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Human Starships were space faring vessels built by Humans. Humans have maintained and created numerous starships throughout their existence and numerous factions have controlled them.

HistoryEdit

Ancient SpacefaringEdit

Main article: Prehistoric human civilization
Human ships and fighter

Ancient human ships.

Humanity was once a highly advanced spacefaring civilization, spanning a number of star systems. They operated a number of ships, including the Prime Cruiser. Following the Human-Forerunner war, humanity was fragmented and de-evolved into a variety of subspecies and losing all space travel knowledge in the process.

Rebuilding Post-Halo ActivationEdit

Shaw-Fujikawa Noble Prize

Wallace and Tobias at the Quito Space Tether.

It wouldn't be until 2291 before humanity relearned the secrets of Slipstream Space, thanks to the efforts of Tobias Shaw and Wallace Fujikawa.[1] In 2362, the first extra-solar colony ship was created, named the Odyssey. This sparked a wave of colonization.[2]

Colonization and InsurrectionEdit

Main article: Insurrection
Eridanus battle

UNSC and Insurrectionist ships clashing.

By 2490, humans had established 800 colonies, divided by the prospering Inner colonies and the under developed Outer Colonies.[2] Much political tension existed because of this division, leading to numerous ship developments and ship events. One of the starting factors of this insurrection was the Callisto Incident which saw the capture of the UNSC Callisto.[3]

During this time of insurrection, numerous ship classes were created, including the Valiant-class super-heavy cruiser,[4] the Orion-class assault carrier,[5] and the Halcyon-class light cruiser.[6]

Human-Covenant warEdit

Main article: Human-Covenant war
H2A Terminal BattleofCamber

The wreckage of UNSC ships over Camber.

At the start of the war, the UNSC stripped the Colonial Military Administration of most of it's naval resources and gave them to NAVCOM.[7]

Over the course of the Human-Covenant war, the UNSC saw huge losses in terms of starships lost. Though with the war, new developments came. A new fighter class, the F-41 Exoatmospheric Multirole Strike Fighter was born during the war.[8] As well, construction on the UNSC Infinity, post-Halo's largest starship, in 2544.[9]

Post-warEdit

UNSC Infinity and Autumn Cruisers

The Infinity with its Autumn-class heavy cruiser escorts.

After the war, an unprecedented addition human ships was created, the energy shield. The Autumn-class heavy cruiser, the Strident-class heavy frigate and the Infinity-class supercarrier were all added to the UNSC's fleet; all three had built in shielding.[10][11]

As well, the various ship battles over the course of the war created debris fields over human colonies. One instance of this was over Tribute.[12] Civilians could also scavenge some of these ruined ships and even claime them using loopholes in the maritime salvage law.[13]

OrganizationEdit

The UNSC organized their ships into fleets, and further down into Battle Groups.

NamingEdit

Human ships have unique names. As well, to assist in faction identification, they are often adorned with the prefix of their faction.

Known PrefixsEdit

ArmamentEdit

Humans have had armed ships since the ancient days. More modern weapons include Archer Missiles, M910 Point-defense guns, Shiva-class nuclear missiles and on larger ships, the Magnetic Accelerator Cannon.

TypesEdit

StarfighterEdit

Multiple starfighters were created by humans. These include the GA-TL1 Longsword-class Interceptor, the F-41 Exoatmospheric Multirole Strike Fighter, the Open Frame 92/Extra-Vehicular Activity, and the YSS-1000 Prototype Anti-Ship Spaceplane.

DropshipEdit

Main article: Dropship

A number of dropships were created by humanity. These include the D77-TC Pelican, the D79H-TC Pelican, the D81-LRT Condor, the D82-EST Darter, and the D96-TCE Albatross.

Light Capital WarshipEdit

Main article: Light capital warship

The UNSC built and operated a large portion of the post-Halo lighter capital ships. These include corvettes, frigates, and destroyers.

Insurrectionists as well managed to capture or otherwise procure light capital ships. The Iliad, a United Rebel Front frigate, was known to harass and attack UNSC ships around Eridanus II in 2517.[14] The URF also operated a destroyer, the URF Origami.[15]

Heavy Capital WarshipEdit

Main article: Heavy capital warship

The UNSC has operated most of humanity's post-Halo fleets, including their most powerful vessels. These include the powerful cruisers, carriers and a battleship class.

Colony StarshipsEdit

Humanity maintained numerous colony ships, including the Odyssey-class colony ship, the UNSC operated Phoenix-class colony ship, the Star Charter-class colony support ship, and an unidentified colony ship.

Cargo ShipsEdit

Several cargo ships and Freighters were created by humans. This includes the Parabola-class freighter, the Laden-class freighter, the Bactrian-class freighter, the Unidentified civilian cargo ship, and the Mariner-class transport ship.

List of Human StarshipsEdit

UNSC StarshipsEdit

Main article: UNSC Starship

CAA StarshipsEdit

Main article: Colonial Administration Authority

CMA StarshipsEdit

Main article: Colonial Military Administration

URF StarshipsEdit

Main article: United Rebel Front

Civilian StarshipsEdit

CargoEdit

Class Ship Name Status
Parabola-class freighter Laden Unknown
Mariner-class transport ship Ace of Spades Unknown
Unknown Distancia Unknown
Floral Express Unknown
Kestrel Destroyed
Petya Abandoned

LuxuryEdit

Class Ship Name Status
Unknown Two Drink Minimum Unknown
National Holiday Destroyed in Insurrectionist bombing

OtherEdit

Class Ship Name Status
Tug Galileo's Worst Enemy Unknown

SourcesEdit

  1. Halo 3 - Map: Orbital
  2. 2.0 2.1 Xbox.com Halo Storyline (Defunct, Copy on HBO Forums)
  3. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe - page 436
  4. Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Bulkhead Banter
  5. Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Armory Amore
  6. Halo: Combat Evolved: Sybex Official Strategies & Secrets - page 60
  7. Halo Wars - Collectible: Halo Wars Timeline Events
  8. Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide - page 114
  9. Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo - page 133
  10. Spartan Ops - Episode 1: Departure
  11. Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - En Voyage
  12. Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide - page 179
  13. Halo: First Strike (2010) - Adjunct
  14. Halo: Fall of Reach - Boot Camp
  15. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx - pages 36-37