The Epoch-class heavy carrier is a carrier starship classification employed by the UNSC Navy.[2] The Hull classification symbol for Epoch-class ships is "CV".[1]

Class HistoryEdit

Epoch-class carriers were the core of many Battle Groups during the Insurrection and early parts of the Human-Covenant war.[1]


At 35,000,000 metric tons,[1] the Epoch-class was the heaviest carrier in service in the UNSC. Epoch-class carriers outweigh the Poseidon and Orion classes of carriers. As it plays a vital role in UNSC fleets, the Epoch-class carrier has the ability to take extensive damage during combat.[2] The Epoch-class carrier contained 12 hangar bays, each of which held three dropships and two fighters.


The Epoch-class usually carries 800 Marines. They also carry a number of strike fighters and troop transports.[1]

Ships of the LineEdit




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