Frigates were a military class of starship. The pirate Q'anah's fleet included several frigates. During the Clone Wars, both the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems used frigates, with the former deploying Republic frigates and Pelta-class frigates. The latter made use of Munificent-class star frigates. The Galactic Empire also used frigates including the Salliche, as did the Alliance to Restore the Republic who fielded the frigate Promise and the Redemption, a Nebulon-B escort frigate which served as a medical ship.