UNSC Stalingrad

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UNSC Stalingrad
Production information

Class:

UNSC carrier

Specifications

Length:

greater then 2,800 metres (9,200 ft)

Slipspace drive:

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Hull:

2 metres (6.6 ft) of Titanium-A battleplate

Complement:

Service information

Destroyed:

November 3rd, 2552

Fleet:

Battle Group Omicron

Known commanders:

Admiral Carl "Buster" Patterson

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 

The UNSC Stalingrad was a UNSC carrier in 2552. It was commanded by Admiral Carl "Buster" Patterson.[2]

Background[edit]

It was the flagship of a small task force sent to Onyx to retrieve Dr. Catherine Halsey, her Spartan-IIs, and the Spartan-IIIs. During the Onyx Conflict, the ship survived the first[2] and second[3] attacks on the Covenant fleet but was destroyed when overwhelming Covenant reinforcements arrived from Joyous Exultation.[4]

Trivia[edit]

Stalingrad (now Volgograd) was the site of a brutal battle during the Second World War in which over a million lives were lost, giving it the nickname "The Bloody Cauldron", popularly seen as marking the easternmost mark of the German invasion and the turning point of the war on the eastern front. The weakening of the German army at Stalingrad would ultimately culminate in the decisive battle at Kursk.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page ??
  2. ^ a b Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 294
  3. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 298
  4. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 333
Elements of UNSC Battle Group Omicron
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