The RSS Alexander II (F-256-B), was a Strident-class heavy missile frigate that was in service with the Royal Navy in 3235 onward. It is notable for being the first ship of Human make, formerly known as the Regulus Break, to be within the ranks of the RAF. It was gifted to the Royal Navy following the Battle of Carson Valley where the original ship was lost in combat. The ship would be the first real joint military transfer between the UEG and the Kingdom of Acorn, and the fact that the ship was given gratis spoke to the level of trust that each had for one another despite only being in contact for a year at this point.
The Strident-class of heavy frigates is known for its stocky yet resilient design ever since its inclusion near the end of the Covenant War in the 26th Century. The inclusion of an energy shield also meant that it was the first RAF vessel to possess one.
Its crew was extensively retrained to UNSC standard. Those that served on the ship would sometimes be called in as training officers to instruct new cadets that would serve on UEG vessels in orientation, technical expertise, and weapons technology.
The Alexander II is currently the Second Ship of the Local Space Defense Force, the unofficial 'guardians' of Mobius and the Broken Moon.
BEHIND THE SCENESMuch like the UNSC Hartley, the Alexander II is meant to be sort of a link to the older Halo universe. This is a Strident-class frigate, the same class as the Forward Unto Dawn in Halo 4, but I've just been informed of a canonical conflict. Oh well; this isn't a Charon class - it's still a Strident. These ships I imagined seemed like the type that would be used a long time. They're big, they're hardy, and they've got a bunch of punch to them that makes them a force to be reckoned with. At 575 meters, the Alexander II is actually twice as long as any RAF frigate currently fielded, making it a giant among its peers, and among small boys (anything smaller than a carrier), it's something akin to a flagship of lower tonnage vessels. Considering the pride of the RAF fleet is about as long as a Halcyon-class, the UNSC simply giving a perfectly functioning ship to to an alien race they've only known for a year was seen as unprecedented generosity.
NAME: Alexander II (Formerly Regulus Break)
CLASS: Strident-Class Heavy Missile Frigate
HULL NUMBER: F-256-B (Formerly FFG-7051)
COMPLEMENT: 200 Sailors + 75 Marines
CO: Commander Josefina Villacruz
XO: Lieutenant Commander Scott Tunley
VELOCITY: 1G Nominal, 3G Flank
Mk IV Sirius INMX-229 60-ton Intermediate Coil Array
4 Archer II Long Range Missile Delivery Systems
8 Rampart-V 50mm CIWS Systems
6 Icarus-Iscarion Anti-Missile Defense Projectors
1 FENRIS Tactical Nuclear Delivery System (2 missiles)
Launched 3158 (As UNSC Regulus Break)
Recommissioned 3235 (As RSS Alexander II)
Currently in service
A bit of a test in photomanipulation. This is naturally a Strident-class frigate from the Halo universe repainted and rebranded to serve the RAF within the Chaos Chronicles. I manipulated the color to make it fit the RAF Navy's darker blue paint job while adding correct hull classification number for the Kingdom. The decision to use the Strident sort of connects the two time periods.
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