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I am confused by all of the different classes of ships, "rates" of ships, and the intricate details that set them all apart from each other.

Is there a book out there that would clarify all of this? The more details the book would cover the better.

 

 

Richard

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Boy... that's a tough one, IMO.  The rates were set down by the various "Establishments" over the years and they did change.  I can't offer a comprehensive book but there is this:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rating_system_of_the_Royal_Navy

 

Down at the bottom of that link are the Winfield books listed.  They will probably be of help. 

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Mark, thanks for that wiki reference - that is the best and most concise summary of the rating system I have read.  I may have to pay more attention to wiki :)  I usually avoid Wiki for reference due to much of the material not being fully cited etc.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Thank you Mark!

as you know I'm building the Triton but there are no plans for the masts and rigging. The only plans I know of are the ones from the swan series books but I am not sure if those would be accurate for my Triton. So, is a sixth rate a sixth rate regardless of the size when it comes to those sorts of things? Tough question apparrently.

 

Richard

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