter Ramsey & Ensign Trevor Andrews Ensign & Lieutenant Stuart Mann


Six days after the ‘incident’ that stranded Montana in space, without any help or the ability to call for Federation assistance, the ship crossed over into Klingon space at 0100 hours. After finally getting a shower and fresh uniform, Captain Jackson Adams was on the bridge. He had ordered…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» after Security Shift

Posted on Thu Feb 11th, 2021 @ 5:07am by Lieutenant S'Relle

S'Relle came back to her quarters, after shift she became very tired ,and decided it was time to soak in the tub even with all her fur she needed to soak her whole body good . she was laying in water full of bubbles enjoying it the whole time. S'Relle…