The USS Fidanza[1] was a ship of unknown class that was overrun by a Xenomorph infestation. The vessel was later boarded and retaken by a squad under the command of Major Thomas Van Zandt, the only time a successful Xenomorph clearance operation has been carried out aboard an interstellar craft.[1]


Van Zandt's operation aboard the Fidanza turned him into something of a legend within the United States Colonial Marine Corps.[1] Owing to the success of the operation aboard the ship, it is likely that the Fidanza was subsequently repaired and returned to service.




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tim Bogenn. Aliens vs. Predator Official Strategy Guide, p. 18 (2010), DK/BradyGames.