|RCS Princess Cecile|
|Registry nation||Republic of Cinnabar|
|Service||Republic of Cinnabar Navy|
|Vessel length||230 feet|
|Vessel width||55 feet|
|Gun size||4 inches|
|Number of guns||4|
|Number of missiles||20|
The vessel was informally referred to as the Sissie, and her crew as the Sissies.
Technical Details Edit
She was two hundred and thirty feet long and fifty-five feet wide, armed with two twin four-inch plasma cannon turrets, offset toward the starboard bow and sternwards to port.2:1
She was shaped like a long cigar, with two outriggers extended to give stability on water; after lift-off they would be drawn up against the hull to avoid interfering with the antennas and sails. Empty, it massed 1200 tons.3:8
Fully loaded, she massed 1300, and could accelerate at a little better than 2g at full thrust.
The Sissie had paired 4-inch plasma cannon in turrets on the dorsal bow and ventral stern, giving her four guns in total.6:3 She had five decks parallel to the axis; the bridge was on A—the topmost—Level in the bow, and the Battle Direction Center with its parallel controls and personnel was at the stern end.9:3
The Princess Cecile had three types of propulsion, much as most other starships:
- 8 widely-spaced plasma nozzles, generally used in the atmosphere
- High Drive, for use in vacuum, delivering its thrust from a multithroated central port;2:9 with a total of 16 nozzles in the rosette2:33
- Sails for navigating through the 4-dimensional Matrix, suspended from telescoping antennas arranged in 6 rings.4:7
- 5128 CE: the Archduke Wilhelm was laid down in the Isocha Yards at the same time as the Princess Cecile was laid in Kostroma City. This happened about twenty-four years before 5152 CE.9:4
- 5147 CE: An RCN crew led by Lieutenant Daniel Leary seized the Sissie after an Alliance-led coup d'état on Kostroma. The corvette fought in the Battle of Kostroma.1:3
- 5147 CE: the captured Sissie was surveyed as a prize for 1,475,000 florins, and acquired into RCN service, as the RCS Princess Cecile.3:34
- 5147 CE: the Sissie, commanded by Leary, fought in the Battle of Strymon.
- 5148 CE: With the cessation of active warfare with the Alliance, the Sissie was sold as surplus. Countess and Count Klimov purchased it for 300,000 florins, and engaged Daniel Leary to hire a crew and command the vessel to the Galactic North.3:24
- 5149 CE: Leary acquired the Sissie from Count Klimov in exchange for locating the Earth Diamond.3:24
- 5149 CE: The Sissie and RCS Aristoxenos fought a battle against AFS Bluecher over Radiance.3:32
- 5149 CE: at the resumption of hostilities with the Alliance, the RCN bought the Sissie back from Daniel Leary for 1,475,000 florins.3:34
- 5149 CE: RCN decided that the Sissie is uneconomical to repair, and ultimately sold her as scrap to Bergen and Associates.4:4
- 5149 CE: RCN chartered the Princess Cecile to take Captain Leary to Ganpat's Reach.5:1 The Sissie fought in the Battle of Dunbar's World.5:21
- 5149 CE: The Princess Cecile, under contract by RCN, was sent to the Bagarian Cluster under Leary's command.6:2 The expedition is then followed by the corvette taking part in the Battle of the Jewel System.6:26
- 5152 CE: The Princess Cecile was chartered by RCN to deliver the new Cinnabar Commissioner to Zenobia.8:3 The Sissie fought in the Battle of Zenobia.
|Adele Mundy||5147||5147||Signals Officer||About 5147 CE|
|Adele Mundy||5151||Signals Officer|
|Daniel Leary||5147||Commanding Officer||1:4|
|Elspeth Vesey||5149||5149||Commanding Officer||Captain of private ship Princess Cecile traveling to Ganpat's Reach on RCN charter5:1|
|Elspeth Vesey||5149||5149||First Lieutenant||6:3|
|Elspeth Vesey||5152||5152||First Lieutenant||traveling to Zenobia on RCN charter|
|Elspeth Vesey||5152||5152||Commanding Officer||Acting Captain, Princess Cecile (a.k.a. House of Hrynko)|
|Seth Chazanoff||5152||5152||Chief Missileer||8:4|
|Timothy Dorst||5147||5148||Midshipman||Starting in RCN,2:10 but continuing through private charter.3:5|
Marcelo Glenadel (mglenadel on Flickr) Edit
- WIP: Outriggers extending the entire length of the ship
- WIP: with a crewman on the main hatch, for scale.
- WIP: The Sissie, at night, right after making planetfall
JustinFloyd (Flickr) Edit
Jeff Waggoner's Model Edit
Jeff has been working on building a model of the Princess Cecile, and posting his progress on his blog.
- ↑ David Drake, 2011-10-21, "The Princess Cecile of David Drakes 'RCN' series", Baen's Bar, retrieved 2012-09-02.