Apocrypha

UNSC Providence

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Providence
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Concept art depicting UNSC Providence in battle.
Ship history
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Name:

Providence

Class:

Charon-class light frigate

Identification:

FFG-334[1][2]

Operator:

UNSC Navy

Manufacturer:

SinoViet Heavy Machinery[3]

General characteristics

Type:

Frigate[3][4]

Length:

490 meters (1,607 ft)[3][5][4]

Width:

160 meters (510 ft)[5][4]

Height:

139 meters (457 ft)[4]

Mass:

0.65 million tonnes[3]

Maneuver drive:

Naoto Technologies: V4/L-DFR[6]

Slipspace drive:

Series IV CODEN/SFTE[6]

Crew:

782 (includes troop complement and sailors)[7]

Complement:

Troops:

UNSC Marines and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers

Hull:

Titanium-A armor

Armaments:

Air facilities:

 

UNSC Providence is a fleet escort ship serving in the UNSC Navy, of the Charon-classification.[1][2]

Production notes[edit]

Main article: Cut Halo 3 vehicles#Frigates

The Providence is a frigate classification featured in several pieces of concept artwork produced during the development of Halo 3. It is one of two such ships heavily featured alongside UNSC Andraste, and appears to have been an in-production stand-in for what would become the Charon-class light frigate UNSC Forward Unto Dawn in the final game. Two pieces of art featuring the Providence in combat are featured in the Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition) and its 2011 reprint. The first depicts the ship alongside another, unnamed Charon-class, in naval combat with three Ket-pattern battlecruisers over a planet while the second shows the ship in a similar combat scenario but hit by enemy weaponry and on fire.[1][2]

The Providence's feature in the encyclopedias, alongside its hull classification symbol having no other canon usage, indicates it may have some element of canonicity - though it has yet to be depicted in any Halo media outside of these features.

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), page 262-263, 302-303
  2. ^ a b c Halo Encyclopedia (2011 edition), page 274-275, 314-315
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 123
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 186-187
  5. ^ a b c Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 74, 76
  6. ^ a b c d e f Halo Waypoint, The Halo Bulletin: 10.10.12 (Retrieved on Jul 30, 2014) [archive]
  7. ^ Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn: 0:36
  8. ^ Halo 3, multiplayer map Sandtrap
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Halo 3, campaign level The Ark