UNSC Meriwether Lewis

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UNSC Meriwether Lewis
Production information


Stalwart-class light frigate[note 1]


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Service information

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UNSC Meriwether Lewis is a Stalwart-class light frigate in service with the UNSC Navy.[1][note 1]

Jacob Keyes served aboard this vessel prior to 2531, and defended the vessel against an overwhelming Covenant attack force with only a small security force. Keyes charged the boarders with only an M6 magnum,[2] sustaining several injuries in the process including plasma burns on his thigh and hand.[3] For his bravery on the vessel, Keyes received a Medal of Honor.[4]

Meriwether Lewis remained in service in the wake of the Human-Covenant War. At some point before October 2558, the Meriwether Lewis had a Spartan contingent, with Spartan Edward Buck acting as Spartan Commander before being transferred to UNSC Infinity and Fireteam Osiris.[5]


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  1. ^ a b In Halo: The Fall of Reach (page 163 of the Definitive Edition or 139 of the original edition), it is stated that Keyes' new ship, the destroyer Iroquois, was 7 meters longer than the frigates Meriwether Lewis and Midsummer Night. Halo 2 established the length of a UNSC frigate to be 478 meters; this was the later-named Stalwart class. Later, when a UNSC destroyer was first depicted in visual media with The Heart of Midlothian, it was established that the ship was 485 meters in length; an addition of 7m to the length of the Stalwart class. In Halo: The Cole Protocol (page 35), the Midsummer Night is revealed to be a light frigate. Halo: The Essential Visual Guide established that the Stalwart and Charon classes would be considered light frigates, while the Paris class would remain a heavy; a conscious decision to establish the Stalwart as the class the Meriwether Lewis and Midsummer Night belong to. Furthermore, since Stalwart is both a light frigate and the only frigate class to be 478 meters in length, the Meriwether Lewis and Midsummer Night must be part of this class.


  1. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 139
  2. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 34
  3. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 22
  4. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 270
  5. ^ Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition, Spartan Locke's Classified Orders