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frigate vs. corvette
[ frig-it ]
- a fast naval vessel of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, generally having a lofty ship rig and heavily armed on one or two decks.
- any of various types of modern naval vessels ranging in size from a destroyer escort to a cruiser, frequently armed with guided missiles and used for aircraft carrier escort duty, shore bombardment, and miscellaneous combat functions.
[ kawr-vet ]
- a warship of the old sailing class, having a flush deck and usually one tier of guns.
- a lightly armed, fast ship used mostly for convoy escort and ranging in size between a destroyer and a gunboat.