When most citizens think of the Royal Navy it is this vessel, the Frigate, they think of. Plentiful, powerful, and strong, the Navy is able to keep the peace with the presence of this ship. This vessel is slower than the Fast Frigate, but is more heavily armed, and carries a significant complement of fighters for boarding other ships. While not as powerful as the Man-o-War, it can still deliver a very powerful broadside.

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 131 VP

  • Minimum Cost: 23 VP

Mass: 20,000

Max Thrust: 25,000

Max Speed: 21 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 5.833333

Manoeuvrability: Average

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 0.609235

Crew Size: 22

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 First Mate
  • 1 Spotter
  • 1 Helmsman
  • 2 Engineers
  • 4 Riggers
  • 4 Fighters
  • 8 Gunners

Hull Strength: 3,350 HP

  • Core Strength: 350 HP

Firepower: Very Good (8 Banks)

Imperial Frigate Layout

Medium Laser Cannon Icon 4 Medium LaserBall Cannons
Light Laser Cannon Icon 4 Light LaserBall Cannons (non-replaceable)
Heavy Laser Cannon Icon 6 Heavy LaserBall Cannons
Grav Charge Icon 2 Grav Charge Launchers
Harpoon Gun Icon 2 Harpoon Guns
Light Lancer Icon 3 Light Point Defence Lancers

Battle StrategyEdit

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • RLS Warspite
  • RLS Repulse
  • RLS Intrepid
  • RLS Triumph
  • RLS Champion
  • RLS Imperial
  • RLS Centurion
  • RLS Essex
  • RLS Lexington
  • RLS Liberty
  • RLS Triton
  • RLS Paladin

Known ShipsEdit


  • In the demo and manual, the Imperial Frigate had a symmetrical weapon layout instead of the asymmetrical layout it uses in the final game. Specifically, it had Medium Laser Cannons where the Grav Charges and Harpoon Guns are by default in the final version, as well as having Grav Charges as the default stern chasers instead of Medium Laser Cannons.

    The frigate's old loadout, as shown in the manual

  • In the files, the Imperial Frigate, along with the Imperial Man-o-War and StarHammer, was originally equipped with a point-defence Medium Lancer on its bow, instead of the Light Lancer it uses in the final game.