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Most Nations of the Era also used this system or one extremely close. I get a twitch every time I see cutters, labelled 7th rates, or Brigs labelled 6th rates. Rated ships were 6th rates and larger and were 20+ gun Sloops/Corvettes of war/small light frigates. Brigs etc were unrated, but for gaming purposes you could argue extending the rating system to 7 and above could work, but in my honest opinion 6th Rates should be correct to history and game-play allows 7th rates and higher. Perhaps something along these lines. (Note this also roughly matches the rank advancement in steps for like for like ship progression) 1st Rate 2nd Rate 3rd rate 4th Rate 5th Rate 6th Rate <400 tonne un-rated vessel 7th Rate <250 tonne un-rated vessel 8th Rate <150 tonne un-rated vessel 9th Rate Royal Navy rating system in force during the Napoleonic Wars The chart corrupted in my post so include the link below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rating_system_of_the_Royal_Navy