UNSC Brasidas

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UNSC Brasidas
Production information

Class:

UNSC destroyer

Specifications

Engine:

Fusion drives

Slipspace drive:

Equipped

Hull:

Titanium-A battleplate

Armament:

Service information

Destroyed:

2552

Participated battles:

Fleet:

Battle Group Omicron

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 

UNSC Brasidas was a destroyer in service within Battle Group Omicron in the UNSC Navy during 2552. The battle group had five other destroyers[3] but they were all destroyed by the Covenant's superior fleet at Onyx.[4]

History[edit]

The UNSC Brasidas participated in the Battle of Earth on October 20, 2552. During the battle, Brasidas fired one of its Magnetic Accelerator Cannons from orbit towards the surface of Earth to disable a Type-47A Scarab in the city of Mombasa, Africa on Earth. With the Scarab disabled, UNSC Marines engaged the Scarab's surviving personnel in an attempt to recover the walker.[2]

The Brasidas was part of Admiral Carl Patterson's battle group sent to Onyx to retrieve Dr. Catherine Halsey as well as the SPARTAN-IIs and IIIs stationed on the planet. During the first attack on Covenant ships in orbit during the Onyx Conflict, the Brasidas was damaged extensively, suffering damage to its reactor. It then transferred its load of HORNET mines to the prowler UNSC Dusk.[5] It was destroyed along with the UNSC Stalingrad when Covenant reinforcements swarmed into the Zeta Doradus system.[4]

Trivia[edit]

  • The ship is named after Brasidas, a Spartan General during the first decade of the Peloponnesian War who was killed at the Battle of Amphipolis.
  • The Scarab destroyed by the Brasidas' MAC is the setting of the Halo 2 multiplayer map Turf.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 139 ("What those critics forgot that a UNSC destroyer sported 2 MAC guns, 26 oversized Archer missile pods and 3 nuclear warheads. Only seven meters longer than a frigate. No single ship fighters. Almost as heavy than 2 frigates combined mass.")
  2. ^ a b Halo Waypoint: New Mombasa
  3. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 292
  4. ^ a b Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 333
  5. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 325
Elements of UNSC Battle Group Omicron
UNSC Brasidas | UNSC Dusk | UNSC Iwo Jima | UNSC Glasgow Kiss | UNSC Stalingrad