Welcome to the USS Shanghai!

Exploration is the driving force of Starfleet, the core and ever-present principle born into every Starfleet Officer. To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before – that is what we are driven to do.

The USS Shanghai-A was chosen to lead a group of explorers beyond deep space and to a new, unexplored section of the galaxy far rim-ward from Federation lines and the Reayan Transit Corridor. With fresh retrofits and a new crew she set out on a mission of exploration with little more than a small cadre of ships in tow. Deep in the Auriga Perseus section of the galaxy, the Shanghai watched over the early stages of the colony efforts. While exploring this new world something happened, though - a local power known as the Protectorate, a union of numerous species from the region with a reckless use of technologies such as chroniton weaponry and nanotech, set upon the Federation explorers with no obvious provocation. The ensuing battle was quick, but it had lasting implications and would end with stranding the explorers. Now, with only a trickle of reinforcements from the Fleet, Shanghai and her crew has a clear path laid out before it: protect the fledgling Golovin Colony, explore the region, repair the damage dealt to the region, and try to find common ground with the peoples they find there.

The USS Shanghai is an exploration focused sim, set just beyond the known galaxy. The sim hopes to foster an environment where players can help build our little section of the world, from helping design alien worlds and phenomena, to the civilizations and technologies they’ve discovered, and the exploration of characters within that setting. The Shanghai was founded in 2009 and has a dedicated crew with a long history. We are always looking for new members, so if you find yourself interested in the simm, send us a message or application!

The Command Team
USS Shanghai NCC-82941 – Task Force 93, Forseti Group

::: Current Mission :::
“Points of Light”

The Shanghai and Vauban have returned from Cyen, and are being checked and scrubbed for any lingering effects or nano-tech, giving the crews a much needed respite. Life on Golovin has begun to look more normal, and the crew can spend some time on their new world. When strange lights begin to appear on the outskirts of the colonies, science teams are puzzled. There aren't any clear readings, but the orbs seem to be nothing more than lights at first. It soon becomes clear that there is something more behind the phenomena.

Latest News Items

» Welcoming a new Crewmember

Posted on Mon Nov 12th, 2018 @ 9:25pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hi all,

Please welcome our newest crew member, Dastan Alexander, who will be taking over the role of Executive Officer!

As a note, this is an IC character role, at least for now. Please keep this in mind before sending questions or requests to our newest member. You can keep sending them my way, though.

- N / Sun

» New Mission "Points of Light"

Posted on Sun Oct 28th, 2018 @ 8:00pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hello All!

Points of Light has started. I'll be updating the Mission Notes as we go along with that mission. 5618 will stay up for a little while longer to catch the aftermath posts in the works.

The layout for the first few days is in the notes now. As always, feel free to make suggestions and send plot ideas my way.

- N/Sun

» New Crewmember

Posted on Wed Oct 3rd, 2018 @ 10:02pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hey all!

We have a new Flight Control Officer - say hello to Ensign Jane Sinclair!

- N/Sun

» New Player

Posted on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 @ 2:58pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hello, All!

Another new crew member to welcome aboard! Say hello to Ensign Carter Jackson, who will be taking over as our Chief of Operations.

- N.

» Welcome Back

Posted on Mon Jul 9th, 2018 @ 5:41pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hi all,

In case you haven't noticed, I wanted to give a quick note here to let you all know we have a returning crew member. Lt. Commander James Barnes will be returning to the Shanghai. Say hello!

- Sun/N.

Latest Mission Posts

» A New Day Dawning

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 @ 12:39am by Lieutenant Commander Dastan Alexander Ph.D

The sun beamed down upon the dust red Martian sands. The Mars City Station was booming just like any other day. Shuttlecraft were disappearing and appearing into the red glow on the horizon. Mars City Station seems to always be like this after academy graduations.

Dastan Alexander stood leaned up…

» Aftermath: Numbers

Mission: 5618
Posted on Mon Nov 12th, 2018 @ 11:26pm by Lieutenant Marcus Anvers & Captain Sun Mei Xiang

[Federation Mobile Hospital, Cyen Capitol Complex]

Sun's shuttle landed quietly among the hustle and bustle of the hospital. They were still helping treat so many Cyen and others that she felt almost like a nuisance checking in. Just like she did with checking in on the marines on the border,…

» Tinker, Farmer, Pilot, Lights

Mission: Points Of Light
Posted on Thu Nov 8th, 2018 @ 12:17pm by Ensign Jane Sinclair & Shaila Flynn


At Captain Sun's instructions, Ensign Jane Sinclair was on the surface of Golovin Colony, working with her most senior team members to make Shanghai's shuttle complement available to the colonists during the ship's downtime.

Golovin had a proper hangar facility, but it was dedicated to fighter craft. There were…

» Fixing Ships and Minds

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Thu Nov 8th, 2018 @ 11:06am by Ensign Jane Sinclair & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes


It had been a little while since Christine worked out of her office on Golovin, but the Shanghai was off-limits for the time being. With being away for over a week as a captive on Cyen, it seemed the work had piled up somewhat. Including the required evals for…

» Much Deserved (Part Two)

Mission: Points Of Light
Posted on Wed Nov 7th, 2018 @ 9:03pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Commander James Barnes & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes & Ensign Jane Sinclair

[Shune Bay, Golovin]

Mei had chosen to stay late after the ceremony, and with a few of her crew. It was a simple enough evening, crew wandering from business to business, and eating and drinking and just having a good time. She had the chance to speak to a few…

Latest Personal Logs

» Something From The Road

Posted on Mon Apr 7th, 2014 @ 10:20pm by Lieutenant JG Dominic Delaney Jr.

Computer, begin recording.


Hey dad!

It's been a long time since I've chatted with you, and I'm sorry that I haven't been as active as I have been in writing you lately. I was able to get transferred to another ship after my medical leave was up. She's a…

» Recovery

Posted on Tue Jan 15th, 2013 @ 12:09am by 2nd Lieutenant Zak Keevon

Well, it had to happen eventually. Getting wounded, that is. Actually, it's amazing I avoided it as long as I did, given that I get shot at for a living. The crazy part is that it was all because of a traitor. Not crazy that it happened, but crazy that…

» Where to begin...

Posted on Sun Jul 22nd, 2012 @ 2:12pm by Ensign Aaron Markus

Ensign Aaron Markus, Personal Log, Supplemental: I have arrived onboard the USS Shanghai and will be assuming the position of Chief of Operations. I'm hoping my tenure here will be long and full of adventure. Seeing as how we're pretty much in the middle of nowhere, there should be plenty…

» Points of Order

Posted on Wed Jul 18th, 2012 @ 10:48pm by Lieutenant Martin Smith

Vulcan is an elegant language. Economy of style, logical progressions of etymology, and contrary to popular belief, only one word for "heat". Felek, for reference. However, oddly enough, I'm not reading much about heat in the context of temperature. The Vulcan summary of the events surrounding the Reformation and the…

» Omen

Posted on Wed Jul 4th, 2012 @ 2:50pm by Lieutenant Martin Smith

Well, there goes any hope of sleeping tonight...

I settled down with the computer to see if I could get a good game of go out of the onboard program. It normally doesn't get much call on starships that I'm aware of, so I didn't have high hopes, but it…