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    Naval History of Great Britain.
     
     
     
    ABSTRACT No 11 - of the ships and vessels belonging to the British Navy at the commencement of the year 1803           Increase and Decrease in the Classes since the date of the last year's Abstract
          For Sea-service a For Harbour-service,etc b           Built c                                    
    Letters of Reference RATE                     CLASS                          In commission In ordinary, under or for repair TOTAL No In commission Not in commission No Building, or ordered to be built GRAND TOTAL King's yards Merchants yards Purchased Captured Converted from other classes Ordered to be built TOTAL of Increase Wrecked, foundered &c Converted to other classes, Sold or taken to pieces etc d TOTAL of Decrease
          No Tons No Tons No Tons Brit built For built No Tons No Tons Brit built For built No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons No Tons
      Three-deckers                                                             0 0             0 0
    A First 120-gun ship,         0 0                 2 5124 2 5124                         0 0         1 2747 1 2747
    B First 112-gun ship 18-pounder     1 2351 1 2351 1                   1 2351                         0 0             0 0
    C First 112-gun ship 12-pounder     1 2457 1 2457   1     1 2398   1     2 4855                         0 0             0 0
    D First 100-gun ship 18-pounder     1 2286 1 2286 1               1 2289 2 4575                         0 0             0 0
    E First 100-gun ship 12-pounder     3 6428 3 6428 3               2 4304 5 10732                         0 0             0 0
    F Second 98-gun ship 18-pounder large,         0 0                 2 4554 2 4554                         0 0             0 0
    G Second 98-gun ship 18-pounder small, 1 2119 2 4244 3 6363 3                   3 6363                         0 0             0 0
    H Second 98-gun ship 12-pounder     11 21470 11 21470 11                   11 21470                         0 0     2 3819     2 3819
    I Second 90-gun ship     1 1814 1 1814 1                   1 1814                         0 0     2 3699     2 3699
      Two-deckers                                 0 0                         0 0             0 0
    K Third 80-gun ship 1 2185 5 10868 6 13053 2 4     3 6327   3     9 19380                         0 0             0 0
    L Third 74-gun ship 24-pounder, 4 7622 5 9491 9 17113 7 2             5 9559 14 26672                         0 0             0 0
    M Third 74-gun ship 18 large, 5 9244 8 15229 13 24473 8 5     2 3738   2     15 28211                 1 1950     1 1950     1 1836 1 1869 2 3705
    N Third 74-gun ship middl 3 5222 2 3495 5 8717 5       3 5198 1 2 9 15542 17 29457     1 1743             2 3425 2 3425             0 0
    0 Third 74-gun ship small, 13 21365 24 39094 37 60459 36 1     12 19342 9 3 1 1674 50 81475                     1 1674 1 1674     4 6487     4 6487
    P Third 64-gun ship 5 7043 15 20912 20 27955 18 2     16 21851 6 10     36 49806                         0 0     6 8066 2 3224 8 11290
    Q Fourth 60-gun ship         0 0         2 2511 1 1     2 2511                         0 0     2 2433     2 2433
        Line 32 54800 79 140139 111 194939 96 15 0 0 39 61365 17 22 22 43046 172 299350 0 0 1 1743 0 0 0 0 1 1950 3 5099 4 7049 0 0 17 26340 4 7840 21 34180
                                                                      0 0                
    R Fourth 56-gun ship flush, 1 1426     1 1426 1                   1 1426                         0 0     1 1256     1 1256
    S Fourth 54-gun ship, flush         0 0                     0 0                         0 0     1 1249 1 1182 2 2431
    T Fourth 50-gun ship quarter-decked 6 6387 4 4327 10 10714 10   1 1110 6 6308 3 4     17 18132 2 2221                     0 0 1 1053     2 2148 3 3201
    V Fifth 44-gun ship 2 1798     2 1798 2       1 882 1       3 2680                         0 0     2 1760 2 1693 4 3453
      One-deckers           e                       f                         0 0             0 0
    W Fifth 44-gun frigate, 1 1375 4 5572 5 6947 4 1     1 1357   1     6 8304                         0 0             0 0
    X Fifth 40-gun frigate, 24-pounder,     2 2460 2 2460 1 1                 2 2460                         0 0         1 1239 1 1239
    Y Fifth 40-gun frigate, 18-pounder, 2 2302     2 2302 2               1 1172 3 3474                         0 0             0 0
    Z Fifth 38-gun frigate large, 9 9780 5 5622 14 15402 3 11     1 1065   1 3 3307 18 19774                     1 1076 1 1076     1 1180     1 1180
    A Fifth 38-gun frigate, small, 8 8141 5 4848 13 12989 12 1     1 999 1       14 13988                         0 0     1 1040     1 1040
    B Fifth 36-gun frigate, 18-pounder, large, 8 8260 1 1040 9 9300 3 6     2 2024   2     11 11324                 1 1040     1 1040             0 0
    C Fifth 36-gun frigate, 18-pounder, small, 13 12200 3 2719 16 14919 16       2 1808 2   5 4462 23 21189                         0 0             0 0
    D Fifth 36-gun frigate, 12-pounder, 6 5546 4 3713 10 9259   10     5 4594   5     15 13853                         0 0     3 2696 9 8112 12 10808
    E Fifth 32-gun frigate, 18-pounder, large, 5 4542     5 4542 5                   5 4542                         0 0             0 0
    F Fifth 32-gun frigate, 18-pounder, small, 2 1619 2 1599 4 3218 4                   4 3218                         0 0         1 803 1 803
    G Fifth 32-gun frigate, 12-pounder, large, 2 1631 1 782 3 2413 1 2     2 1626 1 1     5 4039                 1 827     1 827             0 0
    H Fifth 32-gun frigate, 12-pounder, small 8 5502 9 6212 17 11714 17       7 4831 6 1     24 16545                         0 0         6 3628 6 3628
