1 year deep space mission

Department of the Terran Stellar Navy
Canadian Fleet

DATE: NOVEMBER 19, 2017
FROM: TSN COMMAND
TO: CAPTAIN JOHN SCALES
RE: ALERT STATUS TSN HAMILTON

As of this Date TSN Hamilton is now at ALERT STATUS in preparation for mobilization & deployment, commencing on January 28, 2018.

Your orders are to prepare the Light Cruiser, designated: TSN Hamilton for future deployment. Coordinate with TSN Corps of Engineers, Quartermaster, and Fleet Services. You have access to all of the Terran Stellar Navy’s resources to prepare your ship & crew for this mission.

TSN Hamilton will be deployed on a deep space exploration mission for a duration of ONE YEAR. The mission objectives are to travel to unknown parts of space to gather scientific information and to represent the United Space Faring Planets in peaceful contact with unknown life forms.

TSN Command





TSN Hamilton
Captain's Log
Nov 19, 17

Today I received orders that put the Hamilton on alert status and the entire crew on mobilization alert. We knew this was coming, and now that the time has arrived I must prepare the ship and crew for deployment. Our launch date is January 28, 2018.

The mission outline is a long-range deep space mission to collect scientific data and make peaceful contact with new life forms. At today's duty shift the entire crew was engaged in ship-wide systems check and readiness drills. The senior bridge officers discussed recording the mission.

It was determined that a new main computer and sensor array need to be installed. I made a request for a new computer and sensor array with TSN Corps of Engineers. As it turns out, they have bigger plans. I was informed that the engineers will not only be upgrading the systems I have requested, but they will be redesigning a section of the ship into a brand-new stellar cartography system. Command wasn't joking when they said we will have access to all of TSN's resources. This also means that there will be personnel role changes as well as new crew transfer.

The biggest change on the bridge will be that my first officer Cdr Moriopolous is being put in charge of stellar cartography. He will still be my first officer, but it will take him off the bridge full-time. My chief engineer Cdr Varga will be taking over first officer duties on the bridge. I have yet to decide a new chief engineering officer. Most of the transfers will be more science personnel.

We have a little over two months to prepare for our mission. I have full confidence in the crew and I know we will be ready.

Capt. John Scales
Commanding Officer
TSN Hamilton
2nd Light Division
Terran Stellar Navy Canadian Fleet
United Space Faring Planets



TSN Hamilton
Captain's Log
Dec 5, 17

Work has been ongoing to ready the ship for our deep space mission. My crew has been working hard and is doing a great job. Wednesday was a major upgrade for our main computer. It took most of the day shutting down most of the key systems on the ship. The rest of the week was spent restarting ship systems. Sunday was the first time running the ship since the update. Everything seems to be running properly. Except for our new sensor array. The Corps of Engineers have been working since Sunday to fix the problem.

I have been living on base for the past few weeks instead of staying on the ship. Most of my time has been spent in meeting between Command, Fleet Services, and the Corps of Engineers. I had a meeting with Commodore Trinh on Saturday. He had asked for a detailed status update. I have also been attending refresher courses on diplomacy procedures.

The workload has been very heavy for everyone. The crew has been a little tense and could use a brake. On December 10th the senior bridge crew is heading over to the Ontario shipyards to celebrate the commissioning of the TSN Oshawa. It should be a welcome distraction for everyone.


Capt. John Scales
Commanding Officer
TSN Hamilton
2nd Light Division
Terran Stellar Navy Canadian Fleet
United Space Faring Planets



TSN Hamilton
Captain's Log
Dec 21, 17

Our last duty shift was all training simulations. The crews performance was top notch. Even Commodore Trinh was on hand to see the crews performance. More logistic bugs were worked out but we have yet to do a full test of our sensor array. Specifically in recording what our sensors pick up. The Corps of Engineers said there have been some set backs but will have everything operational before our Jan 28th launch date.

Last week the senior crew and I went to the TSN Ohsawa's commissioning. We were given a tour of the ship, then it was on to see the ship in action. Various battle drill and stress test were conducted. Even I was able to command a few battle drills. All I can say is what an impressive ship. This new battleship class vessel is top notch. I know Commander DeNobrega is going to enjoy commanding the Oshawa. Afterwards there was a reception in the officers lounge. The chef did a great job. I think I am going to have to steal him for the Hamilton. I have yet to find a replacement since our chef retired at the beginning of the month.

For the time being I have put the crew on a holiday stand down. I want the crew to spend time with their families before shipping out. To be honest I had to order the crew to leave since most of them wanted to continue preparing the ship. The Corps of Engineers has been gracious enough to fill in with extra personnel while the crew is away. Of course I will remain on to oversee the work being done. Regular crew operations will resume Jan 14, 18.

Capt. John Scales
Commanding Officer
TSN Hamilton
2nd Light Division
Terran Stellar Navy Canadian Fleet
United Space Faring Planets



TSN Hamilton
Captains Log
Jan 14, 18

We are finally back from holiday stand down. It is good to see the crew all back on the bridge. This was our final duty shift before we launch for the deep space mission. Command assigned me a lucky 7 combat drill. The Lucky Seven test requires you to complete a single front combat mission, level 7, in 60 minutes or less using a Scout vessel only. All configurations of the combat simulation can be set to many, with default sensor range and no modifications to both enemy and player's vessel.

