Springhill-class Mining Ship
The Springhill-class mining ship is a industrial vessel contracted to the United Nations Space Command.
It excels in the collection and shipment of valuable metals and resources to further bolster the UNSC's clockwork-like economy and war machine.
|«||An older mining vessel from humanity's colonial period, the Springhill sends smaller ore haulers to extraction sites to collect resources and improve net resource income. Improves Titanium and Deuterium income in its own and adjacent gravity wells.
The Springhill's shipyard description
The UEG has moved to finalize and expedite several outsourcing contracts with private companies amongst the colonies, needing a constant inflow of resources to keep up with war losses. A recent contract with BXR Heavy Industries has allowed the presence of the Springhill-class mining ships to expand tenfold and gives the UNSC free reign to redeploy these vessels where they see fit.
At some point, at least one ship of the class, the CAA Heavy Burden, was under the control of the Colonial Administration Authority (CAA). It would eventually fall into the hands of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) and was retrofitted into an ordnance transport ship. The Springhill-class mining ships saw extensive use during the early Human-Covenant war, though the Heavy Burden served until the Battle of Kholo in 2539.
Weapons and Tactical Usage
Like all logistical structures, it is immobile, poorly armored, and unarmed. However, its technology is one of the first you can research and is quite affordable, so the UNSC's economy gets a boost early on with one or more of these in every gravity well.
Springhill-class mining ship - Halopedia
- Although modeled as a ship with three engines, it is an immobile orbital structure.
- It sends out ships called "refinery ships" which are otherwise identical Tyche-class freighters.
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- Nomolos Refining (halo.wikia)