- The ship was named after the Battle of Trafalgar. It was a decisive naval engagement during the Napoleonic Wars between the British Empire and the French and Spanish Empires. Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, the British commander, was killed by sniper fire during the battle, but due to his tactics and the skill of his captains and crews, the British fleet captured most of the Franco-Spanish fleet and sent the rest fleeing, while the British didn't lose a single ship.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Infinity & Beyond
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Bungie.net: Halo: Reach - Intel - CAA Factbook/UNSC Military Power: Reach
- ↑ Halo: First Strike - page 168
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