The Ancestry of the Eighteenth Century Frigate

By R.C. Anderson, published May 1941


This article describes the changing use of the term frigate, from where it originally came from to the type of vessel we understand today. It provides back ground information from the seventeenth century, including the Royal classification of ‘true frigates’ as classified by James in his Naval History in 1757. The article reviews the layout, size, tonnage and weapons carried to give a development of the frigate.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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