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Covenant destroyer
Production information





Technical information


647 meters (2,120 ft)[1] or 1,500 meters (4,900 ft)[2]

Engine unit(s)

Repulsor engines

Slipspace drive



Resistant to one Plasma Torpedo or two MAC rounds or one Energy projector hit.


Resistant to one plasma torpedo or one or more MAC rounds.

Navigation system

Associated Intelligence



Earliest sighting



Naval engagements.[2]


Human-Covenant war


Covenant Navy

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Covenant destroyer[1][2] refers to at least two different warship classifications within the Covenant Navy.[Note 1]


Two types of ships referred to as Covenant destroyers have been encountered. Destroyers with a length of 1,500 meters (4,900 ft) were seen in various battles early in the Human-Covenant war,[3] and a smaller variant with a length of approximately 647 meters (2,120 ft) was present during the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV.[1] Though little is known about it, the only destroyer class known by designation is the CPV-class destroyer. This class may or may not be one of the aforementioned destroyer types. Forward deployment ship Spirit of Fire was one of the few ships to survive an encounter. In terms of size, it is slightly smaller than Spirit of Fire.

The destroyer is extremely well-armed, boasting multiple point-defense pulse laser turrets, Plasma Torpedo launcher(s), a single Energy projector, and a full complement of deadly Seraphs.

This dangerous warship classification has the distinctive three huge sections of most heavier Covenant warships, mirroring the lethality of its larger cousins. They are used as escorts for battlegroups that are of the larger ship classes, and are able to hold their own in combat, while protecting their battlegroups from enemy threats.

Known Covenant destroyersEdit


  • Jacob Keyes commented on its weapons systems, saying it turned UNSC ships into "Swiss cheese".[4]
  • Jacob Keyes destroyed one with a maneuver later dubbed as the Keyes Loop at Sigma Octanus IV.[5]
  • Its the most common Covenant ship seen in Halo Wars.


List of appearancesEdit


  1. While never directly stated, the destroyer described in Halo: The Fall of Reach is obviously a different kind of ship than the ones seen in Halo Wars, as the destroyers in Halo Wars and Halo: The Fall of Reach are different in size.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Halo: The Fall of Reach - page 146
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Halo Encyclopedia - page 270
  3. Halo Wars
  4. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 145
  5. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 156

Covenant Starship Classifications
Ground support aircraft Banshee - Vampire
Starfighters Seraph-class starfighter - Tarasque-class heavy fighter - Gigas-class fighter-bomber - Banshee-class interceptor
Dropships Spirit - "T-44" Phantom - "T-52" Phantom - Covenant boarding craft - Phantom Gunboat - Lich
Support starships DAV-class light corvette - Agricultural support ship
Light capital warships SDV-class heavy corvette - Frigate - CAR-class - Destroyer - CPV-class - RPV-class
Cruisers Cruiser - CRS-class - CCS-class - Reverence-class - RCS-class - ORS-class - Battleship - Supercruiser
Carriers DDS-class carrier - CAS-class assault carrier - CSO-class supercarrier
Space stations High Charity - Unyielding Hierophant
Miscellaneous Covenant Tug

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