Heavy Frigate

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A Heavy Frigate is a Royal Caledonian Navy term for a ship equivalent, in Imperial Navy parlance, to a Heavy Cruiser. It is considerably larger and more powerful than most vessels called "Frigates".

The term is rooted in Caledonian naval antiquity, and is kept mostly for traditional reasons.


In Caledonian practice, Heavy Frigates serve as the screening force for Battleship squadrons. The role includes:

  • Jumping in advance of a Task Force to cover its Jumping In point
  • Covering a Task Force during jumping-out
  • Covering a Task Force's battle squadron's flanks during fleet action
  • Providing close reconnaissance for the Task Force.
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