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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:
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  • 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 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:

    44 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
    Accel class Light Frigate EF 13 1,500 4 4 Darrian Confederation No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Callus Heart class Fleet Escort EFE 12 6,800 3 4 Federation of Alsas No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Chaiik class Frigate EF 11 800 2 6 Sath Alliance No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    Delta Max class Fleet Escort EFE 15 20,000 4 4 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Draper class Frigate EF 11 700 2 6 Saldazar Security Squadron No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort EFE 14 10,000 3 6 Zhodani Consulate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Ejdle class Fleet Escort EFE 14 10,000 2 4 Zhodani No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Ghost class Frigate EF 14 1,000 4 6 Katowice Conquest No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Gvurrnakhth class Fleet Escort EFE 12 5,000 2 3 Vargr Extents No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Idris class Frigate EF 10 239 1 6 Bain Defense Squadron No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Ietlzhdrzhdrkre class Fleet Escort EFE 14 8,000 4 4 Zhodani Consulate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Iron Boot class Fleet Escort EFE 15 9,000 4 4 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    KE10 Rapacious class Fleet Escort EFE 10 1,000 1 1 Korsumug Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    KE10c Rapacious class Frigate EF 12 1000 3 1 Korsumug Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    KE11 Ancestor class Frigate EF 10 1,100 1 6 Korsumug Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    KE11c Ancestor class Frigate EF 12 1100 3 6 Korsumug Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Kinunir class Vanguard Cruiser EF 15 1,200 4 4 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design. EF-MU44
    Last Armada class Fast Escort EF 11 1,200 2 5 Last Armada Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Leedos class Frigate EF 11 1200 2 6 Yimin Jiti No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    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.
    Montgomery class Frigate EF 15 2,800 4 6 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Musuna class Frigate EF 11 2,000 2 2 High Senate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Naga class Frigate EF 12 600 2 2 Sudi Verisian Navy No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Nevato class Frigate EF 15 2,400 4 6 Solomani Confederation No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Nonsuch class Patrol Frigate EF 11 2,500 2 6 Lon Mardos Defense Forces 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
    Rr'xighik'ker class Frigate EF 13 5,000 1 3 Two Thousand Worlds Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    S-17r class Frigate EF 13 6,300 4 2 Talokan Armed Forces
    Sardis class Frigate EF 14 9,000 2 6 Federation of Heron
    Se Koez class Frigate EFV X 800 X X Vargr Extents Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Surprise class Light Frigate EF 13 1,910 4 5 Darrian Confederation
    Taranil class Patrol Frigate EF 10 1,600 1 1 Maujen Defense Bureau No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design. TBD
    Type 053H Xiamen class Frigate EF 13 4,000 4 5 Sindalian Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Type EF class Fleet Escort EFE X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type G class Frigate EF 15 1,000 4 6 Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Type VF class Frigate EFV X 800 X X Vargr Extents Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Uxkoong class Frigate EF 13 7,500 3 1 K'kree
    Yubari class Frigate EF 9 2,000 1 6 Third Imperium
    Zuugalish class Fleet Escort EFE 13 3,300 4 3 Zuugabish Tripartite


    10 Representative Fleet Escort (EFE) 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
    Callus Heart class Fleet Escort EFE 12 6,800 3 4 Federation of Alsas No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Delta Max class Fleet Escort EFE 15 20,000 4 4 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort EFE 14 10,000 3 6 Zhodani Consulate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Ejdle class Fleet Escort EFE 14 10,000 2 4 Zhodani No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Gvurrnakhth class Fleet Escort EFE 12 5,000 2 3 Vargr Extents No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Ietlzhdrzhdrkre class Fleet Escort EFE 14 8,000 4 4 Zhodani Consulate No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Iron Boot class Fleet Escort EFE 15 9,000 4 4 Third Imperium No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    KE10 Rapacious class Fleet Escort EFE 10 1,000 1 1 Korsumug Empire No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
    Type EF class Fleet Escort EFE X X X X Third Imperium Yes. Published, canon starship design.
    Zuugalish class Fleet Escort EFE 13 3,300 4 3 Zuugabish Tripartite


    0 Representative Missile Frigate (EFM) Classes
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    0 Representative Patrol Frigate (EFT) Classes
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