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.
Our three chaps were Englishmen, and I make no doubt belonged to the frigate, as stated.
The approach of the frigate was anxiously watched from the decks of the prizes.
While in the hospital, the frigate made a cruise, leaving me ashore.
But a gale carried away the "Leo's" foremast, and she fell a prey to an English frigate which happened along untimely.
This ship was a vessel of the size of a frigate, and carried twelve guns.
And they were coming back to try for them when the frigate came in sight!
But the frigate which had her in tow hove in stays, and got her round.
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.