UNSC Grafton

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UNSC Grafton (FFG-318)
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Production information

Class:

Paris-class heavy frigate

Specifications

Length:

535.05 meters (1,755.4 ft)[1]

Width:

198.68 meters (651.85 ft)[1]

Height:

162.08 meters (531.77 ft)[1]

Engine:

  • Main drives (2)
  • Auxiliary drives (2)
  • Tertiary drives (2)

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Hull:

60 centimetres (24 in) Titanium-A armor

Armament:

Service information

Destroyed:

August 12, 2552

Participated battles:

Human-Covenant War

Fleet:

Epsilon Eridani Fleet

Known commanders:

Francis Mallarde[2]

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 
"The Grafton is dust! We need to get out of here, now!"
Carter-A259

The UNSC Grafton (hull classification symbol: FFG-318) was a Paris-class heavy frigate in the UNSC Navy.[3]

Operational history[edit]

On August 12, 2552 during the Battle at Szurdok Ridge, Grafton provided fire support for UNSC Army forces engaging in combat in the Viery Territory, accompanied by the frigate UNSC Saratoga. During the battle, Grafton was authorized to utilize its Magnetic Accelerator Cannon to destroy a Covenant installation codenamed "Spire One".[3] Grafton succeeded in destroying the installation; however, with the dissipation of the spire's projected electromagnetic cloaking field, the Covenant supercarrier Long Night of Solace was revealed, hovering over the battle area. With its cloaking shield gone, the supercarrier opened fire on Grafton with its ventral energy projector, destroying the frigate with a single shot.[3]

Trivia[edit]

FFG-318 may carry on the lineage of HMS Grafton of the Royal Navy or USS Grafton of the United States Navy; the former is more likely as the nine ships named Grafton in British service have exclusively been fighting ships, such as cruisers, destroyers, and frigates, whereas those in American service have been support vessels. The frigate may also be named in honor of the Australian city of Grafton, New South Wales.

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List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo: Reach 3D game data
  2. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 80
  3. ^ a b c Halo: Reach, campaign level Tip of the Spear