Designated FF, these ships are normally smaller and less heavily armed than a destroyer.  Most escort vessels were reclassified as frigates after World War II.  They are generally tailored to a specific role, such as anti-submarine warfare.  The more capable frigates carry helicopters.  Displacements range from 1,500 to 6,000 tons.

Click on the thumbnail for a larger image and on the ship's name for details

            FF151 HMAS Arunta

                                                                                              ANZAC class

KD Lekiu at Singapore
    Superstructure of KD Lekiu    57mm Bofors DP gun    30 KD Lekiu

                                                                                                     Yarrow 2000 class

HTMS Khirirat at Singapore
    432 HTMS Khirirat

                                                PF 103 class

PNS Tippu Sultan at Singapore
         PNS Tippu Sultan tied up    D185 PNS Tippu Sultan

                                                                                                            Amazon class

USS Curts at Singapore
    FFG38 USS Curts

                         Oliver Hazard Perry class


                        F44 INS Tabar
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Talwar class

                 F43 INS Trishul
                                                                                                                                                                            Talwar class

    FFG57 USS Reuben James

                                 Oliver Hazard Perry class

                            HNLMS Tromp at Port Louis

De Zeven ProvinciŽn class


HMAS Adelaide at Singapore    FFG01 HMAS Adelaide                    71 RSS Tenacious
                        Oliver Hazard Perry class                                                Trident class

            D182 PNS Babur

                                                                                  Amazon class

HMS Monmouth at Singapore       
            F235 HMS Monmouth
                                                                                                                                  Type 23 class

HMNZS Te Mana at Singapore

ANZAC class


PLAN Xiangfan
Jiangwei-II class

FGS Hamburg in squall    Forward RAM launcher on FGS Hamburg               


F220 FGS Hamburg
Sachsen class



    Sea Sparrow launcher on FGS Koln                F211 FGS KŲln

                                                                                                                                                              Bremen class




        F147 SAS Spioenkop

                                                                   MEKO A-200SAN class


                D184 PNS Badr

                                                                                                                            Amazon class


    FF154 HMAS Parramatta

                                 ANZAC class


    F239 HMS Richmond

                                 Type 23 class







Home    Carriers    Cruisers    Destroyers    Frigates    Corvettes    Submarines    Mine Warfare    LST    OPV    Auxiliaries    Training    Boats    Coast Guard    Photo Index    Links    Awards

Photos published in Combat Fleets of the World 2000-2001 are marked as   in 2002-2003 as  in 2005-2006 as & 15th Edn. as ,  in World Naval Weapon Systems 5th Edn. as , in Jane's Fighting Ships 2004-2005 as in 2007-2008 as & in 2008-2009 as , on Sails the Seven Seas CD-R 4.0 & 4.1 as , in Morze Statki i Okręty 4/2006 as & 12/2007 as , in Naval Forces II/2010 as , in Weyers Flottentaschenbuch 2008-2010 as