The lucky seven combat drill was a complete success. All enemies destroyed and completed within 37 min. There were six main groups of enemies. The three larger enemy groups were destroyed using taunting and mine fields. The three smaller enemy groups were destroyed using a combination of EMP's, Echo 1 runs, and Delta 2 maneuvers. With one Torgoth Goliath giving us a difficult time. A secret code case was used to defeat the Goliath. While 2 enemy groups and a pack of piranhas did attack both DS1 and DS2 we did not lose any stations. Although we did lose all friendly combat ready ships.

Cdr. Varga was also assigned a training patrol mission which was also very successful.
The patrol training mission was a successful excursion, 41 enemies, and 3 neutrals where either destroyed or routed with 4 friendly ship casualties. Though a peaceful beginning during our patrol with no known hostile contacts we began seeing a front forming near DS2 in and around grid D4 mark 1, this is where we engaged all hostile combatants. Enemies where primarily dealt with by using both delta and, echo maneuvers. The total time of the mission was 30 minutes. Cdr. Varga has shown he has strong command skills and I know he is the right choice as first officer for the upcoming mission.

The crews performance was nothing short of amazing. They all responded perfectly and communication was spot on. I can not put into words how proud I am of how well the crew did. We all have made such a huge improvement in such a short time. I am beyond confident the crew is ready for the huge challenge that will be the deep space mission.

We did a final test of our upgraded senor array today and everything is working perfectly. With all the bugs finally worked out Cdr. Mouriopoulos is relieved that stellar cartography can be working at 100% efficiency.

I was given my final deep space mission briefing this evening. Oddly enough an intelligence officer was involved with this briefing. Without revealing any sensitive information the mission details are:
We are to proceed to the Aurelian sector in USFP space where a gate of unknown origin has been discovered. The TSN Hamilton is to enter the gate and explore unknown space. The TSN Hermies (A scout class vessel) went through the gate to do short range recon. Last reports was all clear and no contact made with initial scans. There will be an automated station for communication only. We will also be assigned 10 marines for security reasons.
Our primary mission is to explore unknown space. We are to record and report any and all scientific data.
We also have diplomatic orders where we are no to make contact with underdeveloped civilizations. We are to observe and document only.
For any developed civilizations we are to act as ambassadors of the USFP. We are to make a complete tactical report as well ad diplomatic report on if the civilization could be a potential allies. We are NOT to upset the local civilizations. We must follow all laws and customs the best we can.

Also we have finally found a new chef.

Capt. John Scales
Commanding Officer
TSN Hamilton
2nd Light Division
Terran Stellar Navy Canadian Fleet
United Space Faring Planets




My apologies on the late report. Our new upgraded communications array had more issues than anticipated and required some more repair. All systems are back to normal operations.

TSN Hamilton
Mission Report
Feb 19, 2018

TSN Hamilton entered the Aruelian Gate. After exiting the gate in unknown space we scanned for the TSN Hermies. after finding no trace we proceeded to explore the immediate area for any sings of the Hermies. After moving into the next sector we encountered multiple trading stations and a military out post. We made contact with an unknown species military vessels. The called themselves the Ronians. We told to make contact with the Commandant of the local military outpost. We were then told not to approach the trading stations and to only deal with military stations. We asked for an information on the Hermies. They were unaware of the Hermies but said they would be on the look out for it. We left the station and proceeded to scan the area. We located a communications buoy from the Hermies. Ronian vessles were on their way to intercept the buoy as well. We downloaded all information then cleared the buoy's computer and left. We were worried taking the buoy would cause problems with the ships on their way to intercept the buoy. We continued our search. Moving into the next sector we found wreckage from the Hermies but not enough to be the entire ship. There were two dragons moving through the area and right through the wreckage. We gave them a wide berth. After inspecting the wreckage we found another communication buoy. We beamed the buoy aboard and our science end engineering team are analyzing for more information. We moved on into the next Sector. We made contact with a mining facility called the TSAF Greyson. They gave us permission to dock. After docking we tried to make first diplomatic contact with the unkowns species of the Greyson but they were very confused on why were were there and making contact with a mining facility. We then asked for any information on the Hermies. They were unaware of our missing ship but did say there was a shuttle drifting in the sector. We then left the Greyson and proceeded to the shuttle. Once we reached the shuttle we identified it as belonging to the Hermies. There was also a ship called the Rotan at the shuttle. The Rotan contacted us calming salvage rights to the shuttle. We convinced the Rotan to let us investigate the shuttle. As part of our investigation We beamed Cdr Varga, two engineering officers, and two Marines over to the shuttle to download all information and to wipe the computer clean of any sensitive information. After taking all information we left the Rotan to continue its salvage on the shuttle. We then headed into the next sector. After entering and scanning the new sector the new sector we found another communication buoy. This buoy was giving off a familiar TSN signal. We reached the buoy and downloaded the content. A message was readable saying that the Hermies was damaged but not crippled. But the damage was enough to hamper exploration. The Hermies has gone way beyond their intended recon mission and their whereabouts are still unknown. We are heading into the next sector to continue searching for the Hermies.

End of mission report.
Capt. John Scales
Commanding Officer
TSN Hamilton
2nd Light Division
Terran Stellar Navy Canadian Fleet
United Space Faring Planets
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