    I Sixth 28-gun frigate 4 2378 4 2396 8 4774 8       3 1761 2 1     11 6535                         0 0     1 619     1 619
    K Sixth 24-gun post-ship, quarter-decked, 2 1043 2 1082 4 2125 3 1     2 1049 1 1     6 3174                         0 0             0 0
    L Sixth 24-gun post-ship, flush         0 0         1 625   1     1 625                         0 0         1 522 1 522
    N Sixth 22-gun post-ship, quarter-decked, 4 2204     4 2204   4     1 523   1     5 2727                         0 0         3 1405 3 1405
    0 Sixth 20-gun post-ship, quarter-decked, 1 433 2 930 3 1363 2 1     3 1421 2 1     6 2784                         0 0             0 0
    P Sixth 20-gun post-ship, flush     3 1529 3 1529   3     1 514   1     4 2043                         0 0             0 0
    Q Sloops Arrow & Dart, mounting 28 carronades 1 386 1 386 2 772 2                   2 772                         0 0             0 0
    R Sloops 18-gun ship-sloop, quarter-decked 7 2979 3 1274 10 4253 10               1 422 11 4675                         0 0             0 0
    S Sloops 18-gun ship-sloop, flush, 10 3924 5 1766 15 5690 6 9     1 312   1 1 443 17 6445                         0 0 1 448 1 374 6 2202 8 3024
    T Sloops 16-gun ship-sloop, quarter-decked, large 8 3064 1 370 9 3434 9   1 371 1 425 2   14 5165 25 9395                     14 5165 14 5165         3 1025 3 1025
    U Sloops 16-gun ship-sloop, quarter-decked, small 1 326 1 322 2 648 2       1 333 1       3 981                         0 0         1 311 1 311
    V Sloops 16-gun ship-sloop, flush 4 1467 2 605 6 2072 4 2                 6 2072                         0 0         1 320 1 320
    W Sloops 14-gun ship-sloop, quarter-decked, 1 302 2 570 3 872 3   1 304 1 302 2       5 1478                         0 0 1 202     2 604 3 806
    X Sloops 14-gun ship-sloop, flush 3 868     3 868 3                   3 868                         0 0             0 0
    Y Sloops 18-gun brig-sloop, large 6 2249     6 2249 5 1             6 2306 12 4555                     6 2306 6 2306         1 370 1 370
    Z Sloops 18-gun brig-sloop, small, 7 2264     7 2264 6 1     1 349   1     8 2613                         0 0         1 318 1 318
    a Sloops 16-gun brig-sloop 6 1772 3 806 9 2578 1 8     2 584   2     11 3162         1 286             1 286         3 741 3 741
    b Sloops 14-gun brig-sloop 4 968 2 488 6 1456 4 2     3 676   3     9 2132                         0 0         4 910 4 910
    d Bombs, of 8 guns and 2 mortars,     10 3407 10 3407 10       3 960 3       13 4367                         0 0         1 320 1 320
    e Fire-ships, 14 guns     2 668 2 668 2                   2 668                         0 0         1 423 1 423
    f Gun-brigs 14 guns 1 258 3 588 4 846 3 1     2 395 1 1     6 1241                         0 0         1 192 1 192
    g Gun-brigs 12 guns 22 3955 11 1776 33 5731 33       6 984 6       39 6715                         0 0         38 5942 38 5942
    h Gun-brigs 10 guns     2 313 2 313   2                 2 313                         0 0         4 610 4 610
    i Cutters, &c 14 guns 3 577     3 577 2 1                 3 577                         0 0         2 338 2 338
    k Cutters, &c 12 guns 5 762     5 762 4 1     3 398 3       8 1160                         0 0             0 0
    l Cutters, &c 10 guns 4 516     4 516   4                 4 516                         0 0         6 694 6 694
    m Cutters, &c 8 guns         0 0                     0 0                         0 0         2 220 2 220
    n Cutters, &c 6 guns         0 0                     0 0                         0 0         2 185 2 185
    o Cutters, &c 4 guns 1 86     1 86 1                   1 86                         0 0         6 407 6 407
          210 158090 178 198309 388 356399 300 88 3 1785 102 98470 54 51 53 60323 546 516977 2 2221 1 1743 1 286 0 0 3 3817 24 13646 28 17749 3 1703 28 36514 115 44704 146 82921
    q Troop-ships g (forming "Third-Rates," &c) 17 14900 19 17820 36 32720 29 7     15 14673 11 4     51 47393                 44 37820     44 37820     1 1264 1 1360 2 2624
    r Store-ships, (forming "Fourth-Rates," &c) 2 1774 9 6005 11 7779 9 2     4 1937 2 2     15 9716         1 463     14 9253     15 9716     6 6732     6 6732
    s Fifth-rates           0 0                     0 0                         0 0     21 19077 1 887 22 19964
    t Fifth-rates           0 0                     0 0                         0 0 1 946 22 15490 2 1646 25 18082 h
    u Floating Battery 46 guns         0 0                     0 0                         0 0         1 1373 1 1373
    v Floating Battery 20 guns and under         0 0                     0 0                         0 0         4 1489 4 1489
    w Gun vessels 1 - 4           0 0         12 815   12     12 815                         0 0         10 994 10 994
    x Advice Boats and Tenders   2 358 4 606 6 964 6                   6 964                 4 606     4 606             0 0
    y Sloop on Discovery   1 334     1 334 1                   1 334                         0 0             0 0
    z Armed Transports           0 0                     0 0                         0 0     12 4526 2 292 14 4818
    a Hospital, Prison, Receiving ships, i &c           0 0     5 3045 23 29062 14 11     25 32107                 25 32107     25 32107                
    b Yachts, royal, or large,         0 0     2 811     5   2 477 7 1288                 1 66     1 66             0 0
    c Yachts, small, k         0 0                     0 0                         0 0     1 66 4 333 5 399
        TROOP-SHIPS, &c 22 17366 32 24431 54 41797 45 9 7 3856 54 46487 32 29 2 477 117 92617 0 0 0 0 1 463 0 0 88 79852 0 0 89 80315 1 946 63 47155 25 8374 89 56475
        GRAND TOTAL l 232 175456 210 222740 442 398196 345 97 10 5641 156 144957 86 80 55 60800 663 609594 2 2221 1 1743 2 749 0 0 91 83669 24 13646 117 98064 4 2649 91 83669 140 53078 235 139396

