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Navy - frigates


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Interactive map of frigates in each country. Supported countries only.

In modern navies, frigates are used to protect other warships and merchant-marine ships. Nearly all modern frigates are equipped with some form of offensive or defensive missiles, and as such are rated as guided-missile frigates. Multi-role frigates are designed for navies needing warships deployed in a variety of situations that a general frigate class would not be able to fulfill and not requiring the need for deploying destroyers. Some frigates are specialised for anti-submarine warfare. New classes of ships similar to corvettes are optimized for high-speed deployment and combat with small craft rather than combat between equal opponents.