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UNSC Ghost Wind

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UNSC Ghost Wind
Production information

Class:

Razor-class prowler

Specifications

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Hull:

Titanium-A armor

Armament:

Service information

Participated battles:

Fleet:

Task Force Yama (formerly)

Affiliation:

 

The UNSC Ghost Wind was a Razor-class prowler assigned to Ghost Flight of Task Force Yama. It served during the United Nations Space Command's Operation: SILENT STORM in early 2526.[1] Its crew was composed of insurrectionist agents hand-picked by Hector Nyeto.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Ghost Flight[edit]

The UNSC Ghost Wind was comissioned as part of Ghost Flight, a flight of four Razor-class prowlers within the Office of Naval Intelligence's Prowler Corps.[1] At some point during the Insurrection, Lieutenant Commander Hector Nyeto became the commander of Ghost Flight and slowly replaced the crew of each vessel with personnel sympathetic to the insurrectionist cause.[3] When Vice Admirals Preston Cole and Michael Stanforth initiated Operation: SILENT STORM in March 2526, the Ghost Wind and the other prowlers of Ghost Flight were selected to join Task Force Yama for the duration of the mission. This operation had the goal of slowing the Covenant's advance through the Outer Colonies by means of boarding enemy ships and stations, destroying them from the inside. The task force soon left for Seoba, a moon of Biko, where they would wait for the nearby Covenant fleet arrive.[4]

ICE DANCE[edit]

Main article: Operation: ICE DANCE

Upon arriving in the Kolaqoa system on March 18, Colonel Marmon Crowther of the 21st Space Assault Battalion decided that his ODSTs and the Spartans that would be assisting in the operation should practice a mass deployment into the ice quarry where Task Force Yama would be hiding. Ghost Flight was selected to deploy the Black Daggers and Blue Team, with each prowler carrying forty ODSTs and one Spartan. However, as the flight approached the moon, insurrectionist forces were detected in the quarry, preparing to overthrow Biko's chancellor. Despite this, Crowther decided to go forward with Operation: ICE DANCE and clear out the insurgent forces and capture Seoba.[5]

During the ensuing battle, Ghost Flight managed to cripple the insurgents' communications relay at the top of the quarry. The Ghost Wind and the three other prowlers continued dropping off their infantry complement while supporting those already on the ground with their 30mm autocannons and M28 Shrieker missiles. As it attempted to destroy a convoy of rebel Civets climbing up the quarry to repair the relay, the UNSC Ghost Star was shot down, forcing Nyeto to pull the rest of Ghost Flight out until the convoy was either destroyed or distracted.[1] However, the battle would ultimately be won by Lieutenant Nelly Hamm using the unwitting Blue Team as a distraction, allowing her to call in Ghost Flight to deliver more troops. These Black Daggers destroyed the insurgent weapon emplacements and Civets, even securing the comms relay. With that, the quarry fell under Task Force Yama's control.[6]

Battle with Bloodstars[edit]

Main article: Battle of Seoba

On March 19, a Covenant flotilla arrived in-system and set course for Seoba, seemingly with the intent to meet with the insurrectionists that had previously held the moon.[7] The Ghost Wind and the rest of the task force were quickly scrambled to meet the approaching intrusion corvettes, with each of the prowlers holding a complement of Black Daggers eager to board the Covenant vessels.[8] While none of corvettes were successfully boarded, the alien flotilla would still be driven back after losing three of its five ships.[9] Still, the battle had cost the life of Captain Halima Ascot—the commander of the task force—and her ship, the UNSC Starry Night. Some of the Spartans had also been injured, primarily due to Nyeto purposefully stalling Ghost Flight's support in an attempt to get them killed.[2]

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Betrayal at Zhoist[edit]

Main article: Attack on Zhoist

After Nyeto's treachery was revealed at Zhoist, the Ghost Wind fled into slipspace along with the two other surviving prowlers of Ghost Flight.[10]

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 8
  2. ^ a b Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 16
  3. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 25
  4. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 5
  5. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 7
  6. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 10
  7. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 11
  8. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 13
  9. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 15
  10. ^ Halo: Silent Storm