There is not much to say about the Caernaven. The small, light, and cheap capital ships do most of the grunt work of the fighting forces of the galaxy. In that sense, not much has changed since the beginning of the Kilrathi War. In terms of defensibility and firepower Carnaven is well armed and is medium armored. The downside of this ubiquity is you have to be real careful 'bout identifying who the frigate belongs to. There have been dozens of documented cases of Caernaven's getting attacked by their own forces. So when you're out there in battle with a frigate or two, don't forget to check your IFF and comm units first.