Hi Mike, with regards the Bounty, yes, it was an HMAV, I think it only had ten guns and as it was not considered a war vessel it did have a rating (well one that I can find anyway).
With regards promotion, you have to study hard, do 50 pushups twice a day, swab the decks four times a day....., seriously though, it is based on the number of posts you submit, at about 50 posts you will become a Petty Officer Third Class, about 100, Second Class, about 250 First Class, and so on. The more posts the higher the rank, so with your next build plenty of pictures and posts and one day you will become an Admiral(oops, sorry that's Jenner)
Have a Happy and Wonderful New Year.
I can hear a beer calling my name.
CYA, regards Eric
PS, even a comment on someones' build counts as a post by you.
Cook's Endeavour - current,
Sovereign of the Seas - current (deAgostini)
In queue: Marina II Fishing Boat by Artesania Latina
In queue: Mayflower by Model Shipways
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