The History of Leith

January 31, 2008

Ranks in Nelson’s navy

In this gallery we look at the crew of a typical warship from the Napoleonic era, from the officers to the common sailors. Large ships needed a skilled and varied crew to complete a successful voyage. The average third-rate ship of the line of 74-guns during Nelson’s day carried some 650 men, all of whom had particular jobs at sea and in battle. for more click here

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