It was comprised and detailed of nine ships and commanded by the late Admiral Carl Patterson. Its flagship was the UNSC Stalingrad a UNSC carrier. In 2552, the battle group 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 of reinforcements at the Battle of Onyx. Most of the ships were destroyed and only the UNSC Dusk survived to escape.
- 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.