The Hull Classification Symbol is placed on each and every UNSC ship and space station. Different types and sizes of ship have different classification symbols. Placed after the symbol is a number. Each ship of that class gets a different number. This way, the Hull Classification Symbol is a sort of numerical identification system for ships, other than their names.
The symbol based on the hull classification symbol system used by the United States Navy in the 20th and 21st centuries with few differences. The symbols have a few things in common, a symbol beginning with "FF" generally denotes a Frigate, "DD" a Destroyer, "CC" a Cruiser, "CV" a Carrier, and "BB" a Battleship. The rest of the letters vary depending on the type of vessel. There can be dozens of types of each class of vessel.
The number attached to a symbol was often consecutive. However, this wasn't always the case. Some ships inherited the numbers of previous famous ships and some numbers were lost to unbuilt ships.
A similar system to the Hull classification symbols are also used by the Covenant Navy, though their system is more diverse than the UNSC's and identifies classes by their three roles or characteristics.
List of Known SymbolsEdit
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