Admiral Beez Posted January 24, 2022 Share #1 Posted January 24, 2022 Ships of the line, such as a 74-gun third-rate would carry more than 700 men. How far could one realistically sail one? One could reply, as far as the food and water lasted, but how far is that? Here’s James Cook’s final voyage, two small ships with a total of about 200 men. Did ships of the line ever sail to Australia, for example? How long could a ship of the line stay at sea before her water and food ran out? mtaylor 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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