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

» New 2XO on the Job

Mission: Through the Looking Glass
Posted on Mon Jul 15th, 2024 @ 7:27am by Lieutenant Commander Rebecca Veistral

LtCmdr Rebecca Viestral Was already aboard the USS-Montana , she thought she was gonna have her first assignment in Medbay, then one of the Security Personal smiled at her and gave her a Padd with new orders, and she looked and was shocked shes now 2nd in command, Next to…

» What In the Universe?

Mission: Through the Looking Glass
Posted on Sun Jun 30th, 2024 @ 12:53pm by Commander Michael Murphy & Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Kestra Ral & Lieutenant Stuart Mann

The Montana settled from whatever had just occurred, and it appeared that the ship was not in the same place as it was before.

"Lt, Mann, where are we?" asked the Captain.

Mann looked at the helm station, "Sir, I think we are about a day from earth station.."


» Running Home

Mission: The Romulan War
Posted on Wed Jun 5th, 2024 @ 3:26am by Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Stuart Mann & Commander Michael Murphy & Lieutenant Steve Ryan & Lieutenant Kestra Ral & Lieutenant JG Aubrie Fox


(Montana Bridge)

Murphy entered the Bridge with the rest of the senior staff, fresh from the Captain's Quarters. They were going to stop hiding and set a course for Federation space.

Fox was at her station. She wanted to fight rather then run, But orders were orders.

Steve sat…

» The Captain's Doubts

Mission: The Romulan War
Posted on Wed Jun 5th, 2024 @ 3:25am by Captain Jackson Adams & Commander Michael Murphy

The Captain sat in his quarters, waiting for the First Officer to arrive..

The Captain could not help but wonder if they were on the proper mission. Why was this ship sent... it simply made no sense.

Commander Murphy rang the chime at the Captain’s quarters. He had been putting…

» Bar talk

Mission: The Romulan War
Posted on Tue May 21st, 2024 @ 12:20am by Captain Jackson Adams & Lieutenant Kestra Ral


[officers observation lounge]

Kestra couldn't sleep. Well, that wasn't true; she was afraid of sleeping. Every night for the past few days, she would fall asleep. Then that darn Reman would visit in her mind. It wasn't like she could walk away or anything. Blast him! So, here she…

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…