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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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

» The Meeting

Mission: Home Sweet home.
Posted on Sun Feb 11th, 2024 @ 10:02pm by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Kestra Ral & Lieutenant JG Aubrie Fox & Lieutenant Stuart Mann


(Just before the Team Left the Ship)

Captain Adams did not like this situation but someone had to remain on the ship to "keep any eye on things."

Just before they left Captain Adams came over the intercom in the transporter room:

"Commander Murphy, this might go without saying…

» Arrival on Station

Mission: Home Sweet home.
Posted on Mon Jan 22nd, 2024 @ 12:37am by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Kestra Ral & Lieutenant JG Aubrie Fox & Petty Officer 3rd Class Valentia Ferrón & Lieutenant Stuart Mann


After a few hours of travel, the ship arrived at Chaltok IV.

"Communications, open a hailing frequency," said Captain Adams.

"Aye sir" came the response.

Looking over at his Senior Officers the Captain said, "Well, it looks like we are finally at our assigned duty station.. for now."


» Reapacification

Mission: Home Sweet home.
Posted on Wed Jan 17th, 2024 @ 5:55pm by Lieutenant Steve Ryan

"Steve, are you there?"

Deb's voice came through the door of Lt. Ryan's personal quarters. Steve was busy going over the recent reports coming from his section and heard her voice lound and clear. He didn't answer her tho.

"I'm gonna stay here till you get out of the room…

» The Message

Mission: Home Sweet home.
Posted on Sat Dec 23rd, 2023 @ 11:59pm by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Kestra Ral & Lieutenant JG Aubrie Fox & Petty Officer 3rd Class Valentia Ferrón & Lieutenant Stuart Mann

"Captain's Log Stardate 82110.6, the ship has been traveling at high warp for almost six weeks. We are now as close to the Romulan-Federation border as we can be, without crossing over. My crew appears to be on edge. Is this a one-way trip? Only time will tell."

(0200 Hour…

» New Growth

Mission: Home Sweet home.
Posted on Sat Dec 9th, 2023 @ 9:12pm by Petty Officer 3rd Class Valentia Ferrón & Lieutenant Kestra Ral



Valentina approached the Arboretum on Deck 6. The crew in the science lab had told her that it was where she would find Lieutenant Ral. In her hand was a copy of the Captain’s directives to the senior staff officers. It would have been easier to send them…

Latest Personal Logs

» So Long, Babel

Posted on Thu Sep 21st, 2023 @ 3:23pm by Commander Michael Murphy

Executive Officer's personal log.

Our "routine" visit to Babel was anything but. The crew performed admirably under less than ideal conditions. I'll formally recognize several crew members, including Ensign Odonnel and Lieutenant Mitchell. Lieutenant Ryan, on the other hand, showed exemplary ability on this mission. Often operating unsupervised, he was…

» Alles hat ein Ende...

Posted on Tue Sep 19th, 2023 @ 3:54pm by Lieutenant Commander Katja Becker

Katja looked at the scrolling data on her screen and a temporary sense of terror raced through her. After years of grueling education and training…this was it. The culmination of a lifetime’s worth of dreams and suddenly it was here…real. What was she going to do? She wasn’t ready! She…

» Back Onboard

Posted on Mon Sep 18th, 2023 @ 10:50am by Lieutenant Steve Ryan

Well, we're finally back onboard the USS Montana.

My experience as a "Captain" had been short but quite eventful. An alien damaged vessel, a reduced crew made mostly of engineers, unknown technology to repair and fix and, in between all that, someone threatening to blow us to pieces, as if…

» Problems on Babel

Posted on Thu Jul 6th, 2023 @ 2:05pm by Commander Michael Murphy

First Officer's Personal Log. Plex and his people have come to us for assistance. Something feels...off. They haven't volunteered why two of their people have been sentenced to death, and they seem unwilling to leave a planet they're calling home...even though it's not their original home. It could be nothing.…

» Last night's party

Posted on Thu May 11th, 2023 @ 2:30pm by Commander Michael Murphy

Executive Officer's personal log.

Last night was the social gathering at The Twelve. I definitely stayed later than I should have. I'm assuming I'll see others look as bad or worse than me. At least I didn't drink, and had the sense to leave before the proverbial sunup. We might…