Welcome aboard the USS Ark Royal!
With a rich legacy that lives into the late twenty-fourth century, the USS Ark Royal, an Ambassador-class Heavy Cruiser, is assigned to Task Force 72 of Bravo Fleet .
2389- With the destruction of Deep Space 7 by Ravager forces in the Inconnu Expanse late last year and confirmed reports of socio-political factions positioning themselves as heir-apparent to the sitting Autarch of the Tzenkethi Coalition, the Federation Council escalated Starfleet's presence along the Federation-Tzenkethi-Breen Border, while consolidating Federation assets in the region.
The U.S.S. Ark Royal, an aging yet sturdy Ambassador-class ship of the line, was pressed back into service after spending the last ten years in mothballs as a premier force-multiplier. Outfitted with the latest advancements in Command and Control technology, Captain Charles F. McFadden and the crew of the U.S.S. Ark Royal are poised to confront the heart of current galactic intrigue that will define the balance of power in the region for years to come.
Sector Exploration and Necessary Tactical Interdiction Near Enemy Lines (S.E.N.T.I.N.E.L.)
Mission 1: Change of Orders
The crew of the USS Ark Royal leave Earth, and set a course for the Inconnu Expanse. While enroute the cope with the sudden change in command, and how they feel about it.
But before to long the USS Ark Royal, gets a distress call from the USS Hitachi, a ship on the flight path to the Inconnu Expanse. Acting Captain Haas and the crew will render assistance to the USS Hitachi and delay their arrival into the Inconnu Expanse.
Latest News Items
Posted on Tuesday November 5th, 2019 @ 12:07am by Commander Esmée Haas in General News
With the revamp of the USS Ark Royal, Underway. Commander Esmée Haas has assumed command of the ship. Because of her promotion, this left a vacancy for the first officer position.
After speaking to Lieutenant Commander Veronica Johnson, our current second officer, she has agreed to step up to become our new First Officer.
With Veronica stepping up, a new Second Officer, was needed to step in. After a long conversation with my first officer and task force commander, I have decided to offer the position to Lieutenant Commander Liam Bennett.
Again congrats to Lieutenant Commander's Veronica Johnson and Liam Bennett on their promotions.
Commander Esmée Haas
USS Ark Royal, NCC-92604
Task Force 72, Bravofleet
Posted on Sunday November 3rd, 2019 @ 4:50am by Commander Esmée Haas in General News
Crew of the Ark Royal,
This is my first addressed to you all. I want to start by saying you are the greatest crew a commanding officer could ask for. For the past two years, we have struggled to keep an active command staff with this sim.
We have held the sim together, through determination and team work. I am proud of you all. Today we made a very difficult change to the sim, that was not easy on any of us. But we got through it.
Due to the lack of time commitment of Captain Charles McFadden, we had to vote him out of command of the sim. This was not a decision we took lightly, and we hope he returns one day to the sim.
We are all very proud of our former Captain, and serving his country in real life. However, his real life commitments to the military and his country, do not allow him the time to lead our sim going forward.
With Captain McFadden leaving the sim, we have made other changes going forward to the sim. The first change we made, was to update the ship classification from Ambassador Class Starship, to a Vesta Class Multi Mission Explorer.
The Vesta Class will allow us to carry on the legacy name of the Ark Royal. Her name sake, will lead us into the Task Force 72 canon. The Ark Royal name has always lead the way, and we will lead the way for the sims within Task Force 72.
With the ship change, a few of the crew have expressed interest in changing positions or changing characters out, with the new ship class change. When we start up the new missions, you can either keep your current characters, or swap them out for any open positions on the sim. I also do not mind, our writers bringing on npc characters to this sim.
J. L. Galloway
Commander Esmée Haas
USS Ark Royal
Posted on Friday October 5th, 2018 @ 4:40pm by Commander Esmée Haas in General News
Good morning crew of the USS Ark Royal my name is J. L. Galloway and I will be the interim Commanding Officer of the ship till Captain Charles McFadden returns from his real life military deployment. My official position on the ship is First Officer, which was approved today by the Task Force 72 Command Staff.
My first order of business is to establish who is still with us? I have spoken to Archeron, Emily and Vanth and I know they are willing to return. I sent out an email not to long ago, asking the others.
My second order of business is to start up the captain's mission today. Anyone wanting to be added to the mission please tell me, if you are staying with the sim. The first Joint Post will talk about the captain being called away on an important mission, but we have orders to proceed to the Inconnu Expanse.
My third order of business is the appointment of a second officer, and my interim executive officer, note that the interim position is limited time, once Captain McFadden returns you will be demoted back down to Second Officer, and I will be demoted down to executive officer. We will not be looking for an interim second officer.
I am always available for questions.
J. L. Galloway
Lieutenant Commander Esmée Haas
USS Ark Royal, Executive Officer
& Interim Commanding Officer
Posted on Friday July 20th, 2018 @ 8:58am by Captain Charles McFadden in General News
We are on the verge of starting our mission. Our efforts to date have convinced the leadership to keep Ark Royal running, but I fear those efforts may be in vain unless we address our standing inactivity.
By the end of the day, there will be a joint post entitled "Ninety-Six Hours Part 1" saved on the site. This post will be a mission briefing for all department heads and assistants in the Observation Lounge. If we dedicate ourselves entirely to fleshing everything out, I am confident we can wrap everything up in a few posts.
On to better news.
I approved the application of 'Lieutenant JG Elizabeth Elaine,' authored by Patrick, to be Ark Royal's Navigator earlier today. With this appointment, we are finally on the verge of filling all critical player positions.
I know this has been a protracted process, but the missions we will write together will be well worth the time and effort spent sustaining the Ark Royal.
Posted on Sunday May 20th, 2018 @ 4:25pm by Captain Charles McFadden in General News
It gives me great pleasure to announce that 'Lieutenant Lisa Creed', authored by Archerone, will take over Tactical and Security on the Ark Royal.
Latest Mission Posts
Matthew did not tell his family ahead of time, he wanted to surprise them. He found out from the computer, where Kaitlyn and Lauren were staying. He walked over nervously to their door. He knew they would be home, and unpacking. Matthew tapped on the room buzzer, to notify them,…
When Ry had heard he had been assigned to the Ark Royal he had been home on a leave, which actually was time for his parents to lecture him on his life. They wanted him to quit what they called a boys dream, come home and marry some nice boring…
Esmée beamed over to the USS Ark Royal, with Veronica Johnson. Esmée would have preferred to take a shuttle or walk aboard, but she was needed to on the ship as soon as possible. Or so she was told. Esmée walked off the transporter padd, with Veronica right behind her.…
Veronica looked down at her uniform once more. This was her first crew meeting as executive officer and she wanted to make a solid impression. Be strong and confident, make their crew confident in her abilities.
She had read Captain Pittson’s file so she knew his history with the…
Things were changing onboard Ark Royal. Lieutenant Liam Bennett had been assigned to the newest Vesta-class Starship last year, following her construction. He’d been Chief Engineer throughout her shakedown and had been expecting to be reassigned following their completion to make way for a full time Chief Engineer for the…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 @ 5:52pm by Lieutenant JG Erica Solwick II
Personal Log: Erica Solwick
What an interesting past two weeks. Spending two weeks with a Bolian and a Tellarite, was a fun task. The two of them constantly struggled to get a long. Mainly because the Bolian, did not understand how to interact with a Tellarite, he seemed a little…