The Royal Torch Navy was the space defense force of the Kingdom of Torch.
Ships of the Torch Navy used the prefix TNS.
From the beginning the RTN had a solid core of officers, most of them having had a professional naval background before immigrating to the new star nation. The majority of these were distinctly Beowulfan, but a small number of them were born, raised, and trained on Manticore, although all of them were descendants of freed genetic slaves.
The RTN's first ships were acquired from the Anti-Slavery League, which had had them built in Manticoran yards; they were equipped to a much higher standard of performance than would be expected of a private organization. Those eight Nat Turner-class frigates were commissioned into the RTN shortly after Torch was organized. Having been trained as a Marine, Palane relied on Anton Zilwicki and the people he had found to run the ships and on the Ballroom members who had been trained as crewmen on them. (CS2)
Order of battle Edit
The Royal Torch Navy's ship complement was considerably enlarged after the Second Battle of Congo, when the government of the Solarian Maya Sector transfered to the RTN the captured warships of the People's Navy in Exile, including:
- a heavy cruiser squadron – five Havenite Mars-D-class units, including TNS Spartacus, the RTN flagship
- a light cruiser squadron – six units (at least three Solarian Bridgeport class)
- a destroyer flotilla – sixteen Solarian War Harvest-class units
- an initial frigate squadron – eight Nat Turner-class units
Known ships Edit
- TNS Denmark Vesey
- TNS Gabriel Prosser
- TNS Harper's Ferry
- TNS Nat Turner
- TNS Pottawatomie Creek
- TNS Spartacus