The Acolyte Patrol Frigate served as the primary patrol ship in the Chouka fleet. Except in situations of necessity born of the Chouka War, Acolytes very rarely operated in fleet actions. The Acolytes were meant for long range, solitary system patrol work. In this role the ships served beautifully. Armed with an impressive amount of weapons for a ship its size plus a full flight of fighters, vessels of this class were able to effectively combat raiders and other light combatants while performing their routine patrols.
During the war, the Acolyte frigates redirected to fight on the front lines typically accompanied larger Apostle Holy Cruisers into the fray, escorting the larger vessels and supplementing their firepower. Acolyte Patrol Frigates found it difficult to deal with the numbers of Moshesta frigates sent against them by the Circasians and most were easily dispatched.