I am Fleet Admiral Reynolds. At the begining of 2009 I had created a Fleet called 3rd Fleet. At that time it was a play by forum RPG Fleet waiting fro STO to come out. Since STO has been released and 3rd Fleet was brought in game players were lost in game and such the Fleet was disbanded.
I am here because I want to reopen the doors to 3rd Fleet once again. Yet it is not an STO Fleet, just a play b forum RPG Fleet. Somed of the old members have come back and we are now posting a new mission. If you would like to be a part of some great stories that are player driven. A Fleet that is respectful and mature please come check us out at: http://3rd-fleet.darkbb.com
You might want to know that there is a very successful fleet carrying the same name "3rd Fleet" and has got a matching web domain, and it exists for nearly the same time as yours. I don't know if that bothers you, just thought I want to let you know.
I am sure he is aware of that. It got mentioned in several Threads. And well our Fleet is existing a little longer :p
First mention of the 3rd Fleet, was in 1996. The famous ship U.S.S. Minnesota was officially part of that Fleet IC.
The idea of the 3rd Fleet as Roleplay has been developed in 2002 based on the Star Trek Game: Star Trek: Armada II No website and stuff though. Only hanging around in the GameSpy Lobby with fleetmates playing CustomMade Maps.
In 2008 the Fleet has been officially founded with website and forums. Dedicated to the MMO: Star Trek Online. It was german only back in the day. In Spring 2009, the fleet become an international Fleet that accepts members from all over the world in all timezones. We also support 3 Major languages. English, French and German.
But thats our Stoy. Let him have his 3rd Fleet.
EDIT: I really should write down a detailed HIstory on our Site