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UNSC Starships were Human Starships operated by the United Nations Space Command. The UNSC primarily operated their starships through the UNSC Navy and it's various branches, though in some cases the UNSC Air Force operated a few.


Human-Covenant warEdit

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A few UNSC starships during the Human-Covenant war.

Main article: Human-Covenant war
This section requires expansion.

CAA and CMA AbsorptionEdit

During the UNSC's take over of the Colonial Administration Authority and the Colonial Military Administration in the midst of the Human-Covenant war, the UNSC received several different types of ships. This includes the re-purposing of the CAA's Springhill-class mining vessel[1][2] and the revival of the Diligence-class from the CMA.[3]


UNSC Infinity and Autumn Cruisers

The UNSC Infinity-class supercarrier, the largest UNSC vessel, and the Autumn-class heavy cruiser.

Following the Human-Covenant war, a variety of UNSC starship classes and several ship improvements were created. The Autumn-class heavy cruiser, the Strident-class heavy frigate and the Infinity-class supercarrier were all added to the fleet. All three have shielding,[4][5] an unprecedented addition to UNSC ships.


UNSC ships are organized into fleets and further down into Battlegroups.


There are a few known ways of identifying UNSC ships. There is the Hull classification symbol, which gives each ship a letter classification and a number. There is the ship emblem, which is a unique image that is special to each ship. There is the UNSC REG system, which also a special serial number. Finally, there is the UNc system, which has an unknown meaning.



Main article: Magnetic Accelerator Cannon

A Charon-class light frigate firing it's MAC.

MACs are massive coil guns that are used to accelerate projectiles ranging in mass from 600 tons to 3,000 tons, at extremely high velocities. These projectiles are composed of Titanium-A, depleted Uranium, and/or Tungsten with a ferrous (iron) core. Super MAC platforms accelerate MAC rounds to over "point four-tenths" the speed of light[6] (120,000 kilometers per second) with twenty-three linear accelerator coils, while ship-based MACs have a lower velocity. Super MAC platforms can also reload a round in 5 seconds, where as the smaller capital ships will need several minutes.

The UNSC frigate Gettysburg is quoted as firing a 600-ton shell at 30 kilometers per second. Before Reach fell, UNSC Pillar of Autumn was equipped with a modified MAC that could quickly fire three lighter projectiles in succession instead of just one heavier projectile. It was originally intended to allow Pillar of Autumn a better chance of disabling a Covenant ship, which was a feature required for a mission that was later scrubbed following the Fall of Reach.

UNSC Infinity has miniature MAC guns along its hull, to compliment its built in, larger MAC guns.

Missile BatteriesEdit

UNSC ships generally carry an array of missile batteries. Most UNSC ships carry one of the series of Archer Missiles. Though later these were complimented with Fusion rockets. A common tactic among UNSC ships is to disable the target's shields with MAC rounds and then pummel it with Archer missiles.

Point Defense BatteriesEdit

Point defense batteries are common on UNSC warships. The most common battery array is the 50mm M910 Point-defense gun. However, UNSC Infinity sports 70mm M965 Fortress Point Defense Guns.

Nuclear WeaponsEdit

UNSC warships usually contain nuclear weapons of some sort. Generally they are the Shiva-class nuclear missile. Though, in the post-war era, UNSC ships generally use the M4093 Hyperion Nuclear Delivery System.



The UNSC operates several types of starfighters. The most common being the GA-TL1 Longsword-class Interceptor. The YSS-1000 Sabre was a secretive starfighter that was mostly used in the Inner colonies. The F-41 Broadsword XMSF rose to prominence during the end of the Human-Covenant war and became common place following it.


D77H-TCI Pelican Gunship

D77H-TCI, a model of the ever present Pelican Dropship.

The most common dropships in the UNSC were the Pelicans. This included the D77-TC Pelican, D78-TC Pelican and the D79H-TC Pelican. Heavier dropships were also used such as the D81-LRT Condor, the D82-EST Darter, and the D96-TCE Albatross. The largest of which was the D20 Heron. The UNSC also had dropship escape pods, the Class-3 Bumblebee.

Colony StarshipsEdit

The UNSC also operated a colony ship class, the Phoenix-class colony ship.

