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Original six frigates of the United States Navy

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Original Six Frigates Of The United States Navy

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Original Six Frigates Of The United States Navy

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Six Frigates

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Alvaro de Bazan Class Frigate | The First European Warship With The Aegis Weapon System

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The New Heavily-armed and Stealthy Warship That May Be The U.S Navy’s Next Frigate

The United States Congress authorized the original six frigates of the United States Navy with the Naval Act of 1794 on March 27, 1794, at a total cost of $688,888.82. These ships were built during the formative years of the United States Navy, on the recommendation of designer Joshua Humphreys for a fleet of frigates powerful enough to engage any frigates of the French or British navies yet fast enough to evade any ship of the line.
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