Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Frigate: A three-masted sailing warship with two full decks, with only one gun deck. A frigate was armed with between 30 to 44 guns located on the gun deck and possibly some on the quarter-deck and forecastle. Frigates were used in the 18th and 19th centuries for escort and reconnaissance, but also for a myriad of other duties. In the 16th and 17th century the term frigate is synonymous to warship. Find the modern definition of frigate here.

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