Welcome to the USS Crown

The year is 2391. Starfleet continues with its goals of exploration, peaceful contact with new species, and maintaining the security of the Federation. To rise to these challenges Starfleet has commissioned a new class of multi-purpose starships known as the Insignia class.

The USS Crown is among the latest of these vessels. Her unique, modular design enables her to quickly adapt to changing requirements, depending on the needs of the service. On one mission she may be outfitted with advanced sensor and research packages to make her a science vessel. Then she could swap out those modules with new ones containing pre-packaged medical and humanitarian supplies for disaster relief on some far-away world. After that she may swap modules yet again to ready her for routine defense patrols, or to serve as an ambassador's ship, or to ferry colonists. The mission possibilities are nearly limitless.

If interested in joining us, please click the "Join" button on the right hand menu.

Current Mission: Intermission II

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Latest News Items

» Moving On

Posted on Monday October 20th, 2014 @ 6:34pm by Captain T'Zera in General News

I will close "Intermission II" this Saturday so that we can get moving with the next mission. Please wrap up any shore leave posts still in progress before then. Thanks.


» Yet Another New Player!

Posted on Sunday October 19th, 2014 @ 2:44am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Please welcome Master Chief Petty Officer Luc-Claude Bouchard, our new Chief of the Boat. He is the Crown's highest-ranking enlisted man. A such he is to be addressed as "Master Chief Bouchard" but never as "sir." Welcome aboard, Master Chief!


» Joint Service Commendation Medals Approved

Posted on Friday October 17th, 2014 @ 6:59am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Admiral Hurin has notified me that the Joint Service Commendation Medals have been approved. Congratulations to all of you who participated in the joint mission with the Nimitz and earned this prestigious Level 2 award.


» New Player

Posted on Monday October 13th, 2014 @ 11:24pm by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Please welcome Ensign Esper Villanova, who will play a science officer-turned-helmsman for our ship. She'll be explaining how that comes about in-character. With two posts already knocked out she's obviously ready to go, so send some JP offers her way if you have a character sitting idle and you're mulling over what to write next.

And while I'm here, a friendly reminder. If you owe someone a tag and it's been more than three days then see to it right away, please. I'll post the "Departure" JP sometime tomorrow.


» Shuttle Names

Posted on Sunday October 12th, 2014 @ 8:33am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Here are the names of the Crown's shuttle craft and a brief history of each name. In all cases too brief because in my research I found that these are all fascinating people and two or three sentences don't quite do them justice. I hope everyone approves.

Thanks to those who made suggestions. Your help is appreciated.

Type 11 Shuttles

Cyrus - Known as Cyrus the Great. Ruler of the Achaemenid Empire in Persia in 5th century BC. His empire covered Persia and parts of Arabia, Africa, and Europe. He governed on the principles of respect for all cultures and liberation of the enslaved. Wrote the first declaration of human rights.

Boudicca – Queen of the Iceni (present day eastern England) in the 1st century. Led an uprising against a brutal Roman occupation and nearly defeated them.

Type 8 Shuttles

Ashoka – Known as Ashoka the Great. Ruled India in 3rd century BC. Renounced armed conquest and devoted himself to governing with honesty, benevolence, and compassion to all of his subjects.

Sejong – Known as Sejong the Great. Ruled Korea in the 15th century. Instituted policies to increase the prosperity of his people, supported education, and encouraged scientific advancement.

Cuauhtémoc – The last Aztec emperor who resisted the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Was captured, tortured and executed by Cortés, and was defiant to the end.

Charlemagne – King of the Franks in the 8th century. Established universal education for all people regardless of social status or gender. Established a common currency which in turn promoted trade and allowed people other than nobles to prosper. Promoted art, literature, and architecture.

Type 9 Shuttles

Nzinga – Queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms (present day Angola) in the early 17th century. Known as an accomplished diplomat and politician. Fought against Portuguese slave traders in her country.

Augustus – Founder of the Roman Empire in 27 BC. His reign was called Pax Romana because peace and diplomacy flourished during that time.

