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Units of measurement used
In our articles dedicated to the vessels in service at the time of the Seven Years' War, unless specifically mentioned, units of measurement are presented in metric and/or Imperial units.

Throughout the XVIIIth century, technologies related to naval warfare evolved very rapidly in Europe, faster indeed than land warfare technologies. Thanks to their navies, European powers held the world in their networks of colonies and trading posts.

The following navies were involved in the Seven Years War:

Aligned with Austria Aligned with Prussia
France (115 articles)

Russia (28 articles)

Spain (2 articles)


Great Britain (247 articles)


Prussia (20 articles)

N.B.: Some of the belligerents had no navy. To our knowledge, this was the case for Austria, Hanover, and Saxony.


Devèze, M., L'Europe et le monde à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, Albin Michel, 1970, pp. 29-30