UNSC Jericho

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Unidentified UNSC light destroyer class[1]




UNSC Navy[1]


In active service as of, March 2, 2494[1]

General characteristics


Light destroyer[1]

Power plant:

2 fusion reactors (1 primary, 1 secondary)[1]

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine[1]


7 Ares missile silos[1]


UNSC Jericho is a light destroyer of unknown classification in the service of the UNSC Navy during the 25th century.[1]

Service history[edit]

On March 2, 2494, the Jericho, alongside fellow destroyers UNSC Buenos Aires and UNSC Las Vegas, was tasked with patrolling the 26 Draconis system in response to the insurgent capture of the corvette, UNSC Callisto. At this time, all three destroyers had yet to see combat, with weapons that had never been fired and crews that had never seen combat. Around 0300 hours on March 2, the battle group made contact with the Callisto in the 26 Draconis asteroid belt and proceeded to pursue the stolen corvette. All three destroyers were ordered by Captain Harold Lewis to coordinate fire and arm six of their respective seven Ares missile silos, before opening fire around 0315 hours. While initially considered an easy kill, the detonation of a nuclear weapon hidden in one of the asteroid masses by the rebels in a manner similar to a shaped charge saw the Buenos Aires pelted with radiation and debris, taking the brunt of the damage due to its position at the fore of the task force.[1]

While Buenos Aires was confirmed destroyed, the Jericho and Las Vegas were severely damaged. External Camera 6-K, part of the sensory equipment on the Jericho, was destroyed in the incident.[1]


It is most likely named after the city of Jericho.

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Halo: Evolutions - The Impossible Life and Possible Death of Preston J. Cole, section 4