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The rebels have hit other non-oil Saudi naval vessels in the past, including in January of last year, when another drone boat blew a hole in a Saudi frigate patrolling near Hodeidah.
In [Alexander] Hamilton's time, someone my age could be commander of a frigate.
Sea of Thieves' standard pirate frigates are just manageable enough for four comrades to maintain on calmer seas.
In 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, citing concerns that the Navy had valued quantities of the LCS ships over combat capability, cut the number of the ships and their successor, a new frigate, from 52 to 40.
When a frigate, the HMS Ardent, was struck by Argentine aircraft in May 1982, Capt.
The irony is that the two ships most in the video, Kuznetsov and Pyotr Velikiy, are not the future of the Russian Navy, which is putting most of its money into cruise missile submarines and frigate-sized ships.
That depicts a calamity of three years earlier, when the Méduse , a French naval frigate, ran aground off the West African coast.
Like the Zumwalt, the frigates are intended to have improved land attack capabilities—a mission capability largely missing from the Deutsche Marine’s other post-unification ships.
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In the 17th–19th centuries, a frigate was a three-masted, fully rigged sailing ship, often carrying 30–40 guns in all. Smaller and faster than ships of the line (the principal vessels of naval warfare), frigates served as scouts or as escorts protecting merchant convoys; they also cruised the seas as merchant raiders themselves. In World War II, Britain revived the term frigate using it to describe escort ships equipped with sonar and depth charges, and used these ships to guard convoys from submarines. In the postwar decades, the frigate also adopted an antiaircraft role, adding radar and surface-to-air missiles. Modern frigates can sail at a speed of 30 knots and carry a crew of 200.
Origin and Etymology of frigate
First Known Use: 1583See Words from the same year
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: a small and fast military ship
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