Welcome aboard the USS Jerusalem!


Welcome aboard the site of the USS Jerusalem sim! USS Jerusalem is an Ascension-class starship, NCC-65168, currently assigned to Task Force 23, "Chimera", Task Group 23C, "The Sirens", of the Seventh (or Theta) Fleet.

The Jerusalem is an odd duck: A ship of war in a Starfleet primarily devoted to peaceful exploration, she is in many ways a ship similar to the aircraft carriers or amphibious ships of 20th and 21st-century Earth. Her orders are simple and clear: Patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone and wherever else assigned, utilizing the ship's company, and her onboard Aerospace and Marine units, to project Federation power where and when necessary to advance the interests of the United Federation of Planets, and accomplish such specific missions as may be assigned from time to time. Sometimes it'll be combat, sometimes it'll be recon, sometimes it'll be diplomacy. Sometimes, it'll just require presence, showing the flag in a hostile neighborhood. Who knows? We'll write her story together.

Feel free to explore the site, and address any questions you may have to me using the contact page.

Kind regards,

Captain John Williams
Commanding Officer, USS Jerusalem

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Latest News Items

» Current status as of 26 November 2016

Posted on Wednesday August 31st, 2016 @ 7:46am by Captain John Williams in Sim Announcement

An update on our current status for those who don't play on the Jerusalem, as of 0952 US Eastern Standard Time on 26 November 2016:

1. Current positions taken are: CO, XO, Marine Detachment CO, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Counselor, Chief Security Officer, and CAG. 2XO is a position held by someone already a department head, so isn't available to someone applying on its own. Chief Ops Officer, Chief Engineering Officer, Chief Combat Operations Officer and Chief Intel Officer positions are open (with the exception of the Chief of the Boat, and the three departments I'm keeping NPC for now, which are Flight Control, Science, and Diplomatic). We're most looking for a Chief Engineering Officer, but will happily accept players looking for Chief Ops, Chief Intel, or Chief Combat Ops positions, or positions subordinate to taken positions, at least in the Marines and the Air Group. In the subordinate category, please note that for the moment we're only looking for a Marine detachment XO and Air Group Wing COs (3 of them, reporting to the CAG) - other subordinate positions will be opened up as the relevant department head feels the desire.

2. Applications are being accepted for review at any time. If you contact me via email, I promise a reply within 72 hours, even if that reply is "Let me get back to you".

3. We've just finished our shakedown cruise and have arrived at Starbase 39-Sierra, our homeport along the Romulan Neutral Zone. I'm giving the crew a while to finish backposts and explore the starbase in new posts before I start our next mission.

4. We're still facing some technical difficulties with our join form and contact form not sending emails, so our backup solution is to email USSJerusalem@gmail.com with anything you might need. It forwards to my personal GMail account, so I should reply rapidly.

5. In regards to activity: I always aim for 2 posts per month from each player. However, at present, most of our current simmers are going through RL difficulties of various sorts. So it may not look active - I fully admit that we might be described as "being on the 30-day disabled list", so to speak. But we are active, and I promise that we can readily accommodate new players!

Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,


The player behind Captain John Williams, CO USS Jerusalem

» Brief technical difficulties with join form and contact form

Posted on Monday June 6th, 2016 @ 8:49am by Captain John Williams in General News

To all those considering an application to the Jerusalem:

Due to some server-side technical issues (note that we do not own our server, we just borrow space here), the command staff (myself and the XO) are not receiving emails of Nova applications. This is bad, as only in the email do we see sample posts and a few other bits.

Nor are we receiving emails of contact form submissions, I discovered today.

Our server's folks are working on it as time permits. Until then, I've established an email address at USSJerusalem@gmail.com for temporary contact that'll forward to my personal email. Please contact me that way, and I'll then get back to you from my personal gmail address.


(the player behind the CO)

» New rule

Posted on Monday March 7th, 2016 @ 7:35am by Captain John Williams in General News

New rule, added to the rules page this morning:

"11. New players must post their first post within one week of the CO hitting the accept button on their application, or be removed without further warning. Exceptions will be freely made if you communicate with the CO."

Reasoning should be obvious: Players joining and then disappearing is really, really frustrating.

Latest Mission Posts

» The Shepherd and the Heavily-Armed Sheep

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Tuesday December 13th, 2016 @ 10:33am by Lieutenant Commander Michael Lambeth & Captain Jason Stone

Alpha Company area
Deck 21, USS Jerusalem
8 February 2392, 1500

With only one company posted aboard out of a potential four, the Marine areas of USS Jerusalem were, even when the ship wasn't in dock, kind of empty. With them in dock, and much of the Company out being…

» Angel Wings

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Tuesday October 11th, 2016 @ 8:20pm by Lieutenant Commander Olivia Constantine & Lieutenant Commander Michael Lambeth

USS Jerusalem: Deck 32
4 February 2392, 1400

It was probably a credit to the Jerusalem's chaplain that, after even a month aboard, his presence throughout the ship, in his medical teal uniform with a Roman collar, a small Latin Cross near his rank insignia denoting his clerical state, didn't…

» Opening Up a Jar (Head)

Mission: Shakedown and Training
Posted on Monday October 3rd, 2016 @ 7:34am by Captain John Williams & Lieutenant Commander Rowlf Van Richten & Captain Jason Stone

Doctor Van Richten sat in sickbay looking at a picture of the Ekosian Provisional Goverments new flag. He was focusing on it and on the FNN report about Manheim time sickness. He did not see Katherine at the desk talking to a late arrival. It wasn't until he stood up,…

» Transfer order received.

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Sunday September 25th, 2016 @ 9:51pm by Lieutenant Aislinn Kelly

Aislinn had just returned to her quarters from her daily exercise, which she considered extremely important to one's mental health as well as physical, when she saw the transmission waiting for her. With a sigh she put off her shower and changing her clothes so she could check it with…

» Orchestral music means only one thing...

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Friday September 16th, 2016 @ 9:30pm by Captain John Williams & Captain Ariel Ostheimer & Commander Declan Macclure & Lieutenant Commander T'nella & Lieutenant Commander Olivia Constantine

Main Auditorium
Starbase 39-Sierra
1 February 2392, 1400

Starfleet promotion and awards ceremonies were one of the rare times that the military nature of Starfleet was pretty much unmistakable. Even for the Jerusalem's post-shakedown promotion and awards ceremony, which had to be staged in the Starbase's main auditorium to have…