RCS Philante
Starship with sails (small)
Registry nationRepublic of Cinnabar
ServiceRepublic of Cinnabar Navy
Vessel typeArmed yacht
1,600 tons
Gun size4 inch
101.6 mm
Number of guns2

RCS Philante was an armed yacht in the service of Republic of Cinnabar Navy in 5151 CE. She massed 1600 tons, armed with two four-inch plasma cannon on the dorsal bow and two organ guns on the stern quarters. The latter were aggregations of eight 1-inch plasma cannon, directed energy equivalents of the rockets which vessels on the fringes used against pirates. The Philante was configured for cruising at moderate speeds, escorting merchantmen against pirates. She had a crew of forty and only two mast rings, sufficient to keep up with her charges.

It was commanded by Lieutenant Terry Caplan. It was escorting a convoy of transports carrying Palmyran troops to invade Zenobia. When the convoy was intercepted by the Princess Cecile under the command of Captain Daniel Leary, the Philante escaped to warn Rear Admiral Eliot Mainwaring.8:19