SHIP HISTORY – USS RENAISSANCE CERTIFICATIONS
Long before the first starships set off for wild adventures exploring space, galaxies, and other worlds, brave explorers set off on tall ships with billowing sails for ‘their’ wild adventures at sea. With waves lapping at the wooden hulls the crew tended to their daily duties of sailing, navigating, and maintenance of the ship to ensure a safe return to their home port.
As time went on and ships became larger and more complex, so too was the need for crew members to gain additional knowledge and expertise of their duties. One way to ensure the crew had the essential skills was to vigorously train, drill, and test them before leaving dock. In this way, the seaworthiness of both vessel and crew would be proven.
Abiding by this time-honoured tradition, STARFLEET (Fleet) vessels undergo a similar vessel readiness process. The ship is broken up into departments, such as Command, Communications, Engineering, Security, Medical, Stellar Cartography, and various others. These departments are then inspected to ensure they are ready for service in the Fleet. In order to pass inspections, each department has to meet certain specific certification requirements for vessel readiness. A ship will therefore become fully certified by this partnership of the Inspection Department personnel working closely together with all other ship crew members within the various departments.
To obtain this goal and in keeping with the time-honoured tradition of train, drill, and test, STARFLEET requires their members to fulfill department-specific courses offered by STARFLEET Academy. Individuals can choose to take these courses for their own entertainment, Academy-issued diplomas, rank promotions, or participate in vessel readiness certification.
As the cohesive unit that it is, the USS Renassance crew is striving to obtain as many vessel readiness certifications as possible; and, as the crew continues to train and provide us with their course certificates we will continue the ongoing process of submitting readiness applications for the USS Nomad.
THE CREW OF THE USS RENAISSANCE HAS PROUDLY EARNED THE FOLLOWING VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATION
COMMAND DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
On December 18, 2020, the Command Department of the USS Nomad passed inspection and was awarded this certificate authorized by Rear Admiral Franklin Newman III verifying its’ service-ready status.
COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
COUNSELOR DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
CHAPLAIN DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
DIPLOMATIC DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
EDUCATION/RECREATION DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
SECURITY DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
446 MSG CANUCK COMMANDOS VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
SPECIAL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT VESSEL READINESS CERTIFICATE
NAME/CLASS CHANGE AUTHORIZATION
On February 6, 2021, The USS Nomad was instructed to return to spacedock at Starbase 13 for a refit as a Sovereign-class Heavy Cruiser by order of Starfleet Command.
NAME/CLASS CHANGE AUTHORIZATION
USS RENAISSANCE – NCC 74874
On October 10, 2022, by order of STARFLEET Command, the crew of the USS Nomad is directed to return to Spacedock at Starbase 13 at which time the crew transferred to the newly commissioned Sovereign Class vessel the USS Renaissance NCC 74874. At this time, the USS Nomad NCC-72382 was decommissioned.
This new ship affords us the opportunity to continue our mission of bringing help to those in need. Our amazing crew strives to carry out missions of charity and continues to distinguish themselves as a beacon of hope in the universe.
The crew is comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds and each member contributes what they can to ensure the work is accomplished and other members are supported. Members are encouraged and rewarded by one other and through promotions within the ranks.
The USS Renaissance is a place where all are respected and each crew member is encouraged to bring their unique perspective to the table.
“Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations”