UNSC Forward Unto Dawn
- Charon-class Light Frigate
- 1,607ft (490m)
- 510ft (156m)
- 457ft (139m)
The UNSC Forward Unto Dawn is a Charon-class light frigate that served on the frontlines during the final days of the Human-Covenant War under the distinguished command of both Admiral Hood and Commander Miranda Keyes. On November 17, 2552, the Forward Unto Dawn participated in the successful assault against the Prophet of Truth’s dreadnought as the Covenant hierarch attempted to activate the ancient Forerunner portal. After successfully defeating the Covenant Flood on the Forerunner Ark, the Master Chief, Cortana, and Arbiter Thel ‘Vadam used the Forward Unto Dawn to escape. During the attempt, however, the portal collapsed, severing the Dawn in two, sending only part of the ship containing the Arbiter back to Earth.
The aft section, still containing the Master Chief and his AI companion Cortana, floated in uncharted space for nearly five years. Eventually, it was pulled into the mysterious Forerunner fortress world of Requiem.
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