UNSC Thermopylae

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Thermopylae
Production information

Manufacturer:

UNSC

Class:

Destroyer

Specifications

Slipspace drive:

Yes

Hull:

2 meters of titanium-A armor

Armament:

Complement:

Pelican dropships

Service information

Last sighted:

2552

Participated battles:

Battle of 18 Scorpii

Affiliation:

UNSC Navy

 

The UNSC Thermopylae was a destroyer in the UNSC Navy during the Human-Covenant War.[2]

Background[edit]

The ship was part of Battle Group Sierra-3 at the Battle of 18 Scorpii in 2543. During the battle, the Thermopylae took moderate damage and would likely have been destroyed, but she and the rest of Battle Group 3 was saved by Insurrectionist forces.[2]

Trivia[edit]

The ship is named for the famous Battle of Thermopylae, where the 300 Spartans made a last stand against the Persian Empire during 480 BCE.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 139 ("What those critics forgot was that a UNSC destroyer sported 2 MAC guns, 26 oversized Archer missile pods and 3 nuclear warheads. Only seven meters longer than a frigate. No single ship fighters. Almost as heavy than 2 frigates combined mass.")
  2. ^ a b Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 473