Would like to play out one of the few successful encounters of the US Navy during the revolutionary war. Getting the gunnery right is easy. Am thinking more to hull and sail. USS Hancock was one of the first frigates laid down for the US Navy. Should I use a 5th rate or 6th rate US navy card as my template? The 5th rate US ships in the 1800s appear bigger than my Hancock. Would she sail similar to a 5th rate or 6th?
Same questions for the Fox. She was a 6th rate of the Enterprise class. My plan was just to use a british 6th rate as a template and change the guns. Any problems with that? Brian, don't know if you look at this board but I know you would know the answers to these questions. Anybody help please?