Covenant carrier

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Covenant carrier
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The distinctive shape of most Covenant carrier classes (in this case a CAS-class assault carrier)
Production information

Class:

Carrier

Technical specifications

Length:

Variable

Width:

Variable

Engine(s):

Repulsor engines

Slipspace drive:

Yes

Hull:

Nanolaminate hull plating

  • Equipped with energy shields

Armament:

Complement:

Thousands of infantry
Numerous vehicles

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Affiliation:

Covenant

 

Carrier is a Covenant ship classification. This classification includes both capital ships and light support vessels. Carriers fulfilled a prominent role within the now-defunct Covenant fleet.

Overview[edit]

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Classes[edit]

There are three main heavy-tonnage carrier classes: the DDS-class carrier, the CAS-class assault carrier, and the CSO-class supercarrier. The Covenant sometimes referred to these classes as "supercarriers" to distinguish them from lighter carrier vessels that filled support roles.[1]

Operational history[edit]

Covenant forces have long made use of various carrier classes within their fleets.[note 1]

For a number of years leading up to the Human-Covenant War, Covenant carriers served as support ships in and around the defense fleet of High Charity. On July 17, 2552, a carrier, escorted by a pair of Covenant frigates and a destroyer, attempted to seize control of the human colony world Sigma Octanus IV. When the destroyer and the two frigates were destroyed by Captain Jacob Keyes, the carrier retreated until reinforcements arrived. However, the carrier did succeed in deploying 34 dropships to the surface of the planet to initiate an invasion.[2]

During the Battle of Installation 05 and the Great Schism, the light carrier Lawgiver assisted Incorruptible during the battle against the Jiralhanae and the Flood.[3] A carrier would also go on assist Covenant forces in the Onyx Conflict later that month.[4]

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. This section details the use of unidentified carrier classes only. For specific appearances of named carrier classes, see the "Operational history" sections in the articles for the DDS, CAS, and CSO classes.

Sources[edit]

  1. Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Have S'moa
  2. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 170-180 (2010 edition)
  3. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, pages 193-195
  4. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 305