Support StarshipsEdit

Several types of support ships that were used include the stealthy Prowler and its subtypes. Other stealth ship classes existed including the Chiroptera-class stealth vessel. There was also the incredibly small UNSC sloop. To assist in fleet actions, there was the UNSC Shield-Generator Ship. Another type of ship that was used by the UNSC included the Calypso-class exfiltration craft. Following the UNSC's take over of the CAA, the Springhill-class mining vessel helped build materiel for UNSC forces.

Light WarshipsEdit

Main article: Light capital warship

The UNSC also operated several types of lighter warships including the UNSC frigate , the UNSC corvette, and the UNSC destroyer. One large stealthy class of light warship is the Stealth Cruiser.

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A few UNSC capital ships and their sizes

Heavy Capital WarshipsEdit

Main article: Heavy capital warship

The UNSC had a few different classes of Heavy warships including the UNSC cruiser and the UNSC carrier. The largest carrier class, the Infinity-class being the largest ship class in the UNSC. The Vindication-class was unique as it was a Battleship, and uncommon type in UNSC ships.

List of UNSC StarshipsEdit

The following is a list of the starships that belong to and are used by the United Nations Space Command.


Class Ship Name Status
Marathon-class heavy cruiser UNSC Canberra Unknown
UNSC Dresden Destroyed
UNSC Hannibal Destroyed
UNSC Io Destroyed
UNSC Leviathan Unknown, presumed destroyed
UNSC Marathon Unknown
UNSC Prophecy Destroyed
UNSC Say My Name Unknown, presumed Destroyed
Halcyon-class light cruiser UNSC Constantinople Destroyed
UNSC Dawn Under Heaven Destroyed
UNSC Halcyon Unknown
UNSC Pillar of Autumn Destroyed
UNSC Roman Blue Crashed on Eiro.
Autumn-class heavy cruiser UNSC Euclid's Anvil Active
UNSC Pillar of Autumn Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Song of the East Active
UNSC Unto the Breach Active
Valiant-class super-heavy cruiser UNSC Everest Unknown, presumed destroyed/AWOL
UNSC Valiant Unknown
Heavy Cruiser UNSC Matador Destroyed
UNSC Swiftsure Unknown
UNSC Weeping Willows Destroyed
Unknown UNSC Chares Unknown
UNSC Endeavor Unknown


Class Ship Name Status
Diligence-class destroyer UNSC Diligence Unknown
UNSC Kronstadt Unknown, presumed active
Gorgon-class heavy destroyer UNSC Gorgon Unknown
Halberd-class destroyer UNSC Iroquois Unknown, presumed destroyed
UNSC Halberd Unknown
UNSC The Heart of Midlothian Destroyed
UNSC Pioneer Unknown
Hillsborough-class destroyer UNSC Hillsborough Unknown
Unknown UNSC Agincourt Destroyed
UNSC Armageddon's Edge Unknown
UNSC Brasidas Destroyed
UNSC Calcutta Unknown
UNSC Clearidas Unknown, presumed active
UNSC Do You Feel Lucky? Destroyed
UNSC Glasgow Kiss Destroyed
UNSC Herodotus Heavily damaged
UNSC Iwo Jima Destroyed
UNSC Jericho Heavily damaged
UNSC Lancelot Unknown, presumed destroyed
UNSC Las Vegas Unknown
UNSC Majestic Unknown
UNSC Minotaur Destroyed
UNSC Persephone Unknown, presumed destroyed
UNSC Resolute Unknown
UNSC Seattle Moderately damaged
UNSC Tharsis Destroyed
UNSC Thermopylae Moderately damaged


