A three-masted war vessel with a single, continuous gun deck. It was a lighter vessel than a ship of the line, with great maneuvering capacity, which became widely used as a warship in the 18thand 19th centuries. Well-armed, frigates could fight against galleons and ships of the line, carrying between 24 and 36 cannons.
After proving their effectiveness in the Battle of the Dunes between Spain and the Netherlands in 1639, frigates were adopted by the navies of many nations, even for long ocean crossings.
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Frigate which departed Havana (CUB) bound for Cadiz (ESP). She sunk in Texas in 1766 due to a hurricane. This ship captained by Julian Antonio Urcullu carried gold bullion, silver ingots, riches, quicksilver, wine, brandy and spirits and nails.
Frigate which sunk in Florida in 1738.