3rd Rates Squadron (1770 - 1830)
Product Status: Available to order, estimated dispatch date 05 December 2023
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A 3rd rate ship, as defined by the British rating system, was a ship of the line which mounted between 64-80 guns. Usually, this would mean two gun decks. Despite their relative size and power compared to larger 1st and 2nd rates, it was considered that 3rd rates maintained an effective, perhaps even superior balance b