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Portuguese 1707-1816 Naval flag



Portuguese ships will be refered by HMFMS/F/C - His/Her Most Faithful Majesty's Ship/Frigate/Corvette - before ship´s name.

These abbreviations will distinguish same ship´s name from different nations and government warships from pivateers or privately-owned merchantmen.



PORTUGUESE Navy Characters Shipyards Ships per Classes Bought Ships Captured Ships




Ships per Rates Guns Decks Abbreviations
1st Rates +80 2


Ships of the line



2nd Rates 70-76 2
3rd Rates 60-68 2
4th Rates 42-58 2
5th Rates 30-50 1-2 Frigates (fragatas) HMFMF
6th Rates 12-26 1 Corvettes (fragatinhas) HMFMC



Portuguese´s ships called Nossa Senhora will be abreviated as N S.

Portuguese's ships with a ç character will be substituted by a c.


Special thanks to John Tredrea, Mark Campbell, Oskar Myszor & Andreas von Mach for sharing his own researched data and work.

Manuel Blasco is the person in charge of the Portuguese Navy data (e-mail) with the help of the above!



Catalogo dos navios brigantinos (1640-1910) - Esparteiro.pdf





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