The Sim

2395 - The Dominion War has been over for nearly 20 years and yet we live in an era of uncertainty and the memories of loss have become fear and paranoia creeping down. But there are still those who look to the future and the promise of a new day, who refuse to let themselves be pulled down into darkness by fear and instead boldly step forward into the unknown. The crew of USS Hornet are among those who seek out answers to questions and new questions to be asked, always looking forward and never backward.

For us, there is no enemy greater than the challenge of doing what must be done without undoing the dream of the Federation or turning our backs on the mandate of Starfleet. We will always be out there, pursuing the unknown and if you are up to the challenge, then we want you on our crew. Join us today and together, we will uphold the traditions of Starfleet. In the words of Captain Christopher Pike, “Be bold. Be brave. This is Starfleet. Get it done.”

History of the USS Hornet -
The USS Hornet is a Monarch-class which was commissioned recently, only having finished her shakedown cruise under a test crew six months ago. Slated as a Sovereign-class originally, the Hornet's development was delayed continuously and even planned to be scrapped. Finally, it was decided to shift construction to the Monarch-class and launch the ship as such in late 2392.

The last ship to bear the name was a Renaissance-class that served through the mid 24th Century until being retired in 2376, including serving under Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s command to patrol the Klingon-Romulan Border during the Klingon Civil War. The name has been used a number of times since the late 18th Century on Earth by both the American and British navies, with the last one being an American aircraft carrier that was the recovery ship that picked up the Apollo 11 astronauts after their mission to put the first humans on Luna was completed.