Spirit of Fire

TYPE: Phoenix-class support vessel
COMMISSION DATE: 2473 (military refit 2520)

DIMENSIONS: 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.69 kilometers
ARMAMENT: 3 MAC coilguns / 24 missile pods
COMPLIMENT: 11,350 personnel


About About

The UNSC Spirit of Fire was originally a colony ship, serving as a supply vessel for new colonies, but was later refitted as a military support vessel during the insurrection. It served during the Harvest Campaign early in the Human-Covenant War, helping to win back Harvest prior to disappearing from known space during the Battle of the Etran Harborage.
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time Service Record

The Spirit of Fire was initially built as a colony support vessel, ferrying colonists and supplies to support the UNSC's colonization effort.  After the insurrection drove a wedge between outer colonists and the Unified Earth Government, the ship was refitted as a military support vessel fifty years after it initially entered service.  This came only five years prior to the war with the Covenant, and the Spirit of Fire was put to great use fighting Covenant in Admiral Preston Cole's fleet, particularly at Harvest.  At the end of the Harvest Campaign in 2531, the Spirit of Fire followed the Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee to Arcadia, and later the Etran Harborage, where they successfully stopped the Covenant from recovering a fleet of Forerunner warships, at the cost of their slipspace drive. The Spirit of Fire was adrift in space for the next 28 years, until it arrived at Installation 00, or the Ark, where they came into contact with the Banished.  The crew managed to survive again, this time by using the Ark's own defenses against itself.  As of 2559, the Spirit of Fire is still located at the Ark.

3pm Featured Games

The crew of the Spirit of Fire are the central focus of the Halo Wars series, following their story from 2531 through 2559.

book Featured Comics

Exploring the story of the Spirit of Fire in more detail, several comics, including the lead-up to Halo Wars, Genesis, feature the lost Phoenix-class vessel.

book Reference Books

The Spirit of Fire has appeared in many refernce books, including a detailed description in Warfleet.