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Airdefense role[edit]

Hello, I've added a new paragraph, because I'm convinced that this article isn't complete without it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SjoerdvDonk (talkcontribs) 07:33, 25 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

F-class fleet escorts[edit]

I’ve removed the paragraph in the World War II on the German fleet escorts. The first line (and the only one referenced) states that they were "essentially frigates"; I’ve removed it because they essentially weren’t.
This isn’t a comparison Conway, and (AFAIK) Janes, uses: And the source (a self-published website) states the fleet escort was "was essentially a frigate, an aggressive looking miniature warship with two stacks and two 10.5cm gun turrets". On the contrary, a frigate wasn’t a 'miniature' anything; the designation was revived by the Royal Navy for a type of enlarged corvette, approaching the size of a destroyer with a design that traded speed for reliability and endurance; and above all, "cheap, uncomplicated, slow and, ultimately, expendable". OTOH the fleet escorts were about the size of a torpedo boat (and smaller than a corvette) with a "specification for high speed" that "compromised the ship's seaworthiness, reliability and firepower".
So, no comparison, really. Anyway, I trust everyone is OK with that. Xyl 54 (talk) 18:22, 13 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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