History Channel - Great Ships: The Frigates (1996)
PDTV | 720 x 552 | .MKV/AVC @ 2090 Kbps | 45mn 22s | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 741 MB
Genre: Documentary, History
The frigate was the most versatile and arguably the most vital warship in the age of sail. Through the late 18th and early 19th centuries, they prowled the seas, acting as the "eyes of the fleet" for the navies they served.
THE GREAT SHIPS presents the story of these famed vessels. Discover how they were the heart of the first American Navy - not from choice, but because the Colonies could afford these small swift ships that could be built in only two months. Traditionally used for dispatches and scouting, the American ships were armed with enough guns to devastate the renowned Royal British Navy.