    Note to Abstract No. 11.

    [ This column (captured) doesn't appear in the original PB]

    a With the view to render the remaining Abstracts more perspicuous and useful a partial alteration has been made in the manner of heading them. Instead of being confined to " Cruisers," this compartment now extends to every ship fitted or about to be fitted for sea-service ; and lines are drawn to show the totals, as well of the former, as of the less material portion of the Navy.

    b This head has also been slightly altered ; and in particular the " &c." has a different signification from that assigned to it in note to No. 1 Abstract. See vol. i., p. 398. It signifies that all the ships and vessels of this, as we shall call it, the second compartment which are not commissioned for harbour-service, remain in ordinary until sold or taken to pieces, a period which is sometimes extended to several years.

    c The term " Built " has been substituted for " Launched, " as being more explicit, and contrasting better with " Purchased. " In the preceding Abstracts every ship down this pair of columns formed part of the " Total of Increase, " and having, in the generality of cases, been included among the " Ordered to be built " of an antecedent year, became reckoned twice over. To obviate this, a double line now excludes the built ships from the increase ; and the increase-total without any other deduction than the decrease-total may require, proves the grand total. For instance, the grand total of N, by the former method, must have been produced thus : 15 | 26032 (the corresponding total in No. 10 Abstract) + 3 | 5168 = 18 | 31200 - 1 | 1743 = 17 | 29457, instead of by simply adding the 2 | 3425.

    d The " &c. " includes ships converted to sheer-hulks, breakwaters, and similar uses.

    e The correction of a mistake of 50 tons in one ship (the Cornwallis, see note W* in the preceding page), occasions this total to exceed by that amount the corresponding total in the preceding Abstract.

    f See last note.

    g This division of the armées en flute into " Troop-ships " and " Storeships " tends to simplify the arrangement, but it was not adopted in the official register until a much later period. There, as elsewhere observed, the reduced ships, with few exceptions, ranked, until very recently, along with their full-armed classmates. The lower columns of the first compartment are now no longer in blank, the substituted term at the top admitting all ships fitted or about to be fitted " for sea-service. "

    h The addition of the deficient unit remarked upon in notes' to Nos. 9 and 10 Abstracts, appears in the excess of this total over its corresponding one in the latter.

    i This is merely a separation from various other classes of such stationary ships as are so registered in the official list, and might have been made a class from the first. In strictness, the three commissioned harbour-service ships at T, T, and W, and all others, which may appear in that column throughout the series, ought to belong to it : but, as the official list continue them in their original classes, we have done the same.

    k The " Small Yachts," with the exception of the Medina, not being commanded by naval officers, this class has been reduced ; and the one next above it, now including the Medina, will henceforward be denominated " Royal Yachts ".

    1 This being a year of peace, no hired vessels were attached to the navy. As to the grand total of " Tons, " see notes e, f, and h.

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