Second-rate

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Last seen on: The Sun – Two Speed Crossword – Nov 22 2020

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In the rating system of the British Royal Navy used to categorise sailing warships, a first rate was the designation for the largest ships of the line, equivalent to the ‘super-dreadnought’ of more recent times. Originating in the Jacobean era with the designation of Ships Royal capable of carrying at least 400 men, the size and establishment of first-rates evolved over the following 250 years to eventually denote ships of the line carrying at least 80 guns across three gundecks. By the end of the eighteenth century, a first-rate carried not less than 100 guns and more than 850 crew, and had a measurement (burthen) tonnage of some 2,000 tons.

The concept of a rating system for British naval vessels dates to the accession of James I of England, following which the fleet was formally divided into “great”, “middling” and “lesser” craft. A 1618 commission of enquiry added a further designation of “Ships Royal” for the largest and most prestigious vessels in the fleet, each capable of carrying at least 400 men.

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