UNSC Hilbert

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UNSC Hilbert
Specifications

Slipspace drive:

Equipped

Armament:

None

Service information

Destroyed:

Around 2550

Participated battles:

Battle of Gamma Pavonis VII

Known commanders:

Miranda Keyes

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 

The UNSC Hilbert was a science vessel of unidentified class used by the United Nations Space Command during the Human-Covenant War.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Hilbert was built during the golden age of human colonial expansion and later refit for long-range sensing in the Outer Colonies. Dr. Catherine Halsey arranged to have her daughter, Miranda Keyes, assigned to serve on the ship, believing it to be the safest place for a UNSC officer to be stationed.[1] However, around 2550, the ship became involved in the Battle of Gamma Pavonis VII. Having no weapons capable of breaching a Covenant destroyer's energy shield, Keyes ordered that the Hilbert ram into the enemy vessel. The resulting collision damaged the shield, allowing the Hilbert to continue onwards and crash into the vessel, proper. As the crew abandoned ship, which was now falling into Gamma Pavonis VII's gravity well, the Hilbert's fusion core went critical. Only two of the crew members survived - Miranda included.

For her actions, Miranda Keyes was awarded a Silver Star, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and given command of a Stalwart-class light frigate, the UNSC In Amber Clad.[1]

Trivia[edit]

The ship was likely named after renowned German mathematician David Hilbert.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo: Reach, Dr. Halsey's personal journal
  2. ^ Halo: Reach, Intersystem News: LCDR Miranda Keyes Awarded Silver Star