The Winter-class light prowler is a sub-class of prowler used by the Office of Naval Intelligence during the pre-war Insurrection, the Human-Covenant war and presumably the Post-war era.


Very little is known about the Winter-class prowler other than that which is already known about other prowler classes. Originally developed before or during the Insurrection, the Winter-class prowler was designed as the smallest of the prowler classes, incorporating the original corvette system layout in a streamlined and miniaturized form. While the Black Cat-class subprowler and Chiroptera-class stealth vessel were even smaller, they functioned in a completely different capacity. While unconfirmed, it is likely that the Winter-class continued to see use after the war, owing to ONI's extensive operations into former Covenant territory.