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Corvettenoun

A flush-decked warship of the 17th-18th centuries having a single tier of guns; it ranked next below a frigate; -- called in the United States navy a sloop of war.

Frigatenoun

(nautical) An obsolete type of sailing warship with a single continuous gun deck, typically used for patrolling, blockading, etc, but not in line of battle.

Corvettenoun

(nautical) In a modern navy, a lightly armed and armoured blue water warship, smaller than a frigate, capable of transoceanic duty.

Frigatenoun

(nautical) A 19th-century warship combining sail and steam propulsion, typically of ironclad timber construction, supplementing and superseding sailing ships of the battle line until made obsolete by the development of the solely steam-propelled iron battleship.

Corvettenoun

a highly maneuverable escort warship; smaller than a destroyer

Frigatenoun

(nautical) A modern type of warship, smaller than a destroyer, originally (WWII) introduced as an anti-submarine vessel but now general purpose.

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Corvette

A corvette is a small warship. It is traditionally the smallest class of vessel considered to be a proper (or ) warship.

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Frigatenoun

Originally, a vessel of the Mediterranean propelled by sails and by oars. The French, about 1650, transferred the name to larger vessels, and by 1750 it had been appropriated for a class of war vessels intermediate between corvettes and ships of the line. Frigates, from about 1750 to 1850, had one full battery deck and, often, a spar deck with a lighter battery. They carried sometimes as many as fifty guns. After the application of steam to navigation steam frigates of largely increased size and power were built, and formed the main part of the navies of the world till about 1870, when the introduction of ironclads superseded them.

Frigatenoun

Any small vessel on the water.

Frigatenoun

a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries

Frigatenoun

a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser

Frigate

A frigate () is a type of warship. In different eras, ships classified as frigates have had very varied roles and capabilities.

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