--- For all you landlubbers out there ships in the Golden Age of Sail were "Rated" in an order, from best to worst...Hey, a question I can answer! The Pegasus is a fifth-rate frigate...
Royal Navy Rating System
Ships-of-the line were the battleships of the sailing days. They carried from 64 to over 100 guns. These guns were distributed over 3 decks.
1st Rate Guns 100+
2nd Rate Guns 90 to 98
3rd Rate Guns 64 to 80
Frigates were the cruisers of the 18th century. Usually smaller and faster. They carried 20 to 60 guns. These guns were usually distributed over 2 decks. Maybe 1 deck for the lower Gunned ships.
4th Rate Guns 50 to 60
5th Rate Guns 32 to 40
6th Rate Guns 20 to 28
Sloops-of-war were the smallest warships. They carried 10 to 20+ guns. These guns were distributed on 1 deck.
Gun-brig and Cutter Guns 6 to 14 These guns were distributed over 1 deck.
More info HERE
I guess I going to have to re-read the Hornblower & Aubrey series!
One of the fantastic things about a game based on Lady Sabre is that it's:
Did I miss anything?