As at 3061 the Lola III-class Destroyer Snake Pit was a WarShip within the Clan Steel Viper touman and was serving as the CSV Snake Pit. The Snake Pit was one of two Lola III-class vessels in service with the Steel Vipers at this point, the sister ship being the CSV Anaconda.
In November 3069 the Snake Pit was one of several Steel Viper WarShips to be directly involved in the assault by Alpha Galaxy against the Clan Jade Falcon world of Ironhold, the first Jade Falcon target to be hit by the Steel Vipers following Khan Brett Andrews attempt to have the Jade Falcons declared dezgra and expelled from the Clan Homeworlds.
A full Star of Steel Viper WarShips were responsible for deflecting the attempt by the Jade Falcons' Emerald Talon Assault Star to disrupt the landing, with the Snake Pit acting as an escort vessel alongside the Whirlwind-class destroyer CSV Snake in the Grass and Aegis-class heavy cruiser CSV Steel Python while the Cameron-class battlecruiser CSV Zalman's Endeavor and the Steel Viper flagship, the Nightlord-class battleship CSV Dark Asp, provided support. The actions of the Snake Pit and the other WarShips, joined by almost ten Stars of AeroSpace Fighters, were sufficient to push the defending Falcon WarShips far enough away that Alpha Galaxy could launch a full assault drop, securing the world within a month.
There is no record of the Snake Pit remaining in service after the Wars of Reaving or having been captured and subject to a change in name; it is therefore assumed that the Snake Pit was destroyed during the annihilation of Clan Steel Viper in December 3075.
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 138-139, "Naval Assets"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 46, "Exodus Requiem"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 150-151, "Focused Aggression"