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Bridge on the Everest
UNSC Everest
Production information

Class

Valiant-class super-heavy cruiser

Technical specifications

Length

1,518 metres (4,980 ft)

Width

373 metres (1,220 ft)

Engine unit(s)

Deuterium Core Reactor

Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Hull

Titanium-A battle plate

Navigation system

AI, with backup[1]

Armament

Complement

Passengers

Marines, ODSTs, and pilots

Usage

Role(s)

Fleet Command and Control

Destroyed

Presumed April 18, 2543

Present for battles/events

Affiliation

UNSC

Fleet

Known crewmembers

Known commander(s)

VADM Preston J. Cole

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UNSC Everest was the flagship of Admiral Preston J. Cole's fleets. In 2525 it was the fleet command cruiser of UNSC Battle Group X-Ray and in 2543 UNSC Battle Group India.[2][5]

BackgroundEdit

Cole on Everest Bridge

Admiral Cole on Everest's bridge.

A Valiant-class super-heavy cruiser, the Everest commanded the fleet in battle against the Covenant in the Epsilon Indi, Alpha Aurigae, XI Boötis A, Groombridge-1830, Leonis Minoris, and Psi Serpentis star systems.[3][4]

It was presumed destroyed with all hands, including Vice Admiral Cole, at the Battle of Psi Serpentis while destroying over 300 Covenant vessels by causing planet Viperidae, a super-gas giant, to undergo artificial fusion and ignite temporarily as a brown dwarf star. In commemoration of her and her commander's efforts, a painting was hung in HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6 on Sydney, Earth called "Admiral Cole's Last Stand."[6]

Post-WarEdit

Codename: SURGEON speculated in his report Historical/Psychological Analysis of Cole, Preston J. that Cole actually survived the Battle of Psi Serpentis. SURGEON's theory, supported by UNSC AIs, was that the ship lost at Psi Serpentis to the Viperidae micronova was actually UNSC Io, an irreparably damaged cruiser. SURGEON postulated that Cole used Io as a decoy while Everest escaped. In any case, neither Everest nor Cole were ever seen again.[7]

TriviaEdit

  • An Elite survivor from the Battle of the Great Bear was held in the Bio-Hazard Unit of the UNSC Everest.[3]
  • It was on Everest that Admiral Cole wrote the first drafts of the protocol that is well known by his own name, the Cole Protocol.[3]
  • UNSC Everest is probably named after either Mt. Everest, Earth's highest mountain, currently standing at 8840 m tall, or George Everest, who Mt. Everest was named after.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, page 475
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, pages 462-467
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Halo Wars: Genesis, pages 1-10
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, page 470
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, pages 476-482
  6. Halo: First Strike, page 100
  7. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, pages 482-487


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