In March 2010 a North Korean submarine, without cause, torpedoed the Cheonan, a South Korean frigate.
They are here, aboard the frigate which brought me, your highness.
Soon after this occurrence, the frigate was sent to Gibraltar.
The approach of the frigate was anxiously watched from the decks of the prizes.
In high glee at the thoughts of an adventure, the party shoved off from the frigate.
But a gale carried away the "Leo's" foremast, and she fell a prey to an English frigate which happened along untimely.
The frigate and her prize then made sail together for Sierra Leone.
And they were coming back to try for them when the frigate came in sight!
The sea-breeze will soon be up to us, and we may laugh at the frigate.
Much as I wished to see London, my curiosity gave way to what I considered the necessity of my immediate return to the frigate.
1580s, from Middle French frégate (1520s), from Italian fregata (Neapolitan fregate), like many ship names, of unknown origin. Originally a small, swift vessel; the word was applied to progressively larger types over the years, but since 1943 it is used mainly of escort ships.