Danube Class Runabout

Eleanor - Also known as Eleanor of Aquitaine. Queen Consort of France and later England in the 12th century. Pioneered the early bardic tradition of Courtly Love. Was a very powerful and politically astute woman who influenced the history of two countries.

Latest Mission Posts

» In the End

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 @ 6:09pm by Lieutenant Michael Cross & Master Chief Petty Officer Andir Shon


The Cross Family entered the hangar bay an emotional wreck. Jenna with Kyla and Rex in tow was noticeably distant from Michael who was making futile efforts to show displays of affection. the hangar crew looked on as she shoved him away "No! Michael! No!..."She stated through clenched teeth,"…

» The new counselor, part 2

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Tuesday October 21st, 2014 @ 4:23pm by Tagashi Horal Ph.D. & Lieutenant Summer Amoran & Lieutenant JG Lenore Fitzpatrick Ph.D.


Tagashi finally found his way to main sickbay, where the computer had told him the persons he should meet were all nicely assembled in one room. He still had his problems finding his way through the corridors of a ship he had just arrived at, but the computer had…

» Exchanging Modules

Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Monday October 20th, 2014 @ 2:51am by Master Chief Petty Officer Luc-Claude Bouchard

[Modular Design Specifications
Class II Mod Sensor Packet
Class IX Deflector Enhancing Module
DaFarge Inc Anti-Dissipator Shield Enhancement Package
Long Rang Communications Enhancer-New Bajor Relay]

The specifications continued in a list as long as the MCPO's arm which he handed off to a boatswain 3rd class to go below and…

» Bouchard Intro Post

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Saturday October 18th, 2014 @ 11:56pm by Master Chief Petty Officer Luc-Claude Bouchard


"Good morning Master Chief" The security guard and yeoman broke their personal conversation abruptly and stood at attention outside the Chief of Boat's ready room as MCPO Shon's successor walked toward them via brisk walk.

Shifting attache case from right hand to left Master Chief Bouchard shook hands with…

» Welcome to the Science Department

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Saturday October 18th, 2014 @ 9:53pm by Ensign Esper Villanova & Lieutenant Commander Tavik


Lt.Cmdr. Tavik sat in his office, receiving new arrivals to the science department. Some people had left after the Salonian mission, transferring to other ships, while others arrived, waiting to be briefed about their new position. Tavik took up a padd from his desk. The next appointment was Ensign…

Latest Personal Logs

» Foot In Mouth Disease

Posted on Friday October 17th, 2014 @ 9:32pm by Ensign Esper Villanova


"Computer, begin personal log."

Still without a station of her own Esper sat Ensign Enright's platform, grateful that her roommate was on duty. While she had been on board for only a short time, Esper's day was shaping up to be hectic and she could foresee her tour of…

» Stardate: 68734.4

Posted on Thursday September 25th, 2014 @ 4:22pm by Lieutenant Commander Tavik

Personal log, Lieutenant Commander Tavik,

Stardate: 68734.4

While other departments like OPS and engineering are busy installing the new modules, and intelligence is preparing for the mission, the science department is relatively quiet. We have received a few experts that shall help us updade the star charts of the Gamma…

» Approach to Bajor (Backpost to start of "Intermission II")

Posted on Saturday September 6th, 2014 @ 10:11am by Captain T'Zera

Captain's Log, Stardate 68622.9...

We are back on course to Deep Space Nine after an unexpected course diversion. Not long after this morning's senior staff meeting we received a coded distress signal from an unincorporated M-class moon known as Gallain III-B. It is the location of a mining colony that…

» Storm Clouds

Posted on Thursday September 4th, 2014 @ 8:17am by Lieutenant Michael Cross

These past few weeks have been a nightmare to say the least my personal life has been upended by something I thought was buried and forgotten. My career is in jeopardy due to an incident which was beyond my control. My marriage and family and all that's important to me…

» Lieutenant Richardson's Personal Log-- Aboard USS Galen en route to USS Crown

Posted on Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 @ 11:41pm by Lieutenant Alexander Richardson


At the Captain's direction, this log will be posted both on the Crown and TF72 web boards... so Crown members, you'll see this twice, but it's actually the same log.


As Richardson paced about aimlessly in the small, sparsely furnished guest quarters issued to him during his trip…