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A frigate was a starship classification applied to the smallest starships fielded by a galactic state. Frigates were designed to be fast and protected larger vessels while conducting general service missions. Frigates can be further typified as support frigates, fast frigates, light frigates, battle frigates, commando frigates and heavy frigates. (Decipher RPG module: Narrator's Guide; ST video game: Starfleet Command)

Benjamin Sisko once commented that Starfleet frigates of the 23rd century were: "power packed ships". (DS9 novelization: The Search)

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Starship classification
By type argosyassault cruiserassault shipattack cruiserattack fighterbattlecruiserbattle frigatebattleshipbird-of-preybombercargo transportcarriercolony shipcombat support tendercommand battlecruiserconstruction shipcorsaircorvettecouriercruisercutterdestroyerdreadnoughtescortexplorerfast attack shipfast cruiserflagshipfreighterfrigatefuel shipgunboatheavy cruiserheavy destroyerheavy escorthospital shipin-system courierliaison cutterlight cruiserlight frigatemedical frigatemedium cruisermining freightermissile cruisermonitormulti-mission explorerpassenger linerpatrol cruiserpersonnel carrierpilot escortprison bargerepair tenderresearch vesselresearch cruiserrunaboutscoutsleeper shipstar battleshipstar cruiserstrike cruisersuper carriersuper-heavy cruisersupport frigatesurveyortankertendertimeshiptransporttugwarbirdwarpshuttleweapon ship
Alphanumeric IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXIIXIIIXIVXVXVI

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