Class Ship Name Status
Charon-class light frigate UNSC Aegis Fate Active
UNSC Charon Unknown
UNSC Chioglossa Destroyed
UNSC Forward Unto Dawn Destroyed
Unnamed frigate Unknown
Paris-class heavy frigate UNSC Commonwealth Decommissioned, in process of being scrapped during Fall of Reach.
UNSC Cascadia Unknown
UNSC Grafton Destroyed
UNSC Paris Unknown
UNSC Saratoga Unknown
UNSC Savannah Destroyed
UNSC Virginia Capes Destroyed
Strident-class heavy frigate UNSC Eminent Domain Destroyed
UNSC Strident Unknown
Stalwart-class light frigate UNSC In Amber Clad Destroyed
UNSC Stalwart Dawn Unknown
Unknown UNSC Allegiance Destroyed
UNSC Andraste Active
UNSC Bellerophon Captured by Insurrectionists, renamed Bellicose.
UNSC Buenos Aires Destroyed
UNSC Burlington Unknown
UNSC Euphrates Presumed destroyed
UNSC Fair Weather Destroyed
UNSC Gettysburg Presumed Undergoing Repairs
UNSC Meriwether Lewis Probably Destroyed
UNSC Midsummer Night Heavily Damaged
UNSC Nereid Likely destroyed
UNSC Providence Destroyed
UNSC Purpose Destroyed
UNSC Ready or Not Presumed Active
UNSC Redoubtable Presumed Destroyed
UNSC Tannenberg Presumed Destroyed
UNSC Tripping Light Decommissioned


Class Ship Name Status
Eclipse-class light prowler UNSC Eclipse Unknown
Sahara-class heavy prowler UNSC Aladdin Active
UNSC Port Stanley Active
UNSC Sahara Unknown
Winter-class light prowler ONI Acrisius Abandoned on Meridian. Likely destroyed or inoperable.
UNSC Winter Unknown
Stealth Cruiser UNSC Point of No Return Active
Unknown UNSC Apocalypso Destroyed
UNSC Applebee Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Athens Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Circumference Destroyed
UNSC Dusk Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Edge of Umbra Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Lark Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Last Gleaming Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Razor's Edge Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Red Horse Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Rubicon Missing
UNSC Taurokado Active
UNSC Tokyo Rules Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Wink of an Eye Unknown, presumed Active


Class Ship Name Status
Fast-attack Corvette UNSC Two for Flinching Unknown, presumed Active
Unknown UNSC Bum Rush Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Callisto Unknown, presumed Scrapped
UNSC Chalons Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Coral Sea Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Pony Express Unknown, presumed Active
UNSC Glamorgan Active

Colony ShipsEdit

Class Ship Name Status
Phoenix-class colony ship UNSC Phoenix Unknown
UNSC Spirit of Fire Converted to warship, Active but listed MIA
UNSC Skidbladnir Scrapped in colonization of Harvest

Cargo ShipsEdit

Class Ship Name Status
Cargo ship UNSC Dartmouth Destroyed
Cargo Freighter UNSC Onan Unknown
Mona Lisa Converted to a prison transport, Destroyed

Other ShipsEdit

Class Ship Name Status
Chiroptera-class Stealth Vessel Beatrice Decommissioned, later destroyed
UNSC Chiroptera Unknown
Vindication-class light battleship UNSC Vindication Unknown
Patrol Ship UNSC Ariadne Destroyed
Auxiliary Vessel UNSC Belleisle Active
UNSC Dunedin Active
ONI Prospecting Vessel UNSC Long Time Coming Destroyed
Surveying Shuttle UNSC Iceni Active
Science Vessel UNSC Hilbert Destroyed
Stealth Ship UNSC Silberg Unknown
ONI Sloop UNSC Walk of Shame Unknown, presumed active
Shuttle Pod Coda Destroyed
Diplomatic Shuttle Han Unknown
Unknown UNSC Agincourt Destroyed
UNSC Armstrong Heavily damaged
UNSC Austerlitz Destroyed
UNSC Basra Destroyed
UNSC Belfast Destroyed
UNSC Brilliant Shores Unknown
UNSC Bunker Hill Unknown
UNSC Buteo's Talon Active
UNSC Campo Grande Destroyed
UNSC Chevalier Unknown
UNSC Excellence Destroyed
UNSC Final Summit Unknown
UNSC Glasgow Unknown
UNSC Herald Unknown
UNSC Hermes II Unknown
UNSC Lance Held High Destroyed
UNSC Lowrentz Destroyed
UNSC Maelstrom Destroyed
UNSC Melbourne's Pride Unknown
UNSC Midway Destroyed
UNSC Of Uncommon Courage Destroyed
ONI PRO-49776 Unknown
UNSC Pompadour Unknown
UNSC Sacramento Destroyed
UNSC Texas Destroyed
UNSC Tharsis Destroyed
UNSC Troy Destroyed
UNSC Waterloo Destroyed
UNSC Witch Bucket Unknown



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