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UNSC Gorgon
Production information

Class

Gorgon-class heavy destroyer

Technical specifications

Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Shielding

None

Armament

Complement

7 Pelican dropships

Usage

Earliest sighting

2497

Latest sighting

2525

Present for battles/events

Insurrection

Human-Covenant war

Affiliation

UNSC Navy

Known crewmembers

Known commander(s)

Captain Preston Cole

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The UNSC Gorgon was a heavy destroyer during the Insurrection in the late 25th century. The Gorgon was the first vessel to be armed with a MAC Gun, and was commanded by Captain Preston Cole.

BackgroundEdit

Cole led the vessel in numerous confrontations with Insurrectionist forces in the first years of the 26th century. Most notably, it thrice engaged the insurgent-controlled Bellicose, which escaped twice and fought Cole to a draw once. In 2502, the Gorgon was laid up in a space dock for repairs after the Skirmish at Capella which cost the lives of thirty-two of its crew members. The rest of the crew was granted a month of leave.

Ensign William Lovell served aboard the Gorgon for four years.[3] The vessel was part of Vice Admiral Preston Cole's fleet around and after 2525. Its fate is currently unknown.

TriviaEdit

  • The vessel was named for the Gorgons of Greek mythology which were creatures with hair made of living snakes and whose gaze could turn any living thing to stone, most famous example is Medusa.
  • The Gorgon's early MAC held only three rounds.[4]
  • The Gorgon is likely the same ship as the UNSC frigate of the same name mentioned in Halo: The Fall of Reach. By comparison to destroyers of the Human-Covenant war those of the Insurrection-era were lightly armed and armored; the Gorgon may have been reclassified as a frigate as it became obsolete as a destroyer.

SourcesEdit

  1. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, page 447
  2. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, page 450
  3. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 134
  4. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, page 451



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