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

» Explanation: What in the World?

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Tue Sep 20th, 2022 @ 11:27pm by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Peter Ramsey & Lieutenant Stuart Mann

The Shuttle landed safely on the ship. As the crew was leaving the shuttle the Captain's voice came over the intercom....

"Red alert, all hands man your battle stations. This is not a drill, this ship is under attack."

A second later the ship rocked, and it rocked hard.....


» Landing Party

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Thu Sep 1st, 2022 @ 7:30am by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan


The landing party found themselves on earth. As they left the shuttle Crewman Fuller, one of the security officers, said:

"Commander, I think we need to mark this location. You know what they say, "X always marks the spot, sir."

Lt. Jack Ryan finished overseeing the shutdown procedure of…

» The Watch

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Sat Aug 27th, 2022 @ 4:24am by Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Mckenzie Logan & Lieutenant Stuart Mann


Captain Jackson Wells was uneasy. The landing party was gone and he was unable to even talk with them. What would happen now was out of his control, not something he did well.

"Lt. Mann, do you have fix on the shuttle?"

"Sir, I did until they landed but…

» And Away We Go!

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Wed Aug 17th, 2022 @ 10:30pm by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Mckenzie Logan & Lieutenant Stuart Mann


***The Bridge****

Sitting in his command chair the Captain looked at his executive officer,

"Commander, take your landing party to the planet and figure out what the heck is going on. I will remain here with the ship. If you need us, we will be here for you. Only…

» The Brief (What Now?)

Mission: The World We Never Knew
Posted on Mon Aug 1st, 2022 @ 10:14pm by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Peter Ramsey & Lieutenant Stuart Mann


Captain Adams sat in his chair in the briefing room waiting for everyone to arrive. In front of him was his usual old earth drink called, "Diet Pepsi." He had some made and brought onboard before the ship left earth--it was his "comfort" food. Captain's were allowed these types…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» 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…