SRR stations come in different shapes. Some of them, such as Cradle, are essentially large plates of Titanium-A, square-shaped and measuring one kilometer by one kilometer, while others, such as Anchor 9 are more complex in construction, featuring three main sections connected by beamwork and a central hull. Cradle-type stations are equipped with subluminal drive engines as well as a slipspace drive, allowing them to travel with UNSC fleets and provide repairs when needed.
One Cradle-type station is capable of refitting six destroyers, three from her upper surface and three from her lower surface, in a matter of hours. The planet Reach had 18 SRR stations orbiting it by 2552. The mobile hospital ship UNSC Hopeful was constructed from two scrapped SRR stations.
As the fortunes of war against the Covenant worsened, the UNSC began to use such stations as shields for their fleets in major battles. Four such stations were destroyed with all hands lost in the battles of Sigma Octanus IV and Reach, including the UNSC Cradle, which sacrificed itself to save the UNSC fleet at the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV from destruction.
Refit stations possess enough mass that their destruction can disperse debris widely enough to protect formations of ships from Covenant fire. This strategy of sacrifice was used effectively during the battles of Sigma Octanus IV and Reach.
- Anchor 4 - an SSR station near Sedra.
- Anchor 9 - an SSR station stationed in orbit around Reach.
- Anchor 10 - an SSR station near Dryad.
- Cradle - a refit station attached to Battle Group Leviathan during the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV.
- UNSC Hopeful - a mobile medical facility created from two decommissioned refit stations.
A UNSC frigate docked to Anchor 9.
The Hopeful, a combination of two refit stations that gained fame as a slipspace-capable hospital ship.
List of appearances
- Halo: The Fall of Reach (First appearance)
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
- Halo: Reach
- Halo: Fall of Reach
- Halo: The Thursday War (Mentioned only)
- Halo: Mortal Dictata
- ^ a b c Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 7
- ^ a b Bungie.net: Noble Map Pack Quick Looks
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 156
- ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 97
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 192-193
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 221-222 (2010 Reissue)
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 334-336
- ^ Halo: Reach, campaign level, Long Night of Solace
- ^ Halo: Mortal Dictata, page 247