"Lieutenant of H.M. sloop Thrush"
Painting of Bermuda sloop of the Royal Navy (1831)
Public DomainPainting of Bermuda sloop of the Royal Navy (1831) - Credit: John Lynn

 William Price has been promoted from midshipman to the rank of officer, or lieutenant.

Click here to read about Royal Navy ranks during the time of Admiral Nelson (1758-1805).

Today, sloop is the name given to a warship whose size is between that of a corvette and that of a frigate. Historically, however, the term referred to ships of various sizes and rigging structure, including the type of ship known as the Bermuda sloop, which was used by the Royal Navy from 1795 onwards. There does not seem to be any evidence that a sloop with the name Thrush actually existed.

Click here to see a list of all the ships that have ever been in service with the British Royal Navy.