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CMS Crozier
DS3 CMS Crozier
Production information
Technical Specifications









Sovereign Colonies


S.C.A.F Galactic Expedition

Known Owner(s):

Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces

Known Crewmembers:

LCDR Busby
LT Metcalfe

Known commander(s):

Wade Hoshi
Isaac Clarke


The CMS Crozier was a scrapped transport shuttle that Ellie Langford's team located while they are aboard the CMS Roanoke. The Crozier was tasked alongside the Sovereign Colony warships to the ice planet called Tau Volantis.



Dead Space 3Edit

The Crozier was a shuttle used by the crew of the CMS Terra Nova during the expedition to Tau Volantis in 2311. Sometime prior or during the Necromorph outbreak, the shuttle was set to be decommissioned. In 2514, when Ellie Langford and the others located it aboard the CMS Terra Nova, they learned that it was needed to be repaired before it could take them down to the planet's surface.

Isaac traveled to the Terra Nova aboard the Skip, a small, single seat craft that transported him between ships in the flotilla. When he reached the Terra Nova, he must find the tram station to get to the Aft section of the ship where the shuttle was located. Upon arrival, Isaac performed several tasks to launch the shuttle; construct a remote relay and place it on the hull of the shuttle to transport it back to the Roanoke for repairs, fueling the shuttle on the upper floor before launching and disengage the fuel nozzle. 

As the fuel nozzle was detached, Ellie mistakingly engaged the launching sequence, causing the entire repair hangar to burst into flames.

Making his way to the gears, Isaac must clear multiple obstructions with a military turret including a surge of Necromoprhs. As the shuttle successfully launched, Isaac was torn from the Terra Nova and must fly back to a safe part of the Mass Driver.

Before Isaac could return to the Roanoke, he must meet the team at the next derelict ship, the CMS Greely to salvage a port engine for the Crozier. Upon bringing the engine back, Isaac must find a series of derelict satellites and salvage their relays to build a safe flight path module for the ship. After installing the flight module, the shuttle was fully ready for launch.


After launching from the Roanoke, Isaac piloted the Crozier on the chosen flight path down to the planet. Halfway into the flight, the shuttle encountered mines while falling through the atmosphere.

Isaac realized that they will miss their window through the atmosphere and requested a new vector for them to enter. Before he could, the Crozier was hit with more debris and the hull was ruptured, sucking Locke out to her death. The shuttle continued to break apart as the system warned them about the oxygen and engine failure.

Isaac reset all three tanks, extinguishing a small cabin fire. Rosen was killed when the cabin paneling broke and sliced through his head. Isaac flew the ship through obstructed visuals and the volatile ice peaks to no avail. Ellie and the others are separated from Isaac when the ship split in half and broke away from behind.


DS3 CMS Crozier
The shuttle is flat bottomed and has two large fins coming off its port and starboard sides for maneuvering. It comes to a dull tip in the front like the NASA space shuttle, only wider.

The paneling goes back toward the stern where it ends at the three large engines that stick off the back. The shuttle has an outer kinesis operable airlock and an inner hatch. Inside, the Crozier has three oxygen injectors in the rear and a full array of seats in the cabin ahead. The Crozier has a main flight chair to the left, an operators seat right of it, a navigators chair behind those, and around are other chairs for the crew.

The Flight Computer has its own compartment OUTSIDE the ship's hull, built into its front end and secured with a cranked hatch.


The shuttle, for both purposes of offense and defense, has a large gun emplacement on the top side of itself. This gun fires heavier rounds of ammo, at incoming mines in the case of travelling to Tau Volantis.

Spoilers end here.


  • This is the first shuttle the player will have full control over in a Dead Space game.
  • There are three "check engine" lights that act as a hull integrity gauge to show how much damage the Crozier have taken during the descent to the planet. These lights resets should the player restart from a checkpoint after the shuttle is detroyed.
  • Most of the other spacecraft in orbit around Tau Volantis are named after some of history's ill-fated expeditions, the ship is named after Francis Crozier who survived 6 Antarctic expeditions but perished during Franklin's Lost Expedition of the North West passage in 1848.
  • Audio logs detail the Crozier's history; the logs imply the ship was never in considerably functional condition even during the initial Tau Volantis Expedition by the S.C.A.F. and described as spending most of its time in disuse.

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