Frigate

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Line Combatants (Primary - Capital) Escort Combatants (Secondary - Subcapital) Military Auxiliary (Tertiary)
B-
Battleship
C-
Cruiser
O-
Ortillery
V-
Carrier
D-
Destroyer
E-
Escort
F-
Fighter
H-
Defense/Security
I-
Combat Transport
Q-
Combat Support
S-
Scout
U-
Utility
X-
Commo
Z-
Special
Mercantile Commercial Ships (Trade & Profit) Non-Mercantile Commercial Ships (Industry & Profit) Non-Commercial Ships (Nonprofit) System Craft (Intrastellar)
A-
Tramp
M-
Freighter
R-
Liner
T-
Transport
G-
Industrial
J-
Prospector
K-
Expedition
P-
Corsair
U-
Utility
L-
Science
N-
Medical
Y-
Private
WB-
Barge
WA-
Satellite
WO-
Space Station

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

Wiki Navy.png

Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

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

  • Speed of Travel

  • 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]

    No information yet available.

    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 or larger 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]

    No information yet available.

    Ship Summary List[edit]

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

    11 Representative Frigate (EF) Classes

    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Class Mission Code TL Tons Jump G Origin Canon Quick ship profile
    Last Armada class Fast Escort EF 11 1,200 2 5 Last Armada No TBD
    Mangle class Frigate EF 12 1,000 3 6 Old Worlds Navy No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Maurus class Frigate EF 13 6,000 4 5 Council of Leh Perash No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Nevato class Frigate EF 15 2,400 4 6 Solomani Confederation No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Nowa Sol class Frigate EF 9 1,100 1 1 Third Imperium
    Oorlog Jacht class Frigate EF 12 2,500 3 6 Anubian Trade Coalition
    Pilum class Frigate EF 11 1,200 2 6 Third Imperium
    Plasma Storm class Frigate EF 12 6,000 3 6 The Protectorate
    Revenge War Sloop class Corvette EF 15 400 4 4 Third Imperium
    Sardis class Frigate EF 14 9,000 2 6 Federation of Heron
    Uxkoong class Frigate EF 13 7,500 3 1 K'kree


    0 Representative Fleet Escort (EFE) Classes
    No results


    0 Representative Missile Frigate (EFM) Classes
    No results


    0 Representative Patrol Frigate (EFT) Classes
    No results


    References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

    62px-Information icon.svg.png This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections. Additional details are required to complete the article. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it.
    This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.