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  United States Navy - dKosopedia
Current plans call for 2 to be built, the first named the the DDG-1000 Zumwalt, with the cost exceeding $10 billion per ship.
Current Navy plans call for reducing the fleet of nuclear attack submarines from 54 to 41-45 submarines, with the number possible going as low as 33.
Much of the Navy's current fleet fits a template set by President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War, which in turn was based on a model of warfare drawn from the Naval battles of World War II modified to fit the new role played by nuclear weapons.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Navy   (6082 words)

  
 Frigate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 17th century, frigates were masterpieces of engineering and design; the British added more sails and weapons, the Dutch made frigates with a shallow draft and the French added bow and stern weapons and Baroque designs.
Many modern frigates have landing decks aft and can carry helicopters, which give them extra capabilities: the helicopters can be used for reconnaissance tasks (bearing radars), have anti-submarine capabilities (by dropping sonobuoys or wire-mounted sonars, and carrying torpedoes and depth-charges), are invaluable for rescue operations, and can also perform other support duties such as ferrying.
Some new classes of frigates are optimized for high-speed deployment and combat with small craft ahead of the usual idea of sea combat between equal opponents, an example of this school of thought is the American Littoral Combat Ship, as exemplified by the first ship of the type, USS Freedom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sailing_frigate   (1671 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Sailing frigate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
British sailing frigates during the period 1640-1860 were rated fourth-rate, fifth-rate and sixth-rate according to the rating system of the Royal Navy.
Early frigates were armed with 9-pounder (4 kg) guns, development soon led to 12- and 18-pounder (5 and 8 kg) armed frigates, and at the turn of the century the biggest ones even carried 24 pounder (11 kg) main batteries.
The name frigate passed out of use in the mid-19th Century and was readopted after World War II by the British to describe an anti-submarine escort vessel larger than a corvette but smaller than a destroyer.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sailing-frigate   (1379 words)

  
 Frigate - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frigates were perhaps the hardest-worked of warship types during the age of sail.
Early frigates were armed with nine-pounder guns, natural development soon led to 12- and 18-pounder armed frigates, and at the turn of the century the biggest ones even carried 24-pounder main batteries.
The name frigates passed out of use until World War II when it was re-introduced by the British to describe an anti-submarine escort vessel larger than a corvette but smaller than a destroyer.
www.free-definition.com /Frigate.html   (1254 words)

  
 Frigate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frigates were perhaps the hardest-worked of warship during the age of sail.
In the United States Navy guided missile frigates (with the FFG hull classification symbol) bring an anti-air warfare (AAW) capability the frigate mission but they have some Designed as cost-efficient surface combatants they lack multi-mission capability necessary for modern surface combatants with multiple high-technology threats and offer limited for growth.
They were far than any other frigates ever seen and were properly reclassified as guided missile cruisers in 1975 (except for the smaller Farragut -class ships which were reclassified as guided missile destroyers) and struck from the Naval Vessel Register in the 1990s.
www.freeglossary.com /Frigate   (929 words)

  
 Suchmaschine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frigates were perhaps the hardest-worked of warship types during the age of sail.
The term "frigate" passed out of use in the mid-19th century and was readopted during World War II by the British Royal Navy to describe a new type of anti-submarine escort vessel that was larger than a corvette, but smaller than a destroyer.
The frigate was introduced to remedy some of the shortcomings inherent in the corvette design, namely limited armament, a hull form not suited to open ocean work, a single shaft which limited speed and manoeuverability, and a lack of range.
www.dmoz.ch /lexikon.cgi?sprache=en&q=Frigate   (2476 words)

  
 Frigate - Freepedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In modern military terminology, a frigate is a warship intended to protect other warships and merchant ships as anti-submarine warfare (ASW) combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups, and merchant convoys.
In the early steam age (1840-60) steam frigates (not directly descended from sail frigates) were the fastest ships around, finally evolving into the cruisers of the 20th Century.
They were far larger than any other frigates ever seen, and all were properly reclassified as guided missile cruisers in 1975 (except for the smaller Farragut-class ships, which were reclassified as guided missile destroyers) and struck from the Naval Vessel Register in the 1990s.
en.freepedia.org /Frigate.html   (623 words)

