This video on the development of the Frigate addresses a bunch of topics of current interest:
What the Americans lost when they declared independence.
The value of a navy.
The value of a forward presence.
The problems of North Africa.
The value of appropriately designed ships (neither too big nor too small)
Heavy emphasis on the Jonathans - but I suppose that is to be expected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0CpEhJr_AA&t=16s