This is a really stupid question...
With the Langton British 74s listed as large, middling and common what is the difference? So large is large but middling and common?
BRITISH 74 Common, Middling and Large vessels:
Commons: approx. 168-170ft, carried 28 x 18pounders on upper deck.
Middlings: approx. 173-175ft, carried 28 x 18pounders on upper deck.
Large: approx. 176-185ft, generally 30 x 24pounders on upper deck.
There were more of the 'common' size than any other type of 74.
Very few of the large size.