Frigate

CategorySailing Ships
Typeship of the line
Buildervaries
Commissionedvaries
Ownerany

Frigates are a class of ships designated as light vessels with one row of gun ports on each side. As 4th Rate Ships of the Line, they carry out a multitude of tasks like reconnoitering ahead of the main fleet, delivering dispatches to and from fleet leadership, convoy duty, and privateering.