Frigate

Sailing frigate

A frigate (pronounced /ˈfrɪɡɨt/) is a warship. The term has been used for warships of many sizes and roles for a few centuries. During the age of sail they were small, agile ships that were extensively used in the American War of Independence, and later against the British. Their main use was shore defense.

In the modern day the term Frigate covers a broad range of ships. This is primarily for political reasons. The generally accepted term is of a warship less that 6, 000 dwt and greater that around 2, 000 dwt. Its primary purpose is usually anti-submarine warfare. It can also be a long range patrol vessel or in smaller navies an anti-air vessel.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Fregat
العربية: فرقاطة
Avañe'ẽ: Marãmbotayga
Bahasa Banjar: Pargata
Bân-lâm-gú: Hō͘-ōe-lām
беларуская: Фрэгат
български: Фрегата
bosanski: Fregata
brezhoneg: Fourgadenn
català: Fragata
Чӑвашла: Фрегат
čeština: Fregata
dansk: Fregat
Deutsch: Fregatte
eesti: Fregatt
Ελληνικά: Φρεγάτα
English: Frigate
español: Fragata
Esperanto: Fregato
فارسی: ناومحافظ
한국어: 프리깃
हिन्दी: फ़्रिगट
hrvatski: Fregata
Ido: Fregato
Bahasa Indonesia: Fregat
íslenska: Freigáta
italiano: Fregata (nave)
עברית: פריגטה
ქართული: ფრეგატი
latviešu: Fregate
lietuvių: Fregata
magyar: Fregatt
Bahasa Melayu: Frigat
Nederlands: Fregat
日本語: フリゲート
norsk: Fregatt
norsk nynorsk: Fregatt
português: Fragata
română: Fregată
русский: Фрегат
Scots: Frigate
slovenčina: Fregata (novovek)
slovenščina: Fregata
српски / srpski: Фрегата
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Fregata
suomi: Fregatti
svenska: Fregatt
Türkçe: Fırkateyn
українська: Фрегат
Tiếng Việt: Tàu frigate
粵語: 巡防艦
中文: 巡防艦