Frigate

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A Paris-class UNSC frigate.

A frigate is a type of warship in both the United Nations Space Command and Covenant fleets. Like their seaborne counterparts, frigates are defined as medium-tonnage vessels, larger than corvettes, more versatile than destroyers and smaller than cruisers.

Role[edit]

In the UNSC Navy, frigates form the backbone of any fleet or battle group, while cruisers appear to fill a similar role within the Covenant. As their most ubiquitous warship, the UNSC uses frigates in a broad range of roles, ranging from heavy air support to fighter escort and fleet engagements. Some UNSC frigates are equipped with a sizable cargo bay for larger dropships and armor complements. The UNSC has also employed light frigates equipped with stealth systems in a specialized reconnaissance role.[1] Covenant frigates are not as commonly seen as their UNSC counterparts, but one of their roles appears to be escorting larger ships such as destroyers or carriers.[2]

Known frigate classes[edit]

Covenant[edit]

UNSC[edit]

Forerunner[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 35
  2. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 145
  3. ^ Halo: Warfleet, p. 43