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Index of Vessels etc - May 1805

Ships of the Line of Battle
First Rate (100 guns and upwards) 850 - 875 men
Second Rate (90 - 98 guns) 700 - 750 men
Third Rate (64 - 80 guns) 500 - 650 men

Fifties and Forty-Fours
Fourth Rate (44 - 50 guns) 320 to 420 men

Frigates
Fifth Rate (32 - 40 guns) 220 - 300 men
Sixth Rate (20 - 28 guns) 140 - 200 men

Sloops of War
Sloops (16 - 18 guns) 90 - 125 men

Gun Brigs and other vessels
Brigs, Gun Brigs, Schooners, Cutters etc (6 - 14 guns) 25 - 50 men
Luggers  
Tenders  
Hired Vessels - Described as "Ships"
Packets

Vessels Building
Vessels Repairing

Vessels "In Commission"
Vessels in Reserve or "In Ordinary"

Older RN Vessels Reduced to Auxiliary Status
Guard Ships
Store Ships
Prison Ships
Receiving Ships
Hospital Ships
Floating Batteries
Powder Magazine
Slop Ships

Vessels Positioning or Employment - May 1805
Cawsand
Channel and Channel Fleet etc
Chatham
Convoy Duties
Cruising
Deptford
Downs
East Indies
En Route for Station or Port
Falmouth
Guernsey
Halifax Station
Irish Station
Jamaica Station
Leeward Islands Station
Liverpool
Lower Hope, Thames
Mediterranean
Miscellaneous Ports and Stations
Nore
North Sea
Off Foreign Ports - Blockade Duties
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Sheerness
Operating with Sir John Orde's squadron
Spithead
Woolwich
Yarmouth

Vessels in Operation for the Revenue and Excise
Revenue and Excise Cutters - UK

Officers
Admirals
Captains
Commanders
Lieutenants
Masters
Surgeons
Secretaries
Pursers
Officers Commanding Sea Fencibles
Officers Employed on the Impress Service
Prize Money

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