The Navies of the Napoleonic Wars

Tairusiano

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Jun 2012
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Interesting, meaning the actual Portugese numbers could be assumed to be higher.
Yes it was bigger to problem is how much bigger, by 1800 probably it was not a great diference, the governors in Brazil, had a preference for smaller ships made to fight piracy and patrol but there were shipyards here that built frigates at least, but we cam affirm that frigates operated in Brasil,
A example in the past for example in the campaign for Angola 1644, the whole portuguese fleet was paid with brazilian money, with 6 galeons being made here, in the portuguese intervention in Uruguay the ships were from the local fleets
if I remember correctly there was a ship of line and some frigates in India too.
 
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Tairusiano

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Jun 2012
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To be fair I was doubting more about Telo’s relation of forces than about the numbers you provided.



Hi Taurosiano,

My Jedi powers are more in the dark side, since they are all in a chaos! :D

In general they seem similar to yours (there is some disparity in the Frigates), but the different nomenclature can eventually justify that partially.

I thought that I had them all, but when I went for it I didn’t found exactly what I was looking for.

Anyway, the Portuguese Armada, November 1807, according to Cristovão Aires in “Historia Organica e Política do Exército Portuguez”:

War ships:

Ships of the Line – Naus:

Rainha de Portugal — D. João de Castro — Condo D. Henrique — Vasco da Gama — Principe Real — Príncipe do Brasil — Princesa da Beira — Martim do Freitas — S. Sebastião — M." 1.® — Meduza — Affonso d'Albuquerque.

Frigates:

Carlota — Princeza do Brasil — Minerva — Golfinho — Pérola — Urania — Real Voador — Venus — Benjamim — Amazona — Graça Fénix — Andorinha.

Brigs:

Lebre — Voador — Vingança — S. Boaventura — Condoça de Rezende — Gaivota — Balão — Serpente.

Escunas Ferrão — Curiosa.

Transport ships:

Brigs:

Gaviao.

Charruas:

S. João Magnânimo — S. Carlos Augusto — Princeza Real — Princeza da Beira — Thetis — Activa — Principe da Beira

Source: http://purl.pt/24869/4/sc-139546-v/sc-139546-v_item4/sc-139546-v_PDF/sc-139546-v_PDF_24-C-R0150/sc-139546-v_0000_capa-capa_t24-C-R0150.pdf, p. 129
Thank you my friend.
 
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Another data bit from Clowes: "British officers holding command of the chief stations in 1803" (war was declared May 16):
Portsmouth - Adm Lord Gardner
Plymouth - Adm Geo Montagu (fm May 26)
Channel - Adm Wm Cornwallis
Mediterranean - VAdm Lord Nelson
Downs - Adm Lord Keith
North America - VAdm Andrew Mitchell
East Indies - VAdm Peter Ranier
Jamaica - RAdm John T Duckworth
Leeward Is - Commod Samuel Hood
In terms of this, James Davey gives us the following, neatly sorted out in the Appendix notes at page 309:

Channel Fleet:

Vice-Admiral William Cornwallis 10 May 1803- 22 February 1806
Vice-Admiral John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent 7 March 1806-24 April 1807
Vice-Admiral Alan Garnder, Baron Gardner 25 April 1807-1 January 1809
Admiral James Gambier, Baron Gambier 1 March 1809-?? April 1811
Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Cotton 8 October 1811-23 February 1812
Vice-Admiral George Elphinstone, Viscount Keith 24 February 1812-29 July 1814 and again from 28 April 1815 to 19 August 1815

Mediterranean Fleet:

Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson 16 May 1803 – 21 October 1805
Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood 21 October 1805 – 7 March 1810
Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Cotton 7 March 1810 – 18 July 1811
Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Pellew 18 July 1811 – 2 May 1814

North Sea Fleet:

Vice-Admiral George Elphistone, Viscount Keith 20 July 1803-12 May 1807

The North Sea Fleet was broken up in 1807 into squadrons off Leith, Sheerness, Yarmouth, the Downs and Texel.

