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THE ARMADA

The Armada consisted of 19 Ships-of-the-line, 13 Frigates, 6 Corvettes/Luggers, 9 Transports. Carrying 15,000 troops and with 15,000 seamen to crew the 47 ships, the Armada also carried arms and ammunition for use by the united Irish men and their supporters.

SHIP OF THE LINE
Of Battle
170 feet long
74 guns, 2 main gun decks
Wartime crew 734
Troops carried 600

FRIGATE
Small warship, used mainly
for patrol & reconnaissance
140 feet long
40 guns, 1 main gun deck
Wartime crew 255
Troops carried 200-300

LUGGER / CORVETTE
70 Feet long
14 6-pounders
Crew 60
No troops carried

TRANSPORT
100-160 Feet long
10 6-pounders or
20 8-pounders
Crew 60-100
Troops carried 200-400

| Wolf Tone | Armada | 1796 | La Surveillane | Hoche |

 

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