It was comprised of nine ships and commanded by Admiral Carl Patterson. In 2552, it was deployed to Onyx to retrieve Dr. Halsey, a joint unit of SPARTAN-IIs and SPARTAN-IIIs, and (supposedly) examples of Forerunner technologies that had been excavated. However, before it could carry out this task, it was engaged and eventually defeated by a superior Covenant fleet at the Battle of Onyx. Only the UNSC Dusk survived.
- 1 Carrier
- 1 Marathon-class Cruiser
- 6 Destroyers
- 1 Prowler
Stalingrad (now Volgograd) was the site of a brutal battle during the Second World War, popularly seen as marking the easternmost mark of the German invasion. The weakening of the German army at Stalingrad would ultimately culminate in the decisive battle at Kursk.