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This article is about a starship class. For the Firefight map, see Corvette (map).

A corvette is a type of warship in both the UNSC and Covenant navies. Corvettes are generally small, maneuverable and lightly armed. A corvette is usually smaller than a frigate, making it the smallest warship type within a fleet.


As with most ship types, corvettes' sizes and the specific roles they fill within a fleet vary between factions. For example, UNSC corvettes are small patrol vessels that carry no fighter complements, only accommodating a hangar large enough to fit a SKT-13 Shuttlecraft,[1] while Covenant corvettes are larger than a UNSC frigate and carry large complements of warriors and entire fighter squadrons. In combat, a single Covenant corvette has shown to be a match for a UNSC frigate.[2] While UNSC corvettes mostly appear to serve in patrol or scouting duties, the Covenant use their counterparts for heavy air support in ground assaults during planetary siege operations.[3]



Main article: UNSC corvette
Class Image Details
Sharpfin-class escort corvette A corvette frequently used by commercial services as well as pirates.
Mako-class corvette A small, decommissioned corvette classification.[4]
Gladius-class heavy corvette HWF-GladiusClassHeavyCorvette.png A corvette type that excelled in interdiction, patrol, and security.[5]
Scholte-class missile corvette Scholte corvette concept art. Formerly designated a frigate, the Scholte originated in the Insurrection as one of the foremost warships of its era.
Lancer-class fast-attack corvette Lancer corvette concept art. A MAC-equipped corvette employed by the UNSC.


Main article: Covenant corvette
Class Image Details
Ceudar-pattern heavy corvette HReach-CovenantHeavyCorvette.png A heavy escort craft that can operate independently.[6]
Makar-pattern light corvette A stealth and intelligence gathering focused classification.[7]
Intrusion corvette A stealth corvette class notably employed by the Silent Shadow.[8]


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Hekar Taa-pattern blockade runner H5G-SangheiliBlockadeRunnerStarship.png An ancient Sangheili craft that has been described as a corvette.[9]


  1. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, p. 63-64
  2. ^ Halo: Reach, campaign level, Long Night of Solace
  3. ^ Halo: Reach, campaign level, Exodus
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), p. 259 (2011 edition)
  5. ^ Halo: Warfleet, Defences, p. 19
  6. ^ Halo Mythos, p. 154-155
  7. ^ Halo Waypoint: Universe - Covenant Corvette
  8. ^ Halo: Silent Storm
  9. ^ Halo Mythos, p. 194