  
 The Security Situation in the Taiwan Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The TAF's current strategy is to employ the IDF for low altitude interception and ground attack; the F-16 for mid altitude offshore interception and ground attack; and, the Mirage 2000-5 for high altitude offshore interception.
The primary mission of these newer frigates is sea control, particularly the capability to protect the sea lanes beyond the range of coastal aircraft.
Currently, the Chief of General Staff and commanders of the air force and marines are ethnic Taiwanese.
www.defenselink.mil /pubs/twstrait_02261999.html   (11445 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Frigate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The rating system of the Royal Navy was used by the Royal Navy between the 1670s and early 19th century to categorise sailing warships according to their ability to stand in a line of battle and according to their number of guns.
Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens: dynamic figures spiral down around a void: draperies blow: a whirl of movement lit in a shaft of light, rendered in a free bravura handling of paint In arts, the Baroque (or baroque) is both a period and the style that dominated it.
The La Fayette class units are large multi-mission frigates built by DCN and operated by France (Marine Nationale), Saudi Arabia, Singapore (Republic of Singapore Navy) and Taiwan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Frigate   (3434 words)

  
 Yanuca Island Resort: the surf at Frigates Reef
Both are named after the Frigate bird which 'surfs' the wind lifting off the waves while hunting for fish.
Current from the incoming tide can make the paddle out easy as it carries you back to the takeoff.
However Frigates is an extreme south-facing break and only the island of Kadavu, about 60 miles to the south, affects SE swell.
www.frigatesreef.com /surf.htm   (770 words)

  
 Military Matchups: ROC News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Currently, Beijing owns 200 M-9 (DF-15) missiles and 48 M-11 (DF-11) missiles, which have a range of 600 kilometers and 300 kilometers, respectively.
The Navy commander went on to say that the commissioning of one after another of the Chengkung-class frigates, which are patterned after the US-made Perry-class frigates, has significantly improve the Navy's capabilities of ensuring control of the ROC's territorial waters and the safety of sea-lanes in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding areas.
The Perry class frigate, with a length of 453 feet, a width of 46 feet, a displacement of about 4,100 tonnes, and a maximum speed of 27.5 knots, is equipped with advanced radar, various missiles, anti-aircraft guns, and torpedoes, which enable it to carry out both air-defense, anti-submarine, and anti-ship operations.
www.emeraldesigns.com /matchup/roc_december.htm   (2184 words)

  
 Frigate information - Search.com
Early frigates were armed with 9-pounder (4 kg) guns, development soon led to 12- and 18-pounder (5 and 8 kg) armed frigates, and at the turn of the century the biggest ones even carried 24 pounder (11 kg) main batteries.
In the 17th century, frigates were masterpieces of engineering and design; the British added more sails and weapons, the Dutch made frigates with a shallow draft and the French added bow and stern weapons and Baroque designs.
The term "frigate" passed out of use in the mid-19th century and was readopted during World War II by the British to describe an anti-submarine escort vessel larger than a corvette but smaller than a destroyer.
www.search.com /reference/Frigate   (1971 words)

  
 Navy League of the United States - Citizens in Support of the Sea Services
That plan--which is at the heart of the Navy's effort to expand the total fleet from a little more than 300 ships to 375--would produce a force of 160 surface combatants 25 years from now, compared with today's 115 surface combatants.
That frigate would perform all three of the LCS's missions (mine countermeasures, antiboat operations, and littoral antisubmarine warfare), and it would have strong defensive capabilities to make it better able to survive in a littoral environment.
It would upgrade the combat systems and reliability of 13 Ticonderoga-class cruisers; of the other 14, the five oldest would be retired by 2006 and the rest by 2014, well before the end of their notional 35-year service life.
www.navyleague.org /sea_power/sep_03_22.php   (1755 words)