Baltic Fleet:

Admiral James Gambier, Lord Gambier 18 July 1807 – 28 October 1807
Vice-Admiral Sir James Saumarez 2 January 1808 – 20 November 1812

East Indies Fleet:

Vice-Admiral Peter Rainier 8 January 1793 – 10 March 1805
Rear Admiral Sir Edward Pellew 10 March 1805-15 February 1809
Rear-Admiral Thomas Troubridge 23 August 1805 – 19 December 1806
Rear-Admiral William O’Bryen Drury 15 February 1809 – 6 March 1811
Vice-Admiral Sir Samuel Hood 5 April 1812 – 24 December 1814

Note that Davey lists their ranks in accordance to what they were when they started holding the commands, not with what rank they ended their service. If there is a gap between commands of a few months or years, the position was vacant.
 

Mangekyou

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Jan 2010
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UK
Another data bit from Clowes: "British officers holding command of the chief stations in 1803" (war was declared May 16):
Portsmouth - Adm Lord Gardner
Plymouth - Adm Geo Montagu (fm May 26)
Channel - Adm Wm Cornwallis
Mediterranean - VAdm Lord Nelson
Downs - Adm Lord Keith
North America - VAdm Andrew Mitchell
East Indies - VAdm Peter Ranier
Jamaica - RAdm John T Duckworth
Leeward Is - Commod Samuel Hood

Cape of Good Hope station was commanded by Roger Curtis in '03, but Josias Rowley '08 was in command for the notable actions of the war.
 
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The Cape Colony was returned to the control of the Batavian Republic in Feb 1803 in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Amiens. In Jan 1806 an expedition under Comm Sir Home Riggs Popham and Maj Gen Sir David Baird re-took it. In April, on thier own responsibility, Popham and Baird set out to attempt to take Buenos Aires and Montevideo (for which Popham was court-martialed for "quitting his station without orders" and received "a severe reprimand"). Popham was succeeded by RAdm Chas Stirling.

By 1810 VAdm Albemarle Bertie commanded the Cape station, and in November he and MGen Abercrombie led an expedition that took Mauritius (Ile de France).

Since early the previous summer, Capt Josias Rowley of HMS Boudicca had commanded a squadron operating in the area. In July 1810 the squadron with troops from Rodriguez under LtCol Henry Keating captured Reunion (Ile de Bourbon) and blockaded Mauritius. (just like Jack. Aubrey)
 

Triceratops

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Dec 2011
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Late Cretaceous
These figures are taken from Sloops and Brigs by James Henderson.
Smaller war vessels in commission in the Royal Navy at the beginning of, and the final full year of, the Wars.
1793
The following classes commanded by a Commander:

Ship rigged sloop;
quarter-decked 16 guns: 13
quarter-decked 14 guns: 7

Brig sloop;
18 guns: 2
16 guns: 5
14 guns: 7

The following classes commanded by a Lieutenant:

Cutters & Schooners all fore-and-aft rigged
14 guns: 11
12 guns: 6
4 guns: 1

Total 52

1814

Classes commanded by a Commander;

Ship rigged Sloop:
quarter decked 18 guns: 33
flush decked 18 guns: 7
quarter decked 16 guns: 10
flush decked 16 guns: 3

Brig sloop
18 guns: 81
16 guns: 32
14 guns: 14
10 guns: 28
Bomb-ketch 8 guns, 2 mortars: 8

Classes commanded by a Lieutenant;
Gun brig
14 guns: 3
12 guns: 67
10 guns: 1

Cutters & Schooners, fore-and-aft rigged;
14 guns: 8
12 guns: 8
10 guns: 24
8 guns: 2
6 guns: 1
4 guns: 10

Total 340

Over 700 ships of these classes were used in the 20 odd years of the Wars. 306 of them were lost, 95 by hostile action and 211 by perils of the sea.
 
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More stats for the number of ships, covering between 1803 and 1815:

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Source: Fremont-Barnes, page 45.

Another interesting piece of statistics are the fatal casualties for the Royal Navy from 1793 to 1815, found at page 32:

Individual and non-combat deaths from disease and accidents amount to 84,440

Collective and non-combat deaths from shipwrecks, accidental fires etc. amount to 12.680

Deaths in action amount to 6.540

Total deaths: 103.660