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Flagship

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The UNSC Infinity, experimental flagship of the UNSC Navy.

A flagship is a title designated to the command vessel in a given fleet.[1]

Overview[edit]

Flagships in the UNSC tends to be cruisers or carriers,[2] although, in smaller fleets, a frigate or destroyer may be the flagship. In the post-war period the UNSC's overall flagship is considered to be the UNSC Infinity, an Infinity-class supercarrier and humanity's largest and most powerful ship.

In the Covenant fleet, flagships tend to be CCS-class battlecruisers or CAS-class assault carriers in the typical fleet. However, in battle groups, the flagship may be a cruiser or, rarely, a destroyer.[3]

In a couple of smaller flotillas the flagships were intrusion corvettes. In one case, the flotilla, made up entirely of corvettes, belonged to the Silent Shadow and was used for their operations. In the second instance, the flotilla, again made up of corvettes aside from a single Covenant frigate, was a rogue faction.[4][5]

In the Covenant remnants, the flagships, at least in the smaller groups, tend to be cruisers or in the case of the Kig-Yar pirate queen and Vata 'Gajat's mercenary group, SDV-class heavy corvettes. Only the larger groups such as the Banished, Jul 'Mdama's Covenant and Sali 'Nyon's Covenant have assault carriers as their flagships.

Known flagships[edit]

Human[edit]

Class Ship Name Tactical grouping
Valiant-class super-heavy cruiser UNSC Everest[6] Battle Group X-Ray
Punic-class supercarrier UNSC Trafalgar[7] Epsilon Eridani Fleet
Marathon-class heavy cruiser UNSC Leviathan[8] Battle Group Leviathan
UNSC Canberra Fifth Fleet
Razor-class prowler UNSC Starry Night[9] Task Force Yama
UNSC Black Widow
UNSC Ghost Song
Halberd-class destroyer UNSC Kayenta

Covenant[edit]

Class Ship Name Tactical grouping
ORS-class heavy cruiser Incorruptible[1] Second Fleet of Homogeneous Clarity
CSO-class supercarrier Long Night of Solace[10] Fleet of Valiant Prudence
CAS-class assault carrier Solemn Penance[11] Fleet of Sacred Consecration
Pious Rampage[12] Fleet of Inexorable Obedience
Supercarrier Sublime Transcendence[1] Combined Fleet of Righteous Purpose
Intrusion corvette Sacred Whisper[13] Bloodstar Flotilla
Quiet Faith
Unknown Doctrine's Command[14]

Forerunner[edit]

Class Ship Name Tactical grouping
Unknown Mantle's Approach

Covenant remnants[edit]

Class Ship Name Faction
CAS-class assault carrier Song of Retribution[15] Jul 'Mdama's Covenant
Shadow of Intent[1][16] Fleet of Retribution
Breath of Annihilation[17] Sali 'Nyon's Covenant

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