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A EF-class Frigates are a class of ships smaller than a Cruiser and with even lighter armament.

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Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Starship:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Frigates are smaller than 10,000 tons, with most in the 1,000 to 2,000 ton range. Frigates mount only turret weapons, no spinal or bay mounted weapons. Frigates also lack the drive (acceleration and jump) capabilities of true warships.

Image Repository[edit]

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Escort Combatants (Secondary) - The Lightcraft Hierarchy[edit]

A number of smallcraft and ACS combatants exist:

  1. Smallcraft (F or U) (0 to 99 tons)
  2. Bigcraft (W or Other) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  3. Escort (E) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    1. Brig (EB) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    2. Close Escort (EC) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    3. Frigate (EF) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    4. Corvette (EG) (100 to 2,499 tons)
    5. Sloop (ES) (100 to 2,499 tons)
  4. Destroyer (D) (2,500 or larger tons)

Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

A Frigate's primary mission is a defensive role. Providing extra security for merchant ships against pirates and light raiders. The frigate generally mounts enough firepower to defeat most armed merchants, but not enough to threaten a Cruiser or similar warship. Unlike an Escort, which is expected to be able to at least assist in combat with larger warships, most frigates are not.

The lack of firepower, drive capability, and generally armor, makes the frigates less expensive to build and maintain than warships, so they can be built and maintained in large numbers. Their ubiquity lends them to being applied to other missions, including piracy suppression, raiding, and ground support missions.

Lightcraft Hierarchy[edit]

  1. Smallcraft
  2. Corvette
  3. Close Escort
  4. Frigate
  5. Escort
  6. Destroyer

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Frigates typically serve the following roles:

  1. Ambush Frigate (EFA)
  2. Commerce Protection Vessel (H)
  3. Corvette (EC)
  4. Escort Frigate (EF)
  5. Fast Escort (EFF)
  6. Fast Frigate (EFF)
  7. Fleet Escort (EFE)
  8. Frigate (EF) (Namesake)
  9. Heavy Frigate (EF)
  10. Light Frigate (EF)
  11. Medium Frigate (EF)
  12. Missile Frigate (EFT)
  13. Multipurpose Frigate (EFE)
  14. Patrol Frigate (EFT)
  15. Patrol Skiff (EFT)
  16. Patrol Vessel (ECT)
  17. Sloop (ES)
  18. Sloop of War (ES)

Supraclass Archetypes[edit]

EF-class Frigate Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
TBD TBD TBD None

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Many interstellar polities outside of the Imperium use Frigates for internal security missions, feeling that full warships are not needed for policing duties. The Imperial Navy uses Escorts for many of these duties.

Major Frigate Classes: A Frigate in the Royal Caledonian Navy is the equivalent of a "Cruiser" in Imperial parlance, and fills the Cruiser role. They are listed under Cruisers.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Merchant Ship:

  1. Type A class Free Trader
    1. Beowulf class Free Trader

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

46 Representative Frigate (EF) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Accel class Light Frigate EF 1,500 ACS 13 Darrian Confederation 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Callus Heart class Fleet Escort EF 6,800 BCS 12 Federation of Alsas 3 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Chaiik class Frigate EF 800 ACS 11 Sath Alliance 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dead Sun class Frigate EF 4,000 ACS 9 Third Imperium 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Delta Max class Fleet Escort EFE 20,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Draper class Frigate EF 700 ACS 11 Saldazar Security Squadron 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort EFE 10,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ejdle class Fleet Escort EFE 10,000 14 Zhodani 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ghost class Frigate EF 1,000 ACS 14 Katowice Conquest 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Gvurrnakhth class Fleet Escort EF 5,000 BCS 12 Vargr Extents 2 3 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Hazard class Frigate EF 4,200 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Idris class Frigate EF 239 ACS 10 Bain Defense Squadron 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ietlzhdrzhdrkre class Fleet Escort EFE 8,000 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Iron Boot class Fleet Escort EF 9,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE10 Rapacious class Fleet Escort EFE 1,000 ACS 10 Korsumug Empire 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE11 Ancestor class Frigate EF 1,100 ACS 10 Korsumug Empire 1 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Krivak class Frigate EF 3,300 ACS 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Last Armada class Fast Escort EF 1,200 ACS 11 Last Armada 2 5 No Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Leedos class Frigate EF 1200 ACS 11 Yimin Jiti 2 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Mangle class Frigate EF 1,000 12 Old Worlds Navy 3 6 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Maurus class Frigate EF 6,000 13 Council of Leh Perash 4 5 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Montgomery class Frigate EF 2,800 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Musuna class Frigate EF 2,000 ACS 11 High Senate 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Naga class Frigate EF 600 ACS 12 Sudi Verisian Navy 2 2 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nevato class Frigate EF 2,400 15 Solomani 4 6 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nonsuch class Patrol Frigate EF 2,500 11 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 2 6 {{{illustration}}} No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nowa Sol class Frigate EF 1,100 9 Third Imperium 1 1 {{{illustration}}}
Oorlog Jacht class Frigate EF 2,500 12 Anubian Trade Coalition 3 6 {{{illustration}}}
P. F. Sloan class Fleet Escort EFE 5,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Pilum class Frigate EF 1,200 11 Third Imperium 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Plasma Storm class Frigate EF 6,000 12 The Protectorate 3 6 {{{illustration}}}
Revenge War Sloop class Corvette EF 400 15 Third Imperium 4 4 {{{illustration}}}
Rr'xighik'ker class Frigate EF 5,000 BCS 13 Two Thousand Worlds 1 3 No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
S-17r class Frigate EF 6,300 13 Talokan Armed Forces 4 2 {{{illustration}}}
Sardis class Frigate EF 9,000 14 Federation of Heron 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Se Koez class Frigate EFV 800 ACS X Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Surprise class Light Frigate EF 1,910 13 Darrian Confederation 4 5 {{{illustration}}}
Taranil class Patrol Frigate EF 1,600 ACS 10 Maujen Defense Bureau 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
TC10 Kalsop class Frigate EF 1,000 11 Trooles Confederation 2 6 {{{illustration}}}
Type 053H Xiamen class Frigate EF 4,000 ACS 13 Sindalian Empire 4 5 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Type EF class Fleet Escort EF X X Third Imperium X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type G class Frigate EF 1,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Type VF class Frigate EFV 800 ACS X Vargr Extents X X No Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Uxkoong class Frigate EF 7,500 13 K'kree 3 1 {{{illustration}}}
Yubari class Frigate EF 2,000 9 Third Imperium 1 6 {{{illustration}}}
Zuugalish class Fleet Escort EFE 3,300 13 Zuugabish Tripartite 4 3 {{{illustration}}}


7 Representative Fleet Escort (EFE) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Image Canon
Delta Max class Fleet Escort EFE 20,000 ACS 15 Third Imperium 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort EFE 10,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 3 6 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ejdle class Fleet Escort EFE 10,000 14 Zhodani 2 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Ietlzhdrzhdrkre class Fleet Escort EFE 8,000 ACS 14 Zhodani Consulate 4 4 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
KE10 Rapacious class Fleet Escort EFE 1,000 ACS 10 Korsumug Empire 1 1 No No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
P. F. Sloan class Fleet Escort EFE 5,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 4 6 Yes Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Zuugalish class Fleet Escort EFE 3,300 13 Zuugabish Tripartite 4 3 {{{illustration}}}


0 Representative Missile Frigate (EFM) Classes
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