What is frigate?

  • (noun): A United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A frigate ( /ˈfrɪɡɨt/) is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.

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Siege Of Alexandria (1801) - Aftermath
... Of the warships captured in the harbour, the French frigates Égyptienne (50) and Régénérée (40), and the ex-Venetian frigate Léoben (26) went to Britain, while the French ...
MEKO 200 - See Also
... MEKO 140 MEKO 360 Brandenburg class frigate Sachsen class frigate F125 class frigate MEKO A-200 Valour Halifax class frigate Anzac class frigate Formidable class frigate La Fayette class frigate ...
Modern Age - Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Replaces Frigates in United States Navy
... Some new classes of ships similar to corvettes are optimised for high-speed deployment and combat with small craft rather than combat between equal opponents an example is the U.S ... Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) ...
List Of Ships Of The Royal Danish Navy - Frigates (different Types of Frigates)
... ships Builder Origin Displacement (tonnes) Speed (knots) Notes Photo Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate Air defence frigate 3 Odense Staalskibsværft Denmark 6,645 28 Absalon-class command and support ship ...

More definitions of "frigate":

  • (noun): A medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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    Our frigate takes fire,
    The other asks if we demand quarter?
    If our colors are struck and the fighting done?
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    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

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