  
 Trincomalee: The Last of Nelson's Frigates: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But she was a sister ship of HMS Shannon, the victor over the USS Chesapeake in the War of 1812, even though unlike most Royal Navy men-of-war she was built in Bombay of teak instead of oak in an English shipyard.
Context is provided by discussions of the role of frigates at the end of the Napoleonic Wars and of how the world of the Royal Navy changed from then to 1860, the end of her active service as a ship of war.
The slender volume (with some individual chapters by Robert Gardiner and Captain David Smith) is nicely illustrated, especially the section of color photographs showing the interior of the Trincomalee as returned to her original 1817 configuration.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /books-plain/1557504059.html   (596 words)

  
 DND/CF : anxd_e
With the recent acquisition of 4 submarines from the United Kingdom, 12 Halifax-class frigates, and 12 Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, Canada’s navy is currently well-positioned as a deployable, interoperable, and combat-capable force.
This project is providing for the design and construction of 12 multi-purpose warfare frigates as replacements for the 12 aging steam destroyers.
The project is currently converting four of the aircraft to a "combi" configuration, and continues to acquire the requisite spare parts and support requirements.
www.forces.gc.ca /site/Reports/cds_report/anxd_e.asp   (1570 words)

  
 Defence Capability Review
It is the view of the Army that with these additional capabilities, the introduction of the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (a project which is on time) and additional troop lift helicopters for amphibious transport, the force will be significantly hardened and better networked.
Both frigates and amphibious ships have been engaged constantly since September 2001 across a full spectrum of operations.
These included measures to strengthen the capability and assessment process, improve project delivery, strengthen the capability development and assessment process, improve project delivery, strengthen the current two-pass system, provide a better basis for project scope and cost and give greater recognition to the importance of managing through life support for capabilities.
www.defence.gov.au /minister/Hilltpl.cfm?CurrentId=3252   (1245 words)

  
 Surface Warfare - Navy Ships
Currently, the majority of surface combatants deploy as part of carrier battle groups for routine 6-month deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, western Pacific Ocean, and North Arabian Sea.
With the assumption that a 145-ship force of current ship types, with some allied support, is needed for the current MRC requirement, the assessment calculated that changing the requirement to two simultaneous MRCs could increase the required force size by about 20 ships.
Frigates were reduced more than other surface combatants because of the diminished threat to naval carrier battle groups and merchant shipping in the open ocean.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/surface.htm   (1861 words)

  
 Defence, Issue 18, Evidence, June 2, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In fact, currently, they are operating at sea in excess of 200 days a year and are fulfilling a lot of patrol work, particularly in the absence of a good portion of the frigate and destroyer fleet, which is currently deployed oversees.
For example, on the frigate program, you could not just take the amount of money that was spent and divide it by the number of ships and get the cost per ship, because it included quite a bit of infrastructure.
Currently, the structure is that individual ministers have certain mandated responsibilities and they would be expected to have their policies in place for those mandated areas.
www.parl.gc.ca /37/2/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/defe-e/18evb-e.htm?Language=E&Parl=37&Ses=2&comm_id=76   (17502 words)

  
 French Navy - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frigate division of the French Navy in Toulon harbour
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is the naval arm of the French military and is the second-largest Western European navy (the largest being the United Kingdom's Royal Navy).
A second aircraft carrier - probably conventionally propelled (the current Charles De Gaulle is nuclear), and built to a similar design as the British CVF ships.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/French_Navy   (478 words)

  
 Flit
The 12 Canadian frigates are purpose-built for this task, are highly rated worldwide, and have a lot of life in them.
They might even be able to continue to serve in their current role as squadron flagships.
Currently, however, the 4 ex-British conventional subs coming on line are by necessity confined to one base on the Atlantic, and only capable of basically coastal operations...
www.snappingturtle.net /flit/archives/2003_05_14.html   (3684 words)

  
 Transforming the Navy's Surface Combatant Force
That plan--which is at the heart of the Navy's effort to expand the total fleet from a little over 300 ships to 375 ships--would produce a force of 160 surface combatants 25 years from now, compared with today's force of 115 surface combatants.
In their place, the Navy would build a next-generation frigate that was more capable than the LCS but smaller and less costly than the DD(X).
It would upgrade the combat systems and reliability of 13 Ticonderoga class cruisers; of the other 14, the first five would be retired by 2006 and the rest by 2014, well before the end of their notional 35-year service life.
www.cbo.gov /showdoc.cfm?index=4146   (2210 words)

