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What is your favorite frigate? (5th rates)

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I was just wondering (because of the massive amount of frigates in the game) what other people prefer when they use one, I personally enjoy the Surprise and Renomee the most since their strengths help with destroying merchant ships. What are your thoughts?

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HMS Cerberus, 26 guns, because small is beautiful. My favorite ship.

HMS Surprise because she's a killer.

La Renommée because of her looks.

 

(subliminal message : light frigates... light frigates... light frigates... light frigates... light frigates... light frigates... light frigates... light frigates...) :)

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My favorite Frigate is the USS Essex.  Followed up by the Cerberus, Belle Poule and the Trincomalee.  

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Teak-Teak Essex, for her excellent combination of maneuver, strength and firepower. Surprise and the lovely Belle come a close second and third.

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Regular frigate and pirate frigate. Handled properly nothing can touch them in small actions for combat ability and maneuverability. The Constitution is also an awesome frigate. The game classes her as a 4th but in reality she was a 5th. Probably one of the heaviest 5ths out there and that's how i use her.

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On 10/8/2017 at 3:20 AM, Malachy said:

Regular frigate and pirate frigate. Handled properly nothing can touch them in small actions for combat ability and maneuverability. The Constitution is also an awesome frigate. The game classes her as a 4th but in reality she was a 5th. Probably one of the heaviest 5ths out there and that's how i use her.

The Constitution was rated as a 4th rate.  The crew compliment is what caused this rating.  It had more than 400men thus was a 4th rate by common naval standards of the time.   While it was built like a 5th rate, single gun deck and a weather deck, it had the crew of a 4th rate.  

 

 

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It was listed as a frigate by the US navy. And didn't carry enough guns to be a 4th rate. 4ths usually have 60 plus guns, third 70 plus etc etc. it depends on whose standards you go by. Even the British considered the Connie a super frigate. They razeed several 4th rates to try to duplicate the idea. Pretty much only the northmen and ruskies rated ships by crew count. Honestly, by the end of the napoleonic wars only the British and us navy mattered, and now only the us navy lol.

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10 hours ago, Malachy said:

It was listed as a frigate by the US navy. And didn't carry enough guns to be a 4th rate. 4ths usually have 60 plus guns, third 70 plus etc etc. it depends on whose standards you go by. Even the British considered the Connie a super frigate. They razeed several 4th rates to try to duplicate the idea. Pretty much only the northmen and ruskies rated ships by crew count. Honestly, by the end of the napoleonic wars only the British and us navy mattered, and now only the us navy lol.

The number of guns wasnt the complete rating system.  It was number of dedicated gun decks + crew + gun total weight.   Was the factor for Royal Navy rating sytem.

The USS Constitution, was a frigate by design but a 4th rate by class. 

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7 hours ago, Hodo said:

The number of guns wasnt the complete rating system.  It was number of dedicated gun decks + crew + gun total weight.   Was the factor for Royal Navy rating sytem.

The USS Constitution, was a frigate by design but a 4th rate by class. 

Neither the brits or the us considered her a 4th. Those were the only two navies that mattered at the time. The only people who consider her a 4th is game labs and they admitted they did it for balance reasons.

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