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Diligence-class light destroyer

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Diligence-class light destroyer
An illustration of the Diligence-class light destroyer
Production information

Manufacturer:

SinoViet Heavy Machinery[1]

Class:

Destroyer[1]

Technical specifications

Length:

550 metres (1,800 ft)[1]

Mass:

2.2 million tonnes[1]

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Hull:

Titanium-A armor

Armament:

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Insurrection[1]
Human-Covenant War[2]

Introduced:

2433[1]

Affiliation:

 

The Diligence-class light destroyer[1] was a class of destroyer in service with the UNSC Navy and the Colonial Military Authority.[2]

Operational history[edit]

The Diligence-class light destroyer entered service in 2433. Originally classified as a cruiser, the Diligence-class was eventually reclassified as a destroyer as ships grew in firepower and mass. Starting in 2496, the class was fitted with two powerful outrigger MAC systems—one on each side of its main fuselage.[1]

Some Diligence-class destroyers were operated by the Colonial Military Authority as peacekeeping ships. By 2525, the class had been retired for decades. However, with the dawn of the Human-Covenant War, some were brought back into service with the UNSC Navy and were retrofitted for combat against the Covenant.[2]

During or after 2540, a Diligence-class destroyer, the UNSC Kronstadt, deployed a squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers and a SPARTAN-II commando, Cal-141, via SOEIV to the Covenant-occupied planet Heian. The commando team infiltrated a former alien settlement, where they engaged several Unggoy and a Jiralhanae chieftain before assassinating a Covenant Prophet. After the mission, which resulted in the deaths of the Spartan and one ODST, the vessel retrieved the survivors.[3]

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