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Admiral's Flagship, 5th Rate
Admiral's Flagship, 5th Rate
Belongs to All factions
Crew 133
Guns 48 (23 on each side, two bow chasers)
Firepower 592
Range 500
Accuracy 60
Reloading skill 40
Hull strength 2928
Speed 20
Maneuverability Medium
Produced from Dockyard or higher
Special abilities Top Gallants
Cost 1560 SP/1330 MP
Upkeep 390

Admiral's Flagship, 5th Rate is a ship type in Empire: Total War.


Flagship frigates are single-deck warships, combining good handling, firepower and endurance at sea.

These handy frigates are used for pursuit, convoy protection, commerce raiding and reconnaissance work and, when operating as a detached squadron, as a flagship for the admiral in charge. Excellent sailing characteristics, especially in inshore waters, make it a useful addition to any blockading fleet, and perfect for aggressive admirals. Accommodations for the flag officer and his small staff may be a little on the snug side, as these are fighting vessels with little spare room for many creature comforts. This is a footling inconvenience when considered against the chance to carry the fight to the foe! An admiral’s flagship, normally a somewhat staid appointment, is an excellent appointment for men who are hungry for glory – when that flagship is a frigate.

Historically, the term “fifth rate” is a Royal Navy one, and applies to the largest single-deck frigates, mounting some 44 12-pounder guns. However, every navy that used European designs found a use for this class of vessel.

General InformationEdit

The Admiral's Flagship, 5th Rate is virtually identical to its regular counterpart, the Fifth Rate, although it has superior hull strength. Like the fifth rate, the Admiral's Flagship, 5th Rate is the heaviest ship to still possess 500 range, while also possessing good firepower as well as excellent handling and speed. This makes it one of the best ships to use while kiting larger ships. Smaller ships may conversely find it hard to use their speed to their advantage against this ship due to their equal range.

Some factions' ship statistics are different from others; differences are listed below (traits that to not differ are not listed).

Type Accuracy Reload Skill Hull Strength Speed Morale Cost Upkeep
Standard 60 40 2938 17 10 1560 390
France 70 40 3000 18 10 1580 390

Great Britain

60 55 3080 17 11 1570 390
Spain 60 40 2928 17 10 1540 380
United States 60 50 3080 17 11 1560 390
Light Ships BrigGalleyLight GalleyRace-Built GalleonSloopXebec
Frigates 24-pounder FrigateAdmiral's Flagship, 5th RateCarronade FrigateFifth RateRazeeSixth RateUSS Constitution
Ships of the Line Admiral's Flagship, 1st RateAdmiral's Flagship, 3rd RateFirst Rate Ship of the LineFourth Rate Ship of the LineHeavy First RateHMS VictorySecond Rate Ship of the LineThird Rate Ship of the Line
Trade Ships DhowFluytGalleonIndiaman
Other Ships Bomb KetchRocket ShipSteamship

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