Fleetmaster Horadus: "I hear they name your ship for a dead man! Fitting, for all aboard shall be smote in the name of our glorious Covenant!"
Fleet Admiral Galia Meir: "This name? It's something you will never understand. We immortalise our heroes in metal by naming our ships after them, so even after they've gone beyond the veil, a part of them lives on, still here to smite you. And this particular ship? It's named after our greatest hero. A name your commanders used to fear, and they're going to fear it again."
―Fleet Admiral Galia Meir, commander of the UNSC Preston J. Cole, responds to a taunt by Fleet Admiral Horadus, during Operation: FIRE
The largest warship built by humanity to date, the Titan-class Dreadnought is nothing short of an apocalyptic war machine, designed to sunder whole enemy fleets in a single exchange. A planned wonder weapon by the UNSC Navy, construction of the first ship began in 2543, but it was not finished until 2563, after being cancelled, resumed, mothball, and retired, multiple times. A source of great consternation for UNSC Navy officials, the only completed ship in this class, the UNSC Preston J. Cole became one of the most powerful warships in the UNSC, more so than even the mighty Ragnarök-class Dreadnaught.