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DWG

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3000t is a BIG corvette. That's the same size as a Type 21 Frigate and much bigger than a Leander.

Of course there's been a lot of growth in warship size since Type 21 was introduced, even more so for Leander, but that's still a big corvette!
 

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Indeed that is a very heavy tonnage for a corvette, but if we call a 14.000ton ship a destroyer then I could see an 1500ton missile boat as well...
(Though I've seen a site that classified Zumwalt as a Cruiser rather a Destroyer)
 

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Just look at what happened with the Israeli Sa'ar series of fast attack craft, the most recent classes in that series are Sa'ar 5 (1200 tonne corvettes), Sa'ar 6 (1900 tonne corvettes), which is quite a growth when you realize that the Sa'ar 1 series only weighed only around 220 tonnes.
 
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