CMS Shackleton
Production information



Technical Specifications

Engine Unit(s):

ShockPoint Drive





Sovereign Colonies


S.C.A.F Galactic Expedition

Known Owner(s):

Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces


The CMS Shackleton was a ship in the Sovereign Colonies flotilla sent to Tau Volantis


The CMS Shackleton was dispatched to Tau Volantis along with several other Sovereign Colonies vessels. Once there, it most likely supported ground operations. It was probably destroyed along with most of the Armed Forces fleet during the Scenario Five command. 

The Shackleton was technically the first ship encountered by the player, though the only piece of the ship was the section of the hull plating that could be seen just after the USM Eudora de-shocked at Tau Volantis. The classification of the vessel was unknown, but it was likely a warship armed with tracking and homing mines. After ejecting the life vessel from the Eudora, Isaac Clarke lost his grip on the compartment and had to make his way past the many mine-dotted chunks of the ship's remains to reach Captain Norton's crew.

Later on in the story, the player was only able to explore the other named vessels of the fleet. The Shackleton did not even show up on the SK-1P's navigational guide, probably because of the extensive damage that it received completely destroyed it. 


  • The name of the ship followed the theme of several other ships in the fleet. Most of which are named after famous, usually ill-fated explorers or events, in this case the famous Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton who died of a heart attack just before his expedition to the Arctic Circle in 1922.
  • Most of its remnants are not even reachable by flight. Most of the fragments are either in the background or are too far to be reached with the given oxygen reserve and would most likely contain nothing of importance.

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