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UNSC Gorgon

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This article is about the UNSC heavy destroyer. For the cut Halo Wars vehicle, see Gorgon (cut vehicle).


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UNSC Gorgon
Production information

Class:

Heavy destroyer[1]

Specifications

Engine:

Fusion drives

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Armament:

Complement:

D77-TC Pelican dropships (7)[2]

Service information

Last sighted:

2503

Participated battles:

Insurrection

Noteworthy crewmembers:

Known commanders:

Captain Preston J. Cole

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 

The UNSC Gorgon was a heavy destroyer that served during the early years of the Insurrection and later the Human-Covenant War. It was the first vessel of its classification to be armed with a Magnetic Accelerator Cannon, which held only three rounds.[4] The Gorgon was commanded by then-Captain Preston Cole.

Background[edit]

Cole led the vessel in numerous confrontations against Insurrectionist forces in the first years of the 26th century. Most notably, it thrice engaged the insurgent-controlled Bellicose, which escaped twice and fought Cole to a draw once. In 2502, the Gorgon was laid up in a space dock for repairs after the Skirmish at Capella, which cost the lives of thirty-two of its crew members. The rest of the crew was granted a month of leave.

In the early years of the Human-Covenant War, Gorgon was assigned to now-Admiral Cole's fleet. Ensign William Lovell served aboard the Gorgon for four years. In this time, the ship's crew witnessed the glassing of a dozen worlds.[5]

Trivia[edit]

The vessel was named for the Gorgons of Greek mythology.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole," page 447
  2. ^ a b Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 450
  3. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 449
  4. ^ Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 451
  5. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach Definitive Edition, page 303-304