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The Drake-class corvette was a light UNSC patrol warship, that entered service during the later stages of the Human-Covenant war, and continued service post-war.
The Drake-class corvette was notable for having the swiftest combat vessels in the UNSC Navy, largely due to its low mass, modestly-sized reactor, and powerful engines.
The origins of the Drake-class Corvette occurred when the UNSC Navy published a requirement within the Defense Contractor circles, identifying a need for a durable light warship capable of quick flight with a low mass. Many of the more prominent shipbuilding contractors gave the requirement a miss, due to outstanding commitments to producing frigates and destroyers en mass, leaving a few smaller firms and Misriah's spacecraft subsidiary, Mars Spacecraft Assembly, Incorporated to compete for it. The schematics were drawn up on 17 June, 2542, and was selected as the winner of the contract in early July.
Ships of the line
|Name||Hull Classification Symbol||Commissioned||Notes|
|The following vessels were ordered under the UNSC Navy's 2542 order of 850 Drake-class corvettes, and were commissioned between 2543 and 2552.|
|UNSC Drake||DDC-1405||7 January, 2543||Fought and was heavily damaged immediately prior to randomized slipspace transition following the, presumed lost.|
|UNSC Magus||DDC-1489||30 November, 2543|
|UNSC Archmagus||DDC-1490||29 November, 2543|
|UNSC Augur||DDC-1584||22 June, 2544||Destroyed whilst exfiltrating Covenant-occupied territory, ferrying special operations forces.|
|UNSC Warlock||DDC-1664||3 June, 2544|
|UNSC Chamberlain||DDC-1710||9 January, 2545|
|UNSC Zecora||DDC-1756||9 May, 2545|
|UNSC Jutland||DDC-2097||14 October, 2550||Suffered a catastrophic auxiliary fission reactor meltdown and subsequently lost with all hands in combat during the.|
|UNSC Maginot||DDC-2110||24 December, 2550|
|UNSC Daring||DDC-2194||11 May, 2551||Sustained moderate damage during the, repaired and returned to active service, and later heavily damaged evacuating civilians during the ; adequately repaired to return to active service in order to participate in the .|
|UNSC Dash||DDC-2247||16 February, 2552|
|UNSC Pony Express||DDC-2255||29 April, 2552||Lightly damaged during the UNSC Navy and was returned to active service. Later crippled and abandoned during the , and disintegrated upon rentry of Earth's atmosphere.; overhauled with an experimental slipspace drive to become the quickest vessel in the|