CMA Season of Plenty

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Season of Plenty
Production information


Colony Ship (probable)


Transport supplies for new colonies


Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Service information

Last sighted:

November 27, 2489

Noteworthy crewmembers:


UNSC Navy, Colonial Military Authority


The CMA Season of Plenty was a human ship employed by the Colonial Military Authority, prior to the Insurrection.


Its primary purpose was ferrying supplies to aid in the establishment of new colonies and settlements. The Season of Plenty had the distinction of being the first ship on which future-Admiral Preston Cole served.[1]

Operational history[edit]

On September 22, 2489, the ship was helping to establish a new city dubbed "Lazy Acres" on a world called Paradise Falls. As the ship was preparing to leave, its new "smart" AI, Lorelei, went offline for routine maintenance. Rather than reboot the backup intelligence, Lieutenant Commander Nevel ordered Ensign Otto Seinmann to brush up on his Shaw multivariate calculus by performing a rough slipspace calculation by hand.

Instead of doing the calculation himself, Seinmann performed a rough version in one minute, then had Crewman Apprentice Preston Cole finish his work for him. Seinmann's plan backfired when Nevel found out. Nevel was impressed when he saw that Cole had actually come up with a new way of calculating input parameters, and recommended the crewman for reassignment to Luna OCS Academy.


The ship had a very crowded bridge, and had auxiliary stations on the ceiling and floor in case the rotating segment failed and simulated gravity was lost.

Known Crew Members[edit]

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