This RP will be purely narrative. I'll setup the naval battles with fleet details along with a crude Microsoft Paint map and then you'll describe your ship's action. Occasionally I'll explain and assign damage to PC ships, but if you're giving your ship a real beating in your action posts then I'll rarely pile on more.
Death will be your call. If you think it fits the story and you want to blow your capital ship and then jump into one of your escort ship's perspective then be my guest. As for defeat, it's a narrative possibility. Conger may very we'll defeat Rockledge, and the consequences of that would obviously be enormous.
I hope to start seeing more character sheets in the near future.