UNSC Herodotus

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UNSC Herodotus
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Production information


Halberd-class destroyer[1]



485 meters (1,590 ft)[2]


Fusion drives[2]

Slipspace drive:



Two meters of titanium-A armor[3]


Service information


August 30, 2552[5]

Participated battles:

Fall of Reach[5]


Epsilon Eridani Fleet[5]


UNSC Navy[5]


UNSC Herodotus was a Halberd-class destroyer in service with the UNSC Navy,[1] serving as a part of the Epsilon Eridani Fleet. The destroyer participated in the Fall of Reach in the summer of 2552. On August 30, 2552, she was bisected from bow to stern by a Covenant warship's energy projector at a distance of 100,000 kilometers.[5]

Behind the scenes[edit]

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian. The Halo Encyclopedia mistakenly places the destruction of Herodotus during the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV, rather than the Fall of Reach. The Encyclopedia also erroneously claims that Herodotus was the first human vessel to be destroyed by a Covenant energy projector.[6]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b Halo: Fall of Reach - Invasion, Issue #3
  2. ^ a b c Halo Mythos, pages 82-83
  3. ^ a b c d Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 139 (2001); pages 163-164 (2010)
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 248 (2009); page 259 (2011)
  5. ^ a b c d e Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 298-320
  6. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 270 (2011)