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Class overview
Name:

Christchurch-class escort corvette

Builders
Operators

UNSC Logo TGW 2 UNSC Navy
Liang-Dortmund Logo Liang-Dortmund Corporation

Various mercenary groups
Preceded by

Mako-class light corvette

Built

2544 - 2558

In service

2546 - present

General characteristics
Type

Corvette

Length

150.8 metres (495 ft)

Mass
  • 15,650 tonnes (operational load)
  • 19,600 tonnes (rated maximum load)
Engine unit(s)

Diadel Systems' M31-Explorer light fusion drives (2)

Slipspace Drive

Kawanishi's SED-2538 Standard SFTE (CODEN-V equivalent)

Hull

25 centimetres of Titanium-A1 battleplate

Navigation system

UNA-uplinked navigation computer

Armament
Crew

13 sailors

Passengers

UNSC Marines (~26 men)

Additional information
Era(s)
Role(s)
  • Pursuit
  • Screening
  • Escort
  • Planetary fire support
[Source]
"Gun corvettes aren't obsolete - they've just been repurposed."
―Lieutenant Commander Tom Žagar

The Christchurch-class escort corvette (hull classification symbol: FSE) is a classification of Corvette that is marketed towards private military corporations and planetary defence groups. Unusually fast and heavily-armed for its size, this specialist is a vital supporting pillar in larger fleets, particularly those charged with protecting merchant convoys. Lacking a hangar, a small target profile from above, and a spinal Magnetic Accelerator Cannon, it instead provides a purpose-built screening ship to protect the blind sides of larger, more popular craft.

The Christchurch-class corvette was introduced in 2544 as a spiritual successor to the Mako-class light corvette, one of the most popular military ships of the Insurrection. Deployed by the United Nations Space Command in planetary defence roles due to its rather small fuel capacity, it would be offered at a discount to approved private military corporations in an effort to make it ubiquitous to the market. Finding success, it would participate in protecting the evacuations of large colonies, using its speed to hold off small Covenant frigates while the civilian transports escaped. Their status as private combat vessels ensured that many more survived the Human-Covenant War than the UNSC is currently aware of, giving corporate executives the security they needed to make their own claims on former colony worlds in the aftermath of the conflict.

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