A friagte was one of the largest vessels, it was three-masted, and was equipped with a quarterdeck and forecastle. It was a popular choice of pirates, merchants, and a good use for a cargo ship, for it could have up to 195 mean and up to 28 cannon and a couple swivel guns. It was more often used as a 'police' boat to get rid of pirates, one of the privateers to use a frigate was? William Kidd.
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