Frigates in general
In the 19th century the term frigate refers to sail warships of medium size with a relatively small amount of guns (28 to 60). Frigates were faster and more flexible than larger ships of the the line. Apart from battles, frigates were used for patrolling, escort and inspection.
The frigate Armide
During the battle of Navarino, Armide fought the Ottoman forces for over an hour alongside the English frigate Talbot. Her experienced master, captain Hugon, skillfully maneuvered the ship to protect Talbot from enemy shots, while sinking an Ottoman frigate and seizing a second one.
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Μ. Simpsas, ΝΑVΑΡRΝΟΝ, Athens 1974 (in Greek)
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Original ship lines
Atlas de Genie Maritime A Toulon, 1838. Available at https://web.archive.org/web/20120113075641/http://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/02fonds-collections/banquedocuments/planbato/atlas/rec.php