Corvette

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A corvette is a small warship.wikipedia
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Frigate

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The warship class above the corvette is that of the frigate, while the class below was historically that of the sloop-of-war.
Ship classes dubbed "frigates" have also more closely resembled corvettes, destroyers, cruisers and even battleships.

Patrol boat

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The modern types of ship below a corvette are coastal patrol craft, missile boat and fast attack craft.
They are warships typically smaller in size than a corvette and can include fast attack craft, torpedo boats and missile boats, although some are as large as a frigate.

Corvette captain

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The rank "corvette captain", equivalent in many navies to "lieutenant commander", derives from the name of this type of ship.
Corvette captain is a rank in many navies which theoretically corresponds to command of a corvette (small warship).

Sloop-of-war

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The warship class above the corvette is that of the frigate, while the class below was historically that of the sloop-of-war.
A ship sloop was generally the equivalent of the smaller corvette of the French Navy (although the French term also covered ships up to 24 guns, which were classed as post ships within the sixth rate of the British Navy).

Indian Navy

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The Royal Australian Navy built 60 s, including 20 for the Royal Navy crewed by Australians, and four for the Indian Navy.
As of March 2018, the operational fleet consists of one aircraft carrier, one amphibious transport dock, eight landing ship tanks, eleven destroyers, fourteen frigates, one nuclear-powered attack submarine, one ballistic missile submarine, fifteen conventionally-powered attack submarines, twenty-two corvettes, one mine countermeasure vessel, four fleet tankers and various other auxiliary vessels.

Rating system of the Royal Navy

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It is traditionally the smallest class of vessel considered to be a proper (or "rated") warship.
The larger of the unrated vessels were generally all called sloops, but that nomenclature is quite confusing for unrated vessels, especially when dealing with the finer points of "ship-sloop", "brig-sloop", "sloop-of-war" (which really just meant the same in naval parlance as "sloop") or even "corvette" (the last a French term that the British Navy did not use until the 1840s).

Battle of the Atlantic

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Their chief duty was to protect convoys throughout the Battle of the Atlantic and on the routes from the UK to Murmansk carrying supplies to the Soviet Union.
In particular, destroyer escorts (DEs) (similar British ships were known as frigates) were designed, which could be built more economically than expensive fleet destroyers and were better designed for mid-ocean anti-submarine warfare than corvettes, which, although maneuverable and seaworthy, were too short, slow, and inadequately armed to match the DEs.

Warship

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A corvette is a small warship.
Modern warships are generally divided into seven main categories, which are: aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, submarines and amphibious assault ships.

Convoy

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The modern corvette appeared during World War II as an easily-built patrol and convoy escort vessel.

Fast attack craft

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The modern types of ship below a corvette are coastal patrol craft, missile boat and fast attack craft. The new German Navy is designed to supplement Germany's fast attack craft and also incorporates stealth technology and land attack capabilities.
Size has also increased, some designs reaching up to corvette size, 800 tonnes including a helicopter, giving them extended modes of operation.

Missile boat

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The modern types of ship below a corvette are coastal patrol craft, missile boat and fast attack craft.
The size of missile boats has increased, with some designs now at corvette size, 800 tonnes including a helicopter, giving them extended modes of operation.

Anti-submarine warfare

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Many can accommodate a small or medium anti-submarine warfare helicopter.

Littoral combat ship

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The United States is developing littoral combat ships, which are essentially large corvettes, their spacious hulls permitting space for mission modules, allowing them to undertake tasks formerly assigned to specialist classes such as minesweepers or the anti-submarine.
Littoral combat ships are comparable to the corvettes found in other navies.

D'Estienne d'Orves-class aviso

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The João Coutinho class would soon inspire a series of similar projects – including the Spanish, the German MEKO 140, the French A69 and the own Portuguese – adopted by a number of medium and small sized navies.
The D'Estienne d'Orves-class avisos, also known as the A69 type avisos, is a class of avisos, comparable in size to a light corvette, mainly designed for coastal anti-submarine defence, but are also available for high sea escort missions (notably in support missions with the FOST).

Pohjanmaa-class corvette

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Finland has plans to build four multi-role corvettes, currently dubbed the Pohjanmaa-class, in the 2020s as part of its navy's Project Squadron 2020.
The Pohjanmaa class is a series of four multi-role corvettes currently under development for the Finnish Navy as part of the Squadron 2020 (Laivue 2020) project.

Baynunah-class corvette

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The Baynunah class is designed for patrol and surveillance, minelaying, interception and other anti-surface warfare operations in the United Arab Emirates territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
The Baynunah class are corvettes for the United Arab Emirates Navy.

List of corvette classes

List of Corvette classes by country during the modern era (post 1940); (see also List of frigate classes and List of frigate classes by country)

List of corvette and sloop classes of the Royal Navy

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This is a list of corvette and sloop classes of the Royal Navy.

List of corvettes of World War II

List of corvettes of the Second World War
This is a list of corvettes of World War II.

Flower-class corvette

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The Flower-class corvette (also referred to as the Gladiolus class after the lead ship) was a British class of 294 corvettes used during World War II, specifically with the Allied navies as anti-submarine convoy escorts during the Battle of the Atlantic.

Swedish Navy

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The Swedish Navy introduced the similarly stealthy.
Today, the largest (surface) combat ships are corvettes which combine surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and mine clearance functions with a better endurance and seaworthiness than the budget fleet from the 1980s.

Eurocopter AS565 Panther

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The Israeli Navy operates three s. Built in the U.S to an Israeli design, they carry one helicopter and are well-armed with offensive and defensive weapons systems, including the Barak 8 SAM, and advanced electronic sensors and countermeasures.
The compact size of the Panther has enabled the type to be operated from smaller ocean-going vessels such as corvettes.

Corvette 31

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It is named in honour of the Corvette warship class.

German Navy

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The new German Navy is designed to supplement Germany's fast attack craft and also incorporates stealth technology and land attack capabilities.
In total, there are about 65 commissioned ships in the German Navy, including; 9 frigates, 5 corvettes, 2 minesweepers, 10 minehunters, 6 submarines, 11 replenishment ships and 20 miscellaneous auxiliary vessels.

The Cruel Sea (novel)

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The novel, based on the author's experience of serving in corvettes and frigates in the North Atlantic in the Second World War, gives a matter-of-fact but moving portrayal of ordinary men learning to fight and survive in a violent, exhausting battle against the elements and a ruthless enemy.