Admiral's Flagship, 1st Rate (ETW unit)

Admiral's Flagship, 1st Rate
First Rate
Faction: France Great Britain Spain United States
Range: 500 500 500 500 500
Accuracy: 30 40 30 30 30
Reloading skill: 10 10 25 10 20
Hull strength: 8948 9062 9408 8948 9408
Speed: 12 13 12 12 12
Maneuverability: Low Low Low Low Low
Morale: 12 12 13 12 13
Turns to build: 4 4 4 4 4
Recruitment cost: 3560 3590 3630 3550 3610
Upkeep cost: 890 890 900 880 900
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The first rate is the largest type of “ship of the line of battle”, intended to be the command ships at the centre of any fleet.

While these warships are among the most powerful vessels afloat, they are poor sailors, being both slow and unresponsive. This is not a serious shortcoming because, armed with around 100 cannons firing 32-, 24- and 18-pounder balls on their three decks, they can fire a terrible and destructive broadside. They carry a crew of over 800 sailors, gunners and marines and have more artillery than most land armies. Their cost, however, is a drawback and few navies can afford to build or maintain more than a handful of them. Their great size, however, means that an admiral and his staff can be carried with little disruption to the normal working of the ship.

One first rate flagship never even reached the sea! The British Royal Navy’s HMS St Lawrence was built, launched and served only on Lake Ontario. Shallow rapids meant that few vessels could reach the lake from the sea, and Niagara Falls prevented any ship from leaving the lake in the other direction.


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Available for:

Austria France Great Britain Maratha Confederacy Ottoman Empire Poland-Lithuania
Prussia Russia Spain Sweden United Provinces United States

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