General DescriptionEdit

The "Large Frigate" is a larger version of the smaller "Frigate". Is one of most heavily-armed warships in the game, but retains surprising speed and maneuverability for its size. Designed originally by the Dutch to counter the threat of Spanish Galleons, its speed allows it to engage larger, heavier-armed vessels than itself with ease. Depending on the game, it is either the largest vessel considered combat-worthy by players or one of the largest. Its a very rare ship, and capture one can be very tricky

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Ship Type
Large Frigate
Medium member of the Frigate class
Ship Of The Line
2004 Ship Frigate
A powerful and fast combat vessel
Prevalence: Very Rare
Physical Size: Large
Maneuverability: Mid-High
Durability: High
Best Sailing Point: Running Broad Reach to Broad Reach
Comparative Speed: Mid-High
Best Speed: Highest
Max. Cannons: 40 Icon Cannon
Max. Crew: 250 Icon Crew
Min. Crew: 20 Icon Crew
Ideal Crew (w/ Max Cannons): 140 Icon Crew
Cargo Capacity: 90 tons
Basic Sale Price: 600 Icon GoldCoin

The Large Frigate is a large and fast combat vessel, one of the best heavily-armed vessels in the game (the other being the Ship Of The Line). Difficult to control in battle due to its size, in the hands of a skilled captain the Frigate can nonetheless be extremely useful: its firepower enables it to subdue any opponent, its speed to outmaneuver all but the fastest opponents, and its maneuverability (when used properly with Sail State changes) can even allow it to avoid incoming fire despite its size. Outside of combat, it is seen as a naval-domination ship, capable of keeping an area clean of all enemy threats for long periods of time, and/or attacking enemy nations directly. It is encountered very often serving the military interests of the three non-Spanish nations.

In the Player's HandsEdit

No nation/era combination will have the player starting off with a Large Frigate.

The Large Frigate its a very rare ship, only sent by wealthy cities on important missions. Fortunately, Henry Morgan, the famous pirate, sails on a heavily armed Large Frigate, so there is a sure-fire way to get one.