  
 Asia Times - Russia in stormy waters over Indian frigates
The handover of the Krivak-III class frigate, INS Talwar (Sword), took place at St Petersburg's Baltiysky Wharf shipbuilders and the ceremony in Russia's "northern capital" was attended by Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov, supreme commander of the Russian navy, and visiting Chief of Army Staff of India, General Nirmal Chandra Vij.
The frigates are equipped with Indian-made communication equipment, diesel generators from Denmark, German water purifiers and Ukrainian turbines.
The remaining two frigates are due to be delivered to the Indian navy later this year, Russian state-run RTR television channel commented.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/EF20Ag01.html   (1010 words)

  
 World Affairs Board - China agrees 750 mln dlr deal to supply Pakistan with four frigates
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The frigates, equipped with up-to-date technology, would carry surface-to-surface missiles, anti-aircraft guns, anti-air defence, torpedoes and anti-submarine warfare helicopters, he said.
The chief admiral of Pakistan's navy, Shahid Karimullah, said the frigates were acquired to strengthen a fleet that had "far lesser capabilities" compared with arch-rival India.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=3021   (443 words)

  
 The Future Surface Warfare Fleet
The escorting Frigates should be similarly modified but their helicopter capabilities should be replaced with additional LTA systems.
The current Nimitz supercarriers are so expensive to operate that retiring the excess from this portion of the fleet is enough to pay for much of what is in this plan.
At current funding rates and plans, this would be sufficient to pay for about half of the frigate fleet.
www.geocities.com /dominantlogistics/futurenavy.html   (2686 words)

  
 Pirates of the Burning Sea
Once the British frigates were separated from their SOLs, the pirates turned short and open fire.
The British frigates, quickly recognizing this threat, wheeled, fired and headed back to form up with the 50-gun ships who were now coming into range.
I also spent a good deal of time harassing a Pirate light frigate who had got somewhat separated from the main Pirate fleet and was keeping or delaying him from rejoining them.
www.flyinglab.com /pirates/logs.php?log_select=42   (5253 words)

  
 FFG-7 OLIVER HAZARD PERRY-class - Navy Ships
PERRY-class frigates are primarily Undersea Warfare ships intended to provide open-ocean escort of amphibious ships and convoys in low to moderate threat environments in a global war with the Soviet Union.
The "short-hull" Perry-class frigates are being retired at an advanced rate, even though they have 20 years left on their life.
Perry-class frigates have been responsible for 16.3 percent of Navy steaming days in support of counter-narcotics operations and will continue to relieve the operational and personnel tempo of Active combatants by assuming more forward presence deployments.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/ffg-7.htm   (1534 words)

  
 Yugoslavia (former) Naval Forces - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
Minor surface combatants operated by the navy included nearly eighty frigates, corvettes, submarines, minesweepers, and missile, torpedo, and patrol boats in the Adriatic Fleet.
The naval order of battle included four frigates, three corvettes, five patrol submarines, fifty-eight missile, torpedo, and patrol boats, and twenty-eight minesweepers.
The Koni frigates were armed with four Soviet SS-N-2B surface-to-surface missile launchers, twin SA-N-4 surface-to-air missiles, and antisubmarine rocket launchers.
www.theodora.com /wfbcurrent/yugoslavia_former/national_security/yugoslavia_former_national_security_naval_forces.html   (856 words)

  
 EVE Online | EVE Insider | Forums
Currently not, they only have a base chance of activating their warp scrambles and stasis webifiers but I'm looking at the possiblity of fixing this for the NPC patch.
Currently the greatest threat from spawns are not warp scrambling BS but the warp scrambling mwd equiped escort cruisers (i.e.
Also this will totally destroy gate camp/ambushing for frigates and even cruisers, and lone pilots will have no chance of fighting anyone at a gate, cause Uncle Fatal and his buddy The Rabbit might spawn right next to you in their bships and gank both of you.
myeve.eve-online.com /ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=73605   (3266 words)

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