The frigate was a type of small warship employed by many national space navies, such as the Royal Manticoran Navy. The type was smaller than a destroyer, and mainly used for such duties as picketing, escorting convoys, and other roles reserved for small vessels.
The frigate grew increasingly obsolete by advances in weapons and drone technology. It had a lacklustre armament compared to larger warships due to the volume and tonnage taken up by the hyper generator, and drones were more expendable and useful as tactical reconnaisance. Accordingly, by the late 1800s PD, no major naval power made significant use of frigates, preferring destroyers and light cruisers instead. However, a squadron of twelve frigates was privately commissioned and built in the Manticore System for the use by the Anti-Slavery League, and eventually became the core of the new Royal Torch Navy. (CS1, CS2)
Known frigate classes
Star Kingdom / Star Empire of Manticore